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Thomas B Macaulay QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
A church is disaffected when it is persecuted, quiet when it is tolerated, and actively loyal when it is favored and cherished.
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A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
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A single breaker may recede; but the tide is evidently coming in.
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An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia.
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And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
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As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
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Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
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Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.
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He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
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He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
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I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.
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I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable novel on the tables of young ladies.
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I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
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Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
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Nothing except the mint can make money without advertising.
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Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
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Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.
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Out of his surname they have coined an epithet for a knave, and out of his Christian name a synonym for the Devil.
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People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
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Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
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Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
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Reform, that we may preserve.
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She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.
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Such night in England ne'er had been, nor ne'er again shall be.
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Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of letters amongst men of the world.
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That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.
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The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.
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The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.
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The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
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The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
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The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm.
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The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.
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The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
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The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion.
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The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
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There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.
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There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles II. But the seamen were not gentlemen, and the gentlemen were not seamen.
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There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.
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Those who compare the age in which their lot has fallen with a golden age which exists only in imagination, may talk of degeneracy and decay; but no man who is correctly informed as to the past, will be disposed to take a morose or desponding view of the present.
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To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.
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To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population.
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Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!
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We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
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We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
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Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
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