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'No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.'


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'A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.'


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'Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.'


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'A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.'


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'The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.'


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'The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.'


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'One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.'


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'Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success.'


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'So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable.'

 

 

 

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