There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
Category Archive: 1809
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.
Authority forgets a dying king.
Lord, help my poor soul.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.