Robert Walpole

Robert Walpole

Earl of Oxford, the Whig leader, who is considered the first Prime Minister of Great Britain
Though I admire republican principles in theory, yet I am afraid the practice may be too perfect for human nature. We tried a republic last century, and it failed. Let our enemies try next. I hate political experiments.More Robert Walpole quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The gratitude of place-expectants is a lively sense of future favours.More Robert Walpole quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own?More Robert Walpole quotes [07/16/2011 05:07:26]
If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion.More Robert Walpole quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Have I given any symptoms of an avaricious disposition? Have I obtained any grants from the crown since I have been placed at the head of the treasury? Has my conduct been different from that which others in the same station would have followed?More Robert Walpole quotes [07/16/2011 05:07:23]

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