Thomas Macaulay

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Thomas Macaulay

Thomas Macaulay

An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:55]
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.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:52]
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:58]
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.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:05]
Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:32]
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:37]
Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:44]
Reform, that we may preserve.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:50]
That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:23]
The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:56]
There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:21]
To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:39]
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.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:46]
We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.More Thomas Macaulay [07/20/2011 06:07:59]
Everybody's business is nobody's business.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thus our democracy was from an early period the most
aristocratic, and our aristocracy the most democratic.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In that temple of silence and reconciliation where the enmities
of twenty generations lie buried, in the Great Abbey, which has
during many ages afforded a quiet resting-place to those whose
minds and bodies have been shattered by the contentions of the
Great Hall.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A beggarly people,
A church and no steeple.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Parent of sweetest sounds, yet mute forever.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods?More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sweeter sound of woman's praise.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How well Horatius kept the bridge
In the brave days of old.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A system in which the two great commandments were, to hate your
neighbour and to love your neighbour's wife.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Then none was for a party;
Than all were for the state;
Then the great man helped the poor,
And the poor man loved the great:
Then lands were fairly portioned;
Then spoils were fairly sold:
The Romans were like brothers
In the brave days of old.More Thomas Macaulay [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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