Expediency is a law of nature. The camel is a wonderful animal, but the desert made the camel.
There is no greater sin than to be trop prononce.
I am myself a gentleman of the press, and have no other escutcheon.
You must not contrast too strongly the hours of courtship with the years of possession.
News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class; publication and not news.
I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension.
I grew intoxicated with my own eloquence.
A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.
The Egremonts had never said anything that was remembered, or done anything that could be recalled.
The noble lord is the Rupert of debate.
There are so many plans, so many schemes, and so many reasons why there should be neither plans nor schemes.
Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
Departure should be sudden.
A dark horse, which had never been thought of, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph.
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy.
The sweet simplicity of the three percents.
Through persistence numerous individuals win accomplishment out of what appeared bound to be sure disappointment.
The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us…
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
London is a modern Babylon.
I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.
I am the blank page between the Old and the New Testament.
What are the most brilliant of our chymical discoveries compared with the invention of fire and the metals?
Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
That soul- subduing sentiment, harshly called flirtation, which is the spell of a country house.
I have a great confidence in the revelations which holidays bring forth.
It is remarkable that when great discoveries are effected, their simplicity always seems to detract from their originality: on these occasions we are reminded of the egg of Columbus!
The feathered arrow of satire has oft been wet with the heart's blood of its victims.
We have legalized confiscation, consecrated sacrilege, and condoned high treason.
Perseverance and tact are the two most important qualities for the individual who wants to move ahead.
Twilight makes us pensive; Aurora is the goddess of activity; despair curses at midnight; hope blesses at noon.
Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modem times.
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.
Every man should marry- and no woman.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
An obedient wife commands her husband.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.