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    I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies.
    — William Pitt
    Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.
    — William Pitt
    Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?
    — William Pitt
    Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.
    — William Pitt
    tags: growth  confidence 
     
    Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
    — William Pitt
    tags: power  law  mind  corrupt 
     
    Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
    — William Pitt
    tags: power  corrupt 
     
    Trade increases the wealth and glory of a country; but its real strength and stamina are to be looked for among the cultivators of the land.
    — William Pitt
    tags: real  strength  wealth 
     
    Was not necessity the plea of every illegal exertion of power or exercise of oppression?...Necessity is the plea for very infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
    — William Pitt
    tags: freedom  power  human  exercise 
     
    The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow though it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.
    — William Pitt
    tags: men  rain  england 
     
    If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never!
    — William Pitt
    tags: american 
     
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