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    william pitt, 1st earl of chatham Quotes

    The atrocious crime of being a young man . . . I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: crimes  men  young 
     
    Theoretical principals must sometimes give way for the sake of practical advantages.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: advantage 
     
    The little I know of it has not served to raise my opinion of what is vulgarly called the Monied Interest; I mean, that blood-sucker, that muckworm, that calls itself the friend of government.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    I know that I can save this country and that no one else can.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    Bowing, ceremonious, formal compliments, stiff civilities, will never be politeness; that must be easy, natural, unstudied; and what will give this but a mind benevolent and attentive to exert that amiable disposition in trifles to all you converse and live with?
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: live  mind  compliment 
     
    An eagerness and zeal for dispute on every subject, and with every one, shows great self-sufficiency, that never-failing sign of great self-ignorance.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    Unlimited power corrupts the possessor; and this I know, that, where law ends, there tyranny begins.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: power  law  corrupt 
     
    Concession comes with better grace and more salutary effect from superior power.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: power  grace 
     
    Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: power  mind  corrupt 
     
    The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Сrown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: men  rain  england 
     
    Where laws end, tyranny begins.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: law 
     
    I would have it inscribed on the curtains of your bed and the walls of your chamber: "If you do not rise early you can make progress in nothing."
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: progress 
     
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