Thomas B. Macaulay Quotes

25 Thomas B. Macaulay quotes:

"Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action."
Author: Macaulay Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"A single breaker may recede; but the tide is evidently coming in."
"An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia."
"As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines."
"I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors."
"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."
"I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read."
"People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws."
"Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind."
"Reform, that we may preserve."
"Such night in England ne'er had been, nor ne'er again shall be."
"Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of letters amongst men of the world."
"That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy."
"The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little."
"The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners."
"The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators."
"There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom."
"To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god."
"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."
"We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age."

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