Lord Melbourne Quotes


10 Lord Melbourne quotes:



"Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say."
Author: Melbourne Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts."
"Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical."
"My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it."
"That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong."
"It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same."
"A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man."
"I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything."
"You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ever make a more contemptible figure than when, in attempting satire, he shows that he does not understand that which he would make the subject of his ridicule."
Author: Melbourne Quotes Category: Critics And Criticism Quotes Contempt Quotes
"Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name."
Author: Melbourne Quotes Category: Wealth Quotes



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