Quotes by parliament

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  • Abbe Pierre
    Abbe Pierre
    French priest 1912-2007
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    After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.
    Source: Major Barbara (1907)
  • Bernadette Devlin
    Bernadette Devlin
    Irish civil rights activist 1947-
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    Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I've allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom.
  • Lord Burleigh
    Lord Burleigh
    English statesman 1520-1598
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    England can never be ruined except by a Parliament.
  • Bob Brown
    Bob Brown
    Australian politician, medical doctor and environmentalist 1944-
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    For comprehensive Earth action, an all-of-the-Earth representative democracy is required. That is, a global parliament.
  • Agnes Macphail
    Agnes Macphail
    Canadian politician 1890-1954
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    I owed it to my father that I was elected to Parliament in the first place, but I owed it to my mother that I stuck it out once I got there.
  • I would walk from here to Drogheda and back to see the man who is blockhead enough to expect anything except injustice from an English Parliament.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    If he were
    To be made honest by an act of parliament
    I should not alter in my faith of him.
    Source: The Devil Is an Ass Act IV, scene 1.
  • Adam Michnik
    Adam Michnik
    Polish historian, essayist and dissident 1946-
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    Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election.
  • Bernadette Devlin
    Bernadette Devlin
    Irish civil rights activist 1947-
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    It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.
  • Bernadette Devlin
    Bernadette Devlin
    Irish civil rights activist 1947-
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    My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done.
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
    American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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    Never had Parliament or the crown, or both together, operated in actuality as theory indicated sovereign powers should.
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. V, TRANSFORMATION, p. 203
  • Norman Tebbit
    Norman Tebbit
    British politician 1931-
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    Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.
  • A. P. Herbert
    A. P. Herbert
    English humorist, novelist and playwright 1890-1971
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    People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament.
  • Barry Eichengreen
    Barry Eichengreen
    American economist
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    Political union means transferring the prerogatives of national legislatures to the European parliament, which would then decide how to structure Europe's fiscal, banking, and monetary union.
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