Quotes by parliament
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French priest 1912-2007
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
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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)
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.
English statesman 1520-1598
England can never be ruined except by a Parliament.
Australian politician, medical doctor and environmentalist 1944-
For comprehensive Earth action, an all-of-the-Earth representative democracy is required. That is, a global parliament.
Canadian politician 1890-1954
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.
British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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.
Polish historian, essayist and dissident 1946-
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election.
It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.
My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done.
American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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
British politician 1931-
Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.
A. P. Herbert
English humorist, novelist and playwright 1890-1971
People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament.
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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