Quotes by Edward F. Halifax

Edward F. Halifax

British Conservative Statesman

Alive from: 1881-1959

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    A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner.
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    Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.
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    He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.
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    I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford.
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    If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
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    Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
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    Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.
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    Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
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    Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.
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    Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
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    The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
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    The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
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    Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.
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    True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
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    When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
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