William Pitt

William Pitt

British statesman

Lived from: 1759-1806

Category: Politics

Quotes: William Pitt

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    Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.
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    Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?
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    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
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    Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
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    Poverty, of course, is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
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    The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
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    Theoretical principals must sometimes give way for the sake of practical advantages.
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    Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
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