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Arthur James Balfour Quotes

(1848-1930), British Conservative Politician, Prime Minister

I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. [Speaking Of Winston Churchill]

Category: Ability

Ask with urgency and passion.

Category: Ask

Biography should be written by an acute enemy.

Category: Biography

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.

Category: Books And Reading

Enthusiasm moves the world.

Category: Enthusiasm

I never forgive, but I always forget.

Category: Forgiveness

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.

Category: Forgiveness

The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.

Category: Strikes

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

Category: Truth

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Category: Value