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Edward F. Halifax Quotes

(1881-1959), British Conservative Statesman

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

Category: Anger

Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.

Category: Anger

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.

Category: Beauty

I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford.

Category: Colleges And Universities

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.

Category: Gratitude

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.

Category: Law And Lawyers

Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.

Category: Money

The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.

Category: Names

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.

Category: Opinions

Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.

Category: Politicians And Politics

Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.

Category: Punishment

When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.

Category: Revolutions And Revolutionaries

A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.

Category: Time And Time Management

True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

Category: Truth