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William Pitt The Elder, Lord Chatham Quotes

(1708-1778), British Statesman

The little I know of it has not served to raise my opinion of what is vulgarly called the ''Monied Interest;'' I mean, that blood-sucker, that muckworm, that calls itself ''the friend of government.''

Category: Finance

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail -- its roof may shake -- the wind may blow through it -- the storm may enter -- the rain may enter -- but the King of England cannot enter! -- all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!

Category: Home

There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.

Category: Royalty

I cannot give them my confidence; pardon me, gentlemen, confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.

Category: Trust