Why should we put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity? For what has posterity ever done for us?
We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
Ireland and England are like two sisters; I would have them embrace like one brother.
While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other.
How can I be in two places at once, unless I were a bird?
The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full.
Half the lies our opponents tell about us are untrue.
Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I will nip him in the bud.
At present there are such goings-on that everything is at a standstill.
The best way to avoid danger is to meet it plump.
There is no Levitical decree between nations, and on this occasion I can see neither sin nor shame in marrying our own sister.
...it is impossible I could have been in two places at once, unless I were a bird.
Why we should put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity, for what has posterity ever done for us?