Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Necessity is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins
Where law ends, tyranny begins
Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
Roll up that map: it will not be wanted these ten years.
Oh, my country! how I leave my country!
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is something behind the throne greater than the King himself
The amount of our danger, therefore, it would be impolitic to conceal from the people. It was the first duty of ministers to make it known, and after doing so, it should have been their study to provide against it, and to point out the means to the country by which it might be averted.
You may take from me, Sir, the privileges and emoluments of place, but you cannot, and you shall not, take from me those habitual and warm regards for the prosperity of Great Britain which constitute the honour, the happiness, the pride of my life, and which, I trust, death alone can extinguish.
We owe our present happiness and prosperity, which has never been equalled in the annals of mankind, to a mixture of monarchical government.
What I have now offered is meant merely for the sake of my country, for the simple question is: will you change your Ministers and keep the Empire, or keep your Ministers and lose the Kingdom?
Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?