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Arthur Balfour Quotes


A British Conservative politician and statesman.
(1848 - 1930)

A good speech, like a woman's skirt, should be long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest. I have been asked to give my address in the remaining five minutes. That I can do! Here it is: 10 Carlton Gardens, London, England.
 

Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
 

Enthusiasm moves the world.
[Enthusiasm]
 

Every human soul is of infinite value, eternal, free; no human being, therefore, is so placed as not to have within his reach, in himself and others, objects adequate to infinite endeavor.
[Man]
 

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

I never forgive, but I always forget.
[Memory]
 

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

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

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

Society, dead or alive, can have no charm without intimacy and no intimacy without an interest in trifles.
 

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

Winston has written four volumes about himself and called it 'World Crisis'.
[Crisis]