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I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.
[Resolution]
 

If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
 

If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune; and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity.
 

If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
 

Ignorance never settles a question.
[Ignorance]
 

In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
[Change]
 

In politics nothing is contemptible.
[Politics]
 

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
[Leisure]
 

Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
 

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
[Marriage]
 

It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.
 

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
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Justice is truth in action.
[Action]
 

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.
 

Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions.
[Passion]
 

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
 

Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
[Acts]
 

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
 

Little things affect little minds.
[Events]
 

London is a modern Babylon.
 


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