William Lamb Melbourne, 2nd Viscount quotes

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My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit f ...
If it was not absolutely necessary, it was the foolishest thing ever done.
The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, ...
It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., whi ...
A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man.
You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ...
Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.
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