The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Never complain and never explain.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.
My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
Finality is not the language of politics.
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
There is no gambling like politics.
In politics nothing is contemptible.