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The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
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It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.

— Lord Melbourne

My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy ... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.

— Lord Melbourne

That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong.

— Lord Melbourne

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.

— Lord Melbourne

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