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Thomas Babington Macaulay Quotes

The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm.
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I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read

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The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.

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The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

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Pour, varlet, pour the water
The water steaming hot!
A spoonful for each man of us
Another for the pot!

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I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who did not love reading.

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And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
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A great writer is the friend and benefactor of his readers.

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The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.

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I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.

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Nothing except the mint can make money without advertising.

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Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of letters amongst men of the world.

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Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.

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Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.

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Reform, that we may preserve.

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The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.

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He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.

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I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable novel on the tables of young ladies.

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She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.

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