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The world's a forest, in which all lose their way; though by a different path each goes astray.
George Villiers
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For all true love is grounded on esteem.
George Villiers
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And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me.
George Villiers
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Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.
George Villiers
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What the devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things?
George Villiers
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I rank myself no higher in the scheme of things than a policeman - whose utility would disappear if there were no criminals.
Lord Salisbury
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Firemen can do almost everything. You already trust them in life-threatening situations; why not let them help you with your everyday problems, too?
David Hunt
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Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.
Tony Benn,
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My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share my reservations about how we got into Iraq.
Kenneth Clarke
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A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
Tony Benn,
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Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.
John MacDonald
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It was always said that the big distinction between the French and the English is that the English are intelligent and the French are intellectual.
Kenneth Baker
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Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write.
William Cobbett
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Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.
William Cobbett
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Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.
William Cobbett
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From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power to leave his country as good as he had found it.
William Cobbett
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The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
William Cobbett
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The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
William Cobbett
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Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.
William Wilberforce
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Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.
William Wilberforce
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The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy.
William Wilberforce
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Harold Macmillan
I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting.
Harold Macmillan
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If we're going to spend more money, it should go to the soldiers, Marines, and airmen to increase their salaries.
David Hunt
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The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking authority in the intelligence community. They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything except inside their bureau.
David Hunt
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Harold Macmillan
I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.
Harold Macmillan
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Of course I'd have loved to be Prime Minister. But I'm not nursing a grievance.
Kenneth Clarke
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Harold Macmillan
Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
Harold Macmillan
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She has no imagination and that means no compassion.
Michael Foot
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Publicly, we're saying we're better at fighting terrorism. Privately, we know that the bureaucracy has only gotten worse, since the high-level people are scared of being held responsible for 9/11.
David Hunt
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