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William Pitt the Elder
(1708-1778) born on
Nov 15
British statesman. He was twice virtual prime minister (1756-61, 1766-68) and secured the transformation of his country into an imperial power.
         
   
F
The atrocious crime of being a young man . . . I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny.

R
Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense - can he talk nonsense?
A
There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.
N
[C]onfidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.
K
Where laws end, tyranny begins.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, House of Commons, 27 Jan 1741.
R: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
A: Speech, House of Lords, 2 Mar 1770.
N: Speech, 14 Jan 1766, to House of Commons, attacking the Rockingham ministry.
K: Speech, House of Lords, referring to the Wilkes case, 9 Jan 1770.
   


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