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Macaulay Quotes





A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
[Constitution]
 

In every age the vilest specimens of human nature are to be found among demagogues.
[Demagogues]
 

People who take no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.
[Ancestry]
 

Shakespeare has had neither equal nor second.
 

The art of making much show with little substance.
[Conceit]
 

The object of oratory is not truth, but persuasion.
[Oratory]
 

The temple of silence and reconciliation.
 

Then out spake brave Horatius, The captain of the gate: "To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods?"
 

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
[Morality]