|William Pitt the Elder Quotes
Famous Quotes by William Pitt the Elder from All the Best Quotes
Famous quotes indexed by author and subject.
Subject Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Author Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
||William Pitt the Elder Quotes.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. William Pitt the Elder
Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom, youth is the season of credulity. William Pitt the Elder
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where laws end, tyranny begins. William Pitt the Elder
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms,- never! never! never! You cannot conquer America. William Pitt the Elder
I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty, as voluntary to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest. William Pitt the Elder
The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter, but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement! William Pitt the Elder