Friday, 14 October 2016

Quotations

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Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him. 
James Allen

In America the President reigns for four years, and journalism governs for ever and ever. 
Oscar Wilde

So, all those people who have supported for decades the idea of the EEC/EC/EU overruling Parliament are now in shock because Parliamentary sovereignty is "being set aside" through a referendum voted for by Parliament. Good to see them speaking up for Parliamentary sovereignty after all this time. #Damascene conversion.
Helen Szamuely 

He pronounced it as his decided opinion, that these nefarious schemes would ere long appear before the public in their true light—that all the railway companies would be bankrupt, and that the old and happy mode of travelling on turnpike roads in chaises, carriages, and stages, would be restored.
Colonel Charles Sibthorp, MP in Hansard, House of Commons Debates, 4 February 1841 



1 comment:

  1. Excellent. I save the Allen and Wilde quotes. I collect quotes.

    "Our sires' age was worse than our grandsires'. We, their sons, are more worthless than they; so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt."-- Horace, circa 20 BC

    vanitas vanitatum dixit Ecclesiastes vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas

    -eh?

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