A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality.…
Quote by Walter Bagehot
Woman absent is woman dead.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
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Life is a school of probability.
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The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it.
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What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.