Arthur James Balfour

1848 - 1930

A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on eternity, soul, and value

Every human soul is of infinite value, eternal, free; no human being, therefore, is so placed as not to have within his reach, in himself and others, objects adequate to infinite endeavor.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on art, learning, and reading

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the even more refined accomplishments of skipping and skimming.

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on effort, happiness, idleness, life, pleasure, superstition, support, trouble, and work

The superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life, and all the hours of idleness are plus ones, is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine, and its greatest support comes from our not taking sufficient trouble, not making a real effort, to make work as near pleasure as it can be.

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour

Nothing matters very much, and very few things matter at all.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on forgiveness

I never forgive, but I always forget.

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on history

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History does not repeat itself. Historians repeat each other.

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on promises and thought

I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on passion

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Ask with urgency and passion.

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on enthusiasm, trust, truth, and world

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

Source: Letter to Mrs. Drew, 1918

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on truth

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It has always been desirable to tell the truth, but seldom if ever necessary.

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