Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington

1800 - 1859

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on bravery

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How well Horatius kept the bridge In the brave days of old.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: Lays of Ancient Rome. Horatius, lxx. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on generations, lies, quiet, and silence

In that temple of silence and reconciliation where the enmities of twenty generations lie buried, in the great Abbey which has during many ages afforded a quiet resting-place to those whose minds and bodies have been shattered by the contentions of the Great Hall.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Warren Hastings. 1841. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on christianity and devil

Out of his surname they have coined an epithet for a knave, and out of his Christian name a synonym for the Devil.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Machiavelli. 1825. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on morality

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodic fits of morality.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Moore's Life of Lord Byron. 1830. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on creation

Nobles by the right of an earlier creation, and priests by the imposition of a mightier hand.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Milton. 1825. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on character, nature, strength, weakness, and world

We hardly know an instance of the strength and weakness of human nature so striking and so grotesque as the character of this haughty, vigilant, resolute, sagacious blue-stocking, half Mithridates and half Trissotin, bearing up against a world in arms, with an ounce of poison in one pocket and a quire of bad verses in the other.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Frederic the Great. 1842. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on mind

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The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Horace Walpole. 1833. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on abuse, art, inferiority, judgment, and talent

A man possessed of splendid talents, which he often abused, and of a sound judgment, the admonitions of which he often neglected; a man who succeeded only in an inferior department of his art, but who in that department succeeded pre-eminently.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On John Dryden. 1828. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on beauty, books, language, and power

The English Bible,-a book which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On John Dryden. 1828. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on imagination

His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On John Dryden. 1828. (From His Essays.)

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