Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington

1800 - 1859

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on death, earth, and fatherhood

To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods?

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay

Ye diners-out from whom we guard our spoons.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: Political Georgics. (From His Essays.)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on men and questions

Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: "Southey's Coloquies on Society," 1830.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on evil, good, nature, and present

It is the nature of man to overrate present evil and to underrate present good; to long for what he has not, and to be dissatisfied with what he has.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: History of England

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on kindness and mind

I have not the Chancellor's encyclopedic mind. He is indeed a kind of semi-Solomon. He half knows everything, from the cedar to the hyssop.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: Letter to Macvey Napier, Dec. 17, 1830. (From His Essays.)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on flattery

It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content