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.)
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Ye diners-out from whom we guard our spoons.
Source: Political Georgics. (From His Essays.)
Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
Source: "Southey's Coloquies on Society," 1830.
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.
Source: History of England
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.
Source: Letter to Macvey Napier, Dec. 17, 1830. (From His Essays.)
It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.
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