Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where laws end, tyranny begins.
William Pitt (1708 - 1778)
Source: Case of Wilkes. Speech, January 9, 1770
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Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies; and all That shared its shelter perish in its fall.
Source: The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin. No. xxxvi.
A strong nor'wester's blowing, Bill, Hark! Don't ye hear it roar, now? Lord help 'em, how I pities all Unhappy folks on shore now!
Source: The Sailor’s Consolation, st 1
I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty, as voluntary to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Source: Speech, House of Commons, January 1766
Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom, youth is the season of credulity.
Source: Speech, House of Commons, Jan. 14, 1766.
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