William Pitt

1708 - 1778

A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on force

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The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter,- but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: Speech on the Excise Bill.

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on future, home, and security

Reparation for our rights at home, and security against the like future violations.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: Letter to the Earl of Shelburne, Sept. 29, 1770.

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt

A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: Chatham Correspondence. Speech, March 2, 1770.

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on beginning, corruption, laws, power, and tyranny

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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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on lies and sharing

Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies; and all That shared its shelter perish in its fall.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin. No. xxxvi.

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