William Pitt

1708 - 1778

A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on constitution and genius

I invoke the genius of the constitution.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: Speech, November 18, 1777

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on argument, freedom, necessity, slavery, and tyranny

Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of the tyrant and the creed of the slave.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

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

Where law ends tyranny begins.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

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A Quote by William Pitt, "the Elder Pitt on america and country

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms,-never! never! never! You cannot conquer America.

William Pitt (1708 - 1778)

Source: Speech, Nov. 18, 1777.

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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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