John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn Quotes
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
You may make thousands of women widows and thousands of children fatherless. It will be wrong. You may add a new province to your empire. It will still be wrong. You may increase the shares of Mr Rhodes and his Chartereds beyond the dreams of avarice. Yea, and it will still be wrong!
Speech in Manchester, 1899
Excess of severity is not the path to order. On the contrary, it is the path to the bomb.
The proper memory for a politician is one that knows what to remember and what to forget.
There are some books which cannot be adequately reviewed for twenty or thirty years after they come out.
The political spirit is the great force in throwing the love of truth and accurate reasoning into a secondary place.
On Compromise (1874)