Robert Peel quotes

  • My object, having a surplus to deal with, is to consider how I can deal with it to the greatest advantage to the consumer- how, without inflicting any injury on Canada, I can secure the most substantial benefit to this country, to the manufacturing, to the commercial, and to the agricultural interests...The real way in which we can benefit the working and manufacturing classes is, unquestionably, by removing the burden that presses on the springs of manufactures and commerce.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Country #Real #Spring

  • The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Giving #Community #Police

  • The police are the public and the public are the police
    -- Robert Peel

    #Police

  • No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Public Opinion #Opinion #Ministers

  • Can there be a more lamentable picture than that of a Chancellor of the Exchequer seated on an empty chest by a pool of bottomless deficiency fishing for a budget?
    -- Robert Peel

    #Fishing #Pool #Empty

  • Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Law #Mold #Agitation

  • There seem to me to be very few facts, at least ascertainable facts, in politics.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Politics #Facts

  • Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Feelings #Public Opinion #Prejudice

  • The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
    -- Robert Peel

    #Government #Bills #Violence

  • I have read all that has been written by the gravest authorities on political economy on the subject of rent, wages, taxes, tithes.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Political #Wages #Economy

  • But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Courage #Men #Waste

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