William Pitt quotes

  • 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!
    -- William Pitt

    #Country #Military #Arms

  • Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.
    -- William Pitt

    #Meditation #Principles #Action

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
    -- William Pitt

    #Law #Mind #Lord

  • Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
    -- William Pitt

    #Power #Politics #Power Corrupts

  • I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies.
    -- William Pitt

    #Thinking #Pie #Last Words

  • Was not necessity the plea of every illegal exertion of power or exercise of oppression?...Necessity is the plea for very infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
    -- William Pitt

    #Exercise #Tyrants #Slavery

  • The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow though it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.
    -- William Pitt

    #Kings #Rain #Blow

  • Trade increases the wealth and glory of a country; but its real strength and stamina are to be looked for among the cultivators of the land.
    -- William Pitt

    #Country #Real #Garden

  • Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?
    -- William Pitt

    #Men #Able #Nonsense

  • I am a big admirer of Sachin and his personality. He is a source of inspiration for the country and just looking at his photographs gives a lot of positive vibes.

  • I am raising my voice as a citizen of the country. I don?t want to enter politics.

  • Arthur V. Berger commenting on the music of Aaron Copland: Here is at last an American that we may place unapologetically beside the great recognized creative figures of any other country.

  • Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it? Toby: God bless America.

  • You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.

  • Fifty-seven countries in the world, a third of the United Nations, do not recognize Israel. In a way, I think North Korea has better international relations than Israel.

  • What one can be, one must be!

  • When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm, I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter. And that's when we did it. I think we did it.

  • The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms.

  • He was beside me then, his arms wrapped around me, holding me tightly. "I'm not crazy," I whispered. "I know." Believe it or not, that's the most romantic thing Zachary Goode ever told me. And I kind of loved him for it.

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