George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham quotes

  • In a sense, there's a great truth to that, but, also I was a great reader.

  • The power to bind and loose to Truth is given: The mouth that speaks it is the mouth of Heaven, The power, which in a sense belongs to none, Thus understood belongs to every one.

  • I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

  • I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

  • Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it.

  • It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life.

  • Now I will show myselfTo have more of the serpent than the dove;That is--more knave than fool.

  • You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools.

  • The best way to deceive a knave is to tell him the truth.

  • A king may spille, a king may save; A king may make of lorde a knave; And of a knave a lorde also.