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John Bright Quotes and Sayings

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Be the measure great or small, let it be honest in every part.
- John Bright

I am for peace, retrenchment and reform,
the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.
- John Bright

It was in the year 1820, when I was nearly nine years old,
that I first went to a regular school.
- John Bright

Force is not a remedy.
- John Bright

 

With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that
no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which
the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.
- John Bright

If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war,
the pretext for war will never be wanting,
and peace can never be secure.
- John Bright

Popular applause veers with the wind.
- John Bright

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As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic,
Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian,
nor am I an Irishman.
- John Bright

The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.
- John Bright

The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s.
the quarter; it is now under 40s.
the quarter.
- John Bright

The franchise itself gives no real power,
unless accompanied by the right on the part of all
the possessors of it to elect something like an equal
number of representatives.
- John Bright

I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one,
because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the
suffrage will be granted to women.
- John Bright

Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought,
or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double,
and it ought to do much more than double,
the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and
of all the great cities of the United Kingdom.
- John Bright

Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest
sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle
when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all
the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous
years of the American war.
- John Bright

A year ago I was in the city of Genoa,
and I found that it returned seven representatives
to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin,
seven being its fair share, calculated according to
the population of the various cities and districts
of the Sardinian kingdom.
- John Bright

Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every
man who is called to the poll,
and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle,
by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections,
shall not be violated.
- John Bright

We have had a great depression in agriculture,
caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests,
and some of our traders have suffered much from a too
rapid extension in prosperous years.
- John Bright

The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords,
will consent to a large increase of electors;
and men who have not considered the subject fully will
imagine they have gained much by the concession.
- John Bright

It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true,
that the Irish population is Catholic,
and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church,
or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people.
- John Bright

I.
cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander
of every poor Tory partisan who assails me,
and I should not have noticed you but for the fact
that you are a member of the House of Commons.
- John Bright

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Marianne Williamson

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If self-validation were our
most significant societal measure -
we would give trophies to ourselves.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top.
Then you will see how low it was.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing,
peace is the measure.
- Phyllis McGinley

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
- John Lennon

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and
still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
- Pliny the Elder

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content,
even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors
without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.
- Alan Greenspan

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
- William Booth

The slum is the measure of civilization.
- Jacob Riis

Attention is the way social primates measure status.
It is highly rewarding because it causes the release
of brain chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins.
- Keith Henson

I think there is a tendency in science to measure what
is measurable and to decide that what you cannot measure must be uninteresting.
- Donald Norman

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do,
it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all
human affairs into account you will find that some
comfort is to be derived from them.
- Saint Basil

No doubt, man will continue to weigh and to measure,
watch himself grow, and his Universe around him and with him,
according to the ever growing powers of his tools.
- Albert Claude

Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue,
for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to
remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
- Tacitus

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing
majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th
Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

To help all created things, that is the measure of all our responsibility;
to be helped by all,
that is the measure of our hope.
- Gerald Vann

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down,
so to speak, a real person by an ideal,
since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
- Alfred Adler

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation.
Nor is love.
Feelings are never true.
They play with their mirrors.
- Jean Baudrillard

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness,
and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I believe the only measure of government response shouldn't
be how much we spend on a situation,
but rather how well we spend.
- Chris Chocola

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
- Thomas Hobbes

The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes,
Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.
- Felix Klein

Might was the measure of right.
- Marcus Annaeus Lucan

Some things must be good in themselves,
else there could be no measure whereby to lay out good and evil.
- Benjamin Whichcote

Know how to behave at a fine restaurant,
which is a telltale measure of social maturity.
- Marilyn vos Savant


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