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Robert Peel Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

On the Wednesday evening - that is, the day I saw her
Majesty on this particular point -
I had the opportunity of conferring with all those
whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers.
- Robert Peel

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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

It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives
a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
- Lord Byron

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for
a detailed consideration of a subject.
- Michael Korda

Indifference is harder to fight than hostility,
and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having
everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.
- Crystal Eastman

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation,
are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
- Frederick Douglass

This position is untenable, and there can be no pause
in the agitation for full political power and responsibility
until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
- Florence Kelley

Life provides material for its agitation which makes
its general views comprehensible to the masses.
- Karl Radek

Agitate!
Agitate!
Ought to be the motto of every reformer.
Agitation is the opposite of stagnation -
the one is life,
the other death.
- Ernestine L. Rose

Fortunately, no country was ever more suited for anarchist
agitation than present-day America.
- Johann Most

Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.
- Wendell Phillips

What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation
of the brain which we call 'thought'.
- David Hume

Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism
is driving us from one noisy,
destructive, futile agitation to another.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

The Social-Democratic Federation took part in all the
political and economic struggles of the English working class;
it took pains to bring Socialist views home to them,
not only through agitation and propaganda,
but also by actions.
- Karl Radek

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority
which constantly presses towards its own conquest.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the
more violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that
the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it
can be called into battle,
so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment
as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation.
- Johann Most

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

I'm perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it's all women.
I always think it's kind of odd, but then,
more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.
- Diane Wakoski

It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own
pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully
share the hell of someone close to you.
- Lady Bird Johnson

In 40-odd years in show business, some years I could do no wrong,
and some years I could do nothing right.
Show business.
I owe it everything - it owes me nothing.
- Patsy Kelly

Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew,
who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago,
I felt terrible for about six months.
The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity.
- James Taylor

I was looked at as weird, odd, not fitting in with the Hollywood crowd.
- Morgan Brittany

I tend to have an odd split in my mind:
I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing
thing is OK and I'm happy with it,
then I put on my actor's hat.
- John Cleese

I then realized my appearance was a bit odd.
My right leg was no longer with me.
It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as
I tried to leave my Spitfire.
- Douglas Bader

It's an odd world.
- Timothy Spall

When I look back over my novels what I find is that
when I think I'm finished with a theme,
I'm generally not.
And usually themes will recur from novel to novel in odd,
new guises.
- Richard Russo

It's odd being an American now.
Most of us are peaceful, but here we are again,
in our fifth major war of this century.
- Pete Hamill

You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.
- George Carlin

But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse,
the poet walks gagged through his own biography.
- John Updike

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland,
like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
- Elliott Smith

I find it odd that there's such strong objection to
what is a clear way to assure that our elections are
reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions.
- Joan Blades

It's an odd thing to go to New York to shoot a movie that is set in Indiana.
- Bill Condon

It's an odd state to be in, blowing the whistle on your home country.
- Michael Ondaatje

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm,
use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
- Travis Barker

It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this
Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional
mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing.
- Warren E. Burger

It is astonishing what a lot of odd minutes one can catch during the day,
if one really sets about it.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

I'd rather be on a label that understands us and allows us to be a bit odd.
- Sean Booth

Many filmmakers pretend that they never see anything,
which has always seemed odd to me.
- Jacques Rivette

It's odd how violence and humor so often go together,
isn't it?
- Dan Simmons

There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner

I think we're all pretty odd.
- Michael Tippett

It was a very odd household, because the grandmothers were so different.
Both of them had their own pianos.
So it would be duelling pianos by grandmothers.
- Diane Cilento

After all, film is so porous, and to my mind,
so oddly occult, that I think that film itself absorbs
odd energies like a living skin.
- Barbara Steele

Look, I'm not odd.
I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star,
an actor.
- Montgomery Clift

90% of the divorces are initiated by women.
That is really odd.
Why? What's going on? What's the great discontent at the heart of it?
- Bob Geldof

All men are homosexual, some turn straight.
It must be very odd to be a straight man because your
sexuality is hopelessly defensive.
It's like an ideal of racial purity.
- Derek Jarman

The Stones always tried to do the odd smaller gig when they could.
- Bill Wyman

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions
for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.
- Will Rogers

He is very dry but also very funny...
I think people tend to feel odd when I do my act.
Unless you are an ironic person, it's not a good place for you to be.
- Colin Quinn

This is odd, but there are certain things that are
really embarrassing to talk about -
one is my job and the success that I've had in it,
and the other is money.
- Rick Moody

I did the occasional odd film, like Endless Love.
- Shirley Knight

I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.
- Richard Attenborough

We've managed to keep a spirit of fun,
I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting
angles to the ways of life to put on the stage.
- Adolph Green

My older son who is, I think, here tonight,
is forty-one years old.
Which is odd because so am I. - Robert B. Parker

I've been in the movies for 50 years,
I've made 130 some-odd movies.
- Tony Curtis

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain
a few odd volumes of Shakespeare.
I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for
the first time in a log cabin.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I've always had a love for poetry,
and when I got signed to a record label I thought,
"How odd that I'm doing a record before a book of poetry."
- Jewel

Why one man rather than another? It was odd.
You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just
because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I've been tremendously moved by a bunch of odd books.
Ross McDonald is very important to me.
I love the Lew Archer books.
- James Ellroy

It is refreshing to be able to express my views without
having to toe a party line.
It has got me into trouble on the odd occasion,
but I am not going to stop saying what I think.
- Pauline Hanson

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at
the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.
- Steven Wright

We take people to the threshold of religion.
Our aim is to induce immediate experience that is beyond the odd,
beyond the strange, and beyond the weird.
It verges on the wholly other.
- Larry Harvey

When I say "work" I only mean writing.
Everything else is just odd jobs.
- Margaret Laurence


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