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Robert Walpole Quotes and Sayings

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The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Related topics: Patriotism

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

Oh, do not read history, for that I know must be false.
- Robert Walpole

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand,
and up starts a patriot.
- Robert Walpole

 

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war;
but in carrying on that war all principles and rules
of justice should not be departed from.
- Robert Walpole

No expense has been incurred but what has been approved
of and provided for by Parliament.
- Robert Walpole

I am called repeatedly and insidiously prime and sole minister.
- Robert Walpole

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Whatever was the conduct of England,
I am equally arraigned.
- Robert Walpole

IT has been observed by several gentlemen,
in vindication of this motion, that if it should be carried,
neither my life, liberty, nor estate will be affected.
- Robert Walpole

But I have the satisfaction, at the same time,
to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon
the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors.
- Robert Walpole

Let sleeping dogs lie.
- Robert Walpole

Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House,
in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name
transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?
- Robert Walpole

I have never been afraid of making patriots;
but I disdain and despise all their efforts.
- Robert Walpole

All those men have their price.
- Robert Walpole

Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has
been exhibited against them.
They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.
- Robert Walpole

I happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary,
and I had the good fortune to have the majority of
both houses of Parliament on my side.
- Robert Walpole

Many words are not wanting to show that the particular
view of each court occasioned the dangers which affected the public tranquillity;
yet the whole is charged to my account.
Nor is this sufficient.
- Robert Walpole

I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime,
or how any of the king's ministers can be blamed for
his doing what the public has no concern in;
for if the public be well and faithfully served it
has no business to ask by whom.
- Robert Walpole

If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me,
that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours,
that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty
and the diminution of commerce,
let me awaken them from their delusion.
- Robert Walpole

The public treasure has been duly applied to the uses
to which it was appropriated by Parliament,
and regular accounts have been annually laid before Parliament,
of every article of expense.
- Robert Walpole

Admitting, however, for the sake of argument,
that I am prime and sole minister in this country,
am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe?
Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries
as well as for that of my own?
- Robert Walpole

And here a most heinous charge is made,
that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary
expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge
of our debts and the abolition of taxes.
- Robert Walpole

But I must think that an address to his majesty to
remove one of his servants,
without so much as alleging any particular crime against him,
is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever
made upon the prerogatives of the crown.
- Robert Walpole

It has from the beginning been carried on with as much
vigor and as great care of our trade as was consistent
with our safety at home and with the circumstances
we were in at the beginning of the war.
- Robert Walpole

Have I given any symptoms of an avaricious disposition?
Have I obtained any grants from the crown since I have
been placed at the head of the treasury? Has my conduct
been different from that which others in the same station would have followed?
- Robert Walpole

And therefore, for the sake of my mater,
without any regard for my own, I hope all those that
have a due regard for our constitution and for the
rights and prerogatives of the crown,
without which our constitution can not be preserved,
will be against this motion.
- Robert Walpole

Some members of both Houses have, it is true,
been removed from their employments under the Crown;
but were they ever told,
either by me or by any other of his majesty's servants,
that it was for opposing the measures of the administration in Parliament?
- Robert Walpole

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Unity with all creation is a huge idea,
but it fits comfortably within the vast cathedral of our being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

I come from that society and there is a common thread,
specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family,
and the unconditional love for one's children.
- Ednita Nazario

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower,
dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi


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