No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?
Give them a corrupt House of Lords, give them a venal House of Commons, give they a tyrannical Prince, give them a truckling court, and let me have but an unfettered press. I will defy them to encroach a hair’s breadth upon the liberties of England.
Illiterate him, I say, quite from your memory.
I hate to see prudence clinging to the green suckers of youth; ’tis like ivy round a sapling, and spoils the growth of the tree.
I leave my character behind me.
We will not anticipate the past; so mind, young people,-our retrospection will be all to the future.
It is not my interest to pay the principal, nor my principle to pay the interest.
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another’s breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villainous – licentious -abominable – infernal – Not that I ever read them – No – I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.
Do thou snatch treasures from my lips, and I’ll take kingdoms back from thine.
She’s as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.