Politics… is the capacity to choose in each fleeting moment of the situation that which is least harmful or most opportune… With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a pirate I try to be a pirate and a half.
Month: February 2020
Thomas Babington Macaulay
On what principle is it, that when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?
Robert Cecil, Lord Salisbury
Whatever happens will be for the worse, and therefore it is in our interest that as little should happen as possible.