Boyle Roche - Quotes

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We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech. ---->>>

All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand. ---->>>

Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I will nip him in the bud. ---->>>

While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other. ---->>>

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full. ---->>>

The only thing to prevent what's past is to put a stop to it before it happens. ---->>>

Why should we put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity? For what has posterity ever done for us? ---->>>

Half the lies our opponents tell about us are untrue. ---->>>

How can I be in two places at once, unless I were a bird? ---->>>

I answer in the affirmative with an emphatic 'No.' ---->>>

Every pint bottle should contain a quart. ---->>>

Ireland and England are like two sisters; I would have them embrace like one brother. ---->>>

The best way to avoid danger is to meet it plump. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace:
Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Politician
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Sir Boyle Roche, 1st Baronet (October 1736 – 5 June 1807) was an Irish politician. After a distinguished career in North America with the British Army, Roche became a member of the Irish House of Commons in 1775, generally acting in support of the viceregal government. He is better remembered for the language of his speeches than his politics—they were riddled with mixed metaphors ("Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I'll nip him in the bud"), malapropisms and other unfortunate turns of phrase ("Why we should put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity, for what has posterity ever done for us?") (wikipedia)