Lord Melbourne - Quotes

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My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it. ---->>>

It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same. ---->>>

Things are coming to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade private life. ---->>>

It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature. ---->>>

A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man. ---->>>

Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical. ---->>>

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts. ---->>>

That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong. ---->>>

I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything. ---->>>

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle. ---->>>


Lord Melbourne profile (lord-melbourne.jpg)
Nationality: British
Born: 1779
Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Statesman

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC, FRS (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848), usually addressed as Lord Melbourne, was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841). He is best known for his intense and successful mentoring of Queen Victoria, at ages 18–21, in the ways of politics (wikipedia)