Quotes by Edward F. Halifax

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Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner.
He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.
The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.
The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.
Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.
I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford.
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

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