Quotes by Arthur James Balfour

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Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC (25 July 1848 - 19 March 1930) was a British statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 until 1905. He was one of the more intellectual prime ministers of the 20th century, and is perhaps best remembered as author of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, promising a homeland for the Jewish people. more

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I never forgive, but I always forget.

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
Ask with urgency and passion.
I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. [Speaking Of Winston Churchill]
The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
Biography should be written by an acute enemy.