Quotes by William Pitt

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Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.

Theoretical principles must sometimes give way for the sake of practical advantages.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?
Poverty, of course, is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
I return you many thanks for the honour you have done me; but Europe is not to be saved by any single man. England has saved herself by her exertions, and will, as I trust, save Europe by her example.