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THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
English author, historian, statesman and poet
(1800 - 1859)
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. . . a kind of semi-Solomon, half-knowing everything from the cedar to the hyssop.
      - The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay by George Trevelyan
         (vol. 1, p. 175), about Henry Brougham
        [Knowledge]

Will without power is like children playing at soldiers.
      - quoted by The Rovers (act IV),
        found in "Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin"
        [Will]

And the chief-justice was rich, quiet, and infamous.
      - Warren Hastings [Character]

In that temple of silence and reconciliation where the enmities of twenty generations lie buried, in the Great Abbey, which has during many ages afforded a quiet resting-place to those whose minds and bodies have been shattered by the contentions of the Great Hall.
      - Warren Hastings [Churches]

It is good to be often reminded of the inconsistency of human nature, and to learn to look without wonder or disgust on the weaknesses which are found in the strongest minds.
      - Warren Hastings [Humanity]


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