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WILLIAM PITT, 1ST EARL OF CHATHAM
English statesman and orator
(1708 - 1778)

A strong nor'wester's blowing, Bill!
  Hark! don't yet hear it roar now?
    Lord help 'em, how I pities them
      Unhappy folks on shore how!
      - [Navigation]

Allay the ferment prevailing in America by removing the obnoxious hostile cause--obnoxious and unserviceable--for their merit can only be in action. "Non dimicare et vincare."
      - in a speech referring to the American colonies
        [Peace]

Eloquence is in the assembly, not in the speaker.
      - [Eloquence]

England is not to be saved by any single man.
      - [England]

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country I never would lay down my arms,--never! never! never!
      - in a speech [Patriotism : War]

Necessity is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.
      - [Necessity]

Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
      - referring to the case of John Wilkes
        [Power]

We have a Calvanistic creed, a Popish liturgy, and an Arminiam clergy.
      - see "Prior's Life of Burke", ch. X (1790)
        [Religion]

The atrocious crime of being a young man.
      - Boswell's Life of Johnson, to Walpole
        [Youth]

Where law ends, there tyranny begins.
      - Case of Wilkes--Speech (last line)
        [Law : Tyranny]

now as to politeness . . . I would venture to call it benevolence in trifles.
      - Correspondence (I, 79) [Manners]

Reparation for our rights at home, and security against the like future violations.
      - Letter to the Earl of Shelburne [Rights]

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.
      - Speech [Confidence]

Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
      - Speech on America [Government]

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter,--the rain may enter,--but the Kind of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
      - Speech on the Excise Bill [Home]

Concession comes with better grace and more salutary effect from superior power.
      - Speech to Recall Troops from Boston
        [Peace]

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
      - Speeches--The India Bill [Necessity]

The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
      - To Lord Grenville [Journalism]


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