William Pitt, British Leader ( May 28, 1759 1806 - )

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

Confidence Growth Heart

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!~William Pitt

Patriotism I Am American

The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.~William Pitt

Air Press Like

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.~William Pitt

Power Law Tyranny

Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?~William Pitt

Man Me Talk

Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.~William Pitt

Power Power Corrupts

Theoretical principals must sometimes give way for the sake of practical advantages.~William Pitt

Way Sometimes Practical

Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.~William Pitt

Poverty Disgrace Annoying