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A. J. Balfour, fully Arthur James "A.J. Balfour, the Earl of Balfour

(1848 - )

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    British Conservative Politician and Statesman, Prime Minister

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    A good speech, like a woman's skirt, should be long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest. I have been asked to give my address in the remaining five minutes. That I can do! Here it is: 10 Carlton Gardens, London, England.
    Ask with urgency and passion.
    Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
    But science is the great instrument of social change, all the greater because its object is not change but knowledge, and its silent appropriation of this dominant function, amid the din of political and religious strife, is the most vital of all the revolutions which have marked the development of modern civilisation.
    Enthusiasm moves the world.
    Every human soul is of infinite value, eternal, free; no human being, therefore, is so placed as not to have within his reach, in himself and others, objects adequate to infinite endeavor.
    He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the even more refined accomplishments of skipping and skimming.
    His Majesty?s Government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
    History does not repeat itself. Historians repeat each other.
    I never forgive, but I always forget.
    First Name: 
    A. J.
    Last Name: 
    Balfour, fully Arthur James "A.J. Balfour, the Earl of Balfour
    Birth Date: 
    1848
    Death Date: 
    1930
    Bio: 
    British Conservative Politician and Statesman, Prime Minister