Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, fully Arthur James Balfour, aka Lord Balfour
Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, fully Arthur James Balfour, aka Lord Balfour
English Author and Statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
It has always been desirable to tell the truth, but seldom if ever necessary.
Ask with urgency and passion.
History does not repeat itself. Historians repeat each other.
Nothing matters very much, and very few things matter at all.
The superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life, and all the hours of idleness are plus ones, is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine, and its greatest support comes from our not taking sufficient trouble, not making a real effort, to make work as near pleasure as it can be.
His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours 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. - Balfour Declaration of 1917
The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.