Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, fully Arthur James Balfour, aka Lord Balfour

Arthur
Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, fully Arthur James Balfour, aka Lord Balfour
1848
1930

English Author and Statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Author Quotes

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.

Destiny is the scapegoat which we make responsible for all our crimes and follies; a necessity which we set down for invincible when we have no wish to strive against it.

Every human soul is of infinite value, eternal, free; no human being, therefore, is so places as not to have within his reach, in himself and others, objects adequate to infinite endeavor.

Enthusiasm moves the world.

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

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First Name
Arthur
Last Name
Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, fully Arthur James Balfour, aka Lord Balfour
Birth Date
1848
Death Date
1930
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English Author and Statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom