Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Impudence

"The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Want of principle is power. Truth and honesty set a limit to our efforts, which impudence and hypocrisy easily overleap." - William Hazlitt

"There is no better provision for life than impudence and a brazen face." - Menander, aka Menander of Athens NULL

"Who nothing has to lose, the war bewails; and he who nothing pay, at taxes rails." - William Congreve