Thomas B. Macaulay Quotes

In Plato's opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon's opinion, philosophy was made for man.

Thomas B. Macaulay

An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia.

Thomas B. Macaulay

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Thomas B. Macaulay

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.

Thomas B. Macaulay

Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.

Thomas B. Macaulay

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