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Robert Walpole

British,  Statesman
Total Quotes : 27
Men Price Those

All those men have their price.

- Robert Walpole

Which Grants Given

Have I given any symptoms of an avaricious disposition? Have I obtained any grants from the crown since I have been placed at the head of the treasury? Has my conduct been different from that which others in the same station would have followed?

- Robert Walpole

Patriotism Deal Talked

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.

- Robert Walpole

Patriotism Refusing

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.

- Robert Walpole

Here Sole Abolition

And here a most heinous charge is made, that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge of our debts and the abolition of taxes.

- Robert Walpole

Prime However Sole

Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own?

- Robert Walpole

Thought Fortune Side

I happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary, and I had the good fortune to have the majority of both houses of Parliament on my side.

- Robert Walpole

False Read Oh

Oh, do not read history, for that I know must be false.

- Robert Walpole

Been Approved Provided

No expense has been incurred but what has been approved of and provided for by Parliament.

- Robert Walpole

Been Vindication Carried

IT has been observed by several gentlemen, in vindication of this motion, that if it should be carried, neither my life, liberty, nor estate will be affected.

- Robert Walpole

Will Deny Departed

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war; but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from.

- Robert Walpole

Business Doing Faithfully

I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime, or how any of the king's ministers can be blamed for his doing what the public has no concern in; for if the public be well and faithfully served it has no business to ask by whom.

- Robert Walpole

Him Against Alleging

But I must think that an address to his majesty to remove one of his servants, without so much as alleging any particular crime against him, is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever made upon the prerogatives of the crown.

- Robert Walpole

Depends Charge Made

But I have the satisfaction, at the same time, to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors.

- Robert Walpole

Lie Sleeping Dogs

Let sleeping dogs lie.

- Robert Walpole

Against Charge Been

Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has been exhibited against them. They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.

- Robert Walpole

Wanting Which Dangers

Many words are not wanting to show that the particular view of each court occasioned the dangers which affected the public tranquillity; yet the whole is charged to my account. Nor is this sufficient.

- Robert Walpole

Circumstances Been Carried

It has from the beginning been carried on with as much vigor and as great care of our trade as was consistent with our safety at home and with the circumstances we were in at the beginning of the war.

- Robert Walpole

Prime Sole Repeatedly

I am called repeatedly and insidiously prime and sole minister.

- Robert Walpole

Constitution Against Own

And therefore, for the sake of my mater, without any regard for my own, I hope all those that have a due regard for our constitution and for the rights and prerogatives of the crown, without which our constitution can not be preserved, will be against this motion.

- Robert Walpole