October 4, 2003

Halifax

A wise man will keep his suspicions muzzled,
but he will keep them awake.
--George Savile, Marquess de Halifax

This is the same Halifax who was called, and called himelf, The Trimmer, for his attempts to steer the ship of state on a middle course, balancing between extreme factions. He also said:
Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.

Posted by John Weidner at October 4, 2003 10:07 AM
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