Arthur Balfour Quotes (30 quotes)
Observer (London, Jan. 30, 1927).
“The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.”
Speech (May 7, 1926).
To Frank Harris, who had stated that 'all the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism' - As quoted in: Autobiography (1920) by Margot Asquith, Vol. 1, Chapter 10
“His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors 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.”
Letter to Lionel Walter, Lord Rothschild, 2 November 1917. Known as the Balfour Declaration.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsArthur Balfour
Born: July 25, 1848
Died: March 19, 1930 (aged 81)
Bio: Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, was a British Conservative politician and statesman. He served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905, and was later Foreign Secretary in 1916 1919.