H. H. Asquith Quotes (5 quotes)
Phrase used repeatedly in speeches in 1910; see Roy Jenkins, Asquith, ch.14
“No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.”
The Education of Henry Adams (1907)
“Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
John Donne: Selections from Divine Poems, Sermons, Devotions, and Prayers (1990 edition), Paulist Press - ISBN: 9780809131600
“Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.”
To her pupils at Roanne in 1934. As reported in "Utopian pessimist: the life and thought of Simone Weil" (Poseidon Press, 1990) by David McLellan, p. 93
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsH. H. Asquith
Born: September 12, 1852
Died: February 15, 1928 (aged 75)
Bio: Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC, KC served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. He was the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in the 20th century until 5 January 1988.
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