Henry Bolingbroke Quotes (21 quotes)
“Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.”
Letters, on the spirit of patriotism: on the idea of a patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the accession of King George the First.. (1749 edition)
Reflections upon Exile (1716).
On the Study and Use of History, letter 4 (1752).
“The landed men are the true owners of our political vessel, the moneyed men are no more than passengers in it.”
Some Reflections on the Present State of the Nation (1753).
“The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.”
As quoted in Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs (1891) by Adam Woolever
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHenry Bolingbroke
Born: April 3, 1367
Died: March 20, 1413 (aged 45)
Bio: Henry IV was King of England and Lord of Ireland. He was the ninth King of England of the House of Plantagenet and also asserted his grandfather's claim to the title King of France. He was born at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire, hence his other name, Henry Bolingbroke.