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12 Famous Quotes by George Canning
4/11/1770 - 8/8/1827
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Here's to the pilot that weathered the storm.

Navigation Quotes, by George Canning , Source: The Pilot that Weathered the Storm

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Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

Decisions Quotes, by George Canning

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If hush'd the loud whirlwind that ruffled the deep, The sky if no longer dark tempests deform; When our perils are past shall our gratitude sleep? No! Here's to the pilot that weather'd the storm!

Gratitude Quotes, by George Canning , Source: Song (on "Billy Pitt"), sung at a public dinner

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Needy knife-grinder! whither are ye going? Rough is the road, your wheel is out of order; Bleak blows the blast--your hat has got a hole in it. So have your breeches.

Poverty Quotes, by George Canning , Source: The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-Grinder

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In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content-- So we clap on Dutch bottoms just 20 per cent.

Business Quotes, by George Canning , Source: in a dispatch to Sir Charles Bagot

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Away with the cant of "Measures not men!"--the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures comparatively nothing.

Politics Quotes, by George Canning , Source: in a speech against the Addington Ministry

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I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old.

America Quotes, by George Canning , Source: The King's Message

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Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe; Bold I can meet--perhaps may turn his blow; But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save, save, oh! save me from the candid friend.

Friends Quotes, by George Canning , Source: New Morality

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Whene'er with haggard eyes I view This dungeon that I'm rotting in, I think of those companions true Who studied with me at the U- Niversity of Gottingen. - George Canning, Song--Of One Eleven Years in Prison,

Prison Quotes, by George Canning , Source: Song--Of One Eleven Years in Prison, found in "The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin"

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And finds with keen, discriminating sight, Black's not so black--nor white so very white.

Sight Quotes, by George Canning , Source: New Morality

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Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

Indecision Quotes, by George Canning

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Here's to the pilot that weathered the storm.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by George Canning

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