Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery

(Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1st Earl of Midlothian)

Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery
Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery
  • Born: May 7, 1847
  • Died: May 21, 1929
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... a free, tolerant and unaggressive Empire Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
… the people are now inclined to think that politics is not merely a game at which the pawns have to be sacrificed to the knights and castles, but is an elevating and ennobling effort to carry into practical politics and practical life the principles of a higher morality Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Before Irish Home Rule is conceded by the Imperial Parliament, England as the predominant member of the three kingdoms will have to be convinced of its justice and equity. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect on an audience can bear the colorless photography of a printed record. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
The British Empire is the greatest secular agency for good now known to mankind. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
The British Empire is the greatest secular agency for good now known to mankind. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
The Empire is built up on free trade... your Empire is founded on the condition, and it could not have existed until now except on that condition, that every self-governing part of it shall have the right to work out its own prosperity by its own methods. Foreign Trade
The first advice I have to give the party is that it should clean its slate. Political Parties & Machines
The nation which is satisfied is lost. The nation which is not progressive is retrograding. States. Nations & Nationhood
There are two supreme pleasures in life. One is ideal, the other real. The ideal is when a man receives the seals of office from the hands of his Sovereign. The real pleasure comes when he hands them back. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
This is not a Budget, but a revolution; a social and political revolution of the first magnitude. Budgets & Budgeting
Under a system of free trade every branch of industry did not prosper. Foreign Trade
What was good enough for my father is good enough for me" is a treasured English axiom which, if strictly carried out, would have kept us to wooden ploughs and water clocks. In these days we need to be inoculated with some of the nervous energy of the Americans. Liberals & Conservatives
You have acquired so enormous a mass of territory that it will be years before you can settle it or control it, or make it capable of defense or make it amenable to the acts of your administration Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs