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Arthur Balfour (Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour)


(1848 – 1930) A British Conservative politician, statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. The author of several influential works of philosophy, he was one of the more intellectual prime ministers of the 20th century. As Foreign Secretary he authored the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which supported the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine.

Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
Enthusiasm moves the world.
He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
His Majesty’s Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours 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.
I never forgive, but I always forget.
I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
The energies of our system will decay; the glory of the sun will be dimmed, and the earth, tideless and inert, will no longer tolerate the race which has for a moment disturbed its solitude. Man will go down into the pit and all his thoughts will perish.
The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
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