Monday, November 14, 2011

A. J. Balfour (1848-1930) -

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the even more refined accomplishments of skipping and skimming.- A. J. Balfour (1848-1930)

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be entrusted to speak the truth. ~ Arthur James Balfour.

The motor-car will help solve the congestion of traffic.-A. J. Balfour, c.1910

His Majesty's Government view 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 in any other country.-Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour writes to Baron Rothschild, 2 November 1917

I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.- Arthur Balfour
I do not know how it comes about, but if you sit opposite a man every day and you are engaged in fighting him, you cannot help getting a liking for him whether he deserves it or not.- Arthur Balfour



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