Every generation enjoys the use of a vast hoard bequeathed to it by antiquity, and transmits that hoard, augmented by fresh acquisitions, to future ages.

-Thomas B Macaulay
Thomas B Macaulay

We must judge a government by its general tendencies and not by its happy accidents.

Thomas B Macaulay
Forget all feuds, and shed one English tearO'er English dust. A broken heart lies here.
Thomas B Macaulay

Shakespeare has had neither equal nor second.

Thomas B Macaulay
Thus our democracy was from an early period the most aristocratic, and our aristocracy the most democratic.
Thomas B Macaulay

Half-knowledge is worse than ignorance.

Thomas B Macaulay
The good-humor of a man elated with success often displays itself towards enemies.
Thomas B Macaulay

War is never lenient but where it is wanton; where men are compelled to fight in self-defence, they must hate and avenge. This may be bad, but it is human nature; it is the clay as it came from the hands of the Potter.

Thomas B Macaulay
No man in the world acts up to his own standard of right.
Thomas B Macaulay

Facts are the mere dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent among them, like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value; and the precious particles are generally combined with the baser in such a manner that the separation is a task of the utmost difficulty.

Thomas B Macaulay
A few more years will destroy whatever yet remains of that magical potency which once belonged to the name of Byron.