Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Crime of Beign a Young Man

The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the honourable gentleman has, with such spirit and decency charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny; but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose follies may cease with their youth, and not of those who continue ignorant in spite of age and experience.

 (From a speech, March 3, 1741, in reply to Walpole)

William Pitt

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