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‘Establishment book’ is a term applied to a formal register or account book listing in detail, with their respective fees and order of precedence, the principal offices of the realm ... ...

Henry Fairlie

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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..., not to mention dignitaries like Lady Violet Bonham Carter. As a nickname for a conservative, partly hereditary, secretive, self-perpetuating ruling class, the term ‘Establishment’ was brought to prominence by Fairlie in a series of articles for The Spectator in 1955. On 23 September, he wrote the above. Hugh Thomas, editing a book on the phenomenon called The Establishment (1959), stated: ‘The word was, however, in use among the thoughtful at least a year previously; I recall myself employing it while passing the Royal Academy in a taxi in...

Thomas Hughes

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...considered a distasteful word and so this was a polite way of uttering it. The Faber Book of Comic Verse , ed. Michael Roberts (1974 edn), ascribes it to ‘Thomas Hughes’, and one assumes that this is the novelist (1822–96) better remembered as the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays . Some versions have ‘Lion Hotel’, and there was indeed an establishment with this name (on the west side of the market square in Dolgellau), but it no longer exists. Thomas Firbank in his book A Country of Memorable Honour (1953) states that he saw the verse hanging in the...

Arthur James Balfour

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...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 by Jews in any other country. known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ letter to Lord Rothschild, 2 November 1917 establishment in Palestine national home for the Jewish...

Arthur James Balfour

Arthur James Balfour (1848–1930)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...1891 enthusiasm moves the world The tyranny of majorities may be as bad as the tyranny of Kings. watching the Belfast march past of Ulster Loyalists in 1893 in Times 5 April 1893 tyranny of majorities tyranny of majorities 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...

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...in the House of Commons, 3 November 1959 labels on empty luggage flamboyant labels on empty luggage I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. in Times 29 March 1960 one form of continuous fiction of his handling of the consultants during the establishment of the National Health Service: I stuffed their mouths with gold. Brian Abel-Smith The Hospitals 1800–1948 (1964) stuffed their mouths with gold stuffed their mouths with gold Listening to a speech by Chamberlain is like paying a visit to Woolworth's: everything in its...

Thomas Jefferson

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...21 May 1816, in Jerry Holmes (ed.) Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts (2002) great advantage over another remain always cool cool and unruffled Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. letter to John Taylor, 28 May 1816, in T. Jefferson Randolph (ed.) Memoirs, Correspondence & Private Papers of T. Jefferson (1829) vol. 3 banking establishments are more more dangerous than standing armies more dangerous than standing armies We have the wolf by the ears; and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice...

Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan (18941986)   Reference library

Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...and the National Union of Mineworkers. Quoted in The Observer (22 February 1981). Compare Baldwin 8 . After a long life I have come to the conclusion that when all the establishment is united it is always wrong. Speech, Carlton Club (October 1982). Compare: ‘When a line of action is said to be supported “by all responsible men” it is nearly always dangerous or foolish’ – in his book The Past Masters (1975). [The sale of assets is common with individuals and the state when they run into financial difficulties … ] First of all the Georgian silver goes,...

(Sir) Harold Wilson

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...that he had been unable to trace the saying, ‘Whoever is in office, the Conservatives are always in power.’ Perhaps a solution to the problem is that Harold Wilson may have made use of a sort of epigram format with several variables. In an essay contributed to The Establishment (ed. Hugh Thomas, 1959), Thomas Balogh (later Wilson's economic adviser) wrote: ‘The fact that the Treasury controls senior appointments, and that Ministers are busy men, does the rest. Mr Harold Wilson aptly put it: “Whoever is in office, the Whigs are in power” [Whigs here...

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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2008
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...conservatism goes for comfort, reform for truth. The Conservative , lecture, Boston, May 9, 1841 A party is perpetually corrupted by personality. Politics , in Essays: Second Series , 1844 There are always two parties, the party of the past and the party of the future: the establishment and the movement. Historic Notes of Life and Letters in New England , 1867 Poverty demoralizes. Wealth , in The Conduct of Life , 1860 Power ceases in the instant of repose. Self-Reliance , in Essays: First Series , 1841 You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God;...

James Clerk Maxwell

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Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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2006
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...to Michael Faraday, 9 November 1857. In P. M. Harman (ed.), The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell (1990), Vol. 1 , 1846–1862, 551–2 questions about gravitation Accordingly, we find Euler and D'Alembert devoting their talent and their patience to the establishment of the laws of rotation of the solid bodies. Lagrange has incorporated his own analysis of the problem with his general treatment of mechanics, and since his time M. Poinsôt has brought the subject under the power of a more searching analysis than that of the calculus, in...

(Sir) Winston Churchill

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...on the establishment of the Special Operations Executive to co-ordinate acts of subversion against enemies overseas. This ringing call was one of the last Churchillisms to become publicly known. E.H. Cookridge wrote in Inside S.O.E. (1966): ‘The Special Operations Executive was born on 19 July 1940 on the basis of a memo from Winston Churchill “to coordinate all action by way of subversion and sabotage against the enemy overseas”. Or, as the Prime Minister later put it “to set Europe ablaze”.’ The title of the first chapter of Cookridge's book is ‘Set...

Arthur James Balfour

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...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 by Jews in any other country. known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ letter to Lord Rothschild 2 November 1917 establishment in Palestine national home for the Jewish...

Ronald Knox

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...odd: / I am always about in the Quad. / And that's why the tree / Will continue to be, / Since observed by / Yours faithfully, / God’ Langford Reed Complete Limerick Book (1924) God must think it exceedingly odd God must think it exceedingly odd finds that this tree No one about in the quad Your astonishment 's odd Thank God, in these days of enlightenment and establishment, everyone has a right to his own opinions, and chiefly to the opinion that nobody else has a right to theirs. Reunion All Round (1914) After all, what was a paradox but a...

Censorship

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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... when active Will Hays is my shepherd, I shall not want, He maketh me to lie down in clean postures. on the establishment of the ‘Hays Office’ in 1922 to monitor the Hollywood film industry Gene Fowler 1890 – 1960 American writer : Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz (eds.) Explorations in Theology and Film (1997) Hays is my shepherd Hays is my shepherd lie down in clean postures It's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting into the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it. Ray Galton 1930 –...

Thomas Jefferson

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...21 May 1816, in Jerry Holmes (ed.) Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts (2002) great advantage over another remain always cool cool and unruffled Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. letter to John Taylor, 28 May 1816, in T. Jefferson Randolph (ed.) Memoirs, Correspondence & Private Papers of T. Jefferson (1829) vol. 3 banking establishments are more more dangerous than standing armies more dangerous than standing armies We have the wolf by the ears; and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice...

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