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A collection of quotes and sayings by George Canning on truth, failure, storm, patriotism, storm, parents, indecision, equal, balance, thoughts, politics and matters.

18 Best George Canning Quotes

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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister

Born On: April 11, 1770

Died On: August 8, 1827

Born In: Marylebone

Died At Age: 57

George Canning was a renowned British statesman and Tory politician. Before serving as the Prime Minister for the final four months of his life, he served at various positions under many Prime Ministers. He represented numerous constituencies during his parliamentary career. He was a phenomenal orator and gained recognition for his thoughts and speeches. He made a lot of effort in proving the fact that better cultivation methods can lead in reducing the need of slaves. This Canning Effort helped in saving approximately 750,000 lives. Here is a collection of popular, inspiring and motivational quotations and sayings by George Canning which have been extracted from his writings, speeches, thoughts, public utterances, works and life. Go through the quotable quotes and thoughts by George Canning and get enlightened.
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So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourn, glides The Derby dilly, carrying three INSIDES.

George Canning

In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.

George Canning

Man, only - rash, refined, presumptuous man, Starts from his rank, and mars creation's plan.

George Canning

But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!

George Canning

Needy knife-grinder! whither are ye going? Rough is the road, your wheel is out of order; Bleak blows the blast-your hat has got a hole in it. So have your breeches.

George Canning

If hush'd the loud whirlwind that ruffled the deep, The sky if no longer dark tempests deform; When our perils are past shall our gratitude sleep? No! Here's to the pilot that weather'd the storm!

George Canning

Whene'er with haggard eyes I view This dungeon that I'm rotting in, I think of those companions true Who studied with me at the U- Niversity of Gottingen.

George Canning

Away with the cant of 'Measures not men!'-the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along.

George Canning

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

George Canning

I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.

George Canning

There is nothing I know of so sublime as a fact.

George Canning

A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.

George Canning

Here's to the pilot that weathered the storm.

George Canning

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?

George Canning

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

George Canning

Intimately concerned as we are with the system of Europe, it does not follow that we are therefore called upon to mix ourselves onevery occasion, with a restless and meddling activity, in the concerns of the nations which surround us.

George Canning

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

George Canning

Active beneficence is a virtue of easier practice than forbearance after having conferred, or than thankfulness after having received a benefit. I know not, indeed, whether it be a greater and more difficult exercise of magnanimity, for the one party to act as if he had forgotten, or for the other as if he constantly remembered the obligation.

George Canning