1st Earl of Stirling

Famous quotes containing the words stirling and/or earl:

    Oh, if thy pride did not our joys control,
    What world of loving wonders shouldst thou see!
    For if I saw thee once transformed in me,
    Then in thy bosom I would pour my soul;
    William Alexander, Earl O Stirling (1580?–1640)

    I am not of the opinion generally entertained in this country [England], that man lives by Greek and Latin alone; that is, by knowing a great many words of two dead languages, which nobody living knows perfectly, and which are of no use in the common intercourse of life. Useful knowledge, in my opinion, consists of modern languages, history, and geography; some Latin may be thrown into the bargain, in compliance with custom, and for closet amusement.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)