Baron

Famous quotes containing the word baron:

    People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilisation. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilisation; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater.
    Kenneth MacKenzie Clark, Baron of Saltwood (1903–1983)

    There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
    John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron Acton (1834–1902)

    The wrinkles in my brow,
    The furrows in my face,
    Say, limping age will lodge him now
    Where youth must give him place.
    Thomas Vaux, 2d Baron Vaux Of Harrowden (1510–1566)