Famous quotes containing the words idea and/or commons:
“Let the jury consider their verdict, the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
No, no! said the Queen. Sentence firstverdict afterwards.
Stuff and nonsense! said Alice loudly. The idea of having the sentence first!”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“[I]n Great-Britain it is said that their constitution relies on the house of commons for honesty, and the lords for wisdom; which would be a rational reliance if honesty were to be bought with money, and if wisdom were hereditary.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)