House Of Lords Quotes

House Of Lords Quotes by Thomas Carlyle, Oscar Wilde, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Tony Benn, Walter Bagehot, John Major and many others.

Lives the man that can figure a naked Duke of Windlestr

Lives the man that can figure a naked Duke of Windlestraw addressing a naked House of Lords?
Thomas Carlyle
We in the House of Lords are never in touch with public opinion. That makes us a civilised body.
Oscar Wilde
Where might is, the right is:
Long purses make strong swords.
Let weakness learn meekness:
God save the House of Lords!
Algernon Charles Swinburne
The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
Tony Benn
A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.
Walter Bagehot
I have a huge admiration for the House of Lords, I have a huge admiration for the people who work in the House of Lords, they’re great public servants and they do an absolutely tremendous job.
John Major
I believe the children are our future
Whitney Houston
A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.
Benjamin Disraeli
Every man has a House of Lords in his own head. Fears, prejudices, misconceptions – those are the peers and they are hereditary.
David Lloyd George
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe – responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
Tom Stoppard
The House of Lords is a model of how to care for the elderly.
Frank Field
Give them a corrupt House of Lords, give them a venal House of Commons, give they a tyrannical Prince, give them a truckling court, and let me have but an unfettered press. I will defy them to encroach a hair’s breadth upon the liberties of England.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
What we need is someone to abolish the House Of Lords, get rid of the Royal Family.
John Boorman
I?m not even sure I?d go into a reformed House of Lords. But let?s put it like this, the decision would have been easier had there been not even complete reform but a substantial stride.
Neil Kinnock
During the last 100 years, the House of Lords has never contributed one iota to popular liberties or popular freedom, or done anything to advance the common weal; but during that time it has protected every abuse and sheltered every privilege.
Joseph Chamberlain
The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors; and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession.
John Bright
The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days
Clement Attlee