There is no such thing as a good tax.
I decline utterly to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire.
Nothing could ever be thrashed out by correspondence. Principals must be brought together, and plans concerted in common.
The plain people were busy getting their daily bread. They had no time to listen to all the frantic pleadings and protests which arose. One tale was good until another was told, and probably both were untrue and certainly very difficult to understand.
When you're going through hell, keep going.
In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.