Experience and history teach?that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
1830 Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, introduction.
If there is writing on Hadrian's Wall, it reads that the English should leave Scotland to its own devices.Simon Heffer
The more a climate can be created in which neither the English nor the Scots are given cause to resent each other, the better.Simon Heffer
Political genius consists in identifying oneself with a principle.Simon Heffer
In England, even the poorest of people believe that they have rights; that is very different from what satisfies the poor in other lands.Simon Heffer