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Robert Walpole

Fecha de nacimiento: 26. Agosto 1676
Fecha de muerte: 18. Marzo 1745

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Robert Walpole, 1° conde de Orford , fue un destacado político inglés, considerado como el I primer ministro de Gran Bretaña. Ocupó el poder durante casi 21 años, desde 1721 hasta 1742.[1]​

Frases Robert Walpole

„The gratitude of place-expectants is a lively sense of future favours.“

— Robert Walpole
Reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), stating "Hazlitt, in his Wit and Humour, says, 'This is Walpole’s phrase'". Compare: "La reconnaissance de la plupart des hommes n'est qu'une secrète envie de recevoir de plus grands bienfaits" (translated: "The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits"), François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxim 298.

„All those men have their price.“

— Robert Walpole
Reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), stating "'All men have their price' is commonly ascribed to Walpole", and citing Coxe, Memoirs of Walpole, Vol. iv, p. 369: "Flowery oratory he despised. He ascribed to the interested views of themselves or their relatives the declarations of pretended patriots, of whom he said, 'All those men have their price'".