Spread the love

Lords Quotes:

On the whole, as we readily acquiesce in the acknowledgment that the field and the cabinet are the proper spheres assigned to our Masters and our Lords, may we also deserve the dignified title and encomium of Mistress and Lady in our kitchens and in our parlours.

Deborah Sampson

It has never been the case that a peerage can be extinguished, even for the lifetime of a peer, by a motion of the Lords. This does not mean that there are not effective ways of penalising errant peers.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

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

Bishops sit in the House of Lords automatically.

Richard Dawkins

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 cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it.

Walter Bagehot

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

Most of us really aren’t horribly unique. There are 6 billion of us. Put ’em all in one room and very few would stand out as individuals. So maybe we ought to think of worth in terms of our ability to get along as a part of nature, rather than being the lords over nature.

Herbert A. Simon

And there begins a lang digression about the lords o’ the creation.

Robert Burns

The stories of wine lords who trade wine on intimidation or food critics who trade free meals for reviews… those are the stories of my life. I am telling the stories of my life in a true way.

Joe Bastianich

Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn’t have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?

Richard J. Daley

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.

Laurence Sterne

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords.

John Muir

Constitutionally, a revising chamber is useful and important. The first occasion I know of in history when the Lords fulfilled this role was in 1539 when Henry VIII’s act of proclamations was neutered by their lordships so effectively that the Act was repealed in 1547.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.

William Pitt

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.

Tony Benn

Most of the time in the 21st century, we dominate our surroundings: We tweak the thermostat, and the temperature falls one degree. We push a button, and Taylor Swift sings for us. It’s the opposite in the wilderness, which teaches us constantly that we are not lords of the universe but rather building blocks of it.

Nicholas Kristof

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

If we accept the rule of those who think they are the bosses and lords of Mexico, nothing will change for the people on the bottom.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I knew that my love for the Sisters of Mercy, Lords of the New Church and that kind of stuff, was never going to lend itself well to a direct interpretation in Black Veil Brides.

Andy Biersack

We were working class, and you don’t lose that. Later on, I bolted on media middle class… and now people like me are in the House of Lords.

Melvyn Bragg

I do strongly believe myself that members of the government who sit in the House of Lords should be accountable to the elected House because otherwise there is a democratic deficit, and that is wrong.

John Bercow

I am not going to the House of Lords. Never. That’s not who I am. That’s not where I am.

Gordon Brown

I’ve always said that I favour an elected second chamber and I think it’s important that there are members of the House of Lords who are willing to vote for their own demise.

Jim Knight

Labour politicians for generations have fought to bring democracy to the House of Lords.

Charles Kennedy

My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense.

Polly Toynbee

In many ways, ‘Lords of Chaos’ is my first real movie. I went deeper with this film than any of my other movies. I approached my other films like I did my music videos or commercials, like jobs. But ‘Lords of Chaos’ I wrote myself, and it’s a close, personal story.

Jonas Akerlund

I agree with the Speaker and have concluded that my other activities do not permit me to devote the time that membership of the Lords properly requires.

Michael Ashcroft

As a member of the House of Lords, I don’t have a vote. If I did, I would be motivated as much by what I don’t want as what I do. I do want a Final Say referendum. So I do not want a Johnson majority.

Betty Boothroyd

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

Nothing surprises me about the Lords.

Christopher Monckton

The House of Lords says I’m not a member of it. My passport says I am – get used to it.

Christopher Monckton

I did a great deal of research to write ‘The Irish Duke.’ Since all the people in this Lords of the Realm series are real historical characters, everything had to be authentic. I researched Woburn Abbey, where my heroine lived, and everything about Barons Court in Ireland, which was the ancestral home of Abercorn.

Virginia Henley

It’s true that ‘Lords of the Sith’ has a lesbian character. Her orientation is a characteristic in the same way as is her brunette hair. It just fit with my conception of her.

Paul S. Kemp

Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new power in forging had been introduced.

James Nasmyth

Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords.

John Sterling

We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king’s person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.

Jack Cade

A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.

Robert Emmet

On balance, I would say that anybody who reminds our lords and masters that the computerized society is fragile… has definitely done a service to the public at large.

John Brunner

The reality of Britain is vibrant multiculturalism, but the myth we export is an all-white world of lords and ladies. Conversely, American society is pretty segregated, but the myth it exports is of a racial melting-pot, everyone solving crimes and fighting aliens side by side.

Riz Ahmed

It is a maxim in philosophy that ambitious men can be never good counselors to princes; the desire of having more is common to great lords, and a desire of rule a great cause of their ruin.

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?

John Clayton

We must restore faith in politics. Reform of the House of Lords is only one part of the answer, but it is a vital one.

Charles Kennedy

The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.

Clement Attlee

I would say, from an all-around point of view, Bruce Springsteen is one of the two great poet lords of America, Bob Dylan, coming out of the music world, the two of them.

Clive Davis

I first heard of Ulver reading the ‘Lords of Chaos’ book.

Matt Skiba

The House of Commons, refused to receive the addresses of the colonies, when the matter was pending; besides, we hold our rights neither from them nor from the Lords.

Christopher Gadsden

Look, I’m a member of the House of Lords and I’m the first to admit that I don’t understand how one gets new laws through.

Alan Sugar

Is there a bigger hypocrite than Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the CEO of ‘Lords Bank?’

Noel Edmonds

I have many of the Rock Lords; Magmar, I’m obsessed with. That’s a sign of how versatile the Rock Lords were, that they could come out with toys that turned into rocks.

Adam F. Goldberg

It’s the weird thing Eton does – you’re at school next to lords and earls and, in my case, Prince William, so you end up being used to dealing with those sorts of people.

Eddie Redmayne

The Conservative Party is not honouring the commitment to Lords reform and, as a result, part of our contract has now been broken. Clearly I cannot permit a situation where Conservative rebels can pick and choose the parts of the contract they like, while Liberal Democrat MPs are bound to the entire agreement.

Nick Clegg

The idea behind ‘NecroFusion’ came about when Praga Khan of Lords of Acid contacted me after I started making a bunch of Twitter posts about how big a fan I was. Lords of Acid was my favorite band in high school, and Praga is a true pioneer of that style of electronic music.

Zak Bagans

I go to the House of Lords in the afternoon and try to walk halfway. I may be thinking about what I’m going to write. It’s much more satisfying than sitting in a chair.

Ruth Rendell

It would be wholly wrong constitutionally for the unelected House of Lords to do anything, to kill anything of a financial nature that has been through the House of Commons not once but twice.

Nigel Lawson

The House of Lords has many fine aspects, but at its heart, it is a betrayal of the core democratic principle that those in the enlightened world hold so dear – that those who make the laws of the land should be elected by those who must obey those laws.

Charles Kennedy

What is Lords?

Lord’s Cricket Ground is a cricket venue in St Jean’s Wood, London and is commonly referred to as Lord’s Ground.