F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead Quotes | Quotes by F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

1Were cricket and football abolished, it would bring upon the masses nothing but misery, depression, sloth, indiscipline and disorder.

2We have the highest authority for believing that the meek shall inherit the earth; though I have never found any particular corroboration of this aphorism in the records of Somerset House.

3A people so individual in its genius, so tenacious in love or hate, so captivating in its nobler moods.

4Good God, do you mean to say this place is a club?

5The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.

F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead Quotes

6I do not deal with subtleties; I am only a lawyer.