Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
I don't want to live—I want to love first, and live incidentally.Zelda Fitzgerald
- I was with you, Mr. Scott—till I heard your argument.
- Related by John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, in Horace Twiss, The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon (1844), p. 79.
- The accident of an accident.
- Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton. Recounted in Butler's Reminiscences, vol. i. p. 142.
- When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me.
- 27 Parliamentary History, 680; Annual Register, 1789. Wilkes is reported to have replied, somewhat coarsely, but not unhappily it must be allowed, "Forget you! He ’ll see you damned first". Edmund Burke also exclaimed, "The best thing that could happen to you!" —Henry Peter, Lord Brougham, Statesmen of the Time of George III (Thurlow).
- Corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to be condemned; they therefore do as they like.
- Quoted in John Poynder Literary Extracts (1844) vol. 1, p. 2.
- This is often misquoted as "Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked?"
About Edward Thurlow
- I suppose no one ever was so wise as Thurlow looks.