Politics

Trollope considered himself to be a conservative Liberal.

  • Let the toryism of the Tory be ever so strong it is his destiny to carry out the purposes of his opponents.

    Why Frau Frohmann Rasied Her Prices

  • And it is so comfortable to have theories that one is not bound to carry out,' said Phineas.

    Phineas Finn

  • Let the toryism of the Tory be ever so strong it is his destiny to carry out the purposes of his opponents.

    Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices

  • There are certain things of which opposition members of Parliament complain loudly; and there are certain other things as to which they are silent. The line between these things is well known.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • There is nothing more tyrannical than a strong popular feeling among a democratic people.

    North America

  • The Utopian politician travels as far as he can away from the despotism of patriarchal rule, but he travels in a circle and comes back to it.

    Australia

  • What good government ever was not stingy?

    South Africa

  • No reform, no innovation ... stinks so foully in the nostrils of an English Tory politician as to be absolutely irreconcilable to him. When taken in the refreshing waters of office any such pill can be swallowed.

    The Bertrams

  • A man to be useful in Parliament, must be able to confine himself and conform himself, to be satisfied with doing a little bit of a little thing at a time.

    An Autobiography

  • A man who entertains in his mind any political doctrine, except as a means of improving the condition of his fellows, I regard as a political intriguer, a charlatan, and a conjuror.

    An Autobiography

  • Britons who take a delight in politics ... should not be desirous of peeping behind the scenes. No beholder at any theatre should do so.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • In almost every bosom there sits a parliament in which a conservative party is ever combating to maintain things old, while the liberal side of the house is always conquering, but its adversary is never conquered.

    The Fortnightly Review, October 1865

  • It is liberty to growl about the iron fleet, or the ballot, or the taxes, or the peers, or the bishops, or anything else, except the House of Commons. That's the British Constitution.

    Phineas Finn

  • There is nothing more tyrannical than a strong popular feeling among a democratic people.

    North America

  • The first necessity for good speaking is a large audience.

    Phineas Finn

  • When any body of statesman make public asseverations by won one or various voices, that there is no discord between them, not a dissentient voice on any subject, people I had to suppose that they cannot hang together much longer.

    The Duke's Children