William Pitt

[1st Earl of Chatham]

William Pitt Quotes

  • ''I cannot give them my confidence; pardon me, gentlemen, confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.''
    William, Earl Of Pitt (1708-1778), British statesman. speech, Jan. 14, 1766, to House of Commons. Attacking the Rockingham ministry.
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  • ''There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.''
    William, Earl Of Pitt (1708-1778), British statesman. Speech, March 2, 1770, to House of Lords.

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