Quotes by Thomas Babington Macaulay

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
– Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.
– Thomas Babington Macaulay
And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
– Thomas Babington Macaulay
American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
– Thomas Babington Macaulay