Who Said It? Edition No. 3

Dozens of webbers gave an answer to our last Who Said It quiz, but few got it right. The answer is Samuel Goldfish, better known as Samuel Goldwyn, the American independent film producer. Important clues were there in his sayings. ‘Who Said It’ number 3 starts here: please send your solution in the form of a Comment. Thanks from Dean.

“Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.”

“He traces the steam engine always back to the tea-kettle.” (of Sir Robert Peel)

“He has to learn that petulance is not sarcasm, and that insolence is not invective.”

“Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.”

“Change is inevitable in a progressive country. Change is constant.”

“Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilisers of man.”

“An author who speaks about his own books is like a mother talking of her children.”

“He is a great master of gibes, and flouts and jeers.” (of the Marquis of Salisbury)

“A sophistical (sic) rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.” (of W.E. Gladstone)

“The practice of politics in the Far East may be defined by one word, dissimulation.”

“I believe they went out, like all good things, with the Stuarts.”

“Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.”

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