Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically — while simulating a triumphant march forward — than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?
—Alexander Herzen (1812–70) Russian Revolutionary, Writer
You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!
—Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) British Head of State, Military Leader
A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.
—Walter Bagehot (1826–77) English Economist, Journalist