Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Lord Palmerston, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

British Prime Minister and British Foreign Minister

"We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and these interests it is our duty to follow."

"Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."