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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:42
AUTHOR:Henry John Temple, 3d Viscount Palmerston (1784–1865)
QUOTATION:We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.
ATTRIBUTION:LORD PALMERSTON, remarks in the House of Commons defending his foreign policy, March 1, 1848.—Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates, 3d series, vol. 97, col. 122.
SUBJECTS:Allies
 
 
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