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'All Mr. Pitt's sentiments were liberal and elevated. His ruling passion was an unbounded ambition, which, when supported by great abilities and crowned with great success, make (sic) what the world calls a great man. He was haughty, imperious, impatient of contradiction, and over-bearing; qualities which too often accompany, but always clog, great ones
-Philip Dormer Stanhope, Character of Mr. Pitt; Chesterfield's Works. Appendix to vol. iv. p. 64.