Richard Monckton Milnes

1st Baron Houghton
Richard Monckton Milnes


As he lay on his deathbed the bon vivant Monckton Milnes observed, “My exit is the result of too many entrées.”


The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.

~Richard Monckton Milnes
Biographical Note: 

Richard Monckton Milnes was a British writer, poet, patron of literature, and politician. He was also a persistent suitor of Florence Nightingale (who refused to marry him), and one of her staunchest supporters.