William E. Gladstone

British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman

Lived from: 1809-1888

Quotes: William E. Gladstone

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    Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
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    All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
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    Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
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    Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.
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    He is the purest figure in history. [About George Washington]
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    If Germany is to become a colonizing power, all I say is, ''God speed her!'' She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.
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    It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
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    No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
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    Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
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    Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.
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    There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
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    We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of Peace.
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