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William Ewart Gladstone

Datum narození: 29. prosinec 1809
Datum úmrtí: 19. květen 1898

William Gladstone byl britský státník, člen Liberální strany, který po čtyři funkční období zastával funkci premiéra. Vykonával i funkci ministra financí a prosazoval přijetí zákona, který zavedl samosprávu Irska.


„Militarismus je největší tyran naší doby.“

„Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.“


„If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.“

„Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.“

„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.“

„Justice delayed is justice denied“

„Failure is success if we learn from it.“

„Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.“


„No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.“

„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.“

„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.“

„Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.“


„If you weren't such a great man, you'd be a terrible bore.“

„Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to haunt for happiness“

„books are the voices of the dead. They are a main instrument of communion with the vast human procession of the other world. They are the allies of the thought of man. They are in a certain sense at enmity with the world. Their work is, at least, in the two higher compartments of our threefold life. In a room well filled with them, no one has felt or can feel solitary. Second to none, as friends to the individual, they are first and foremost among the compages, the bonds and rivets of the race, onward from that time when they were first written on the tablets of Babylonia and Assyria, the rocks of Asia minor, and the monuments of Egypt, down to the diamond editions of Mr. Pickering and Mr. Frowde.“ On Books and the Housing of Them

„We know quite well that the people of the Northern States have not yet drunk of the cup -- they are still trying to hold it far from their lips -- which all the rest of the world see they nevertheless must drink of. We may have our own opinions about slavery; we may be for or against the South; but there is no doubt that Jefferson Davis and other leaders of the South have made an army; they are making, it appears, a navy; and they have made, what is more than either, they have made a nation.“

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