William Ewart Gladstone

1809 - 1898

A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on constitution

To be engaged in opposing wrong affords, under the conditions of our mental constitution, but a slender guarantee for being right.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Time and Place of Homer. Introduction.

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on civilization

The resources of civilization are not yet exhausted.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Speech, Leeds, 1881

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on selfishness

Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Speech, Hawarden, 1890

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on constitution, politics, and work

Letter to the committee in charge of the celebration of the centennial of the American Constitution. I have always regarded that Constitution as the most remarkable work known to me in modern times to have been produced by the human intellect, at a single stroke (so to speak), in its application to political affairs.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Letter, 1887

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on constitution, history, purpose, time, and work

As the British Constitution is the most subtle organism which has proceeded from progressive history, so the American Constitution is the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: “Kin Beyond the Sea,” from the North American Review, 1878

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on decisions and majorities

Decision by majorities is as much an expedient as lighting by gas.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Speech, House of Commons, 1858

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on conscience, disease, evil, practice, and world

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the world.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Speech, Plumstead 1878

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on future and time

You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Speech, 1866

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on world

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All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Speech, Liverpool, 1886

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A Quote by William Ewart Gladstone on injustice

National injustice is a sure road to national downfall.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Source: Speech, Plumstead 1878

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