31 Total Quotes

William Gladstone Quotes

He is the purest figure in history. [About George Washington]
William Gladstone
#History And Historians #History

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
William Gladstone
#British Leader

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would
William Gladstone
#Disease

Justice delayed is justice denied.
William Gladstone
#British Leader #Justice

Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race
William Gladstone
#Race

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.
William Gladstone
#Tea

No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes
William Gladstone
#Man

All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
William Gladstone
#Class

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
William Gladstone
#Happiness #Contentment

Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions
William Gladstone
#Mediocrity

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
William Gladstone
#Government

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.
William Gladstone
#Happiness #Third World

We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe.
William Gladstone
#British Leader

It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
William Gladstone
#Government #Duty

This is the negation of God erected into a system of government.
William Gladstone
#God

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.
William Gladstone
#Freedom #Desire

You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.
William Gladstone
#Reform #Future

It is not a life at all. It is a reticence, in three volumes.
William Gladstone
#Life #British Leader

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.
William Gladstone
#Empire #Germany

This, if I understand it, is one of those golden moments of our history, one of those opportunities which may come and may go, but which rarely return.
William Gladstone
#History

I would tell them of my own intention to keep my own counsel . . . and I will venture to recommend them, as an old Parliamentary hand, to do the same.
William Gladstone
#Intention