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RT. HON. WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
English statesman and author
(1809 - 1898)
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The proper function of a government is to make it easy for people to do good, and difficult for them to do evil.
      - [Government]

The sea, that home of marvels.
      - [Sea]

The sense of beauty enters into the highest philosophy, as in Plato. The highest poet must be a philosopher, accomplished like Dante, or intuitive like Shakespeare.
      - [Beauty]

The ship retains her anchorage, yet drifts with a certain range, subject to wind and tide; so we have for an anchorage the cardinal truths of the gospel.
      - [Religion]

The three highest titles that can be given a man are those of martyr, hero, saint.
      - [Titles]

There was a twilight before the dawn, and a dawn before the morning, and a morning before the day.
      - [Judaism]

[Turks] one and all, bag and baggage, shall I hope clear out from
  the province they have desolated and profaned.
      - in a speech [Turkey]

Vanity and pride sustain so close an alliance as to be often mistaken for each other.
      - [Pride]

We cannot change the profound and resistless tendencies of the age toward religious liberty. It is our business to guide and control their application.
      - [Religion]

Wisdom,--a man's best friend.
      - [Wisdom]

With a sigh for what we have not, we must be thankful for what we have, and leave to One wiser than ourselves the deeper problems of the human soul and of its discipline.
      - [Resignation]

Woman is most perfect when most womanly.
      - [Perfection]

Unhappily my manner tends to turn every conversation into a debate.
      - Diaries (p. 428) [Disposition]

My name may have buoyancy enough to float upon the sea of time.
      - quoted by Eton Miscellany [Names]

To be engaged in opposing wrong affords, under the conditions of our mental constitution, but a slender guarantee for being right.
      - Time and Place of Homer (introduction)
        [Character]

A rational reaction against irrational excesses and vagaries of skepticism may . . . readily degenerate into the rival folly of credulity.
      - Time and Place of Homer (introductory)
        [Folly]


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