William Gladstone: On the Constitution

Liberty Letters, William Gladstone

I have always regarded that Constitution as the most remarkable work known to men in modern times to have been produced by the human intellect, at a single stroke (so to speak), in it application to political affairs.

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Source: William Gladstone, July 20, 1887; John Bartlett, “Familiar Quotations,” Eleventh Edition, p. 450. William Ewart Gladstone (1809 – 1898) was a British statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four times, and as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times.

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Liberty Letters are compiled and edited (with occasional commentary) by Steve Farrell. Copyright © 2011 Steve Farrell and Self-Educated American.