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A collection of quotes by William Ewart Gladstone on laws, right, wrong, politics, tea, peace, statesman, lessons, motivation, public, inspire and policy.

13 Notable William Ewart Gladstone Quotes That Still Hold True

Quick Facts

Born On: December 29, 1809

Died On: May 19, 1898

Born In: Liverpool

Died At Age: 88

William Ewart Gladstone was an English statesman who served as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom for four terms. He pursued his graduation from Oxford where he was known to be a prominent debater. This helped him in his political pursuits and he was subsequently elected as a conservative member of parliament from Newark. He eventually became the ‘Chancellor of the Exchequer’ under Lord Palmerston. Soon after this, he left the party to join the liberals to eventually become their leader. Under his leadership, the liberals won the general elections and he became the Prime Minister. He was an influential leader and brought some major reforms in Britain which were appreciated by the commoners. He fought against corruption by bringing in the ‘The Corrupt Practices Act’, which became one of his major reforms. These reforms established great respect among the masses and they re-elected him multiple times. He shared his views and thoughts on politics, leadership, peace and statesmanship. Here is a treasure trove of quotations and sayings by the great statesman which have been extracted from the vast sea of his work. Presenting the famous quotes and thoughts by William Ewart Gladstone.
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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 Ewart Gladstone

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.

William Ewart Gladstone

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.

William Ewart Gladstone

Justice delayed is justice denied

William Ewart Gladstone

Failure is success if we learn from it.

William Ewart Gladstone

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

William Ewart Gladstone

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

William Ewart Gladstone

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.

William Ewart Gladstone

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

William Ewart Gladstone

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

William Ewart Gladstone

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

William Ewart Gladstone

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

William Ewart Gladstone

I was brought up to hate and fear liberty. I came to love it. That is the secret of my whole career.

William Ewart Gladstone