Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Some Grand Old Sayings

In honour of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the Grand Old Man, William Ewart Gladstone, who served 4 terms as Prime Minister when losing a vote was a matter of honour that called for a General Election here are some of his sayings.

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

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

"Justice delayed is justice denied."

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

There is a rally at Gladstone's statue near Haymarket at 12:00 today where David Steel will be saying a few things about his predecessor. Sadly I won't be there but check out Caron's blog for more details.

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