Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.
It has lately been brought to my knowledge That the Ministers fully design To suppress each cathedral and college, And eject every learned divine. To assist this detestable scheme Three nuncios from Rome are come over; They left Calais on Monday by steam, And landed to dinner at Dover.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.- Albert Einstein
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.- Khalil Gibran
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Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim. If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait for ever.Topics in Politics
|Birth:||25th October, 1800|
|Death:||28th December, 1859|
|Profession:||Historian, Poet, Politician|
Macaulay was the eldest child of Zachary Macaulay, a Scottish Highlander, who became a colonial governor and abolitionist and Selena Mills who was a former pupil of Hannah More. Thomas Macaulay was born in Leicestershire, England, where he was noted as a child prodigy.
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