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The author of the following quotes: Lord Macaulay

Quotes by Lord Macaulay:

A good constitution
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
Lord Macaulay | politics

American democracy
American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
Lord Macaulay | politics

Discussing it freely
Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
Lord Macaulay | freedom

Enemies to laws
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
Lord Macaulay | power

I would rather be poor
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
Lord Macaulay | developmental

The government and the people
The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way in which they should go, sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?
Lord Macaulay | politics

To be fit to use their freedom
Many politicians 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 learned to swim.
Lord Macaulay | politics

Virtue
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Lord Macaulay | developmental

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