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John Bright

Read through the most famous quotes from John Bright

I would prefer to have one comfortable room well stocked with books to all you could give me in the way of decoration which the highest art could supply.

— John Bright


Be the measure great or small, let it be honest in every part.

— John Bright

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Force is not a remedy.

— John Bright


I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.

— John Bright

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I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one, because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the suffrage will be granted to women.

— John Bright

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I. cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander of every poor Tory partisan who assails me, and I should not have noticed you but for the fact that you are a member of the House of Commons.

— John Bright

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If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure.

— John Bright

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As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic, Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian, nor am I an Irishman.

— John Bright

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Popular applause veers with the wind.

— John Bright

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The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s. the quarter; it is now under 40s. the quarter.

— John Bright

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About John Bright

John Bright Quotes

Did you know about John Bright?

Bright was re-elected by his Birmingham constituents and it turned out to be his last Parliament. Bright replied that if Cobden retired the mainspring of the League was gone. Why not go to the help of other interests in Belfast and Dublin? As to Dublin Parliament I argued that he was making a surrender all along the line—a Dublin Parliament would work with constant friction and would press against any barrier he might create to keep up the unity of the three Kingdoms.

He sat in the House of Commons from 1843 to 1889. He was one of the greatest orators of his generation and a strong critic of British foreign policy.

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