Three English Statesmen: A Course of Lectures on the Political History of England (Classic Reprint)

Three English Statesmen: A Course of Lectures on the Political History of England (Classic Reprint)

by Goldwin Smith
     
 

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Let us never glorify revolution. Statesmanship is the art of avoiding it, and of making progress at once continuous and calm. Revolutions are not only full of all that a good citizen and a good Christian hates while they last, but they leave a long train of bitterness

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Excerpt from Three English Statesmen: A Course of Lectures on the Political History of England

Let us never glorify revolution. Statesmanship is the art of avoiding it, and of making progress at once continuous and calm. Revolutions are not only full of all that a good citizen and a good Christian hates while they last, but they leave a long train of bitterness behind. The energy and the exaltation of character which they call forth are paid for in the lassitude, the depression, the political infidelity which ensue. The great spirits of the English Revolution were followed by the men of Charles II. Whatever of moral grandeur there was in the French Revolution was followed by Bonapartism and Talleyrand. Even while the great men are on the scene, violence and one-sidedness mar their greatness.

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ISBN-13:
9781330479889
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/29/2015
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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