A Short History of English Liberalism

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
A Short History of English Liberalism  (1913) 
by Walter Lyon Blease


No rational man ever did govern himself by abstractions and universals.... A statesman differs from a professor in an university; the latter has only the general view of society.... A statesman, never losing sight of principles, is to be guided by circumstances; and, judging contrary to the exigencies of the moment, he may ruin his country for ever.
Burke, "On the Petition of the Unitarians."


Contents[edit]