"The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."John Bright on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."John Bright on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."John Bright on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."John Bright on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."John Bright on Thomas Paine
"The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury."