Quotations From CHARLES JAMES FOX

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  • 1.
    The worst of revolutions is a restoration.
    Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig politician. speech, Dec. 10, 1785, to the House of Commons.
  • 2.
    How much the greatest event it is that ever happened in the world! and how much the best!
    Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig politician. Letter, July 30, 1789, on the fall of the Bastille. Fox's support for the French Revolution led to the rupture of his cherished friendship with Edmund Burke over the issue.

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  • 3.
    Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.
    Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig politician. Speech, October 31, 1776, to the House of Commons.
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