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 (1811-1889), British radical politician. Speech, March 31, 1854, to House of Commons.
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  • ''My opinion is that the Northern states will manage somehow to muddle through.''
    John Bright (1811-1889), British politician. Quoted in Reminiscences, vol. 1, ch. 5, Justin McCarthy (1899). Bright was a vigorous supporter of the Lincoln government.

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