John Morley

[1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn]

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John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (24 December 1838 – 23 September 1923) was a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor. Initially a journalist, he was elected a Member of Parliament in 1883. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1886 and between 1892 and 1895, Secretary of State for India between 1905 and 1910 and again in 1911 and Lord President of the Council between ... more »

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  • ''They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. Published in "Aphorisms," Studies in Literature (1890)...
  • ''Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. Life of Burke, ch. 1 (1879).
  • ''They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. On Compromise, ch. 5 (1874).
  • ''You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. On Compromise, ch. 5 (1874).
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