William Ewart Gladstone

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William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898), was a British Liberal statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times (1868–1874, 1880–1885, February–July 1886 and 1892–1894), more than any other person. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister, 84 when he resigned for the last time. He had also served as Chancellor of the ... more »

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  • ''All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.''
    W.E. (William Ewart) Gladstone (1809-1888), British Liberal prime minister, statesman. Speech, June 28, 1886, Liverpool, England.
  • ''You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.''
    W.E. (William Ewart) Gladstone (1809-1898), British statesman. Speech, April 27, 1866, to the House of Commons. On the Reform Bill.
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