Sunday, December 20, 2015


A Calamity

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), "'Locksley Hall' and the Jubilee," The Nineteenth Century, No. CXIX (January, 1887):
Each generation or age of men is under a twofold temptation: the one to overrate its own performances and prospects, the other to undervalue the times preceding or following its own. No greater calamity can happen to a people than to break utterly with its Past.

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