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Richard Cobden Quotes

In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion. There they have adopted a system of secular education, because they have found it impracticable to unite the religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.
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For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.

— Richard Cobden

But it is my happiness to be half Welsh, and that the better half.

— Richard Cobden

The problem to solve is, whether a single or a double government would be most advantageous; and, in considering that point, I am met by this difficulty - that I cannot see that the present form of government is a double government at all.

— Richard Cobden

For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead to a constant increase of expenditure.

— Richard Cobden

In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion. There they have adopted a system of secular education, because they have found it impracticable to unite the religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.

— Richard Cobden

On the contrary, all the world would point to that nation as violating a treaty, by going to war with a country with whom they had engaged to enter into arbitration.

— Richard Cobden

From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace, or possessing increased security against war.

— Richard Cobden

Look not to the politicians; look to yourselves.

— Richard Cobden

I've seen the smiling of Fortune beguiling, I've felt all its favours and found its decay; Sweet was its blessing, kind its caressing, But now it is fled, fled far, far away.

— Richard Cobden

The principles of political economy have elevated the working class above the place they ever filled before.

— Richard Cobden

I took the repeal of the Corn Laws as light amusement compared with the difficult task of inducing the priests of all denominations to agree to suffer the people to be educated.

— Richard Cobden

Cobden was the greatest statesman and prophet of the century. His speeches are an inspiration. A man whose disciple I am willing to confess I am.

— Richard Cobden

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