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William Ewart Gladstone
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Engrave this Quote The thirst for an enduring fame is near akin to the love of true excellence; but the fame of the moment is a dangerous possession and a bastard motive; and he who does his acts in order that the echo of them may come back as a soft music in his ears, plays false to his noble destiny as a Christian man, places himself in continual danger of dallying with wrong, and taints even his virtuous actions at their source.
-William Ewart Gladstone, The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley Tell a Friend


 


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