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Charles James Fox
(1749-1806) born on
Jan 24
English government official. As Britain's first foreign secretary he was a famous champion of liberty; conducted against King George III a long and brilliant vendetta.
Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.

He was uniformly of an opinion which, though not a popular one, he was ready to aver, that the right of governing was not property but a trust.
How much the greatest event it is that ever happened in the world! and how much the best!
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
The worst of revolutions is a restoration.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 31 Oct. 1776, to House of Commons.
R: Referring to William Pitt's plans for parliamentary reform. C.J. Fox," by J. L. Hammond.
A: Referring to the fall of the Bastille, 14 July 1789. Letter to Fitzpatrick, 30 Jul 1789.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Speech, 10 Dec. 1785, to the House of Commons.

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