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Richard Cobden
(1804-1865) born on
Jun 03
English politician. He was best known for his successful fight for repeal (1846) of the Corn Laws and his defense of free trade.
I believe it has been said that one copy of "The Times" contains more useful information than the whole of the historical works of Thucydides.

A newspaper should be the maximum of information, and the minimum of comment.
Luck relies on chance, labor on character.
The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labours of cabinets and foreign offices.
For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, Manchester, 27 Dec 1850.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: Speech, 26 June 1850, to the House of Commons.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

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