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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 176 of the late Roy Jenkins’s splendid 1995 biography – Gladstone – of the great 19th-century liberal British statesman William Gladstone:

Furthermore, he [Gladstone] extolled all the non-martial virtues, denounced the ‘glare of glory’ and regretted that the policy of peace and negotiation, which was the only basis of ‘real moral and social advancement of man’, sometimes failed to sustain itself against the false glamour and romantic excitement of war.