Thomas Babington Macaulay was born 25 October 1800, and died 28 December 1859
- The great cause of revolutions is this, that while nations move onward, constitutions stand still.
- The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
- Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
- I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
- The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
- It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.
- What a blessing it is to love books as I love them;- to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal!
Macauley was a British historian, essayist and reviewer who wrote books on British history. He held political office as Secretary at War and Paymaster-General. He played a major role in introducing English and western concepts to education in India.
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