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Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Data de nascimento: 13. Abril 1825
Data de falecimento: 7. Abril 1868

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee foi um irlandês nacionalista, porta-voz católico, jornalista e um Pai de Confederação Canadense. Ele lutou para o desenvolvimento das identidades nacionais irlandeses e canadenses que transcendem seus grupos componentes.

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„Miracles would cease to be miracles if they were events of everyday occurrence;“

—  Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Context: Miracles would cease to be miracles if they were events of everyday occurrence; the very nature of wonders requires that they should be rare; and this is a miraculous and wonderful circumstance, that men at the head of the governments in five separate provinces, and men at the head of the parties opposing them, all agreed at the same time to sink party differences for the good of all, and did not shrink, at the risk of having their motives misunderstood, from associating together for the purpose of bringing about this result. (Cheers.) Legislative Assembly, February 9, 1865

„We have no aristocracy but of virtue and talent, which is the only true aristocracy, and is the old and true meaning of the term.“

—  Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Context: This is a new land - a land of pretension because it is new; because classes and systems have not had that time to grow here naturally. We have no aristocracy but of virtue and talent, which is the only true aristocracy, and is the old and true meaning of the term. (Hear, hear.) Legislative Assembly, February 9, 1865

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„I will content myself, Mr. Speaker, with those principal motives to union; first, that we are in the rapids and must go on;“

—  Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Context: I will content myself, Mr. Speaker, with those principal motives to union; first, that we are in the rapids and must go on; next that our neighbours will not, on their side, let us rest supinely, even if we could do so from other causes; and thirdly, that by making the united colonies more valuable as an ally to Great Britain, we shall strengthen rather than weaken the imperial connection. (Cheers.) Legislative Assembly, February 9, 1865

„The two greatest things that all men aim at in any free government are liberty and permanency.“

—  Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Context: The two greatest things that all men aim at in any free government are liberty and permanency. We have had liberty enough - too much perhaps in some respects - but at all events, liberty to our hearts content. Legislative Assembly, February 9, 1865

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