„At the age of twenty six I am in the condition of an aged person — all my old friends are gone... & my heart fails when I think by how few ties I hold to the world....“

—  Mary Shelley, Journal (15 May 1824)
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„I think we have been the most Conservative. I think that myself, and my friend Mr. Bright, and many I see about me, who have voted for twenty years for what have been considered revolutionary measures, have been the great Conservatives of our own age.“

—  Richard Cobden English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman 1804 - 1865
Speech in Rochdale (26 June 1861), quoted in John Bright and J. E. Thorold Rogers (eds.), Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden, M.P. Volume II (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908), p. 437.

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