Friday, October 5, 2012

Quote of the Day (T.B. Macaulay, on Uninformed Talk of a ‘Golden Age’)

“Those who compare the age in which their lot has fallen with a golden age which exists only in imagination, may talk of degeneracy and decay; but no man who is correctly informed as to the past, will be disposed to take a morose or desponding view of the present.”—British historian and politician Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), The History of England, Volume I (1849)

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