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William E. Gladstone
1809 - 1908

Liberal prime minister of Britain through four interrupted terms in the late 1800's. Gladstone was religious and brought a moral tone to his politics, along with support for free trade, parliamentary reform, and Home Rule for Ireland.

Any man can stand up to his opponents. Give me the man who can stand up to his friends.

 Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence; Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.