Charles Trevelyan

(Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, 1st Baronet)

Charles Trevelyan
Charles Trevelyan
  • Born: April 2, 1807
  • Died: June 19, 1886
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Civil Servant, Colonial Administrator

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Dependence on Charity is not to be made an agreeable mode of life. Welfare
However overwhelming the victory of our navy, our commerce will suffer terribly. In war too, the first productive energies of the whole people have to be devoted to armaments. Cannon are a poor industrial exchange for cotton. We shall suffer a steady impoverishment as the character of our work exchanges. All this I felt so strongly that I cannot count the cause adequate which is to lead to this misery. So I have resigned. War & Peace
I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals. I want to see the Liberal party throw its heart and soul fearlessly into reform so as to prevent a reaction from the present state of things and the violent revolution that would inevitably follow it. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
I represent a constituency swarming with Irish Catholics. I would rather lose my seat than give the priesthood a bigger power in the schools. I am absolutely determined that the Labour Party shall not get into the hands of any religion, least of all Catholic. Religion & God
I wish to make it clear from the onset that at the coming election I want support on no other understanding that the new Parliament is to destroy once and for ever, the power of the hereditary chamber to reverse the decisions of the representatives of the people. Intergovernmental Relations
The famine has been sent by God to teach the Irish a lesson. . . . The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable. States. Nations & Nationhood
I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals. Sympathy
The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.