Wilfrid Laurier

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Wilfrid Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier

Confederation is a compact, made originally by four provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it, and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the best consideration of its members, that this compact should not be lightly altered.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:10]
Fraternity without absorption, union without fusion.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:23]
He is ready, if the occasion presents itself, to throw the whole English population in the St. Lawrence.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:32]
I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:53]
I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall be at liberty to act or not act, to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases, and that she shall reserve to herself the right to judge whether or not there is cause for her to act.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:13]
I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:39]
It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:52]
It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to form a party by themselves.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:58]
Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:05]
Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:13]
This country must be governed, and can be governed, simply on questions of policy and administration and the French Canadians who have had any part in this movement have never had any other intention but to organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:26]
Why, so soon as French Canadians, who are in a minority in this House and in the country, were to organise as a political party, they would compel the majority to organise as a political party, and the result must be disastrous to themselves.More Wilfrid Laurier [07/30/2011 11:07:40]
I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall be at liberty to act or not act, to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases, and that she shall reserve to herself the right to judge whether or not there is cause for her to act.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Confederation is a compact, made originally by four provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it, and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the best consideration of its members, that this compact should not be lightly altered.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am a subject of the British Crown, but whenever I have to choose between the interests of England and Canada it is manifest to me that the interests of my country are identical with those of the United States of America.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I were not French I would choose to be - Scotch.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion; while, for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Englishman respects your opinions, but he never thinks of your feelings.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We French-Canadians belong to one country, Canada: Canada is for us the whole world: but the English-Canadians have two countries, one here and one across the sea.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The twentieth century belongs to Canada.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Canada is free and freedom is its nationality,More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to form a party by themselves.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English language as in the French.More Wilfrid Laurier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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