Sir John A. MacDonald Quotes

May 16, 2017

“Let us be English or let us be French, but above all let us be Canadian.”

“A British subject I was born. A British subject I will die.”

“Give me better wood and I will build a better cabinet.”

“Anybody can support me when I am right. What I want is a man to support me when I am wrong.”

“ A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is a statement of an agreeable untruth.”

“An election is like a horserace in that you can tell more about it the next day.”

“The time has come, I think, when we must choose men for their qualifications rather than for their localities.”

“No government position for “over washed Englishmen utterly ignorant of the country and full of crouches as all Englishmen are.”


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