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William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874 – 1950)

Tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921, to June 28, 1926; September 25, 1926, to August 6, 1930; and October 23, 1935, to November 15, 1948.
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William Lyon Mackenzie King
Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
King quotes
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
Do nothing by halves
Which can be done by quarters.

It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that counts most in Government.
King William Lyon Mackenzie
I believed the people had a true instinct in most matters of government when left alone. That they were not swayed, as specially favoured individuals were, by personal interest, but rather by a sense of what best served the common good. That they recognized the truth when it was put before them, and that a leader can guide so long as he kept to the right lines. I did not think it was a mark of leadership to try to make the people do what one wanted them to do.
We had no shape
Because he never took sides;
And no sides
Because he never allowed them to take shape.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Sat in a corner and played with string,
Loved his mother like anything,
William Lyon Mackenzie King.
When it comes to politics, one has to do as one [does] at sea with a sailing ship... reach one's course having regard to prevailing winds.
In a word, that policy may be described as not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary.
King William Lyon Mackenzie
Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile... Once a nation parts with the control of its credit, it matters not who makes the laws... Usury once in control will wreck the nation.
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