John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
leading Whig and Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister on two occasions
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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC (18 August 1792 – 28 May 1878), known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was a British Whig and Liberal politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century.
- It is impossible that the whisper of a faction should prevail against the voice of a nation.
- Letter to T. Attwood, October 1831, after the rejection in the House of Lords of the Reform Bill (7 October 1831).
- If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace.
- Greenock, 19 September 1853