Thomas Babington Macaulay: Correctly informed

“Those who compare the age in which their lot has fallen with a golden age which exists only in imagination, may talk of degeneracy and decay; but no man who is correctly informed as to the past, will be disposed to take a morose or desponding view of the present.”

—Thomas Babington Macaulay, author and statesman (25 Oct 1800-1859).