Charles Buxton

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Charles Buxton (18 November 1823 – 10 August 1871) was an English brewer, philanthropist, writer and Member of Parliament.


  • It would not be too much to say that if all drinking of fermented liquors could be done away, crime of every kind would fall to a fourth of its present amount, and the whole tone of moral feeling in the lower order might be indefinitely raised.
    • Reported to be in his pamphlet How to Stop Drunkenness in Grappling with the Monster[1] by T. S. Arthur
  • Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.

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