George Canning — English Statesman born on April 11, 1770, died on August 08, 1827

George Canning, FRS, was a British statesman and Tory politician who served in various senior cabinet positions under numerous Prime Ministers, before himself serving as Prime Minister for the final four months of his life... (wikipedia)

In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.