No philosopher now looks for anything but the gradual evolutionoftheneworder fromtheold?Historyshows us no example of the sudden substitutions of Utopian and revolutionary romance.
1889 Fabian Essays.
How anyone can fear that the British electorate, whatever mistakesitcanmake or maycondone, canever go too far or too fast is incomprehensible? The Labour Party, when in due course it comes to be entrusted with power, will naturally not want to do everything at once. Once we facethenecessityof putting our principles into execution from one end of the kingdom to the other, the inevitabilityof gradualness cannot failtobe appreciated.SidneyJames Webb