“But I venture to think there will be some of you here who will believe it is very nearly that time the peaceful, philanthropic, socializing doctrines of Mr. Bright and Mr. Cobden were a little more considered by the statesmen who rule our land.”
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
“We have got all we want in territory, but our claim to be left in undisputed enjoyment of vast splendid possessions, largely acquired by war and largely maintained by force, is one which often seems less reasonable to others than to us.”
“We have no longer to contemplate as our greatest potential danger, the alliance, junction, and co-operation of two naval powers of approximately equal strength, with all the weakness and uncertainty inherent in such combinations, but we have had for some time to consider the growth and development of a very powerful homogeneous Navy...”
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