13 Quotes filtered by Defence
The EU will not stop wars: it wants an army to fight them.
John Redwood 2001
I don't know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.
Duke of Wellington
There is no security for any power unless it be a security in which its neighbours have an equal share.
The army will hear nothing of politics from me and in return I expect to hear nothing of politics from the army.
H H Asquith 04/04/1914
The Admiralty has demanded six, the Treasury said we could only have four so we compromised on eight.
On defence procurement during WW1
What astounds me about the history of the British Navy is how cheaply we have policed the world for 300 years.
Ernest Bevin 07/11/1945
I think it is well also for the man in the street to realise thay there is no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed. Whatever people may tell him, the bomber will always get through.
Stanley Baldwin 10/11/1932
In the councils of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex.
Dwight D Eisenhower 1961
My only great qualification for being put in charge of the Navy is that I am very much at sea.
Ed Carson 12/1916
The United States is contributing massively to the defence of Europe and we should be very grateful.
Margaret Thatcher 27/10/1983
A bully has no respect for a weakling and the way to stop a bully is not to be weak. The way to stop a bully from ever being a bully is to say: "I'm as strong as you. Anything you do to me, I can do to you." We are going for nuclear and conventional disarmament but we're going about it in the right way.
Margaret Thatcher 10/01/1982