Quotes

13 Quotes filtered by Defence

The EU will not stop wars: it wants an army to fight them.

John Redwood 2001

Category: Defence, War, Eurosceptic

Tags: Defence, Eurosceptic, John Redwood, Policy, War, World Politics

I don't know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.

Duke of Wellington

Category: Defence, War

Tags: Defence, Duke of Wellington, Policy, War, World Politics

There is no security for any power unless it be a security in which its neighbours have an equal share.

Edward Grey

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, Edward Grey, Policy

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

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, H H Asquith, Policy

The Admiralty has demanded six, the Treasury said we could only have four so we compromised on eight.

Winston Churchill

On defence procurement during WW1

Category: Defence, Treasury, HM, World War I

Tags: Defence, Economics, Policy, Treasury, HM, Winston Churchill, World Politics, World War I

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

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, Ernest Bevin, Policy

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

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, Policy, Stanley Baldwin

In the councils of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex.

Dwight D Eisenhower 1961

Category: Art of Government, Defence

Tags: Art of Government, Defence, Dwight D Eisenhower, Government, Policy

Speak softly, carry a big stick.

Theodore Roosevelt 02/09/1901

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, Policy, Theodore Roosevelt

My only great qualification for being put in charge of the Navy is that I am very much at sea.

Ed Carson 12/1916

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, Ed Carson, Policy

The United States is contributing massively to the defence of Europe and we should be very grateful.

Margaret Thatcher 27/10/1983

Category: Europe & America, Defence

Tags: America, Defence, Europe & America, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

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

Category: Defence, Nuclear Disarmament

Tags: Defence, Margaret Thatcher, Nuclear Disarmament, Policy

We are very fortunate to have someone else's weapons stationed on our soil, to fight those targeted on us.

Margaret Thatcher 16/02/1981

Category: Cold War, Defence

Tags: Cold War, Defence, Margaret Thatcher, Policy, World Politics

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What should be the glory of the profession is that a doctor should be able to meet his patients with no financial anxiety.

Aneurin Bevan

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