"We are not a young people with innocent record and a scanty inheritance. We have engrossed to ourselves [an] altogether disaproportionate share of wealth and traffic of the world. We have got all we want in territory, and our claim to be left in unmolested enjoyment of vast and splendid possesions, mainly acquired by violence, largely maintained by force, often seem less reasonable to others than us."
Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, Janeiro de 1914, num discurso ao Parlamento, propugnando a necessidade de incrementar as despesas militares.
Citação recolhida in, Clive Ponting, Churchill, p. 132.