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Quotations From LORD CHATHAM, WILLIAM PITT, THE ELDER

 

  • 1.
    I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
    William Pitt, The Elder, Lord Chatham (1708-1778), British statesman. Address, January 14, 1766, to House of Commons. Attacking the Rockingham Ministry.

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  • 2.
    If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms—never—never—never!
    William Pitt, The Elder, Lord Chatham (1708-1778), British statesman. Address to House of Lords, November 18, 1777.
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