Provided that the City of London remains, as it is at present, the clearing-house of the world, any other nation may be its workshop. Let it be our endeavour, let it be our task, to keep alight the torch of imperial patriotism, to hold fast the affection and the confidence of our kinsmen across the seas; so that in every vicissitude of fortune the British Empire may present an unbroken front to all her foes, and may carry on even to distant ages the glorious traditions of the British flag. Sugar has gone, silk has gone, iron is threatened, wool is threatened, cotton will go! If sweated goods are to be allowed in this country without restriction, why not the people who make them? Rising to power through his influence with the Liberal grassroots organisation, he served as President of the Board of Trade in Gladstone's Second Government . If in time of war one of the great countries, Russia, Germany, France, or the United States of America, were to cut off its supply, it would infallibly raise the price according to the quantity which we received from that country. London is the clearing-house of the world. Tags: Lord, Salisbury, constitutes, himself, spokesman, class, belongs. Cultured persons complain that the society there is vulgar; less agreeable to the delicate tastes of delicately trained minds. It is true that men themselves made this world of nations... but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves. You New Old Cannot. "You cannot teach old dogs new tricks." Joseph Chamberlain. (Loud laughter.) They will give us, in the first place— I believe they will reserve to us the trade which we already enjoy. Chamberlain made his career in Birmingham, first as a manufacturer of screws and then as a notable mayor of the city. Joseph Chamberlain was a British statesman who was first a radical Liberal, then, after opposing home rule for Ireland, a Liberal Unionist, and eventually served as a leading imperialist in coalition with the Conservatives. (Cheers.) If we fail, let us try again and again until we succeed. We are not downhearted, but we cannot understand what is happening to our neighbors. If you are prepared at any time to take any share, any proportionate share, in the burdens of the Empire, we are prepared to meet you with any proposal for giving to you a corresponding voice in the policy of the Empire. Joseph Chamberlain Quotes. I believe that the British race is the greatest of the governing races that the world has ever seen. Or are we to take up a new youth as members of a great Empire which will continue for generation after generation, the strength, the power, and the glory of the British race?“, „You can not have omelettes without breaking eggs“, „What about the working men? Joseph Chamberlain Quotes. It is from the French, "on ne saurait faire d'omelette sans casser des œufs" (1742 and earlier), attributed to François de Charette.1890sContext: You can not have omelettes without breaking eggs; you can not destroy the practises of barbarism, of slavery, of superstition, which for centuries have desolated the interior of Africa, without the use of force; but if you will fairly contrast the gain to humanity with the price which we are bound to pay for it, I think you may well rejoice in the result of such expeditions as those which have recently been conducted with such signal success in Nyassaland, Ashanti, Benin, and Nupé—expeditions which may have, and indeed have, cost valuable lives, but as to which we may rest assured that for one life lost a hundred will be gained, and the cause of civilization and the prosperity of the people will in the long run be eminently advanced. © Citatis, 2017-2020. Do you think, if you belong at present to a prosperous industry, that your industry will be allowed to continue? Joseph Chamberlain was a British statesman who was first a radical Liberal, then, after opposing home rule for Ireland, a Liberal Unionist, and eventually served as a leading imperialist in coalition with the Conservatives. He can invest his money in foreign countries and live upon the interest, and then in the returns of the prosperity of the country it will be said that the country is growing richer because he is growing richer. Our motto is: Don't quote it if you can't source it.