Neville Chamberlain quotes

  • I believe it is peace in our time.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #War #Believe #World

  • Whatever may be the reason, whether it was that Hitler thought he might get away with what he had got without fighting for it, orwhether it was that after all the preparations were not sufficiently complete--however, one thing is certain: he missed the bus.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Peace #War #Fighting

  • In the event of any action which clearly threatened Polish independence and which the Polish Government accordingly considered it vital to resist with their national forces, His Majesty's Government would feel themselves bound at once to lend the Polish Government all support in their power. They have given the Polish Government an assurance to this effect. I may add that the French Government have authorized me to make it plain that they stand in the same position in this matter.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #War #Government #Support

  • Thrift is that habit of character that prompts one to work for what he gets, to earn what is paid him; to invest a part of his earnings; to spend wisely and well; to save, but not hoard.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Art #Character #Earning

  • I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government an official note stating that unless we heard from them by eleven o'clock, that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and consequently this county is at war with Germany.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Morning #War #Government

  • We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Country #Europe #Two

  • This is a sad day for all of us, and to none is it sadder than to me. Everything that I have worked for, everything that I have believed in during my public life, has crashed into ruins. There is only one thing left for me to do: That is, to devote what strength and powers I have to forwarding the victory of the cause for which we have to sacrifice so much... I trust I may live to see the day when Hitlerism has been destroyed and a liberated Europe has been re-established.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Sacrifice #Europe #Victory

  • No doubt the Jews aren't a lovable people; I don't care about them myself; but that is not sufficient to explain the Pogrom.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #People #Doubt #Care

  • Armed conflict between nations is a nightmare to me, but if I were convinced that any nation had made up its mind to dominate the world by fear of its force I should feel it should be resisted.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Mind #World #Nightmare

  • My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time... Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Nice #Believe #Sleep

  • Whatever the lengths to which others may go, His Majesty's Government will never resort to the deliberate attack on women and children and other civilians for purposes of mere terrorism.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Children #Government #Purpose

  • We would fight not for the political future of a distant city [Danzig], rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Military #Fighting #Cities

  • However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbor, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account. If we have to fight it must be on larger issues than that...
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Powerful #War #Military

  • Taxation is not a method by which the community corporately provides itself with essential services, but a fund to be divided between different interests with political claims upon the state.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Community #Political #Liberty

  • It is evil things that we will be fighting against-brute force, bad faith, injustice, oppression and persecution-and against them I am certain that the right will prevail.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Fighting #History #Evil

  • In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #War #History #May

  • How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #Country #War #People

  • We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
    -- Neville Chamberlain

    #War #Mean #Trying

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