Romain Rolland

The political life of a nation is only the most superficial aspect of its being. In order to know it’s inner life, the source of its action one must penetrate to its soul by literature, philosophy and the arts, where are reflected the ideas, passions, the dreams of a whole people.

Benjamin Disraeli

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bond age to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy from apathy to dependence from dependence back again to bondage.

John Cotesworth Slessor

It is customary in democratic countries to deplore expenditure on armaments as conflicting with the requirements of the social services. There is a tendency to forget that the most important social service that a government can do for its people is to keep them alive and free.