His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.— Idi Amin
Staggering British Empire quotations
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.
Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
While we remember that we are contending against brothers and fellow subjects, we must also remember that we are contending in this crisis for the fate of the British Empire.
Can't' will be the epitaph of the British Empire - unless we wake up in time.
The single most important thing you can do in business is to be yourself.
I turned down the OBE because its not a club you want to join when you look at the villains whove got it. Its all the things I think are despicable: patronage, deferring to the monarchy and the name of the British Empire, which is a monument of exploitation and conquest.
In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants.
I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single State. Self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Muslim State appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims, at least of North-West India.
The British Empire has advanced to a new conception of autonomyand freedom, to the idea of a system of British nations, each freely ordering its own individual life, but bound together in unity byallegiance to one Crown, and co-operating in all that concerns the common weal.
I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.
Were you to read the British press today, you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats.
The Jews might become the dynamite that will blow up the British Empire.
If we don't stop behaving like the British Empire, we will end up like the British Empire.
No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England.
We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic.
To destroy Christianity, we must first destroy the British Empire.
Every historian has a vested interest.
"The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" was not about the Roman but the British empire. What price the truth?
If you want something bad enough, you've got to make a bold move.
George Washington, took on the British Empire. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Ken Titus taped a hotel key to his underwear to score with an airport security guard.
It was on this day that the Bahamas declared independence.
Before that they were a British colony. The British Empire lost Canada and the Bahamas, to name just a couple. Britain's been dumped more times than Taylor Swift. But did they go writing whining songs about it? No.
Ah, there's nothing like tea in the afternoon.
When the British Empire collapses, historians will find that it had made but two invaluable contributions to civilization - this tea ritual and the detective novel.
A British imperium enabled Scots to feel themselves peers of the Ebglish in a way still denied them in an island kingdom. The language bears that out very clearly. The English and the foreign are still all too inclined to refer to the island of Great Britain as 'England'. But at no time have they ever customarily referred to an English empire.
I feel like Ive been engaged to the British Empire since 1980 and tonight you have given me the ring knighthood.
I would like my personal reading map to resemble a map of the British Empire circa 1900.
Canada evolved within the British Empire: it inherited the Parliamentary system, the Cabinet system and all the other features of the British constitutional system which had been in place, for the most part, for several centuries before Canada was even thought of.
Using the passive voice is always very helpful.
Mind you, a lot of that propaganda English emanates from here. The British establishment has always used the passive voice. It's been a weapon of discourse so those who committed terrible acts in the old empire could not be identified.
I believe in the acceptance of personal responsibility, freedom of choice, and the British Empire, which took freedom and the rule of law to countries which would never have known it otherwise.
The sun never sets on the British Empire.
But it rises every morning. The sky must get awfully crowded.
The builders of the British Indian Empire have patiently built its four pillars-the European interests, the army, the Indian princes and the communal divisions.
Every empire suffers from hubris, arrogance and condescension, and therefore a moral blindness. That's true of the American empire, it was true of the British Empireearlier, and it will certainly be true of the Chinese Empire in the future.
Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
The strength and vitality of an empire is frequently due to the new aristocracy from the periphery.
In India, as we saw, the Sepoy Mutiny led to a vast reorganization of British colonialism in the area, sending out a viceroy from London and before too long, Queen Victoria was proclaimed “Empress of India,” with this great empire, ruling over maharajahs and other local potentates.
The British Empire was so vast and so powerful, the sun would never set on it.
This is how big it was, yet these 13 little scrawny states, tired of taxation without representation, tired of being exploited and oppressed and degraded, told that big British Empire, liberty or death.
The loss of India would mark and consummate the downfall of the British Empire.
That great organism would pass at a stroke out of life into history.From such a catastrophe there could be no recovery.
Britain is the only colony in the British Empire and it is up to us now to liberate ourselves.