Empire built with a Bible in one hand, a pistol in the other
Written on April 11, 2013 in Quotes No Comments
The Germans are called brutal, the Spanish cruel, the Americans superficial, and so on; but we are perfide Albion, the island of hypocrites, the people who have built up an Empire with a Bible in one hand, a pistol in the other, and financial concessions in both pockets. Is the charge true? I think it is.
—E. M. Forster, Notes on the English Character