Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Quote

The sea is the only empire which can naturally belong to us. Conquest is not our interest, much less to consume our people and treasure in conquering for others.


'A Discourse of Government with relation to Militias' in Political Works (1732)

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The sea is the only empire which can naturally belong to us. Conquest is not our interest, much less to consume our people and treasure in conquering ...

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The sea is the only empire which can naturally belong to us. Conquest is not our interest, much less to consume our people and treasure in conquering ...

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The sea is the only empire which can naturally belong to us. Conquest is not our interest, much less to consume our people and treasure in conquering ...

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The sea is the only empire which can naturally belong to us. Conquest is not our interest, much less to consume our people and treasure in conquering ...