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 Eamon de Valera - “Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago.”
 Eamon de Valera - “Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain's stand alone, after France had fallen and before America entered the War.”
 Eamon de Valera - “It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services. We need all our manpower for defence. For the military and... we need a quarter of a million men.”
 Eamon de Valera - “Here, in Cork district, you have in combination all the dangers which war can inflict.”
 Eamon de Valera - “From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality.”
 Eamon de Valera - “Aye, he needed a lesson in Irish history.”
 Eamon de Valera - “We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished.”
 Eamon de Valera - “We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.”
 Eamon de Valera - “It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.”
 Eamon de Valera - “We are fully aware that, in a world at war, each set of belligerents is over ready to regard those who are not with them as against them but the course we have followed is a just course.”
 Eamon de Valera - “God has been pleased to save us during the years of war that have already passed. We pray that He may be pleased to save us to the end. But we must do our part.”
 Eamon de Valera - “By keeping the annuities, we could build up a national industry every years as big as the Shannon Scheme.”
 Eamon de Valera - “If we want to build up industries, we have to maintain a Customs barrier between the people of the 26 counties, and the people of the six.”
 Eamon de Valera - “The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.”
 Eamon de Valera - “We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers - will take this opportunity of coming together and working out the National programme.”
 Eamon de Valera - “If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night.”
 Eamon de Valera - “The economic and social problems would tend to become, like the military situation, more and more difficult as time went on and we became more and more isolated.”
 Eamon de Valera - “I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe.”
 Eamon de Valera - “If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.”
 Eamon de Valera - “When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end.”
 Eamon de Valera - “Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from Britain and other countries. The Government haven't used the powers which they have for the benefit of the country.”