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Quotation by W.E. Gladstone
If Germany is to become a colonising power, all I say is, "God speed her!" She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.
W.E. (William Ewart) Gladstone (1809–1898), British statesman, prime minister. Speech, March 12, 1885, to the House of Commons.
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