Quotation by Winston Churchill

It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.
Winston Churchill (1874–1965), British statesman, writer. speech, Feb. 22, 1906, to the House of Commons, on the position of indented Chinese laborers working in the Rand mines in the Transvaal, South Africa.

made soon after assuming office of Under-Secretary for the Colonies. Of Churchill's last phrase, former colonial secretary Joseph Chamberlain commented: "Eleven syllables, many of them of Latin or Greek derivation, when one good English word, a Saxon word of a single syllable, would do!"
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