Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
When the British Government very unwisely allowed the Kaiser to be present at a naval review at Spithead, the thought which arose in his mind was not the one which we had intended. What he thought was, "I must have a Navy as good as Grandmamma's". And from this thought have sprung all our subsequent troubles.
Source: Politically Important Desires (Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Reprinted in: Human Society in Ethics and Politics, 1954
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