Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation.
We are beaten, we will make no bones about it; but we are not too badly beaten still to fight.
The land of Ireland for the people of Ireland.
Stop at home. Arm for Ireland. Fight for Ireland and no other land.
We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral.
We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.
I have tried to kill sectarianism, whether in Catholics or Protestants.
The men whose manhood you have broken will loathe you, and will always be brooding and scheming to strike a fresh blow.
I have raised the morals and sobriety of the people.
No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic.