By God’s help, and the intelligent use of their own strong right arms they could accomplish great things.
You may succeed in your policy and ensure your own damnation, by your victory.
It means that the men who hold the means of life control our lives, and, because we workingmen have tried to get some measure of justice, some measure of betterment, they deny the right of the human being to associate with his fellow.
The employers cannot carry on industry nor accumulate profits if they have not got the good will of the workers or their acquiescence in carrying on such industry.
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.