We are deeply convinced that free-trade creates the harmony of interests and peace between nations.
We are convinced that a people adopting the restrictive regime is rushing into an antisocial policy while making a bad move for itself.
And where did you see, my lords, that the freedom of transactions principle was purely, exclusively English?
Freedom secures peace in two ways – the negative way, which roots out the spirit of domination and conquest as well as the positive way, which tightens the link of solidarity that binds men together.
Wars no longer have vested interest as their cause or even their pretext, since they are always contrary to the real interests of the masses.
One day, people will say: “as we are not in a position to send the army back home, we need to send it over to rise up against other peoples”
I shall show that commercial emancipation leads to political emancipation.
I would have dismissed half of the army and three quarters of the navy. However, I am not a minister.
It is not true that the great laws of Providence are hastening society along the road to disaster.
Peace and freedom! It is certainly not possible to aspire to two more-elevated objects in the social order.