Equal rights for all civilized men south of the Zambesi.
Gordon Le Sueur, Cecil Rhodes the Man and His Work (2009), pg. 76
In order to save the forty million inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, our colonial statesmen must acquire new lands for settling the surplus population of this country, to provide new markets... The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question.Cecil Rhodes
I contend that we are the first race in the world, and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race...If there be a God, I think that what he would like me to do is paint as much of the map of Africa British Red as possible...Cecil Rhodes
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.Cecil Rhodes
Pure philanthropy is very well in its way but philanthropy plus five percent is a good deal better.Cecil Rhodes
We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories.Cecil Rhodes