How many Irishmen are there who would purchase material prosperity at such a price? It is exactly such a question as this and the answer to it that shows the difference between the English and Irish race. Nine Englishmen out of ten would jump to make the exchange, and I firmly believe that nine Irishmen out of ten would indignantly refuse it.Douglas Hyde
"Douglas Hyde", known as "An Craoibhín Aoibhinn", was an Ireland/Irish scholar of the Irish language who served as the President of Ireland#List of Presidents of Ireland/first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and first president of the Conradh na Gaeilge/Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Douglas Hyde on Wikipedia.