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Cecil Rhodes

Data de nascimento: 5. Julho 1853
Data de falecimento: 26. Março 1902

Cecil John Rhodes foi um colonizador e homem de negócios britânico. Foi também um personagem essencial no projeto britânico de construção do caminho de ferro que ligaria o Cairo, no Egito, ao Cabo, na África do Sul, nunca realizado. É também um dos principais fundadores da companhia De Beers, que, na atualidade, detém aproximadamente 44% de todo o mercado mundial de diamantes, mas que um dia foi responsável por 90% dele.Ficou famosa a sua divisa pessoal "So much to do, so little time..." .

Citações Cecil Rhodes

„Equal rights for all civilized men south of the Zambesi.“

—  Cecil Rhodes

Gordon Le Sueur, Cecil Rhodes the Man and His Work (2009), pg. 76
Le Sueur states that Rhodes originally said, c. 1893: "Equal rights every white man south of the Zambesi", as reported in the press, and he later "clarified" it.

„Pure philanthropy is very well in its way but philanthropy plus five percent is a good deal better.“

—  Cecil Rhodes

Attributed by J. C. Johari, Voices of Indian Freedom Movement (1993), Anmol Publications, ISBN 9788171582259, p. 207

„The native is to be treated as a child and denied franchise. We must adopt a system of despotism, such as works in India, in our relations with the barbarism of South Africa.“

—  Cecil Rhodes

Magubane, Bernard M. (1996). The Making of a Racist State: British Imperialism and the Union of South Africa, 1875–1910. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press. ISBN 978-0865432413.

„… you are an Englishman, and have subsequently drawn the greatest prize in the lottery of life.“

—  Cecil Rhodes

said by Rhodes to Lord Grey. [Lewis, Michell, The Life and Times of the Right Honourable Cecil John Rhodes 1853-1902, Volume 2, 178, New York and London, Mitchell Kennerly, 1910,]
Often quoted in variant forms such as "To be born English is to win first prize in the lottery of life".

„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

Quoted in Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
[William Simpson, Martin Desmond Jones, Europe, 1783-1914. p. 237,, 2000, Europe, 1783-1914, Routledge, 2009-06-13]

„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

Teaching a “Racist and Outdated Text”: A Journey into my own Heart of Darkness, Wong, Melody, Western Washington University, 2008-09-20,
[Britten, Sarah, The Art of the South African Insult, 30° South Publishers, 2006, 167, 9781920143053]

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