24 March 1935, Albert Hall, London, UK
We count it a privilege to live in an age when England demands that great things shall be done, a privilege to be of this generation which learns to say, 'What can we give?', rather than, 'What can we take?' For thus our generation learns there are greater things than slothful ease, greater things than safety, and more terrible things than death.
This shall be the epic generation which scales again the the heights of time and history to see once more the immortal lights -- the lights of sacrifice and high endeavour summoning through ordeal the soul of humanity to the sublime and the eternal. The alternatives of our age are heroism or oblivion. There are no lesser paths in the history of great nations. Can we, therefore, doubt which path to choose?
Let us tonight at this great meeting give the answer. Hold high the head of England; lift strong the voice of Empire. Let us to Europe and to the world proclaim that the heart of this great people is undaunted and invincible. This flag still challenges the winds of destiny. This flame still burns. This glory shall not die. The soul of Empire is alive, and England again dares to be great.