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It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
by Arthur Henderson

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure
of building up a collective peace system.
- Arthur Henderson

Related topics: Peace

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice.
- Arthur Henderson

The nations must be organized internationally and induced
to enter into partnership,
subordinating in some measure national sovereignty
to worldwide institutions and obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

 

The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied,
the more clearly those tragic years become revealed
as a vast collapse of civilization.
- Arthur Henderson

The world before 1914 was already a world in which
the welfare of each individual nation was inextricably
bound up with the prosperity of the whole community of nations.
- Arthur Henderson

On the contrary, the characteristic element of the
present situation is that economic questions have finally
and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.
- Arthur Henderson

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The question is, what are we to do in order to consolidate
peace on a universal and durable foundation,
and what are the essential elements of such a peace?
- Arthur Henderson

To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must
establish world law and order.
- Arthur Henderson

One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved
political cooperation with all the nations of the world.
- Arthur Henderson

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces
that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind
to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.
- Arthur Henderson

Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history.
- Arthur Henderson

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

The drive toward economic nationalism is only part
of the general revival of nationalism.
- Arthur Henderson

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle
for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.
- Arthur Henderson

Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible
and destructive that it should have been the common
aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.
- Arthur Henderson

We had four years of world war which the peoples endured
only because they were told that their sufferings would
free humanity forever from the scourge of war.
- Arthur Henderson

The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction,
and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis.
- Arthur Henderson

This is our world, and we must make the best of it.
- Arthur Henderson

But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often
invite retaliation by armed action,
and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form
of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.
- Arthur Henderson

In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations
to settle international disputes peacefully are now
so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost
impossible for a state to resort to war without violating
one or more solemn treaty obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

In our modern world of interdependent nations,
hardly any state can wage war successfully without
raising loans and buying war materials of every kind
in the markets of other nations.
- Arthur Henderson

Those nations have a very great responsibility at this
juncture of the world's affairs,
for by throwing their joint weight into the scales
of history on the right side,
they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.
- Arthur Henderson

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under
the oppression of a gigantic paradox:
he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty,
and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
- Arthur Henderson

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead,
survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take,
and then address ourselves to our common task in a
mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence,
without haste and without pause.
- Arthur Henderson

The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point
of a great struggle between anarchy and world order...
between those who think in terms of inevitable armed
conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.
- Arthur Henderson

Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering
which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine,
led to the very clear realization that international
anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
- Arthur Henderson

I do not believe that the values which the Western
democracies consider essential to civilization can
survive in a world rent by the international anarchy
of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
- Arthur Henderson

It is because I believe that it is in the power of
such nations to lead the world back into the paths
of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what,
in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the
fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.
- Arthur Henderson

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is,
therefore, a firm understanding between the British
Empire and the United States of America and France
and Italy that there will be no competitive building
up of fleets or armies between them.
- Arthur Henderson

In almost every country there are elements of opinion
which would welcome such a conclusion because they
wish to return to the politics of the balance of power,
unrestricted and unregulated armaments,
international anarchy, and preparation for war.
- Arthur Henderson

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Become "a lover of what is."
- Byron Katie

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
- Baruch Spinoza

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

May Your Most Beautiful Dreams Become Your Reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs


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