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We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all ...
by Lester B. Pearson

We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation.
- Lester B. Pearson

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.
- Lester B. Pearson

 

When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed,
she brings to you the gift of her preference of you,
the sight of you, the sound of your voice,
the touch of your hand.
- Lester B. Pearson

Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper
and more important cause of international tensions,
of the conditions that can produce war,
than previously.
- Lester B. Pearson

We must keep on trying to solve problems,
one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of
confidence and cooperation,
at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest.
- Lester B. Pearson

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The scientific and technological discoveries that have
made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part
of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together.
- Lester B. Pearson

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
- Lester B. Pearson

Today the predatory state, or the predatory group of states,
with power of total destruction, is no more to be tolerated
than the predatory individual.
- Lester B. Pearson

As a civilian during the Second War,
I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed
any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform.
- Lester B. Pearson

We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale,
there can be no possible economic gain for any side.
Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction.
- Lester B. Pearson

The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as
it was once for the individual:
peace or extinction.
- Lester B. Pearson

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants,
and for peace like retarded pygmies.
- Lester B. Pearson

A great gulf, however, has been opened between man's
material advance and his social and moral progress,
a gulf in which he may one day be lost if it is not closed or narrowed.
- Lester B. Pearson

Of all our dreams today there is none more important -
or so hard to realise -
than that of peace in the world.
May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to
do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.
- Lester B. Pearson

No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military
designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties,
is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources
and wealth and energy than seems necessary.
- Lester B. Pearson

I have worked in a very close and cordial way with
Norwegian representatives at many international meetings,
and the pleasure I felt at those associations was equaled
only by the profit I always secured from them.
- Lester B. Pearson

It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace,
who are most anxious for political cooperation on a
wider than national scale,
made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic
change in our modern world.
- Lester B. Pearson

True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than,
I should think, at any other time in history.
At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words,
for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions.
- Lester B. Pearson

As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had
our meetings and assemblies,
but the promotion through them of the determined and
effective will to peace displaying itself in action
and policy remains to be achieved.
- Lester B. Pearson

The life of states cannot, any more than the life of individuals,
be conditioned by the force and the will of a unit,
however powerful, but by the consensus of a group,
which must one day include all states.
- Lester B. Pearson

As to the first, I do not know that I have done very
much myself to promote fraternity between nations but
I do know that there can be no more important purpose
for any man's activity or interests.
- Lester B. Pearson

Until the last great war, a general expectation of
material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man.
Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social
progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe.
- Lester B. Pearson

And I have lived since - as you have -
in a period of cold war,
during which we have ensured by our achievements in
the science and technology of destruction that a third
act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.
- Lester B. Pearson

The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot
defend our society by war since total war is total destruction,
and if war is used as an instrument of policy,
eventually we will have total war.
- Lester B. Pearson

I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given
to participate in that work as a representative of my country,
Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say
something which would be worthy of this impressive and,
for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes
which inspired the Nobel Peace Award.
- Lester B. Pearson

But while we all pray for peace, we do not always,
as free citizens, support the policies that make for
peace or reject those which do not.
We want our own kind of peace, brought about in our own way.
- Lester B. Pearson

Every state has not only the right but the duty to
make adequate provision for its own defense in the way it thinks best,
providing it does not do so at the expense of any other state.
- Lester B. Pearson

The sacred altar of all existence
is where we meet our ancestors
and our descendants yet unborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good,
too.
- Travis Barker

One can easily classify all works of fiction either
as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of
the descendants who boast of ancestors.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
- Don Marquis

If the American people don't love me,
their descendants will.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

This might be one way to start talking about differences
between the early postmodern writers of the fifties
and sixties and their contemporary descendants.
- David Foster Wallace

The descendants of European immigrants do not govern
the United States of America today.
The foreign and domestic policies of the country are
made by the Jews and their lackeys.
- Julius Streicher

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century
or two from now will look back at us with the same
pity that we have toward the people in the field of
science two centuries ago.
- John Templeton

Your descendants shall gather your fruits.
- Virgil

To Adam Paradise was home.
To the good among his descendants home is paradise.
- Augustus Hare

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants,
and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
- Sallust

Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now.
Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers;
essentially,
a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.
- Greg Egan

For our part, we shall continue to work for the new
dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants
are living together in the birthplace of their three
great monotheistic religions,
a life free from fear, a life free from want -
a life in peace.
- King Hussein I

The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved.
Their descendants would have been worse off today if
born in Africa instead of America.
Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.
- Thomas Sowell

The one process now going on that will take millions
of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species
diversity by the destruction of natural habitats.
This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
- E. O. Wilson

We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that,
so we started playing it.
It's not that it was really hard, well,
it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina.
But it was something that just happened.
- Travis Barker

Will you, my countrymen, the descendants of these men,
warmed by their blood, inheriting their language,
and having the principles for which they struggled confided to your care,
allow them to be violated in your hands?
- Joseph Howe

Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that
we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants.
This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll
of the next 20,000 generations.
- David R. Brower

Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their
ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far
as the United States are concerned,
New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
- Paul Harris

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us,
in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Adam Acone

Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God;
the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet
those whom we have offended.
- Matthew Simpson

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

No complaint...
is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
- Adam Smith

Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult
at times because they had nobody to talk about.
- Agnes Repplier

The curse of Adam and Eve that fell upon the earth
because of their sin will be lifted when Christ returns.
- Tim LaHaye

I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry,
I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
- Adam Osborne

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first
time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
- Nancy Astor

My mom was sarcastic about men.
She would tell me Adam was the rough draft and Eve was the final product.
She was a feminist minister, an earth mom who wore a bra only on Sundays.
- Daphne Zuniga

Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned;
or that she only was Deceived,
for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly,
he became the greater Transgressor.
- Mary Astell

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

My father didn't know George W. Bush from Adam.
- Ron Reagan

A mass of dust, world's momentary slave,
Is man, in state of our old Adam made,
Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade.
- Barnabe Barnes

Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.
It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge
of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
- F. H. Bradley

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors.
The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Work is hard.
Distractions are plentiful.
And time is short.
- Adam Hochschild

I'll squeeze the cider out of your adam's apple.
- Moe Howard

I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players,
who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.
- Adam Arkin


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