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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
by Abba Eban

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

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It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today -
and longed for them tomorrow.
- Abba Eban

 

Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do
not believe as individuals.
- Abba Eban

You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way.
- Abba Eban

Better to be disliked than pitied.
- Abba Eban

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A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively
what no one believes individually.
- Abba Eban

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile
world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism
and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
- Abba Eban

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the
earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it,
it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.
- Abba Eban

His ignorance is encyclopedic.
- Abba Eban

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted
all the other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority,
the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities,
whoever they might be.
- Abba Eban

A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to
the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
- Abba Eban

I think that this is the first war in history that
on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished
called for unconditional surrender.
- Abba Eban

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
- Herbert Hoover

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
- George Will

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the
core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax
their lives with forethought of grief...
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
- Wendell Berry

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- George S. Patton

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

In the long term we can hope that religion will change
the nature of man and reduce conflict.
But history is not encouraging in this respect.
The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung


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