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Alva Myrdal Quotes and Sayings

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It does not just happen.
It is disclosed by science that practically one-half
of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
- Alva Myrdal

I personally believe that those who are leaders with
political power over the world will be forced some day,
sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
- Alva Myrdal

A great amount has been talked and written about what
constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is
meant by the concepts of "balance" and "deterrence".
- Alva Myrdal

The misconception that a victory can be worth its price,
has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
- Alva Myrdal

 

If only the authorities could be made to realize that
the forces leading them on in the armament race are just insane.
- Alva Myrdal

All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons
can only serve to destroy,
never become beneficial.
- Alva Myrdal

More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote
the cause of disarmament.
- Alva Myrdal

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Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern
them in prisons or concentration camps.
Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
- Alva Myrdal

War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy.
- Alva Myrdal

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened
up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange,
provided we are willing.
- Alva Myrdal

I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts
of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy.
- Alva Myrdal

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are
too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state
of harmonious understanding between men.
- Alva Myrdal

We can hope that men will understand that the interest of all are the same,
that hope lies in cooperation.
We can then perhaps keep PEACE.
- Alva Myrdal

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
- Alva Myrdal

First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations,
pointing at the possibility of a future war.
- Alva Myrdal

The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism.
Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized,
but also being brutalized.
- Alva Myrdal

It is frightening that in recent years such an increase
has occurred in acts of terrorism,
which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours.
And as a "remedy", more and more security forces are
established to protect the lives of individual men and women.
- Alva Myrdal

Where do these arms come from, these Saturday night
specials that constitute the instrument of threats in bank robberies,
or the hand grenades used by terrorists? How can their
sales and their import be permitted?
- Alva Myrdal

There is a cultural factor promoting violence which
nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media.
And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
- Alva Myrdal

The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men.
But the striving, which at present has become so insistent,
cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace,
or solving all disputes among nations.
- Alva Myrdal

Nobel was a genuine friend of peace.
He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction,
dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible.
He was wrong.
- Alva Myrdal

I have always regarded global development as a struggle
between the forces of good and evil.
Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan,
since I do not consider that the process is restricted
to our own sphere of culture.
- Alva Myrdal

It is of the greatest importance that people and governments
in many more countries than ours should realize that
it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms
than not to possess them.
- Alva Myrdal

War is murder.
And the military preparations now being made for a
potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder.
In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions.
This naked truth must be faced.
- Alva Myrdal

The world generally speaking is now drifting on a more
and more devastating course towards the absurd target of extermination -
or rather,
to be more exact - of the northern hemisphere's towns,
fields, and the people who have developed our civilization.
- Alva Myrdal

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott


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