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Douglas Hurd Quotes and Sayings

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It depends on how it is done but what we are drifting into,
which is that people grow up without any sense of a
spiritual dimension to life,
is just impoverishing.
- Douglas Hurd

The first two Prime Ministers whom I served,
Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different
lessons from the Second World War.
- Douglas Hurd

People know they are lacking something,
they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance.
- Douglas Hurd

History provides no precise guidelines.
- Douglas Hurd

 

We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow
history while only noticing those signposts of history
that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.
- Douglas Hurd

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants
cannot plead in defence of their actions that these
were justified by the accepted values of that time.
- Douglas Hurd

There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon -
and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs
of the origins of the First World War.
- Douglas Hurd

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A genuinely democratic Iraq might well act as a fresh spur.
- Douglas Hurd

The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action,
leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.
- Douglas Hurd

We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large
extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.
- Douglas Hurd

There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride
in German technical and business skills.
- Douglas Hurd

It was essentially for self defence that we went to
war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
- Douglas Hurd

We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy
about our handling of the Iraq war.
- Douglas Hurd

Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education
I do not believe that either children or adults in
my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.
- Douglas Hurd

But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops
are now being deployed we are bound to go to war.
- Douglas Hurd

It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess
themselves the pupils of history,
anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.
- Douglas Hurd

No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome,
namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war,
for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors.
- Douglas Hurd

People are very interested in politics,
they just don't like it labelled politics.
- Douglas Hurd

Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool;
but we should not become its slaves.
- Douglas Hurd

Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain,
derived a distrust which has grown with the years not
just of Germany but of all continental Europe.
- Douglas Hurd

But Germany will always suffer, I fear,
from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.
- Douglas Hurd

There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding
is more important and reputable than judgement,
because the principal actors performed in line with
the ideas and values of that time,
not of ours.
- Douglas Hurd

Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification
because she believed that this would bring an immediate
and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany
which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe.
- Douglas Hurd

I may be wrong in that, but not I think in putting the questions.
In our modern democracy the government needs not a
unanimous but a general support for war before it orders our forces to fight.
- Douglas Hurd

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle PHOTO

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock PHOTO

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
- Wallace Stevens

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
- Barbara Sher

Life is like a sewer...
what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
- Tom Lehrer

Security depends not so much upon how much you have,
as upon how much you can do without.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

All that is valuable in human society
depends upon the opportunity for development
accorded the individual.
- Albert Einstein

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not on how things are in themselves.
The least of things with a meaning
is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

I think everything depends on money.
- Alan Bean

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In life you are given two ends;
one to think with and the other to sit on.
Your success in life depends on which end you use most.
Heads you win, tails you lose.
- Conrad Burns

The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux
pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.
- Wilson Mizner

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

The public made me and then encouraged me for many years,
and my future even now depends upon it.
- Placido Domingo

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
- Henry Van Dyke

Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity
and one that depends on spiritual values.
- Bridget Riley

I consider it essential that the photographer should
do his own printing and enlarging.
The final effect of the finished print depends so much on these operations.
- Bill Brandt

Every child grows; everything depends on the teacher.
- Shinichi Suzuki

I don't care what you play, where you're from,
who you produce.
It depends on what you're doing when you're with me.
That's what counts.
I don't pre-judge anything or anybody.
- Ziggy Marley

Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends
fully as much on the state of things within,
as on the state of things without and around us.
- Charlotte Bronte

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
- William James

Time is the most important thing there is.
That is the only element that you can't withdraw from
the situation and still have the situation exist.
Everything depends on time.
- John Hartford

I represent central Florida, which depends on tourists
for its economic survival.
We need people to be able to get to the State and enjoy it.
- Corrine Brown

How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story.
For fantasy, none at all.
- Alan Dean Foster

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people,
rather than the form of its government.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

How long it takes to write a book depends on its length.
- Walter Jon Williams

What you think of a name depends so much on the people you know by that name.
- Doug McClure

So much depends on the performance, and here you are
also tied up in the emotion the game evokes.
- David Gower

The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.
- David O. Selznick

Time is nothing absolute; its duration depends on the
rate of thought and feeling.
- John Draper

Not only our future economic soundness but the very
soundness of our democratic institutions depends on
the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their
efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of
the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
- Hannah Arendt

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against
an enemy who depends only on fists or guns.
Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
- David Seabury

The force of the blow depends on the resistance.
It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation.
Either fly or yield at once.
- F. H. Bradley

It depends on where you put the paint,
not how much you splash on.
- Julian Eltinge

In this world of chance and change and mutability,
the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
- Vinoba Bhave


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