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Eduard Shevardnadze Quotes and Sayings

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It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners,
teachers, and others.
The country hasn't got enough money to do so.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

They're making a song and dance because that serves
their immediate interests.
But what will happen tomorrow? They will have to pay salaries and pensions.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I don't plan to return.
I have a lot of unresolved things to do.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But the Americans have no extra money.
They have their own problems.
They can provide financial assistance for two,
three, four, or six months at most.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

 

Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to
thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the
foundations that allow corruption to exist.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I believe politicians should always remain realistic.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

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The external world is committed to helping Georgia settle its problems.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

To sum up, what has been our policy? We looked for
and found friends all throughout the world.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But eradicating corruption is not enough to sustain a country.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I am not responsible for the actions of Saakashvili
and even for those of Gamsakhurdia.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

You know, to address crowds and make promises does
not require very much brains.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

As for myself, I was never against Russia.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I couldn't stand the idea of bloodshed,
casualties.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I don't want to go down in history as a man who allowed blood to be shed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

You know in the West they support realistic forces.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But we cannot rely on foreign help indefinitely.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I was a member of the Politburo for seven years,
a foreign minister.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Prospects of normalizing our relations with Russia look good.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

In my life I have always found ways of dealing with a situation.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Even the pyramids might one day disappear,
but not the Palestinians longing for their homeland.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

When I came back to power, Georgia was completely isolated
on the international stage.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I believe that with the help of foreign countries -
and under that condition only,
because they have no other source of financing -
the new government may temporarily extricate Georgia
from the current situation.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

True, other countries are helping us.
Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I'm sure that was the right step, even though,
formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign.
But, looking into what is happening today and what
is going to happen in the future,
I think history will show I made the right decision.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency,
I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to
achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters
were full of anger and nearly out of control.
This is why I thought we needed to find another way out.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Now, the entire world community recognizes Georgia.
We are members of the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Everything is being prepared so that we will soon enter the European Union.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Zhvania was the general secretary of the organisation which I founded,
the Citizens' Union.
It was the biggest organisation and came first in all elections,
and Zhvania was the leader.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

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

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The WORK
1.Is it true?
2.Can you absolutely know that it's true?
3.How do you react when you think that thought?
4.Who would you be without the thought?
- Byron Katie

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you are absolutely without mind,
just pure consciousness,
time stops completely,
disappears,
leaving no trace behind.
- Osho

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.
- Margaret Mead

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
- Calvin Coolidge

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

It is absolutely imperative that we protect,
preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man
and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
- David R. Brower

There is an absolutely fundamental hostility on the
part of totalitarian regimes toward religion.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
- Vivien Leigh

Coal is absolutely critical to our nation's economic
health and global competitiveness.
- Jerry Costello

I have absolutely zero interest in politics.
- Jerry Hall

Absolutely not.
I have no problem with commitment.
In fact, I love having someone in my life.
- Matthew McConaughey

Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing;
I wanted to be a Writer.
- Kate DiCamillo

An absolutely different and distinctive character.
- George Edmund Street

Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before.
It's absolutely of its time.
Music moved into the set theory thing,
and moved out of it.
- Harrison Birtwistle

The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy.
It's not our job to cozy up to power.
We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.
- Amy Goodman

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor.
Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
- Ronald Reagan

Like life itself my stories have no point and get absolutely nowhere.
- Thorne Smith

We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
- Eric Hoffer

I don't have a problem with my body.
I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing,
but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round,
I'm absolutely fine.
- Keira Knightley

No man ever quite believes in any other man.
One may believe in an idea absolutely,
but not in a man.
- H. L. Mencken

To the average mind popular music would mean compositions
vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment.
That is absolutely false.
- John Philip Sousa

Walk on water? I know most people out there will be
saying that instead of walking on it,
I should have taken more of it with my drinks.
They are absolutely right.
- Brian Clough

Sex is like washing your face - just something you do because you have to.
Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous.
Sex follows love, it never precedes it.
- Sophia Loren

I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause,
then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty,
to go through with that particular course of action.
- Wole Soyinka

I always hate explaining away songs,
because for me they mean something,
and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.
- Martin Gore

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
- Thomas Beecham

I used to look in the mirror and feel shame,
I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.
- Drew Barrymore


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