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Edward Grey Quotes and Sayings

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The lamps are going out all over Europe;
we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.
- Edward Grey

The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away
whatever obligation or interest we have as regards
the neutrality of Belgium.
We could not entertain that bargain either.
- Edward Grey

That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so
dependent upon German strength that the word and will
of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.
- Edward Grey

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war,
millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply
manifold the power of destruction.
- Edward Grey

 

After a big war a nation doesn't want another for a generation or more.
- Edward Grey

The German Emperor is ageing me; he is like a battleship
with steam up and screws going,
but with no rudder, and he will run into something
some day and cause a catastrophe.
- Edward Grey

An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance,
which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded
as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.
- Edward Grey

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Altogether apart from that, it would be a disgrace
to us to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France,
a disgrace from which the good name of this country would never recover.
- Edward Grey

I thought this must be obvious to everyone else,
as it seemed obvious to me; and that,
if once it became apparent that we were on the edge,
all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.
- Edward Grey

From the material point of view the proposal is unacceptable,
for France, without further territory in Europe being taken from her,
could be so crushed as to lose her position as a Great Power,
and become subordinate to German policy.
- Edward Grey

If the union between England and America is a powerful
factor in the cause of peace,
a new Triple Alliance between the Teutonic race and
the two branches of the Anglo-Saxon race will be a
still more potent influence in the future of the world.
- Edward Grey

I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet,
Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war,
and through the whole of this week I had in view the
probable contingency that we should not decide at the
critical moment to support France.
- Edward Grey

I said to the German Ambassador that,
as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone,
I did not feel entitled to intervene;
but that,
directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia,
it became a question of the peace of Europe,
which concerned us all.
- Edward Grey

In effect, I was asking that if Russia mobilized against Austria,
the German Government, who had been supporting the
Austrian demand on Serbia,
should ask Austria to consider some modification of her demands,
under the threat of Russian mobilization.
- Edward Grey

I had furthermore spoken on the assumption that Russia would mobilize,
whereas the assumption of the German Government had hitherto been,
officially, that Serbia would receive no support;
and what I had said must influence the German Government
to take the matter seriously.
- Edward Grey

The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power,
whose lamps make every face the same colour.
- Walter Savage Landor

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
- George William Curtis

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged;
life is a luminous halo,
a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the
beginning of consciousness to the end.
- Virginia Woolf

The stars, that nature hung in heaven,
and filled their lamps with everlasting oil,
give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
- John Milton

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps,
and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons.
- Henry Timrod

As we moved along in a little procession,
I was delighted with the illumination of the streets.
So many lamps, and they burned until morning,
my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.
- Mary Antin

Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement,
but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby,
and that the big one was his mother.
In that short little film, computer animation went
from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.
- John Lasseter

And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim,
like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are;
nor love them less,
because to thee they are not what they were.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil;
I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village,
I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai;
and I saw their elimination by electric lights.
- Hu Shih

I just don't think there are any rules to color.
You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there,
make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black.
Do something with it.
If it's dark, accentuate the darkness.
- David Bromstad

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

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

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

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
- Francis Bacon

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages
are perpetuated by quotations.
- Benjamin Disraeli

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good,
until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think
in your mind that the counsel is wise.
- Joan Rivers

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
- Tobias Smollett


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