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Gustav Stresemann Quotes and Sayings

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As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed.
It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order,
in its economic structure.
Its thinking and feeling changed.
- Gustav Stresemann

Nothing is more misleading to the youth of a nation
than to state the outcome immediately after the beginning
as if nothing could have taken place in between.
- Gustav Stresemann

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles,
and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
- Gustav Stresemann

Just as the child is father to the man,
so the impressions of one's youth remain the most vivid in manhood.
- Gustav Stresemann

 

Mankind advances only through struggle.
- Gustav Stresemann

For the victor peace means the preservation of the
position of power which he has secured.
For the vanquished it means resigning himself to the position left to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard
battle for German foreign policy.
- Gustav Stresemann

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To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation
as two opposites seems foolish to me.
- Gustav Stresemann

Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which
we must come to grips in our time:
the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation.
- Gustav Stresemann

The great men of a nation reach out to all mankind.
They are unifying, not divisive; internationally conciliating
and still great nationally.
- Gustav Stresemann

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

A people that has experienced all that the Germans have been through,
naturally offers fertile soil for the extremists.
- Gustav Stresemann

The concept of active cooperation has taken the place
of opposition to the new form of government and of
dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
- Gustav Stresemann

In every man the memory of the struggles and the heroes of the past is alive.
But these memories are not incompatible with the desire for peace in the future.
- Gustav Stresemann

The history of nations shows that words are not always
immediately followed by action.
- Gustav Stresemann

Voices were heard from the United States of America
which made it clear that America wanted a peaceful
and united Europe as a basis for mutual cooperation.
- Gustav Stresemann

The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied
to Germany for a long time.
- Gustav Stresemann

No change in the balance of political parties can alter
the general determination that no class should be excluded
from contributing to and sharing responsibility for the state.
- Gustav Stresemann

Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning
nothing more for Germany than lost territories,
lost participation in colonization, and lost assets
for the state and individuals.
They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered.
- Gustav Stresemann

As a confirmed individualist I certainly do not wish
to underrate the influence of the individual,
for the masses do not lead the individual;
rather,
in the individual is vested the capacity to lead the masses.
- Gustav Stresemann

If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years,
I hope one may say without being accused of bias that
it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace.
- Gustav Stresemann

History uses a unit of measure for time that is different
from that of the lifespan of the individual,
whereas man is only too ready to measure the evolution
of history by his own yardstick.
- Gustav Stresemann

Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults,
so we must insist that all Germans who were part of
the old Germany and helped shape her,
recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.
- Gustav Stresemann

This old Germany was partly defeated in its conflict
with the progressive ideas of socialism,
for it had given the people nothing that could serve
as a successful alternative to socialism.
- Gustav Stresemann

Nothing in the reporting of a nation's history could
so mislead the younger generation as to represent great
events in such a way that they appear to have happened as a matter of course.
- Gustav Stresemann

I must begin by saying something about the old Germany.
That Germany, too, suffered from superficial judgment,
because appearances and reality were not always kept apart in people's minds.
- Gustav Stresemann

A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil.
In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express
the nature and essence of the Norwegian people,
but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind.
- Gustav Stresemann

Dante can be understood only within the context of Italian thought,
and Faust would be unthinkable if divorced from its German background;
but both are part of our common cultural heritage.
- Gustav Stresemann

As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles,
the officer corps of the old army became part of this class,
as did that part of the younger generation who,
in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants.
- Gustav Stresemann

But just as haste and restlessness are typical of our present-day life,
so change also takes place more rapidly than before.
This applies to change in the relationships between
nations as it does to change within an individual nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.
- Reggie Leach

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The way of success:
Visualize the end result,
Plan, Take action, Persevere,
Re-plan, Take action, Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Jealousy is the result of one's lack
of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.
- Sasha Azevedo

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.
- Arnold H. Glasow

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Let everyone try and find that
as a result of daily prayer
he adds something new to his life,
something with which nothing can be compared.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

Success is often the result of taking
a misstep in the right direction.
- Al Bernstein

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

Effort and result are never simultaneous.
In art, only the result counts.
- Jose Bergamin

The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life,
of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
- Francis Schaeffer

As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus
of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land,
I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose,
in which event he may be sure that the result will
not fall into any objective form.
- John C. Ransom

From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of
this harmonious way of living is happiness.
- Benjamin Hoff

I tell students that the opportunities I had were a
result of having a good educational background.
Education is what allows you to stand out.
- Ellen Ochoa

I play a scientist in a futuristic world in which 99%
of the men have been wiped out.
As a result, the women are nearly all homosexuals and the children are cloned.
- Julie Bowen

The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result,
is national efficiency.
- Gifford Pinchot

An agreement cannot be the result of an imposition.
- Nestor Kirchner

Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result,
since Iraq lacks democratic traditions.
Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections.
- Brent Scowcroft


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