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Hjalmar Branting Quotes and Sayings

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Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature.
- Hjalmar Branting

As long as the problem of world reconstruction remains
the center of interest for all nations,
blocs having similar attitudes will form and operate
even within the League itself.
- Hjalmar Branting

At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement
concerning the preliminaries for Genoa,
and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas.
- Hjalmar Branting

But it is possible that, in the days ahead,
these years we have lived through may eventually be
thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression.
- Hjalmar Branting

 

No nation is so great as to be able to afford,
in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly
universal League of Nations.
- Hjalmar Branting

It is a commonplace that the League of Nations is not
yet-what its most enthusiastic protagonists intended it to be.
- Hjalmar Branting

As a result of the World War and of a peace whose imperfections
and risks are no longer denied by anyone,
are we not even further away from the great aspirations
and hopes for peace and fraternity than we were one or two decades ago?
- Hjalmar Branting

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We here in the North have for many years had a natural
tendency to feel that when our representatives come
together at an international meeting,
we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support.
- Hjalmar Branting

Before the war there were many who were more or less
ignorant of the international labor movement but who
nevertheless turned to it for salvation when the threat of war arose.
They hoped that the workers would never permit a war.
- Hjalmar Branting

We must remember that the people for whom this change
represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter
future did not allow their resolution to falter,
no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence.
- Hjalmar Branting

There is no reason why agreement on particular points
should not be both possible and advantageous to the
so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs,
either existing or in the process of formation,
within the League of Nations.
- Hjalmar Branting

A formally recognized equality does,
however,
accord the smaller nations a position which they should
be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity
as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
- Hjalmar Branting

Let us return, however, to the League of Nations.
To create an organization which is in a position to
protect peace in this world of conflicting interests
and egotistic wills is a frighteningly difficult task.
- Hjalmar Branting

The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression
has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland
itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.
- Hjalmar Branting

Last year, the Assembly of the League,
as a result of the initiative taken by the Scandinavian nations,
further limited and clarified all the provisions of
the clause prescribing the duty of states to participate in sanctions.
- Hjalmar Branting

I do not overlook the fact that the appearance of these new,
free nations in the European political community not
only celebrates the return of the prodigal son but
also creates new sources of friction here and there.
- Hjalmar Branting

And the annual meetings of the League's Assembly are
in effect official peace congresses binding on the
participating states to an extent that most statesmen
a quarter of a century ago would have regarded as utopian.
- Hjalmar Branting

The World War broke out with such elemental violence,
and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion,
that no time was available for reflection and consideration.
- Hjalmar Branting

The equality among all members of the League,
which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote,
cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
- Hjalmar Branting

All in all, the League of Nations is not inevitably bound,
as some maintain from time to time, to degenerate into
an impotent appendage of first one,
then another of the competing great powers.
- Hjalmar Branting

We'd go to the fraternity house.
It was a good place to practice.
But we really wanted the kids to overhear us.
And whoever heard us would go nuts over it.
- Art Garfunkel

The highest political buzz word is not liberty,
equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
- Arthur Hugh Clough

It is time for everyone to sit down -
the NCAA,
the NBA, the players union and the coaching fraternity -
and come up with suitable solutions to these problems.
- Dick Vitale

Do people really want liberty, equality,
fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

And I don't know what I'd do at a fraternity party.
All that might be a little lost on me.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

I like the religion that teaches liberty,
equality and fraternity.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Fraternity without absorption, union without fusion.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Moreover, in the experimental sciences,
the scientific fraternity must test a new theory to destruction,
if possible.
- Peter D. Mitchell

I couldn't really relate to the fraternity or party scene,
to the people out in the mall every day protesting one thing or another.
I felt like there was no one I could relate to.
- Charlie Trotter

In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king.
A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption,
fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee
has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity,
friendship, peace and universal understanding.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men,
elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned
and licensed by government.
- Spiro T. Agnew

We did a whole fraternity house.
We made them over.
- Carson Kressley

I think also of my colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands,
and feel that in some measure I am here as a representative of our small,
informal, international fraternity.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies.
Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution
affirms a life of liberty,
equality and fraternity.
Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
- B. R. Ambedkar

With Frat House, at times I needed to make music that
would reflect what these fraternity brothers might actually listen to,
but still keep it within the realm of a score;
it still had to lead the viewer through the scene,
or just help create the mood.
- Jim Coleman

The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom,
security and justice.
Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong,
but it must be combined with fraternity and equality.
- Tarja Halonen

You tend to meet on a more regular basis with people in your industry,
and reality being what it is, you tend to meet with
them at the particular level that you occupy;
so that develops a fraternity relationship.
- Lew Wasserman

For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity
system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty,
then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions
in general? I put it to you,
Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society?
- Tim Matheson

As to the first, I do not know that I have done very
much myself to promote fraternity between nations but
I do know that there can be no more important purpose
for any man's activity or interests.
- Lester B. Pearson

The earth is ready, the time is ripe,
for the authoritative expression of the feminine as
well as the masculine interpretation of that common
social consensus which is slowly writing justice in
the State and fraternity in the social order.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

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

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Don't go through life - grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa


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