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Richard Cobden Quotes and Sayings

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Wars have ever been but another aristocratic mode of
plundering and oppressing commerce.
- Richard Cobden

For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead
to a constant increase of expenditure.
- Richard Cobden

On the contrary, all the world would point to that
nation as violating a treaty,
by going to war with a country with whom they had engaged
to enter into arbitration.
- Richard Cobden

From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of
the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace,
or possessing increased security against war.
- Richard Cobden

 

You may keep Turkey on the map of Europe,
you may call the country by the name of Turkey if you like,
but do not think you can keep up the Mahommedan rule in the country.
- Richard Cobden

Treaties of peace, made after war, are entrusted to
individuals to negotiate and carry out.
- Richard Cobden

Luck relies on chance, labor on character.
- Richard Cobden

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At all events, arbitration is more rational,
just, and humane than the resort to the sword.
- Richard Cobden

A newspaper should be the maximum of information,
and the minimum of comment.
- Richard Cobden

People who eat potatoes will never be able to perform
their abilities in whatever job they choose to have.
- Richard Cobden

For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.
- Richard Cobden

The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace,
the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education,
than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.
- Richard Cobden

But it is my happiness to be half Welsh,
and that the better half.
- Richard Cobden

The landlords are not agriculturists;
that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.
- Richard Cobden

I have been particularly struck with the overwhelming
evidence which is given as to the fitness of the natives
of India for high offices and employments.
- Richard Cobden

I believe it has been said that one copy of The Times
contains more useful information than the whole of
the historical works of Thucydides.
- Richard Cobden

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this
question out of doors with friends or strangers,
that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden

I am not accustomed to pay fulsome compliments to the English,
by telling them that they are superior to all the world;
but this I can say,
that they do not deserve the name of cowards.
- Richard Cobden

The problem to solve is, whether a single or a double
government would be most advantageous;
and,
in considering that point, I am met by this difficulty -
that I cannot see that the present form of government
is a double government at all.
- Richard Cobden

I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education,
and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education,
have always been associated with the idea of coupling
the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.
- Richard Cobden

I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission
of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales,
you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments,
and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.
- Richard Cobden

This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that,
if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors
but that of the patronage,
there is really no government vested in them at all.
- Richard Cobden

I am no party man in this matter in any degree;
and if I have any objection to the motion it is this,
that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country,
it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing
and agricultural distress.
- Richard Cobden

I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England.
If the finances of the Indian Government receive any
severe and irreparable check,
will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency,
and to supply the deficiency?
- Richard Cobden

In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion.
There they have adopted a system of secular education,
because they have found it impracticable to unite the
religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.
- Richard Cobden

I came here as a practical man, to talk,
not simply on the question of peace and war,
but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance -
the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which
it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.
- Richard Cobden

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

Wars are made to make debt.
- Ezra Pound

If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars,
it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong
and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
- Eleanor Clift

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

We have to have wars now and then just to prove we're top dog.
- Reginald Berkeley

Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds,
love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
- U. Thant

The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless
wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.
- Qin Shi Huangdi

I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on.
Just heavy and leaden.
- John Milius

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

After 9/11, we realized that all these silly culture wars,
and arguing about rock lyrics...
who cares? You know, we, for some reason,
remembered what our real problems are.
- Frank Rich

Shootouts are not gunfights of honor,
they're gang wars and racial riots.
- Jessica Savitch

Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished,
whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed?
- Marquis de Sade

It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises,
wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset
by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
- Abbe Pierre

I don't feel a lack of hope.
It's just disappointment that after all these years
we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
- Geezer Butler

None of us really understood exactly how much Star
Wars would affect us for the rest of our lives.
- Jake Lloyd

I don't oppose all wars.
What I am opposed to is a dumb war.
What I am opposed to is a rash war.
- Barack Obama

American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news.
Wars should be over in three days or less,
or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution.
- Evan Thomas

I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars.
- Conrad Black

I mean, all the ratings wars are silly.
But, I mean, someone has to be concerned about the
ratings because it means,
you know, it translates into revenue.
- Connie Chung

Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer.
The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars.
I think it's incumbent upon us to.
- Dan Aykroyd

I think national pride leads to nothing but wars and hates.
- Johnny Rotten

It's like that scene from The Player when they talk
about merging Star Wars and Kramer vs.
Kramer, or whatever.
You could do that with music and it would just be awful.
- Jonny Greenwood

I haven't done the Star Wars kind of films.
- Roger Spottiswoode

Or region has suffered more than its share of wars.
- Saud al-Faisal

Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple,
wars won't be over just oil anymore,
they will be over water and food.
- Alexandra Paul

Fortunately art is a community effort -
a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
- Allen Ginsberg

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

All government wars are unjust.
- Murray Rothbard

What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

In the long term we can hope that religion will change
the nature of man and reduce conflict.
But history is not encouraging in this respect.
The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian
endeavors to help people.
- Howard Zinn


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