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Rufus Jones Quotes and Sayings

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Nations are not thugs.
They are bodies of intelligent people.
- Rufus Jones

When the war ends, it will be found that there was
an equal amount of "thuggery" practiced on both sides,
that terrible things were done to force the final victory.
- Rufus Jones

In any case, fighting will not settle whether the claims were just or unjust.
It will only settle which nation can mobilize and handle
its fighting forces and its economic forces the better.
- Rufus Jones

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

 

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations;
entangling alliances with none.
- Thomas Jefferson PHOTO

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

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

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to
make the United Nations an effective instrument of
international cooperation.
- Dean Acheson

United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq
and will operate under American command as part of
a multinational force authorized by the United Nations.
- Jim Gerlach

I also believe that member states of the United Nations
should live up their obligations to pay their dues.
- Alex Morrison

Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both
nations in a carefully coordinated manner,
more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media.
- Bianca Jagger

We have said that Israel has had a very bad history with the United Nations,
and whoever cares for himself in Israel distances himself from that Organization.
- Yitzhak Shamir

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race.
Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry,
painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
- William Blake

More than ever before in human history,
we share a common destiny.
We can master it only if we face it together.
And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
- Kofi Annan

The great nations have always acted like gangsters,
and the small nations like prostitutes.
- Stanley Kubrick

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction.
All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing
at them when their birth rate fell off.
- Benito Mussolini

Every nation sincerely desires peace;
and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in,
must make peace impossible.
- Norman Angell

I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton
became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I loved her.
I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep,
so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful
and devasting emotions that control man,
nations, life.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Commerce with all nations,
alliance with none,
should be our motto.
- Thomas Jefferson

Further, by acting decisively in Iraq,
the United States has sent very strong signals to other
nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers.
- Jim Gerlach

God has made Canada one of those nations which cannot
be conquered and cannot be destroyed,
except by itself.
- Norman Angell

The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant,
if not positively destructive institution,
and the just-released U.N.
report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan,
proves the point.
- Linda Chavez

Education is the cheap defense of nations.
- Edmund Burke

We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail,
threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with
the world's worst weapons.
- George W. Bush

Nations, like plants and human beings,
grow.
And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.
- Claude McKay

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations.
It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston

In fact, effective solidarity with the poor,
both individual persons and entire nations,
is indispensable for the construction of peace.
- Claudio Hummes

We are asking the nations of Europe
between whom rivers of blood have flowed
to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
- Winston Churchill

For as long as multinational communities have existed,
their weak point has always been the relations between different nations.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The nations of antiquity rolled away in the current of ages,
Israel alone remained one indestructible edifice of gray antiquity...
preserved by an internal and marvelous power.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

I look askance at any movement which assists in making
the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

In every particular state of the world,
those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others;
and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.
- Walter Bagehot

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can
survive only under the conditions of full equality
for all nations that live in it.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations -
adopted unanimously -
called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

I think the British have the distinction above all
other nations of being able to put new wine into old
bottles without bursting them.
- Clement Attlee

I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new
impetus to the work of the United Nations.
- Harri Holkeri

The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe,
in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive
with the members of the Security Council.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course
for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium,
who will?
- Kofi Annan

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

The great men of power who seek to change the nations
they belong to usually are pretty terrible people.
- John Keegan

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough
wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations
between the two great nations on earth.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the
bane of modern civilization.
- Franz Boas

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted
all the other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw
nations and self-serving special interest groups.
- Ginny B. Waite

The free market economy is supposed to be the only
path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity,
power and influence of nations.
- Omar Bongo

Nations, like men, have their infancy.
- Henry Bolingbroke

We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we
have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear,
respect for our values and not merely our weapons.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.
- Ralph Bunche

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law,
the law of our Creator, the law of humanity,
justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
- Edmund Burke

National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like,
the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king,
generally sane.
- J. F. C. Fuller

So long as war is the main business of nations,
temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign -
is indispensable.
- Walter Bagehot

All nations want peace, but they want a peace that suits them.
- John Fisher

Let no man write my epitaph...
When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth,
then shall my character be vindicated,
then may my epitaph be written.
- Robert Emmet


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