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Townsend Harris Quotes and Sayings

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The United States have no possessions in the east and
do not desire to have any,
as other countries do.
- Townsend Harris

Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries;
hence the President directed me to attend to or watch
the state of affairs in China also.
- Townsend Harris

If Japan had been near to either England or France,
war would have broken out long ago.
- Townsend Harris

As the treaty made with the United States was the first
treaty entered into by your country with other countries,
therefore the President regards Japan with peculiar friendliness.
- Townsend Harris

 

If war should break out between England and Japan,
the latter would suffer much more than the former.
- Townsend Harris

The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent
about the introduction of opium,
and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited.
- Townsend Harris

We were sent to this country by the President,
who desires to promote the welfare of Japan,
and are quite different from the ambassadors of other countries.
- Townsend Harris

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By means of steam one can go from California to Japan in eighteen days.
- Townsend Harris

The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States,
all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty,
and Japan will be safe thereafter.
- Townsend Harris

In case of war, a treaty would have to be made at the end of the war.
- Townsend Harris

Since the invention of steamships distant countries
have become like those that are near at hand.
- Townsend Harris

The President of the United States thinks that for
the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war.
- Townsend Harris

If you make a treaty first with the United States and
settle the matter of the opium trade,
England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
- Townsend Harris

The expense of a war could be paid in time;
but the expense of opium,
when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time.
- Townsend Harris

Any nation that refuses to hold intercourse with other
nations must expect to be excluded from this family.
- Townsend Harris

It appears that the English think the Japanese...
are fond of opium, and they want to bring it here also.
- Townsend Harris

In time of war steamships and improved arms are the most important things.
- Townsend Harris

We do not wish to open your ports to foreign trade all at once.
- Townsend Harris

The nations of the West hope that by means of steam
communication all the world will become as one family.
- Townsend Harris

Two things are desired in order that intercourse may be had:
First,
that a minister or agent be allowed to reside at the capital.
Second, that commerce between different countries be freely allowed.
- Townsend Harris

It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually,
as the circumstances may require; but the President
assures you that this will not be the case if you make
a treaty with England first.
- Townsend Harris

The President regards the Japanese as a brave people;
but courage,
though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts;
hence,
courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed.
- Townsend Harris

If I write in my name to the agents of England and
France residing in Asia and inform them that Japan
is ready to make a commercial treaty with their countries,
the number of steamers will be reduced from fifty to two or three.
- Townsend Harris

When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come
to Japan to make treaties,
they can be told that such and such a treaty has been
made with the ambassador of the United States,
and they will rest satisfied with this.
- Townsend Harris

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body;
the two are ever united.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

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

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell.
They are right to do so.
Canada is to the United States what,
in Dante's scheme,
Limbo is to Hell.
- Irving Layton

The U.N.
acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five
percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social,
economic, educational and cultural fields.
- Shirley Temple

The United Nations has no business in our elections.
- David Vitter

We have a substantial number of countries that have
pledged and provided all kinds of support for the United
States in the event that war becomes necessary in Iraq.
- Douglas Feith

The founding document of the United States of America
acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
- Pat Robertson

We would be there for Canada, part of our family.
That is why so many in the United States are disappointed
and upset that Canada is not fully supporting us now.
- Paul Cellucci

The United States did not keep its promise to help
us fight for freedom and it was in the same fight that
the United States lost 50,000 of its young men.
- Nguyen Van Thieu

It is an exaggeration to call the Hamas and Islamic
Jihad announcement a military alliance.
It is rather a message that our people are united in
the face of Israeli aggression.
- Ahmed Yassin

If the Mets can win the World Series,
the United States can get out of Vietnam.
- Tom Seaver

I would say that there is no future for literary studies
as such in the United States.
- Harold Bloom

The rebuilding of New Orleans is an important point
in the history of the United States.
- Wynton Marsalis

We say here that if you fall down in the United States,
the ambulance man must feel for your wallet before he feels for your pulse.
- George Galloway

You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the
comfortable certainty that it will let you down.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

The test audience holds a great deal of power in the
process of filmmaking in the United States.
- Brendan Fraser

I used to go missing a lot...
Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.
- George Best

While The United States is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen,
it is also the most detested nation that the world has ever known.
- Harold Pinter

I'm going to vote in support of the president of the
United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the
president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete.
- John Culberson

Each family of the United States military now attends
to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry
that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
- Steve Buyer

I would be with those who say the hierarchy in the
United States has badly mishandled this whole situation.
- William P. Leahy

I have lived in the United States for half of my life,
my entire adult life.
- Sheena Easton

We no longer have a free market in the United States,
we have a government controlled free market.
- Jim Bunning

There are millions of gay people in the United States,
including well-known celebrities.
- Mary Cheney

If I were president of the United States,
I would include Moslems in my presidency.
- Jerry Falwell

Back in 1983, the United States government approved
the release of the first genetically modified organism.
In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.
- Jeremy Rifkin

I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam
and the almost tribal separations and divisions of
the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom.
- Cat Stevens

The mandate you go with is intimidating and also is
a source of respect that you gain,
because you have come with this mandate from the United Nations.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

The education, the cultural awareness,
is different in Europe, especially in France,
from that in the United States.
So I think the public will be much more appreciative of many images.
- Herb Ritts

There's no such thing as the United Nations.
If the U.N.
secretary building in New York lost 10 stories,
it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
- John Bolton

Any Mexican, would recognise that Mexico was abused,
undervalued and downgraded in international circles,
most of all by the United States.
- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

I don't mind being a permanent nightmare for the United States.
- Evo Morales

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney


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