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William Lyon Mackenzie King Quotes and Sayings

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Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed,
the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and
urgently strive toward a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Once a nation parts with the control of its credit,
it matters not who makes the laws.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be,
temperance is something against which,
at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

 

From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have
clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every
way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance.
But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Self-denial and self-discipline, however,
will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and
progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

As to the advantages of temperance in the training
of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members
of the forces themselves,
there can be no doubt in the world.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The greatly increased consumption of alcoholic beverages
is very largely a direct result of the increased purchasing
power created by wartime expenditures.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Where there is little or no public opinion,
there is likely to be bad government,
which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Only the man who disciplines himself strictly can stand
for long the terrific pace of modern war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Each year, therefore, a dollar spent on alcoholic beverages
has purchased a smaller quantity.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The increased consumption of alcoholic beverages in
Canada since the outbreak of war is one evidence of this.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

For one cause or another, it has become necessary to
impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities,
including not a few of the necessities of life.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Let it be remembered, too, that at a time of war,
nearly every one is under great strain.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Workers in industry are the partners in war of the fighting forces.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and
daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the
physical dangers they may encounter.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I really believe my greatest service is in the many unwise steps I prevent.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol
and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other
single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance
in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that
counts most in Government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Usury once in control will wreck the nation.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

There can be little doubt that absence from work,
and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits,
are essentially a temperate people.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Every hour of useful work is precious.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

On behalf of the federal government,
I wish now publicly to appeal to the provinces to lend
their co-operation in furthering our country's war
effort by effecting at as early a date as may be possible
this much needed restriction.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to
members of our armed forces,
it is because we are all especially concerned for the
welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Temperance is essential, if the services of men and
women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according,
to the physical capacity and ability of each.
Nothing less will assure a total effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak;
of war,
the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported
released for sale in Canada,
amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit
is restored to government and recognized as its most
conspicuous and sacred responsibility,
all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what
the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages
in wartime means in increased risk,
and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Just when we most need to be clearheaded,
in order to face the hard facts before us,
there is all too frequently a very real inclination
to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country
a steady increase in the consumption of spirits,
wine and beer.
It is estimated that in dollar volume,
the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

When gasoline and rubber are rationed,
electric power and transport facilities are becoming increasingly scarce,
and manpower shortages are developing,
it is difficult for people to understand their increased
use for other than the most vital needs of war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

They talk about conscription as a democratic institution.
Yes; so is a cemetary.
- Meyer London

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

The mere dates of my existence do not interest me,
except in one connection.
When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer;
when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted.
- Laurence Housman

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty
is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man!
Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious
injury as a price to live free,
makes no sense.
- Ron Paul

Obviously all of us have thought about Vietnam,
particularly in my generation in Australia that were
part of conscription and fought there.
Our friends came back, forever changed.
So there were a lot of questions.
- Phillip Noyce

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady


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