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Abraham Flexner Quotes

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Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war;
no nation has ever borrowed largely for education...
no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
- Abraham Flexner

Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
- Abraham Flexner

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

 

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

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

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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An association of men who will not quarrel with one another
is a thing which has never yet existed,
from the greatest confederacy of nations
down to a town meeting or a vestry.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United
States of any of its neighboring nations.
- Dennis Kucinich

My father is a man of impeccable character who has
worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years.
His integrity is beyond reproach.
- Kojo Annan

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

Nations are born in the hearts of poets,
they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
- Muhammad Iqbal

So let us call genocide, genocide.
Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people.
Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
- Adam Schiff

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

The United Nations system is still the best instrument
for making the world less fragile.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

In fact, many nations currently refuse to support embryonic
stem cell research of any kind.
- Nathan Deal

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion
between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
- Elihu Root

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

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting
freedom and independence for all its members.
- Harry S. Truman

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

Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the
world to become informed.
- Paul Harris

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning
to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged
world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.
- Norman Borlaug

I think the American people, understandably,
have sort of lost faith in the United Nations.
- Cliff Stearns

Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations,
the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask
diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
- Nick Lampson

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together.
When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles.
This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
- Connie Mack

If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat
in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

I wish to express my hope that the efforts of our nations,
nationalities and peoples in the direction of the development
of our democratic order will be successful.
- Girma Woldegiorgis

The struggles waged by nations are weak only when they
lack support in the hearts of their women.
- Jose Marti

The question of armaments, whether on land or sea,
is the most immediately and intensely practical question
connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
- Woodrow Wilson

As we have seen, the wireless and the airplane have
made the world so small and nations so dependent on
each other that the only alternative to war is the
United States of the World.
- John Boyd Orr

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
- Aphra Behn

To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and
authorised to say certain things to the world;
to say things that will make disciples of all nations.
- Rowan D. Williams

The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate
against the vilification of religions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud;
and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
- Jonathan Swift

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

The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy
of peace appears more than ever to be the path that
we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

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

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

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

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations,
study hell.
- Thomas Merton

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

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

I had come to regard the U.S.
Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
- Elliot Richardson

As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on
foreign oil continues to increase,
the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to
OPEC nations hurts every American.
- Paul Gillmor

And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now,
it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world,
and to support the United Nations.
- George Carey

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

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

Both the American people and nations that censor the
internet should understand that our government is committed
to helping promote internet freedom.
- Hillary Clinton

The blood and sweat shed by United States and United
Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind
the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period.
- Kim Y. Sam

And in this community, as in all others,
the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward
other nations as we would have them act towards America.
- Adam Schiff

We are now physically, politically, and economically
one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute
national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible.
- John Boyd Orr


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