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Arthur Henderson Quotes

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The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

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Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice.
- Arthur Henderson

This is our world, and we must make the best of it.
- Arthur Henderson

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure
of building up a collective peace system.
- Arthur Henderson

 

Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history.
- Arthur Henderson

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead,
survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take,
and then address ourselves to our common task in a
mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence,
without haste and without pause.
- Arthur Henderson

Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible
and destructive that it should have been the common
aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.
- Arthur Henderson

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The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point
of a great struggle between anarchy and world order...
between those who think in terms of inevitable armed
conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.
- Arthur Henderson

The world before 1914 was already a world in which
the welfare of each individual nation was inextricably
bound up with the prosperity of the whole community of nations.
- Arthur Henderson

One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved
political cooperation with all the nations of the world.
- Arthur Henderson

The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces
that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind
to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.
- Arthur Henderson

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is,
therefore, a firm understanding between the British
Empire and the United States of America and France
and Italy that there will be no competitive building
up of fleets or armies between them.
- Arthur Henderson

In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations
to settle international disputes peacefully are now
so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost
impossible for a state to resort to war without violating
one or more solemn treaty obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

Those nations have a very great responsibility at this
juncture of the world's affairs,
for by throwing their joint weight into the scales
of history on the right side,
they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.
- Arthur Henderson

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

On the contrary, the characteristic element of the
present situation is that economic questions have finally
and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.
- Arthur Henderson

The drive toward economic nationalism is only part
of the general revival of nationalism.
- Arthur Henderson

Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering
which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine,
led to the very clear realization that international
anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
- Arthur Henderson

We had four years of world war which the peoples endured
only because they were told that their sufferings would
free humanity forever from the scourge of war.
- Arthur Henderson

In our modern world of interdependent nations,
hardly any state can wage war successfully without
raising loans and buying war materials of every kind
in the markets of other nations.
- Arthur Henderson

The nations must be organized internationally and induced
to enter into partnership,
subordinating in some measure national sovereignty
to worldwide institutions and obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied,
the more clearly those tragic years become revealed
as a vast collapse of civilization.
- Arthur Henderson

I do not believe that the values which the Western
democracies consider essential to civilization can
survive in a world rent by the international anarchy
of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
- Arthur Henderson

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle
for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.
- Arthur Henderson

To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must
establish world law and order.
- Arthur Henderson

But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often
invite retaliation by armed action,
and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form
of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.
- Arthur Henderson

In almost every country there are elements of opinion
which would welcome such a conclusion because they
wish to return to the politics of the balance of power,
unrestricted and unregulated armaments,
international anarchy, and preparation for war.
- Arthur Henderson

It is because I believe that it is in the power of
such nations to lead the world back into the paths
of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what,
in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the
fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.
- Arthur Henderson

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under
the oppression of a gigantic paradox:
he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty,
and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
- Arthur Henderson

The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction,
and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis.
- Arthur Henderson

The question is, what are we to do in order to consolidate
peace on a universal and durable foundation,
and what are the essential elements of such a peace?
- Arthur Henderson

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as
an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
- Wallace Stevens

The largest single contributor to Iraq's security is
that effort of Iraqi people who continue to step forward
to join the various Iraqi security forces.
- Craig L. Thomas

I suppose that the scope and implications of such forces
have rendered my personal accounting ritual pretty much obsolete.
That's how things sometimes go.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you,
to get what you want.
- GG Allin

Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.
- Henry B. Adams

Quite likely the twentieth century is destined to see
the natural forces which will enable us to fly from
continent to continent with a speed far exceeding that of a bird.
- Simon Newcomb

Man cannot influence in this respect the atomic forces of Nature.
- Frederick Soddy

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's
soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a
lesson which will not be forgotten by history.
Truly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

It's important that we work very closely with moderate Muslim forces locally,
nationally and internationally.
- Gijs de Vries

Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces,
while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers.
- Joe Conason

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels
of the Republican Party which have made political capital
out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo.
- Emanuel Celler

Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term,
means the opportunity to experience and to realize
to the maximum the forces that are within us.
- David Sarnoff

Tardiness often robs us opportunity,
and the dispatch of our forces.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

No one who knows my personal situation would think
I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces.
- Kit Bond

I think of myself as an intelligent,
sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which
always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison

North Carolina, particularly the 8th District,
has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces.
- Robin Hayes

The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats.
- Dick Cheney

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

The elements and majestic forces in nature,
Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost,
were regarded with awe as spiritual powers,
but always secondary and intermediate in character.
- Charles Eastman

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We need to continue our full support of the nascent
Iraqi government by helping to rebuild their economic
infrastructure and maintain security while training
the Iraqi security forces.
- Pat Roberts

I am so busy doing nothing...
that the idea of doing anything - which as you know,
always leads to something - cuts into the nothing and
then forces me to have to drop everything.
- Jerry Seinfeld

In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17.
A group of students was permitted to attend university
before taking part in wartime research projects.
- John Pople

Thank God we're going to try to continue and effectively
defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol,
with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard,
with the Armed Forces.
- Barry McCaffrey

No one could understand the bond between me and my brother.
I struggled to understand the forces that drove his
soul in one direction and mine in another.
- Barry White

It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces
into one powerful channel.
- James Allen

In the first moments, the members of the Presidium
who were with me at the Secretariat were taken to the
Party Central Committee under the control of Soviet forces.
- Alexander Dubcek


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