International Relations Quotes

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.- Winston Churchill

 

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust.- Demosthenes

 

Greece is a sort of American vassal; the Netherlands is the country of American bases that grow like tulip bulbs; Cuba is the main sugar plantation of the American monopolies; Turkey is prepared to kow-tow before any United States pro-consul and Canada is the boring second fiddle in the American symphony.- Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko

 

The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.- Karl Marx

 

The United States never lost a war or won a conference.- Will Rogers

 

In the field of world policy I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor.- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the prime of our lusty youth, still at the beginning of our glorious manhood, to sit down among the outworn people, to take our place with the weak and the craven? A thousand times no!- Theodore Roosevelt

 

In April 1917 the illusion of isolation was destroyed, America came to the end of innocence, and of the exuberant freedom of bachelor independence. That the responsibilities of world power have not made us happier is no surprise. To help ourselves manage them, we have replaced the illusion of isolation with a new illusion of omnipotence.-Barbara Tuchman

 

There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.-George Washington

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.-Woodrow T. Wilson

 

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect. We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect. - Winston Churchill

 

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despot... - MORE There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust. – Demosthenes

 

There is a close tie of affection between sovereigns and their subjects; and as chaste wives should have no eyes but for their husbands, so fa... - MORE There is a close tie of affection between sovereigns and their subjects; and as chaste wives should have no eyes but for their husbands, so faithful liegemen should keep their regards at home and not look after foreign crowns. For my part I like not for my sheep to wear a stranger's mark nor to dance after a foreigner's whistle. - Elizabeth I

 

The most profound effect of World War I on me ... was that it committed me to international affairs as the principal work of my life. ...I hav... - MORE The most profound effect of World War I on me ... was that it committed me to international affairs as the principal work of my life. ...I have sometimes regretted that my avocation or chief hobby happened to be such a gloomy one. ...When I look at the world today ... I sometimes wonder whether [my efforts] were not nearly all in vain. Perhaps it would have been better if I had adopted as my chief hobby the cultivation of chrysanthemums or the breeding of West Highland White Terriers or even, as did one of my friends, the collection of Japanese swordguards. - Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

 

...I still have faith occasionally in the brotherhood of man, and in spite of all the tragedies that have intervened since [1945], believe tha... - MORE ...I still have faith occasionally in the brotherhood of man, and in spite of all the tragedies that have intervened since [1945], believe that sometime, somehow, all the nations of the world can work together for the common good. - Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

 

The peace conference must not adjourn without the establishment of some ordered system of international government, backed by power enough to ... - MORE The peace conference must not adjourn without the establishment of some ordered system of international government, backed by power enough to give authority to its decrees. ... Unless a league something like this results at our peace conference, we shall merely drop back into armed hostility and international anarchy. The war will have been fought in vain ... - Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

 

Greece is a sort of American vassal; the Netherlands is the country of American bases that grow like tulip bulbs; Cuba is the main sugar plant... - MORE Greece is a sort of American vassal; the Netherlands is the country of American bases that grow like tulip bulbs; Cuba is the main sugar plantation of the American monopolies; Turkey is prepared to kow-tow before any United States pro-consul and Canada is the boring second fiddle in the American symphony. - Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko

 

It is a well-settled principle of the international code that where one nation owes another a liquidated debt which it refuses or neglects to ... - MORE It is a well-settled principle of the international code that where one nation owes another a liquidated debt which it refuses or neglects to pay the aggrieved party may seize on the property belonging to the other, its citizens or subjects, sufficient to pay the debt without giving just cause of war. - Andrew Jackson

 

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

 

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. - Nikita Khrushchev

 

The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future. The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future. - Karl Marx

 

The United States never lost a war or won a conference. The United States never lost a war or won a conference. - Will Rogers

 

When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the prime of our... - MORE When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the prime of our lusty youth, still at the beginning of our glorious manhood, to sit down among the outworn people, to take our place with the weak and the craven? A thousand times no! - Theodore Roosevelt

 

While you are divided from us by geographical lines, which are imaginary, and by a language which is not the same, you have not come to an ali... - MORE While you are divided from us by geographical lines, which are imaginary, and by a language which is not the same, you have not come to an alien people or land. In the realm of the heart, in the domain of the mind, there are no geographical lines dividing the nations. - Anna Howard Shaw

 

In April 1917 the illusion of isolation was destroyed, America came to the end of innocence, and of the exuberant freedom of bachelor independ... - MORE In April 1917 the illusion of isolation was destroyed, America came to the end of innocence, and of the exuberant freedom of bachelor independence. That the responsibilities of world power have not made us happier is no surprise. To help ourselves manage them, we have replaced the illusion of isolation with a new illusion of omnipotence. - Barbara Tuchman

 

There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cu... - MORE There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. - George Washington

 

International relationships are ... preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge. - Rebecca West

 

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. - Woodrow Wilson

 

One could see that what you are writing was that today's meeting with President Bill Clinton was going to be a disaster. Now for the first tim... - MORE One could see that what you are writing was that today's meeting with President Bill Clinton was going to be a disaster. Now for the first time, I can tell you that you're a disaster. Boris Yeltsin

 
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