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Lester B. Pearson Quotes

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
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The only failures are those who fail to try.

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Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.

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Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.

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We must keep on trying to solve problems, one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of confidence and cooperation, at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest.

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As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.

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The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.

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Today the predatory state, or the predatory group of states, with power of total destruction, is no more to be tolerated than the predatory individual.

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Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe.

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We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation.

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True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than, I should think, at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words, for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions.

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But while we all pray for peace, we do not always, as free citizens, support the policies that make for peace or reject those which do not. We want our own kind of peace, brought about in our own way.

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Every state has not only the right but the duty to make adequate provision for its own defense in the way it thinks best, providing it does not do so at the expense of any other state.

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I have worked in a very close and cordial way with Norwegian representatives at many international meetings, and the pleasure I felt at those associations was equaled only by the profit I always secured from them.

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The best defence of peace is not power, but the removal of the causes of war, and international agreements which will put peace on a stronger foundation, than the terror of destruction.

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Under this flag may our youth find new inspiration for loyalty to Canada; for a patriotism based not on any mean or narrow nationalism, but on the deep and equal pride that all Canadians will feel for every part of this good land.

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Prime ministers require the hide of a rhinoceros, the morals of St. Francis, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the leadership of Napoleon, the magnetism of a Beatle and the subtlety of Machiavelli.

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Understanding the nature of conflict leads to peace.

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We'll jump off that bridge when we come to it.

— Lester B. Pearson

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