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Eamon de Valera Quotes

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If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country
it is by reversing that policy which made us simply
the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.
- Eamon de Valera

It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services.
We need all our manpower for defence.
For the military and...
we need a quarter of a million men.
- Eamon de Valera

We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.
- Eamon de Valera

If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night.
- Eamon de Valera


 

Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain's stand alone,
after France had fallen and before America entered the War.
- Eamon de Valera

From the moment this war began, there was,
for this state, only one policy possible,
neutrality.
- Eamon de Valera

By keeping the annuities, we could build up a national
industry every years as big as the Shannon Scheme.
- Eamon de Valera


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The part which American friendship played in helping
us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland
has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.
- Eamon de Valera

Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from
Britain and other countries.
The Government haven't used the powers which they have
for the benefit of the country.
- Eamon de Valera

Here, in Cork district, you have in combination all
the dangers which war can inflict.
- Eamon de Valera

The economic and social problems would tend to become,
like the military situation, more and more difficult
as time went on and we became more and more isolated.
- Eamon de Valera

God has been pleased to save us during the years of
war that have already passed.
We pray that He may be pleased to save us to the end.
But we must do our part.
- Eamon de Valera

It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak,
but acting justly always has its rewards.
- Eamon de Valera

We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers -
will take this opportunity of coming together and working
out the National programme.
- Eamon de Valera

We are fully aware that, in a world at war,
each set of belligerents is over ready to regard those
who are not with them as against them;
but the course we have followed is a just course.
- Eamon de Valera

We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance,
and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations
who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage,
that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end,
and pass on this tradition unblemished.
- Eamon de Valera

When we have done our best, we can, as a united people,
take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence
that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us,
death is not the end.
- Eamon de Valera

Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all
the suffering people who have been dragged into it.
Further hundreds of millions have become involved since
I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago.
- Eamon de Valera

I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel
to the flames of hatred and passion which,
if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever
is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe.
- Eamon de Valera

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The four most important words in any marriage...
"I'll do the dishes."
- Anonymous

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Any girl can be glamorous.
All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
- Hedy Lamarr

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
- Mark Twain

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau


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