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Eduard Shevardnadze Quotes

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Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to
thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the
foundations that allow corruption to exist.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But the Americans have no extra money.
They have their own problems.
They can provide financial assistance for two,
three, four, or six months at most.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

When I came back to power, Georgia was completely isolated
on the international stage.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I was a member of the Politburo for seven years,
a foreign minister.
- Eduard Shevardnadze


 

No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners,
teachers, and others.
The country hasn't got enough money to do so.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

To sum up, what has been our policy? We looked for
and found friends all throughout the world.
- Eduard Shevardnadze


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But we cannot rely on foreign help indefinitely.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But eradicating corruption is not enough to sustain a country.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I believe politicians should always remain realistic.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

They're making a song and dance because that serves
their immediate interests.
But what will happen tomorrow? They will have to pay salaries and pensions.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Prospects of normalizing our relations with Russia look good.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I am not responsible for the actions of Saakashvili
and even for those of Gamsakhurdia.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I don't want to go down in history as a man who allowed blood to be shed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

As for myself, I was never against Russia.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I couldn't stand the idea of bloodshed,
casualties.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I don't plan to return.
I have a lot of unresolved things to do.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

You know in the West they support realistic forces.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

In my life I have always found ways of dealing with a situation.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Even the pyramids might one day disappear,
but not the Palestinians longing for their homeland.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

You know, to address crowds and make promises does
not require very much brains.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

The external world is committed to helping Georgia settle its problems.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I'm sure that was the right step, even though,
formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign.
But, looking into what is happening today and what
is going to happen in the future,
I think history will show I made the right decision.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

True, other countries are helping us.
Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency,
I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to
achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters
were full of anger and nearly out of control.
This is why I thought we needed to find another way out.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Now, the entire world community recognizes Georgia.
We are members of the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Everything is being prepared so that we will soon enter the European Union.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Zhvania was the general secretary of the organisation which I founded,
the Citizens' Union.
It was the biggest organisation and came first in all elections,
and Zhvania was the leader.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I believe that with the help of foreign countries -
and under that condition only,
because they have no other source of financing -
the new government may temporarily extricate Georgia
from the current situation.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Communism has never come to power in a country
that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
- John F. Kennedy

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show
by what road it will pass to destruction,
to wit: by consolidation of power first,
and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
- Thomas Jefferson

Look at Mexico.
We need to make that government better and end the corruption.
If people have a better life in their country,
they won't come over here.
- Tony Garza

The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way.
- Alan Bullock

Simply that we are mirroring the trends in society,
at any given time smuggling was an issue in the seventies,
corruption is an issue today, and we faithfully reflect those issues.
- Ajay Devgan

My government will be open.
Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with
in accordance with the law.
If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
- George Weah

All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.
- Morris West

The first tenet is that you should report corruption
regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party.
- Linda Tripp

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
- Edward Gibbon

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still
alive is that the end justifies the means.
- Georges Bernanos

The time has come to tell the truth about the corruption
of the government employee unions in this country.
- Newt Gingrich

The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness,
corruption, or stain of sin.
- William Ames

Public office is supposed to be a public trust.
This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the
highest levels of the Republican leadership.
- Bob Etheridge

Then there is the worst part of Christianity,
which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation...
But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.
- Bruce Kent

The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
- David Hume

Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions.
Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy,
but the party of runaway spending and corruption.
- Sherrod Brown

Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption,
someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself,
you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
- John Jay Chapman

This is a matter of public health.
The public was sick and tired of DeLay and his corruption.
- Jim Hightower

In a state where corruption abounds,
laws must be very numerous.
- Tacitus

We see violence to forcibly seize land,
at any price, murders and corruption.
- Claudio Hummes

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
- Kurt Cobain

Peace is the happy natural state of man;
war is corruption and disgrace.
- James Thomson

I used to look down on the world for being corrupt,
but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.
- Richard J. Needham

When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own.
I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
- Barry White

The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.
- Ben Nicholson

As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose,
half my readers will block it out, although they may
get a frisson of joy in the process.
- Margaret Carlson

None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind;
witness what's going on in the world in this moment,
the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
- Morris West

The corruption in reporting starts very early.
It's like the police reporting on the police.
- Julian Assange

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose:
to expose,
embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism.
It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
- Ama Ata Aidoo

Still, corruption and oppression are far too common
threats to the democratic society.
- Anna Lindh

We do not need international help to stop corruption,
we need strong Louisiana Leadership.
- David Vitter

Therefore, until the day I die, I am going to do what I can,
regardless of the cost to me, to try to stop this awful
corruption that is destroying our beloved democracy.
- John Jay Hooker

In some of the countries where we operate,
there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political
elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.
- Lee R. Raymond

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
- Jacob Bronowski

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect,
excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
- John Henry Newman

It's not just spending, it's not just taxes,
it's not just corruption, it is progressivism,
and it is in both parties.
It is in the Republicans and the Democrats.
- Glenn Beck

A government, for protecting business only,
is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin


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