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Edward Grey Quotes

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After a big war a nation doesn't want another for a generation or more.
- Edward Grey

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war,
millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply
manifold the power of destruction.
- Edward Grey

That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so
dependent upon German strength that the word and will
of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.
- Edward Grey

An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance,
which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded
as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.
- Edward Grey


 

The German Emperor is ageing me; he is like a battleship
with steam up and screws going,
but with no rudder, and he will run into something
some day and cause a catastrophe.
- Edward Grey

The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away
whatever obligation or interest we have as regards
the neutrality of Belgium.
We could not entertain that bargain either.
- Edward Grey

The lamps are going out all over Europe;
we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.
- Edward Grey


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Altogether apart from that, it would be a disgrace
to us to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France,
a disgrace from which the good name of this country would never recover.
- Edward Grey

I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet,
Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war,
and through the whole of this week I had in view the
probable contingency that we should not decide at the
critical moment to support France.
- Edward Grey

I had furthermore spoken on the assumption that Russia would mobilize,
whereas the assumption of the German Government had hitherto been,
officially, that Serbia would receive no support;
and what I had said must influence the German Government
to take the matter seriously.
- Edward Grey

If the union between England and America is a powerful
factor in the cause of peace,
a new Triple Alliance between the Teutonic race and
the two branches of the Anglo-Saxon race will be a
still more potent influence in the future of the world.
- Edward Grey

I thought this must be obvious to everyone else,
as it seemed obvious to me; and that,
if once it became apparent that we were on the edge,
all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.
- Edward Grey

I said to the German Ambassador that,
as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone,
I did not feel entitled to intervene;
but that,
directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia,
it became a question of the peace of Europe,
which concerned us all.
- Edward Grey

In effect, I was asking that if Russia mobilized against Austria,
the German Government, who had been supporting the
Austrian demand on Serbia,
should ask Austria to consider some modification of her demands,
under the threat of Russian mobilization.
- Edward Grey

From the material point of view the proposal is unacceptable,
for France, without further territory in Europe being taken from her,
could be so crushed as to lose her position as a Great Power,
and become subordinate to German policy.
- Edward Grey

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

I don't believe in the after life,
although I am bringing a change of underwear.
- Woody Allen

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

A man is incomplete until he is married.
After that, he is finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -
after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

Measures must always, in a progressive society,
be held superior to men, who are after all,
imperfect instruments, working for their fulfillment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming,
we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
- Gloria Steinem

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face,
you should go home and examine your conscience.
- Woodrow Wilson

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
but,
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin


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