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Richard Cobden Quotes

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Treaties of peace, made after war, are entrusted to
individuals to negotiate and carry out.
- Richard Cobden

But it is my happiness to be half Welsh,
and that the better half.
- Richard Cobden

On the contrary, all the world would point to that
nation as violating a treaty,
by going to war with a country with whom they had engaged
to enter into arbitration.
- Richard Cobden

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this
question out of doors with friends or strangers,
that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden


 

I believe it has been said that one copy of The Times
contains more useful information than the whole of
the historical works of Thucydides.
- Richard Cobden

I have been particularly struck with the overwhelming
evidence which is given as to the fitness of the natives
of India for high offices and employments.
- Richard Cobden

The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace,
the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education,
than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.
- Richard Cobden


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For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead
to a constant increase of expenditure.
- Richard Cobden

From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of
the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace,
or possessing increased security against war.
- Richard Cobden

A newspaper should be the maximum of information,
and the minimum of comment.
- Richard Cobden

Luck relies on chance, labor on character.
- Richard Cobden

Wars have ever been but another aristocratic mode of
plundering and oppressing commerce.
- Richard Cobden

At all events, arbitration is more rational,
just, and humane than the resort to the sword.
- Richard Cobden

People who eat potatoes will never be able to perform
their abilities in whatever job they choose to have.
- Richard Cobden

For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.
- Richard Cobden

You may keep Turkey on the map of Europe,
you may call the country by the name of Turkey if you like,
but do not think you can keep up the Mahommedan rule in the country.
- Richard Cobden

The landlords are not agriculturists;
that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.
- Richard Cobden

I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission
of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales,
you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments,
and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.
- Richard Cobden

I am not accustomed to pay fulsome compliments to the English,
by telling them that they are superior to all the world;
but this I can say,
that they do not deserve the name of cowards.
- Richard Cobden

I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education,
and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education,
have always been associated with the idea of coupling
the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.
- Richard Cobden

I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England.
If the finances of the Indian Government receive any
severe and irreparable check,
will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency,
and to supply the deficiency?
- Richard Cobden

This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that,
if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors
but that of the patronage,
there is really no government vested in them at all.
- Richard Cobden

I came here as a practical man, to talk,
not simply on the question of peace and war,
but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance -
the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which
it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.
- Richard Cobden

In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion.
There they have adopted a system of secular education,
because they have found it impracticable to unite the
religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.
- Richard Cobden

The problem to solve is, whether a single or a double
government would be most advantageous;
and,
in considering that point, I am met by this difficulty -
that I cannot see that the present form of government
is a double government at all.
- Richard Cobden

I am no party man in this matter in any degree;
and if I have any objection to the motion it is this,
that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country,
it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing
and agricultural distress.
- Richard Cobden

All treaties between great states cease to be binding
when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
- Otto von Bismarck

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians
encouraged such treaties,
and toward the end of the nineteenth century their
number had increased considerably.
- Ludwig Quidde

Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses;
they last while they last.
- Charles de Gaulle

Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that
treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,'
in most instances they're not even law.
- Sonia Sotomayor

I was a Member of the European Parliament for a period
of time and I saw a lot of European laws and treaties.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade,
or war and subjugation.
- Nelson A. Miles

They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations,
upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations,
and special favors to none.
- Robert Toombs

Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties,
but in the hearts of men.
- Herbert Hoover

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

Treaties are like roses and young girls.
They last while they last.
- Charles de Gaulle

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted
from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.
- Buffalo Bill

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World,
spheres of influence, balances of power,
secret treaties, triple alliances, and,
during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
- Barbara Tuchman

George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a
full-scale assault on civil liberties,
human rights and the rule of law, walking away from
his international obligations,
tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
- Bianca Jagger

But the memory of war weighs undiminished upon the people's minds.
That is because deeper than material wounds,
moral wounds are smarting, inflicted by the so-
called peace treaties.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Great progress was made when arbitration treaties were
concluded in which the contracting powers pledge in
advance to submit all conflicts to an arbitration court,
treaties which not only specify the composition of the court,
but also its procedure.
- Ludwig Quidde

We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear,
chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq.
They must be tackled by the international community together,
by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements.
- Anna Lindh

When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come
to Japan to make treaties,
they can be told that such and such a treaty has been
made with the ambassador of the United States,
and they will rest satisfied with this.
- Townsend Harris

Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace,
an additional guarantee against war.
It is through such machinery that the disputes between
nations will be settled and war prevented.
- Frank B. Kellogg

The United States has made a massive effort since the
end of the Second World War to secure the dominance
of its films in foreign markets -
an achievement generally pushed home politically,
by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.
- Fredric Jameson

Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers.
If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for
power would not result in such complex peace treaties
that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.
- James Q. Wilson

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

Life is a balance between rest and movement.
- Osho


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