Quotes

104 Quotes filtered by world politics

I really think that the Liberal Party is dead and that one will simply have to think of men and policies after the war - not of parties.

Lord Aberdeen

Letter to his wife during World War I

Category: Liberal Democrats, Liberal Party, World War I

Tags: Liberal Democrats, Liberal Party, Lord Aberdeen, Political Parties, World Politics, World War I

The EU will not stop wars: it wants an army to fight them.

John Redwood 2001

Category: Defence, War, Eurosceptic

Tags: Defence, Eurosceptic, John Redwood, Policy, War, World Politics

It is not God but the Devil who is in charge of the international situation and those who are working for God in it are poor servants if all they do is worship God and neglect their duty to cincumvent the Devil.

Ramsay MacDonald

Category: International Relations

Tags: International Relations, Ramsay MacDonald, World Politics

A great country ought not to make little wars.

Duke of Wellington

Category: English Identity, War

Tags: Duke of Wellington, English Identity, Policy, War, World Politics

I don't know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.

Duke of Wellington

Category: Defence, War

Tags: Defence, Duke of Wellington, Policy, War, World Politics

It would have been very much better for the world if Britain had remained neutral and the Germans had won a quick victory. We should not have had either the Nazis or the Communists if that had happened.

Bertrand Russell 1959

On 1914

Category: World War I

Tags: Bertrand Russell, World Politics, World War I

Maybe we should ask the Falklanders how they feel about a war.

Francis Pym 04/1983

Category: Falklands War

Tags: Falklands War, Francis Pym, World Politics

The function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.

Enoch Powell 20/04/1968

Category: Statesmen & Statesmanship

Tags: Enoch Powell, Statesmen & Statesmanship, World Politics

We have no eternal allies and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual and rthese interests it is our duty to follow.

Lord Palmerston 05/03/1857

Category: International Relations

Tags: International Relations, Lord Palmerston, World Politics

We hear war called murder. It is not. It is suicide.

Ramsay MacDonald 1930

Category: War, Murder

Tags: Miscellaneous, Murder, Ramsay MacDonald, War, World Politics

Nations are always making mistakes because they do not understand each other's psychology.

Edward Grey

Category: International Relations

Tags: Edward Grey, International Relations, World Politics

National injustice is the surest way to national downfall.

William Ewart Gladstone

Category: International Law

Tags: International Law, William Ewart Gladstone, World Politics

The errors of former times are recorded for our instruction in order that we may avoid their repition.

William Ewart Gladstone 11/1879

Category: History

Tags: History, William Ewart Gladstone, World Politics

The war has developed, not necessarily to Japan's advantage.

Emperor Hirohito

Category: Stating the Bleedin' Obvious, World War II

Tags: Emperor Hirohito, Humour, Stating the Bleedin' Obvious, World Politics, World War II

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Category: History

Tags: History, Winston Churchill, World Politics

In war there are no winners.

Neville Chamberlain 24/03/1938

Category: War

Tags: Neville Chamberlain, War, World Politics

Let it be known that war with a colony is war with England.

Viscount Cardwell

Category: Commonwealth & Empire, War

Tags: Commonwealth & Empire, Countries, Viscount Cardwell, War, World Politics

There has never been a war yet which if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary fplk could not have been prevented. The common man is the greatest protection against war.

Ernest Bevin 1945

Category: War

Tags: Ernest Bevin, War, World Politics

No country can allow its safety to be wholly dependent on faithful observance by other states of rules to which they are obliged.

Arthur Balfour 25/02/1927

Category: International Law

Tags: Arthur Balfour, International Law, World Politics

There are plenty of cases of war being begun before it is declared.

Arthur Balfour 12/12/1905

Category: War

Tags: Arthur Balfour, War, World Politics

Random Speech

A substantial extension of public ownership is an essential pre-requisite of greater equality of earned income.

Roy Jenkins

Advertise with TotalPolitics

Newsletter Sign up

Sign up to receive the latest news from Total Politics

You have now registered!!

Subscribe

Subscribe to TotalPolitics magazine now and Save 25%! click here