"In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Arthur Henderson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Arthur Henderson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Arthur Henderson on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Arthur Henderson on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Arthur Henderson on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world."
"Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries."
"The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied, the more clearly those tragic years become revealed as a vast collapse of civilization."
"Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace."
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