"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Abba Eban on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Abba Eban on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Abba Eban on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Abba Eban on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Abba Eban on Thomas Jefferson
"I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender."
"It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say."