"It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say."
"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."Abba Eban on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Abba Eban on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Abba Eban on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Abba Eban 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."Abba Eban on Joseph Stalin
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
"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."