TOP 20 Lester B. Pearson Quotes

TOP 20 Lester B. Pearson Quotes.
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“How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don’t know each other?”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:00)

“Of all our dreams today there is none more important – or so hard to realise – than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:07)

“Under this flag may our youth find new inspiration for loyalty to Canada; for a patriotism based not on any mean or narrow nationalism, but on the deep and equal pride that all Canadians will feel for every part of this good land.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:14)

“The only failures are those who fail to try.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:21)

“We’ll jump off that bridge when we come to it.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:28)

“It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:35)

“Prime ministers require the hide of a rhinoceros, the morals of St. Francis, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the leadership of Napoleon, the magnetism of a Beatle and the subtlety of Machiavelli.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:42)

“Understanding the nature of conflict leads to peace.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:49)

“The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.”
— Lester B. Pearson (00:56)

“Diplomacy is letting someone else have your way.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:03)

“As a civilian during the Second War, I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:10)

“We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:17)

“The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:24)

“I have worked in a very close and cordial way with Norwegian representatives at many international meetings, and the pleasure I felt at those associations was equaled only by the profit I always secured from them.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:31)

“We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:38)

“The best defence of peace is not power, but the removal of the causes of war, and international agreements which will put peace on a stronger foundation, than the terror of destruction.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:45)

“And I have lived since – as you have – in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:52)

“Today the predatory state, or the predatory group of states, with power of total destruction, is no more to be tolerated than the predatory individual.”
— Lester B. Pearson (01:59)

“A great gulf, however, has been opened between man’s material advance and his social and moral progress, a gulf in which he may one day be lost if it is not closed or narrowed.”
— Lester B. Pearson (02:06)

“Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.”
— Lester B. Pearson (02:13)

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