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#1. This fastest of all games [hockey] has become almost as much of a national svmbol as the maple leaf. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#2. The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#3. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#4. Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper and more important cause of international tensions, of the conditions that can produce war, than previously. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#5. The scientific and technological discoveries that have made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#6. Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#7. We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#8. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#9. It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#10. But while we all pray for peace, we do not always, as free citizens, support the policies that make for peace or reject those which do not. We want our own kind of peace, brought about in our own way. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#11. How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don't know each other? - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#12. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#13. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#14. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#15. Every state has not only the right but the duty to make adequate provision for its own defense in the way it thinks best, providing it does not do so at the expense of any other state. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#16. The life of states cannot, any more than the life of individuals, be conditioned by the force and the will of a unit, however powerful, but by the consensus of a group, which must one day include all states. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#17. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#18. The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction, and if war is used as an instrument of policy, eventually we will have total war. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#19. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#20. We must keep on trying to solve problems, one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of confidence and cooperation, at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#21. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#22. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#23. The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#24. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#25. Not only did he [Dean Acheson] not suffer fools gladly, he did not suffer them at all. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#26. Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#27. We'll jump off that bridge when we come to it. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#28. I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#29. When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed, she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#30. No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#31. True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than, I should think, at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words, for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#32. The only failures are those who fail to try. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#33. Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#34. Understanding the nature of conflict leads to peace. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#35. As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#36. Diplomacy is letting someone else have your way. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#37. As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#38. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#39. As to the first, I do not know that I have done very much myself to promote fraternity between nations but I do know that there can be no more important purpose for any man's activity or interests. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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#40. 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. - Author: Lester B. Pearson
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