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Abba Eban Quotes and Sayings
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It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Related topics: Politics

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile
world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism
and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
- Abba Eban

A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to
the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
- Abba Eban

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today -
and longed for them tomorrow.
- Abba Eban

 

Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do
not believe as individuals.
- Abba Eban

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.
- Abba Eban

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority,
the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities,
whoever they might be.
- Abba Eban

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His ignorance is encyclopedic.
- Abba Eban

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the
earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it,
it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.
- Abba Eban

Better to be disliked than pitied.
- Abba Eban

You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way.
- Abba Eban

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively
what no one believes individually.
- Abba Eban

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted
all the other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering are
Our Past, and Our Expectations and Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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