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Alva Myrdal Quotes and Sayings
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All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons
can only serve to destroy,
never become beneficial.
- Alva Myrdal

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are
too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state
of harmonious understanding between men.
- Alva Myrdal

A great amount has been talked and written about what
constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is
meant by the concepts of "balance" and "deterrence".
- Alva Myrdal

It does not just happen.
It is disclosed by science that practically one-half
of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
- Alva Myrdal

 

I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts
of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy.
- Alva Myrdal

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened
up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange,
provided we are willing.
- Alva Myrdal

We can hope that men will understand that the interest of all are the same,
that hope lies in cooperation.
We can then perhaps keep PEACE.
- Alva Myrdal

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First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations,
pointing at the possibility of a future war.
- Alva Myrdal

If only the authorities could be made to realize that
the forces leading them on in the armament race are just insane.
- Alva Myrdal

The misconception that a victory can be worth its price,
has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
- Alva Myrdal

Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern
them in prisons or concentration camps.
Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
- Alva Myrdal

More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote
the cause of disarmament.
- Alva Myrdal

War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy.
- Alva Myrdal

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
- Alva Myrdal

The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism.
Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized,
but also being brutalized.
- Alva Myrdal

I personally believe that those who are leaders with
political power over the world will be forced some day,
sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
- Alva Myrdal

It is of the greatest importance that people and governments
in many more countries than ours should realize that
it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms
than not to possess them.
- Alva Myrdal

Nobel was a genuine friend of peace.
He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction,
dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible.
He was wrong.
- Alva Myrdal

War is murder.
And the military preparations now being made for a
potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder.
In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions.
This naked truth must be faced.
- Alva Myrdal

The world generally speaking is now drifting on a more
and more devastating course towards the absurd target of extermination -
or rather,
to be more exact - of the northern hemisphere's towns,
fields, and the people who have developed our civilization.
- Alva Myrdal

I have always regarded global development as a struggle
between the forces of good and evil.
Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan,
since I do not consider that the process is restricted
to our own sphere of culture.
- Alva Myrdal

Where do these arms come from, these Saturday night
specials that constitute the instrument of threats in bank robberies,
or the hand grenades used by terrorists? How can their
sales and their import be permitted?
- Alva Myrdal

It is frightening that in recent years such an increase
has occurred in acts of terrorism,
which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours.
And as a "remedy", more and more security forces are
established to protect the lives of individual men and women.
- Alva Myrdal

There is a cultural factor promoting violence which
nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media.
And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
- Alva Myrdal

The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men.
But the striving, which at present has become so insistent,
cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace,
or solving all disputes among nations.
- Alva Myrdal

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
- Charles M. Schulz

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,
can only attain its full breadth and depth
if it embraces all living creatures
and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

The good opinion of mankind,
like the lever of Archimedes,
with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

All human beings are also dream beings.
Dreaming ties all mankind together.
- Jack Kerouac

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
- Friedrich Schiller

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed,
when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

The work of the individual still remains the spark
that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
- Igor Sikorsky

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that
great success and huge money buy you immunity from
the common ills of mankind,
such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

The most important American addition to the World Experience
was the simple surprising fact of America.
We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The proper study of mankind is books.
- Aldous Huxley

The augmentation of slaves weakens the states;
and such a trade is diabolical in itself,
and disgraceful to mankind.
- George Mason

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind
would beat on strongly and steadily and without any
quickening if the league were to perish altogether.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing
mankind today can be solved with means and methods
which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The history of mankind is a history of war.
- Mike Love

To show the world what long experience gains,
requires not courage, though it calls for pains;
but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.
- George Crabbe

The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest
danger threatening mankind.
- Simon Wiesenthal

If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family.
Within the family minds become organically one,
and for this reason the family is total poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.
- Stanislaw Lec

That is the consolation of a little mind;
you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
- Frank Moore Colby

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
- John Tillotson

A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind;
no one is self-sufficing,
but all of us have many wants.
- Plato

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind.
- Henry Bergh

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

According to the now almost universally accepted theory,
all the races of mankind had a common origin.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Life is made too easy.
Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
- Johan Huizinga

My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.
- William Lloyd Garrison

We leave as we came and, god willing,
as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind.
- Eugene Cernan


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