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Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.
Madeleine M. Kunin
Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.
Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.
Joseph de Maistre
They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon.
More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
Joseph P. Kennedy
We cannot look backwards. What we have to do is raise our heads, look forward, roll up our sleeves and work.
Speaking truth to power is actually a form of loyalty.
Richard N. Haass
Humanitarian issues must bring together all people who act in good faith trying to alleviate the suffering of people in dire need - especially women, children and the elderly.
U.S. foreign aid must be used more strategically to achieve our national security goals.
I used to believe that people are only born once, but now I feel I have been reborn, like I was given a new life. I see myself as a child, full of energy and hope.
The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.
Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal.
Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something.
Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous, but also more vulnerable.
If you want to be a real human being - a real woman, a real man - you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, 'Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.'
The U.N. has brought peace and order to many places around the world. However, terrorism, violent extremism, violations of human rights, natural disasters caused by climate change - they all threaten the lives of people today. Add migration, insufficient health care, lack of education, and the picture gets even bleaker.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Our future is our sense of common destiny.
They are damn good projects - excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there - God damn it!
I was never the diplomatic diplomat.
Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
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?
Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.
Saint Patrick's Day
I remember my dad supporting everyone on the local and national level. I was pretty much born into it. I saw the importance of politics firsthand. It gave you a chance to be at the table.
I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather.
Javier Perez de Cuellar
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