Elihu Root

Elihu Root

American lawyer, statesman and public figure, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1912) for his contribution to the development of the institute of international mediation.
It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I observe that there are two entirely different theories according to which individual men seek to get on in the world. One theory leads a man to pull down everybody around him in order to climb up on them to a higher place. The other leads a man to help everybody around him in order that he may go up with them.More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:47]
Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others. More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:21]
It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
War was forced upon mankind in his original civil.More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:09]

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