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]
Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man's original savage nature.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians.More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:16]
No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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