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.
The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Moral disarmament is to safeguard the future; material disarmament is to save for the present, that there may be a future to safeguard.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Human life is held in much higher esteem, and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure, is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly.More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:09]
Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 04:11:57]
About half the practice of a decent lawyer is telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should shut up.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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