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]
The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:42]
Politics is the practical exercise of the art of self-government, and somebody must attend to it if we are to have self-government; somebody must study it, and learn the art, and exercise patience and sympathy and skill to bring the multitude of opinions and wishes of self-governing people into such order that some prevailing opinion may be expressed and peaceably accepted. Otherwise, confusion will result either in dictatorship or anarchy. The principal ground of reproach against any American citizen should be that heMore 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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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