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 point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics.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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The worst, the hardest, the most disagreeable thing that you may have to do may be the thing that counts most, because it is the hard discipline, and it alone, that makes possible the highest efficiencyMore Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:54]
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]
The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything.More Elihu Root quotes [11/30/2012 05:11:32]

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