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.
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]
Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot.More Elihu Root quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
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]
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]

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