Abba Eban Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Abba Eban Quotes and Sayings

  • 1
    A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    Better to be disliked than pitied. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    His ignorance is encyclopedic. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 7
    I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
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    Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority, the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities, whoever they might be. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today - and longed for them tomorrow. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way. Abba Eban | Refcard PDF






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