Quote by Arthur Henderson about essential, justice, peace
Quotes by Arthur Henderson
39 quotes by Arthur Henderson
As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about equality, peace
But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often invite retaliation by armed action, and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about action, self-control
Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about civilization, suffering, war, human imperfections, world
He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about civilization, danger, nation, peace, war, people
I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about civilization, essential, world
In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about politics, opinion, wish, country, war, power
In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about dictatorship, absolute, state, war
It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about adventure, impossible, peace
It has been said that since September, 1931, the world has been divided into wholehearted violators and halfhearted supporters of the Covenant.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about world
It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so...
Quote by Arthur Henderson about nation, opinion, world, fear, peace, war, power
Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about common sense, war, end, things
On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about politics, present, public, life
One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved political cooperation with all the nations of the world.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about nation, world
The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order... between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about conflict, fight, order, peace, world
The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
Quote by Arthur Henderson about tirany, force, moral, peace