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Alan Cranston Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alan Cranston Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

There will always be nations.
The United States will last a long, long time,
I believe.
France and Germany and Japan, China,
other nations,
they're going to exist.
But they're losing their significance and ability to
deal with certain matters.
- Alan Cranston

I don't think just scaring people is enough.
That worked during the freeze days to a major extent,
but we really didn't achieve that much even at that time.
You have to have more, you have to give people hope
and a vision of a better world.
- Alan Cranston

The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering
the world and witnessing great events,
having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders,
appealed to me greatly.
It was a very glamorous life in those days.
- Alan Cranston

Unless you have a sense of values that's shared by
people and turns them loose to do certain things on
their own within those sets of values,
the organization, whether a nation or corporation or citizen group,
just doesn't work very well.
- Alan Cranston

 

I don't think there's any one definition,
but to do effective political work you have to have vision and practicality,
and learn how to persuade people that what you feel
needs to be done does need to be done.
- Alan Cranston

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations;
entangling alliances with none.
- Thomas Jefferson

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller


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A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Commerce with all nations,
alliance with none,
should be our motto.
- Thomas Jefferson

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

We are asking the nations of Europe
between whom rivers of blood have flowed
to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
- Winston Churchill

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another
is a thing which has never yet existed,
from the greatest confederacy of nations
down to a town meeting or a vestry.
- Thomas Jefferson

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

If the United Nations once admits that international disputes
can be settled by using force,
then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization
and our best hope of establishing a world order.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

America and Israel share a special bond.
Our relationship is unique among all nations.
Like America, Israel is a strong democracy,
a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty,
a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
- William J. Clinton

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals.
In fact, the U.N.
itself is a scandal.
- Ginny B. Waite

For a generation, terrorists learned they could make
war on free nations without fear of war in return.
On September 12, the terrorists got war in return.
- Ken Mehlman

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning
to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged
world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.
- Norman Borlaug

Both the American people and nations that censor the
internet should understand that our government is committed
to helping promote internet freedom.
- Hillary Clinton

The nations must be organized internationally and induced
to enter into partnership,
subordinating in some measure national sovereignty
to worldwide institutions and obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

The nations of antiquity rolled away in the current of ages,
Israel alone remained one indestructible edifice of gray antiquity...
preserved by an internal and marvelous power.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered;
for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
- Henry A. Kissinger

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes
yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Transferring our sovereignty and decisionmaking power to the WTO,
to the United Nations, or any other international body
is not in the long-term interests of our people.
- Dana Rohrabacher

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments,
and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail,
and to be seen to fail.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Our educational results lag behind other states,
and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential
of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
- Mitch Daniels

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw
nations and self-serving special interest groups.
- Ginny B. Waite

The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of
arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and
perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization.
- Mercy Otis Warren

International socialism recognizes the right of free independent nations,
with equal rights.
- Karl Liebknecht

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
- Carroll O'Connor

Now, the United Nations is an organization that I believe
was founded with good intentions.
As a matter of fact, a prominent Tennessean named Cordell
Hull was very involved with it.
- Zach Wamp

All men should have a drop of treason in their veins,
if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.
- Rebecca West

God has made Canada one of those nations which cannot
be conquered and cannot be destroyed,
except by itself.
- Norman Angell

The United Nations has become a place where many countries
seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution.
- Vernon A. Walters

We are now physically, politically, and economically
one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute
national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible.
- John Boyd Orr

What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen
anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations,
you know, because of global warming,
because of climate change and all this.
- Danny Glover

The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe,
in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive
with the members of the Security Council.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

I am delighted to have had students,
friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have
learned so much of what I know from them.
This Nobel Award honours them all.
- John Pople

To establish any mode to abolish war,
however advantageous it might be to Nations,
would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches.
- Thomas Paine

You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the
comfortable certainty that it will let you down.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Free nations of the world cannot allow Taiwan,
a beacon of democracy, to be subdued by an authoritarian China.
- Nick Lampson

If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed,
the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and
urgently strive toward a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Historically, the host nations do well in Euro 2000.
- Trevor Brooking

To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and
authorised to say certain things to the world;
to say things that will make disciples of all nations.
- Rowan D. Williams

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -
the book of their deeds,
the book of their words and the book of their art.
- John Ruskin

As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on
foreign oil continues to increase,
the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to
OPEC nations hurts every American.
- Paul Gillmor

There is not much danger of the smaller nations if
the big nations will behave.
- George William Norris

Other nations use 'force'; we Britons alone use 'Might'.
- Evelyn Waugh

The banding together by the nations of the world against
Israel is the guarantee that their time of destruction
is near and the final redemption of the Jew at hand.
- Meir Kahane

Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations -
adopted unanimously -
called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

So long as war is the main business of nations,
temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign -
is indispensable.
- Walter Bagehot

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

I loved her.
I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep,
so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful
and devasting emotions that control man,
nations, life.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs


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