John Foster Dulles

1888 - 1959

A Quote by John Foster Dulles on communism, defense, power, and world

Local defense will always be important. But there is no local defense which alone will contain the mighty land power of the Communist world. Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

Source: Address to the Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 1954

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A Quote by John Foster Dulles on church, congress, economics, god, human rights, justice, laws, military, peace, people, power, and security

Economic and military power can be developed under the spur of laws and appropriations. But moral power does not derive from any act of Congress. It depends on the relations of a people to their God. It is the churches to which we must look to develop the resources for the great moral offensive that is required to make human rights secure, and to win a just and lasting peace.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

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A Quote by John Foster Dulles on faith, idealism, men, peace, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, war, and world

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

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A Quote by John Foster Dulles on problems and success

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

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A Quote by John Foster Dulles on ability, art, chance, justice, losing, peace, and war

You have to take chances for peace, just as you take chances in war. The ability to get to the verge without getting into war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

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A Quote by John Foster Dulles on mankind, men, peace, spirituality, and war

Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

Source: War or Peace, 1950

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A Quote by John Foster Dulles on belief, day, dreams, hope, nations, spirit, support, and world

I hope the day will never come when the American nation will be the champion of the status quo. Once that happens, we shall have forfeited, and rightly forfeited, the support of the unsatisfied, of those who are the victims of inevitable imperfections, of those who, young in years or spirit, believe that they can make a better world and of those who dream dreams and want to make their dreams to come true.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

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