Sir Anthony Eden

1897 - 1977

A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on good and questions

Responding to the question "If Mr. Stalin dies, what will be the effect on international affairs?" That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: Interview on board the Queen Elizabeth, 4 March 1953.

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on democracy, duty, justice, preparation, work, and world

No democratic world will work as it should work until we recognize that we can only enjoy any right so long as we are prepared to discharge its equivalent duty. This applies just as much to states in their dealing with one another as to individuals within the states.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on discovery, nonsense, science, and time

Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, November 22, 1945

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on peace and violence

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations, by John Daintith, 1989.

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on action

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We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: Speech, 1 Nov 1956, House of Commons, on Anglo-French intervention in Israeli-Egyptian conflict

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden

If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: Letter to his brother during Suez Crisis, in The Queen:The Life of Elizabeth II, by E. Longford 1983

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on environment, freedom, and slavery

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: Speech, Conservative Conference, Oct 1946.

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on economics

Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: "Sayings of the Week," in The Observer, 17 June 1956.

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