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Henri La Fontaine Quotes and Sayings
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Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a
country might have to undergo under the system which
we seek to establish here,
that country ought to do its duty.
- Henri La Fontaine

International institutions ought to be,
as the national ones in democratic countries,
established by the peoples and for the peoples.
- Henri La Fontaine

Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses
or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds.
- Henri La Fontaine

I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium.
If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!
- Audrey Hepburn

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Germany expected that at the most a day or so would
see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun.
It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered.
- Kelly Miller

Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries -
like France,
Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away
whatever obligation or interest we have as regards
the neutrality of Belgium.
We could not entertain that bargain either.
- Edward Grey


 

Nuts.
- General Anthony Clement McAuliffe
responding to a German demand to surrender his
101st Airborne Division in Belgium during World War II.

Eight minutes past the hour here in Belgium -
and presumably eight minutes past the hour everywhere in the world.
- Murray Walker

And it is practically the same in the case of the four
or five million poor peasants in France,
and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland,
and two of the Scandinavian countries.
Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails.
- Herman Gorter

The success of the Allies in the west was in a measure
offset by Teutonic victories in the east.
When the invasion of Belgium began, Russia made immediate
efforts to counteract by invasion of East Prussia.
- Kelly Miller

Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved
of the illegal invasion of Belgium,
of the massacre of suspected guerrillas,
as well as their wives and children,
as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts.
- Clara Zetkin

Have we so soon forgotten those four years of terrible carnage,
the greatest war of all time; forgotten the millions
of men who gave their lives,
who made the supreme sacrifice and who today,
beneath the soil of France and Belgium,
sleep the eternal sleep?
- Frank B. Kellogg

How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount
of money that you gave Belgium? Well,
finally, I put it up to them.
They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them.
I said they had to do it.
And I finally got support from Hoffman on it.
- W. Averell Harriman

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you
don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
- Flip Wilson

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

A lie can travel half way around the world while the
truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

One ought never to turn one's back
on a threatened danger and try to run away from it.
If you do that, you will double the danger.
But if you meet it promptly and without flinching,
you will reduce the danger by half.
Never run away from anything. Never!
- Winston Churchill

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down.
That's the thing about girls.
Every time they do something pretty...
you fall half in love with them, and then you never
know where the hell you are.
- J. D. Salinger

For much of the female half of the world,
food is the first signal of our inferiority.
It lets us know that our own families may consider
female bodies to be less deserving,
less needy, less valuable.
- Gloria Steinem

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

I have treated many hundreds of patients.
Among those in the second half of life -
that is to say, over 35 -
there has not been one whose problem in the last resort
was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

People try to live within their income so they can
afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
- Robert Half

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe,
more than half the population of the world -
out of six billion people,
more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank.
This is a shame.
- Muhammad Yunus

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.
- Arthur Wellesley

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

I train for one-and-a-half hours every day in order
to keep my energy level high.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

All my vocals were recorded at home,
which was great for me.
You can actually have a studio in a computer program called ProTools.
I did half the record with ProTools.
- David Coverdale

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly,
and with a woman that is half the battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Don't give up at half time.
Concentrate on winning the second half.
- Paul Bryant

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
- Carroll O'Connor

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past...
And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
- Jean Anouilh

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium
target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target.
I think it is a real and achievable goal.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?
- Logan P. Smith


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