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Henry L. Stimson Quotes and Sayings
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I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front.
- Henry L. Stimson

Russia will occupy most of the good food lands of central
Europe while we have the industrial portions.
We must find some way of persuading Russia to play ball.
- Henry L. Stimson

Gentlemen don't read each other's mail.
- Henry L. Stimson

I told him there was one city that they must not bomb
without my permission and that was Kyoto.
- Henry L. Stimson

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The bomb and the entrance of the Russians into the
war will certainly have an effect on hastening the victory.
- Henry L. Stimson

We debated long over the situation for it is a very
difficult question and all of us recognize its difficulty.
- Henry L. Stimson

We think it will be shortly afterwards,
but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big
stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
- Henry L. Stimson


 

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
- Henry L. Stimson

I told him that my own opinion was that the time now
and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep
our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words.
- Henry L. Stimson

The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
- Henry L. Stimson

Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels
by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much;
let our actions speak for themselves.
- Henry L. Stimson

The President so far has struck me as a man who is
trying hard to keep his balance.
He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions.
- Henry L. Stimson

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that
the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him;
and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
- Henry L. Stimson

But I think the bomb instead constitutes merely a first
step in a new control by man over the forces of nature
too revolutionary and dangerous to fit into old concepts.
- Henry L. Stimson

There has been growing quite a strain of irritating
feeling between our government and the Russians and
it seems to me that it is a time for me to use all
the restraint I can on these other people who have
been apparently getting a little more irritated.
- Henry L. Stimson

After I had gone through this matter with the President
I told him of my condition of health and that my doctors
felt that I must take a complete rest and that I thought
that that meant leaving the Department finally in a short time.
- Henry L. Stimson

As to the war with Japan, the President had already
received my memorandum in general as to the possibility
of getting a substantial unconditional surrender from
Japan which I had written before leaving Washington
and which he had approved.
- Henry L. Stimson

The Japanese campaign involves therefore two great uncertainties;
first,
whether Russia will come in though we think that will be all right;
and second,
when and how S-1 will resolve itself.
- Henry L. Stimson

We had news this morning of another successful atomic
bomb being dropped on Nagasaki.
These two heavy blows have fallen in quick succession
upon the Japanese and there will be quite a little
space before we intend to drop another.
- Henry L. Stimson

Over any such tangled wave of problems the S-1 secret
would be dominant and yet we will not know until after that time probably,
until after that meeting, whether this is a weapon in our hands or not.
- Henry L. Stimson

It seems as if everybody in the country was getting
impatient to get his or her particular soldier out
of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system
of points for retirement which we had arranged with
the approval of the Army itself.
- Henry L. Stimson

I think it is very important that I should have a talk
with you as soon as possible on a highly secret matter.
I mentioned it to you shortly after you took office
but have not urged it since on account of the pressure you have been under.
- Henry L. Stimson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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