Anthony Eden

(Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon)

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  • Born: June 12, 1897
  • Died: January 14, 1977
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Politician









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Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure. Budgets & Budgeting
How far are we to go in pursuit of greater security at the cost of essential liberties? Defense & National Security
If people are going to stay in Office because of the money they get there, apart from the attractions of political life, they are going to be more difficult than ever to remove. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
If you drive a nation to adopt procedures which run counter to its instincts, you weaken and may destroy the motive force of its action... I am speaking of the frequent suggestion that the United Kingdom should join a federation on the continent of Europe. This is something which we know, in our bones, we cannot do...For Britain's story and her interests lie far beyond the continent of Europe. Our thoughts move across the seas to the many communities in which our people play their part, in every corner of the world. These are our family ties. That is our life: without it we should be no more than some millions of people living in an island off the coast of Europe, in which nobody wants to take any particular interest. States. Nations & Nationhood
In his sensitive hands lay much of the world’s fate Leaders & Leadership
It is essential that the worker in industry should have the status of an individual and not a mere cog in a soulless machine. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means. Freedom & Liberty
Nasser is an Arab Mussolini. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
No more Munichs! War & Peace
The Americans want to replace the French in Indo China. They want to replace us in Egypt. They want to run the world. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
There must always be a point at which we, as a nation, must make a stand and we must make a clearly make a stand when not to do so would forfeit our self-respect and the respect of others. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
We are not at war with Egypt. We are in an armed conflict. War & Peace
We must face the fact that the United Nations is not yet the international equivalent of our own legal system and the rule of law. United Nations
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that Negotiating & Negotiations
Corruption never has been compulsory.
If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.
That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way. War & Peace