Edouard Herriot

(Édouard Marie Herriot)

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… the best way to aid the human being to emancipate himself is to educate him Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A due regard for individual property rights does not preclude assigning the state its share in national resources. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
An industrial state which was itself a producer would not find itself obliged to demand so much in taxes. Business, Commerce & Finance
If Signor Mussolini should lay claim to the domination of the Mediterranean, he would find us ready to combat such childishness. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
In a country like ours, burdened with a history of several centuries of religious wars, the struggle for freedom of liberal thought has often been bitter. Freedom & Liberty
Individualists, since we recognize private property, we have conceived a social organization entirely different from that of the theoretical socialist. We do not think it is possible to achieve a permanent equality between men, and we say so bluntly. We do not wish to level everyone off, and especially to level them downwards. Social life is not static; it is dynamic. The human being should be regarded as a creator. At the very least, the humblest should be guarded against the inevitable accidents of life--whence the necessity for social insurance. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Nothing can excuse the cruelties of Communist Russia, though in the East torture does not provoke revolt as it would in the West. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
One must not forget, however, that Russia had to free herself from the most frightful mis-government ever inflicted upon a long-suffering people. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Since the thirteenth century at least,--that is, since the Magna Carta,--England has been the bulwark of modern law. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The League of Nations seemed to us the embryo of a future international organization; and for the struggle against the internationales, whether Socialistic or Communist, it offered the best possible instrument. It was a great blow to us when the United States refused to become a party to these hopes. United Nations
The spectacle which confronts all Europe today is a great conflict between democracy and dictatorship. Democracies & Republics ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
To inject morality into politics, is, I have said, and I repeat, the watchword of all our efforts. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest