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The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous.


Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.


#directly #does #either #essential #everything

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers.


Abbe Pierre


#become #beggars #general #givers #i

Let us assume that the ideal were reached; let us imagine a state of international life in which the danger of war no longer exists. Then no one would dare to demand a penny for obviously completely superfluous armaments.


Ludwig Quidde


#assume #completely #danger #dare #demand

Some pacifists have carried the sound idea of the prime importance of security too far, to the point of declaring that any consideration of disarmament is superfluous and pointless as long as eternal peace has not been attained.


Ludwig Quidde


#attained #been #carried #consideration #declaring

A lot of people think theatre must be much harder work than film, but anything histrionic or superfluous gets seen on camera so you have to work to distil it into a complete sense of what's true.


Eddie Redmayne


#camera #complete #film #gets #harder

Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.


Elias Canetti


#pessimists #right #superfluous

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous; an ethic is more than rights.


Hans Kung


#declaration #essence #ethic #however #human

It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.


Lucius Annaeus Seneca


#dash #force #foreign #grow #men

What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.


Lucius Annaeus Seneca


#nature #obtainable #reach #requires #superfluous

When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid - in which case all comment is superfluous - or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.


Percy Bysshe Shelley


#comment #crux #either #formidable #may






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