Aristide Briand Quotes | Quotes by Aristide Briand

1A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.

2People think too historically. They are always living half in a cemetery.

3But I am sure also that from a political point of view, and from a social point of view the federal link, without infringing the sovereignty of any of the nations which might take part in such as association, could be beneficial.

4Among peoples who are geographically grouped together like the peoples of Europe there must exist a sort of federal link. It is this link which I wish to endeavour to establish.

5The European organisation contemplated could not oppose any ethnic group, on other continents or in Europe itself, outside of the League of Nations, any more than it could oppose the League of Nations.

6Live to learn . . . forget . . . and learn again.

7The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.

8This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims.

9The man who is not a socialist at twenty has no heart, but if he is still a socialist at forty he has no head.