Abba Eban Quotes

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His ignorance is encyclopedic.
— Abba Eban

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Let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
— Abba Eban


Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.
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Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
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Consensus means that lots of people say collectively what nobody believes individually.
A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.
— Abba Eban
A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
— Abba Eban


It nourishes man's ambition to domineer over his fellow man.  Idolatry, therefore, is the source of all social and moral evil in the world.