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Abba Eban
(1915-2002) born on
Feb 02
Israeli diplomat. He was the representative to the U.N., 1949-59 and ambassador to the U.S., 1950-59; wrote "Israel in the World," 1966.
         
   
F
A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.

R
It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.
A
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
N
Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals.
K
Better to be disliked than pitied.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Readers' Digest."
R: In "The Observer" (London), 5 Dec 1971.
A: In "The Observer," 'Sayings of the Week', 20 Dec 1970.
N: In "The New Yorker," 23 Apr 1990.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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