Atal Bihari Vajpayee -Quotes to use in International Relations

​Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quotes

Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.

You can change friends but not neighbours.

Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.

No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism.

The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world’s poor.

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.

The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.

The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.

The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.

The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.

​Simone de Beauvoir’s Quotes :- An Ardent Feminist

​Simone de Beauvoir Quotes

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.

All oppression creates a state of war.

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.

Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Sex pleasure in woman, as I have said, is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.

I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.

The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.

That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority.

This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.

Buying is a profound pleasure.

Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.

Art is an attempt to integrate evil.

To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.

There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.

Hannah Arendt -VIP Quotes for Essay and Ethics

​Hannah Arendt

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.

Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.

Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses.

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.

Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.

The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.

Gramsci, Follower of Marxism – Quotes for Essay and Ethics


Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.

To tell the truth is revolutionary.

I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn’t know where to die.

All men are intellectuals… but not all men have in society the function of intellectuals.

J.S. Mill Quotes -Father of Liberalism

​John Stuart  Mill

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.

Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing .

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.

The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.

Rousseau’s Quotes – Father of French Revolution

Rousseau’s  Quotes are very important for Essay and Ethics Preparation.

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau/Quotes

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.

I may be no better, but at least I am different.

A feeble body weakens the mind.

All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes for Essay

​Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Western Political Thoughts- Thomas Hobbes Quotes

Thomas Hobbes

Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.

A man’s conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.

Words are the money of fools.

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.

Such truth as opposeth no man’s profit nor pleasure is to all men welcome.

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.

I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.

Words are wise men’s counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools.

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called “Facts”. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.

​Machiavelli – Father of Realism Quotes

Machiavelli – Father of Realism Quotes

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.

Never was anything great achieved without danger.

Politics have no relation to morals.

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.

War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.

God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries – for heavy ones they cannot.

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.

Western Political Thoughts- Socrates Quotes

Socrates Quotes

An unexamined life is not worth living.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

By all means marry: if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavour to be what you desire to appear.

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.

When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.