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Alva Myrdal

Swedish,  Diplomat
Total Quotes : 25
Process Development Always

I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture.

- Alva Myrdal

Agree Disarmament Many

I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy.

- Alva Myrdal

Political Forced Some

I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.

- Alva Myrdal

Been Meant Amount

A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of 'balance' and 'deterrence'.

- Alva Myrdal

Learning Mankind Destroy

All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial.

- Alva Myrdal

Future Service Foremost

First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war.

- Alva Myrdal

Victory Price Total

The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.

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Ethics Philosophy Personal

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.

- Alva Myrdal

Understand Will Then

We can hope that men will understand that the interest of all are the same, that hope lies in cooperation. We can then perhaps keep PEACE.

- Alva Myrdal

Through Which Promoting

There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.

- Alva Myrdal

Race Armament Could

If only the authorities could be made to realize that the forces leading them on in the armament race are just insane.

- Alva Myrdal

Happen Trained Practically

It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.

- Alva Myrdal

Years Men And Women Acts

It is frightening that in recent years such an increase has occurred in acts of terrorism, which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours. And as a 'remedy', more and more security forces are established to protect the lives of individual men and women.

- Alva Myrdal

Importance More Access

It is of the greatest importance that people and governments in many more countries than ours should realize that it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms than not to possess them.

- Alva Myrdal

Willing Provided Opened

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing.

- Alva Myrdal

More Intern Becoming

Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.

- Alva Myrdal

Impossible Senseless Which

Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong.

- Alva Myrdal

Concrete Promote Terms

More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote the cause of disarmament.

- Alva Myrdal

Strong Roots Political

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men.

- Alva Myrdal

Civilization More Drifting

The world generally speaking is now drifting on a more and more devastating course towards the absurd target of extermination - or rather, to be more exact - of the northern hemisphere's towns, fields, and the people who have developed our civilization.

- Alva Myrdal