— Nicholas Barr British economist 1943
Economics Of The Welfare State (Fourth Edition), Chapter 4, State Intervention, p. 79
„There are only two types of state in Europe: small states, and small states that have not yet realized they are small.“
— Nicholas Barr British economist 1943
— Fred Rogers American television personality 1928 - 2003
Commencement Address at Middlebury College May, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20030906163501/http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/pubaff/general_info/addresses/Fred_Rogers_2001.htm
„(About the Lisbon Treaty): Small Member-States will inevitably be marginalised. The bigger states will not need to listen to their arguments as they did in the past.“
— Declan Ganley Irish businessman, entrepreneur, and activist 1968
The Fight for Democracy – The Libertas Voice in Europe. (2009), p. 41
„Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
— Sallust, livro Bellum Iugurthinum
Bellum Iugurthinum, Nam concordia parvae res crescunt, discordia maxumae dilabuntur. X.6
„No American can afford to treat salesmanship as a small matter. Why? Because the United States had a salesmanship basis - because only thirteen States were gained by war and all the others were gained by purchase and bargaining.“
— Herbert N. Casson Canadian journalist and writer 1869 - 1951
1910s, Ads and Sales (1911), p. 13
„We Hungarians accept principle that in time when Germany and Italy fight their giant struggle to guarantee better future of Europe and for fair and permanent peace, small and middle-sized states in the central Europe can only have the obligation to guard and secure in every way peace and understanding in their countries.“
— János Esterházy Czechoslovak member of Czechoslovak national parliament, russian nation politician and hungary nation politician 1901 - 1957
International relationships, About international relationships. Parliamentary speech on November 26, 1940.
„All states in the world, large or small, are cities of Heaven, and all people, young or old, honourable or humble, are its subjects“
— Mozi Chinese political philosopher and religious reformer of the Warring States period -470 - -391 a.C.
Context: All states in the world, large or small, are cities of Heaven, and all people, young or old, honourable or humble, are its subjects; for they all graze oxen and sheep, feed dogs and pigs, and prepare clean wine and cakes to sacrifice to Heaven. Does this not mean that Heaven claims all and accepts offerings from all? Since Heaven does claim all and accepts offerings from all, what then can make us say that it does not desire men to love and benefit one another? Hence those who love and benefit others Heaven will bless. Those who hate and harm others Heaven will curse, for it is said that he who murders the innocent will be visited by misfortune. How else can we explain the fact that men, murdering each other, will be cursed by Heaven? Thus we are certain that Heaven desires to have men love and benefit one another and abominates to have them hate and harm one another Book 1; On the necessity of standards
„What most astonishes me in the United States, is not so much the marvelous grandeur of some undertakings, as the innumerable multitude of small ones.“
— Alexis De Tocqueville, livro Da Democracia na América
Democracy in America, Volume II (1840), Book Two, Book Two, Chapter XIX.
„Is this the end of an old adventure, or the beginning of a new; is this the last attack upon a small state or is it to be followed by others; is this in fact a step in the direction of an attempt to dominate the world by force?“
— Neville Chamberlain Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1869 - 1940
Prime Minister, Speech in Birmingham (17 March 1939), quoted in The Times (18 March 1939), p. 12. On 15 March Hitler had invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia in contravention of the Munich Agreement.
„Wait and see whether the religion of the Servile State is not in every case what I say: the encouragement of small virtues supporting capitalism, the discouragement of the huge virtues that defy it.“
— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Utopia of Usurers (1917), p. 37
„You will find that [the] State [Department] is the kind of organisation which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly too.“
— John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006
Quoted in conversation with Charles Frankel, High on Foggy Bottom: an outsider's inside view of the Government (1969), p. 11
„We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
— Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852
Oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States, March 10, 1818, in Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. 518 (1918)
— Edward Coke English lawyer and judge 1552 - 1634
Institutes of the Laws of England, Institutes of the Laws of England, vol. 3.
— Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
Context: I represent a party which does not yet exist: the party Revolution-Civilization. This party will make the twentieth century. There will issue from it first the United States of Europe, then the United States of the World. Océan - Tas de pierres (1942)
„In art, there are only two types of people: revolutionaries and plagiarists. And in the end, doesn't the revolutionary's work become official, once the State takes it over?“
— Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist 1848 - 1903
1890s - 1910s, The Writings of a Savage (1996), p. 107: in his letter, published in Le Soir, (25 April 1895)
„A United States of Europe is possible as an agreement between the European capitalists … but to what end? Only for the purpose of jointly suppressing socialism in Europe“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
Collected Works, Collected Works, Vol. 21, p 341.
„It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy; power is enough. Only the weak rely on diplomacy. This is why the weak are so deeply concerned with the democratic principle of the sovereign equality of states, as a means of providing some small measure of equality for that which is not equal in fact. Coming from a developing country, I was trained extensively in international law and diplomacy and mistakenly assumed that the great powers, especially the United States, also trained their representatives in diplomacy and accepted the value of it. But the Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States. Diplomacy is perceived by an imperial power as a waste of time and prestige and a sign of weakness.“
— Boutros Boutros-Ghali 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations 1922 - 2016
1990s, Unvanquished : A U.S. - U.N. Saga (1999), p. 198.