Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Abba Eban, born Aubrey Solomon Meir Eban

Israeli Diplomat and Politician

"Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself."

"The vital force in business life is the honest desire to serve. Business, it is said, is the science of service. He profits most who serves best. At the very bottom of the wish to render service must be honesty of purpose, and, as I go along through life, I see more and more that honesty in word, thought, and work means success. It spells a life worth living and in business clean success."

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."

"The "price of peace" can never reach such dimensions as to equal the smallest fraction of war's deadly cost."

"Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives."