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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Abba Eban on politics, political, ignorance, insult, zionism, Judaism, jewish, opportunity and human-rights.

15 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Abba Eban That Will Give You Insights About Politics

Famous As: Politician and Diplomat
Born On: February 2, 1915
Died On: November 17, 2002
Born In: Cape Town
Died At Age: 87
Abba Eban was an Israeli politician and a scholar of Hebrew and Arabic languages. He had successfully defended Israel many times on global platforms. His impressive style of speaking made him the most suitable person to represent Israel in the US and the United Nations. After successfully representing the country at UN, he came back to serve his country as Member of Parliament. Although he had gained huge respect globally but could not justify this reputation in his home country, as he was termed to be pompous and an outsider as he had stayed in various countries during his growing years. This limited his political influence which barred him from achieving legislative accomplishments. He was further made the chairman of the ‘Israeli Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee’. After being ejected from politics due to some internal clashes he started protesting against some of Israel’s harsh restrictive laws. Apart from this he was also a great author and expressed his thoughts on various issues through the books that he published including ‘Voice of Israel’ and ‘My Country’. We have compiled some famous quotes and sayings by the renowned politician which have been excerpted from his writings, work, speeches and life. Go through the thoughts and quotes and thoughts by Abba Eban which reflects his high political intellect.

His ignorance is encyclopedic.

Abba Eban

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.

Abba Eban

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.

Abba Eban

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

Abba Eban

I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.

Abba Eban

It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.

Abba Eban

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.

Abba Eban

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority, the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities, whoever they might be.

Abba Eban

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today - and longed for them tomorrow.

Abba Eban

Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals.

Abba Eban

Better to be disliked than pitied.

Abba Eban

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.

Abba Eban

You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way.

Abba Eban

A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.

Abba Eban

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

Abba Eban