Abba Eban Quotes (10 quotations)

1. He has a splendid repertoire of 500 words. Why does he insist on using only 150? - Abba Eban

2. His ignorance is encyclopedic. - Abba Eban

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

4. 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

5. Israel is not an aviary. - Abba Eban

6. 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

7. Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. - Abba Eban

8. 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

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

10. When I was first here, we had the advantages of the underdog. Now we have the disadvantages of the overdog. - Abba Eban

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