Abba Eban Quotes & Sayings

15 most famous Abba Eban quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a South African diplomat who passed away on 17 November, 2002.

Abba Eban Quotes
“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”
Abba Eban Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Better to be disliked than pitied.”
Abba Eban Quotes
“Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals.”
Abba Eban Quotes
“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 Quotes
“A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.”
Abba Eban Quotes
“You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way.”
Abba Eban Quotes
“His ignorance is encyclopedic.”
Abba Eban Quotes
“Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today - and longed for them tomorrow.”

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