Eamon de Valera Quotes & Sayings

19 most famous Eamon de Valera quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American statesman who passed away on 29 August, 1975.

“We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished.”
Eamon de Valera Quotes
“Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain's stand alone, after France had fallen and before America entered the War.”
“When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end.”
Eamon de Valera Quotes
“It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.”
Eamon de Valera Quotes
“We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.”
Eamon de Valera Quotes
“If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night.”
Eamon de Valera Quotes
“From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality.”
Eamon de Valera Quotes
“If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.”
Eamon de Valera Quotes
“Here, in Cork district, you have in combination all the dangers which war can inflict.”
“I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe.”

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