W. Averell Harriman Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous W. Averell Harriman quotes and sayings (politician). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“We both agreed that Stalin was determined to hold out against the Germans. He told us he'd never let them get to Moscow. But if he was wrong, they'd go back to the Urals and fight. They'd never surrender.”
“It never occurred to me that we would have as grandiose a program as the Marshall Plan, but I felt that we had to do something to save Europe from economic disaster which would encourage the Communist takeover.”
W. Averell Harriman Quotes
“Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe.”
W. Averell Harriman Quotes
“Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since.”
W. Averell Harriman Quotes
“As far as the Russians were concerned, I felt the reverse; they had adequate gold, if they wanted to buy, and they weren't dependent upon international trade. I felt they were more self-sufficient.”
W. Averell Harriman Quotes
“We became convinced that, regardless of Stalin's awful brutality and his reign of terror, he was a great war leader. Without Stalin, they never would have held.”
W. Averell Harriman Quotes
“Roosevelt was determined to stop Stalin from taking over Eastern Europe. He thought they finally had an agreement on Poland. Before Roosevelt died, he realized that Stalin had broken his agreement.”
“The biggest trade that Germany and Britain had was with each other, in the prewar period; I think I'm right in that. Two highly industrialized nations had the most trade with each other, and it wasn't tariff policies alone that made trade relations better for both of them.”
W. Averell Harriman Quotes
“Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers.”
W. Averell Harriman Quotes
“The war changed everybody's attitude. We became international almost overnight.”

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