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Eduard Shevardnadze Quotes and Sayings
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The external world is committed to helping Georgia settle its problems.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

To sum up, what has been our policy? We looked for
and found friends all throughout the world.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

When I came back to power, Georgia was completely isolated
on the international stage.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

True, other countries are helping us.
Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

 

I couldn't stand the idea of bloodshed,
casualties.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I don't plan to return.
I have a lot of unresolved things to do.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

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It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners,
teachers, and others.
The country hasn't got enough money to do so.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

As for myself, I was never against Russia.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

In my life I have always found ways of dealing with a situation.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I was a member of the Politburo for seven years,
a foreign minister.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But the Americans have no extra money.
They have their own problems.
They can provide financial assistance for two,
three, four, or six months at most.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

You know, to address crowds and make promises does
not require very much brains.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

You know in the West they support realistic forces.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I believe that with the help of foreign countries -
and under that condition only,
because they have no other source of financing -
the new government may temporarily extricate Georgia
from the current situation.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I don't want to go down in history as a man who allowed blood to be shed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I'm sure that was the right step, even though,
formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign.
But, looking into what is happening today and what
is going to happen in the future,
I think history will show I made the right decision.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to
thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the
foundations that allow corruption to exist.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But we cannot rely on foreign help indefinitely.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Prospects of normalizing our relations with Russia look good.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency,
I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to
achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters
were full of anger and nearly out of control.
This is why I thought we needed to find another way out.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Even the pyramids might one day disappear,
but not the Palestinians longing for their homeland.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Now, the entire world community recognizes Georgia.
We are members of the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Everything is being prepared so that we will soon enter the European Union.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I believe politicians should always remain realistic.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I am not responsible for the actions of Saakashvili
and even for those of Gamsakhurdia.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

But eradicating corruption is not enough to sustain a country.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Zhvania was the general secretary of the organisation which I founded,
the Citizens' Union.
It was the biggest organisation and came first in all elections,
and Zhvania was the leader.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

They're making a song and dance because that serves
their immediate interests.
But what will happen tomorrow? They will have to pay salaries and pensions.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus PHOTO

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Today, I choose to create joy in my life.
Whatever my external circumstances,
I choose to see all of life through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body:
they transmit movement to it.
- Henri Bergson

Enforcement is the long overdue step to protect our
Nation from external threats in a time of war.
And then once we do that, we can effectively discuss a guest worker program.
- J. D. Hayworth

God is not external to anyone, but is present with all things,
though they are ignorant that he is so.
- Plotinus

You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps
fatiguing for your imagination,
but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life
make you add to it in external perception.
- Henri Bergson

Non-democratic regimes always need to mobilize their
people against external enemies in order to maintain internal stability.
- Natan Sharansky

Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination.
Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
- Powell Clayton

The idea is that that there is no such thing as an external enemy.
- Guy Ritchie

We are the most powerful nation on earth.
No external power, no terrorist organization,
can defeat us.
But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
- George Soros

On the other hand, for the whole human being who wills,
feels, and represents, external reality is given simultaneously
and with as much certitude as his own self.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of
external relations extensive experience gained in a
range of senior positions in international finance and development.
- Rodrigo Rato

There is something sublime about its aloofness from
and its indifference to its external environment.
- Frederick Soddy

I've always been interested in the relationship between total external surround,
culture, the political matrix, technology,
etc., and the internal human consciousness.
- Norman Spinrad

If we really want to achieve true prayer,
we must turn our backs upon everything temporal,
everything external, everything that is not divine.
- Johannes Tauler

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man...
It is more powerful than external circumstances.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Union, which can alone insure internal peace,
and external security to each State,
Must and Shall be Preserved,
cost what it may in time, treasure, and blood.
- George B. McClellan

External nature is only internal nature writ large.
- Swami Vivekananda

I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external
world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences
with which to verify the inner eye.
- Morris Graves

Dictators must have enemies.
They must have internal enemies to justify their secret
police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
- Richard Perle

However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way.
To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is -
in other words,
not a thing, but a think.
- Penelope Fitzgerald

Most of the reason I work out now is not for the external -
it's for how I feel.
I find working out gives me more energy.
I started eight days after he was born.
- Cindy Crawford

Christmas...
is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's
home that one carries in one's heart.
- Freya Stark

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they
are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
- William Throsby Bridges

The sense organs experience the external light,
sound, etc.
with difficulty; the different sense organs only have
a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
- Johannes P. Muller

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Internal marketing is probably much more important than external marketing.
That's even more true today than it's ever been.
- Tom Stewart

I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all
this external success that everyone would love you
and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.
- Alanis Morissette

Up to now we have faced external problems in an isolated fashion.
One of these problems is precisely the drug trade and
what has been the result? A very weak and fragile position.
- Alberto Fujimori

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace -
or at least a genuine peace -
the link between the nature of a regime and its external
behavior must be understood.
- Natan Sharansky

All violent feelings have the same effect.
They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things,
which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
- John Ruskin


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