Anthony Eden Quotes (22 quotes)
“You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.”
The reckoning: the memoirs of Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (1965 edition)
“Our quarrel is not with Egypt, still less with the Arab world. It is with Colonel Nasser. He has shown that he is not a man who can be trusted to keep an agreement. Now he has torn up all his country's promises to the Suez Canal Company and has even gone back on his own statements.”
Oil route 'a matter of life and death', The Times, 9 August 1956, p. 6.
“We cannot agree that an act of plunder which threatens the livelihood of many nations should be allowed to succeed.”
Conclusion of broadcast, 8 August 1956.
On Harold Macmillan's government policies, to Lord Salisbury (28 December, 1957).
“Although we might still hope to prevent the divisions of Europe into Fascist and anti-Fascist camps, our real affinities and interests, strategic as well as political, lay with France, a fact which some of my colleagues were most reluctant to realise.”
Anthony Eden, The Eden Memoirs: Facing the Dictators (Cassell, 1962), pp. 486-7.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAnthony Eden
Born: June 12, 1897
Died: January 14, 1977 (aged 79)
Bio: Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC was a British Conservative politician, who was Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. He was also Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during World War II.