Abba Eban


Abba Eban Quotes

  • ''History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.''
    Abba Eban (b. 1915), Israeli politician. speech, Dec. 16, 1970, London.
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  • ''Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals.''
    Abba Eban (b. 1915), Israeli politician. Quoted in New Yorker (April 23, 1990).
  • ''It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.''
    Abba Eban (b. 1915), Israeli politician. Quoted in Observer (London, December 5, 1971).

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