Henry Cabot Lodge Quotes

Animosity is not a policy.

It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of the Anarchist and the Communist who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor but by brutal destruction.

She has great problems of her own to solve very grim and perilous problems and a right solution if we can attain to it would largely benefit mankind.

The time given to athletic contests and the injuries incurred on the playing field are part of the price which the English-speaking race has paid for being world conquerors.

We would not have our country's vigour exhausted or her moral force abated by everlasting meddling and muddling in every quarrel great and small which afflicts the world.

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for the League of Nations.

You may call me selfish if you will conservative or reactionary or use any other harsh adjective you see fit to apply but an American I was born an American I have remained all my life.

If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives and if he is going to be something else let him drop the word American from his personal description.

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind would beat on strongly and steadily and without any quickening if the league were to perish altogether.

Our ideal is to make her ever stronger and better and finer because in that way alone as we believe can she be of the greatest service to the world's peace and to the welfare of mankind.

True Americanism is opposed utterly to any political divisions resting on race and religion.

True Americanism recognizes the enormous gravity of the social and labor problems which confront us.

Internationalism illustrated by the Bolshevik and by the men to whom all countries are alike provided they can make money out of them is to me repulsive.

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance this great land of ordered liberty for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

New England has a harsh climate a barren soil a rough and stormy coast and yet we love it even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.

Lincoln did more than any other man to put the stamp of righteousness to put the stamp of compassion on the name of America.

Our ideal of the future is that she should continue to render that service of her own free will.

We would not have our politics distracted and embittered by the dissensions of other lands.

Whatever may be said as to our relations to some other countries I think the relations of this country to Spain offer no ties of gratitude or of blood.

The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.

Look at the United States today. We have made mistakes in the past. We have had shortcomings. We shall make mistakes in the future and fall short of our own best hopes.

I would rather see the United States respected than loved by other nations.