Quotes by Lester Bowles Pearson

I accept now with equanimity the question so constantly addressed to me, 'Are you an American' and merely return the accurate answer, 'Yes, I am a Canadian.'

Lester Bowles Pearson

The fact is that we prepare for war like giants, and for peace like pygmies.

Lester Bowles Pearson

This is the flag of the future, but it does not dishonor the past. (On his country's new Maple Leaf flag)

Lester Bowles Pearson

We have achieved the most amazing things, a few million people opening up half a continent. But we have not yet found a Canadian soul except in time of war. (On lack of national identity)

Lester Bowles Pearson

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