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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I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.

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Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

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If the camel once get his nose in a tent, the body will soon follow.

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Word is a shadow of a deed.

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Every time we remember to say "thank you," we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.

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