The well-being and the hopes of the peoples of the world can never be served until peace - as well as freedom, honor and self-respect - is secure.

— Ralph Bunche

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I have a deep-seated bias against hate and intolerance.

I have a bias against racial and religious bigotry. I have a bias that leads me to believe in the essential goodness of my fellow man, which leads me to believe that no problem of human relations is ever insoluble.


You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be faint-hearted. Be resolute, but never bitter.


We must fight as a race for everything that makes for a better country and a better world. We are dreaming idiots and trusting fools to do anything less.


Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health and education, as well as freedom and human dignity.


We can never have too much preparation and training.

We must be a strong competitor. We must adhere staunchly to the basic principle that anything less than full equality is not enough. If we compromise on that principle our soul is dead.


The United Nations stands for the freedom and equality of all peoples, irrespective of race, religion, or ideology.


The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.


And so class will some day supplant race in world affairs.

Race war will then be merely a side-show to the gigantic class war which will be waged in the big tent we call the world.


To suggest that war can prevent war is a base play on words and a despicable form of warmongering. The objective of any who sincerely believe in peace clearly must be to exhaust every honorable recourse in the effort to save the peace. The world has had ample evidence that war begets only conditions that beget further war.


There are no warlike people - just warlike leaders.


The United Nations exists not merely to preserve the peace but also to make change - even radical change - possible without violent upheaval. The United Nations has no vested interest in the status quo. It seeks a more secure world, a better world, a world of progress for all peoples. In the dynamic world society which is the objective of the United Nations, all peoples must have equality and equal rights.


There is no problem of human nature which is insoluble.


About Ralph Bunche

Quotes 16 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Diplomat
Birthday October 16

Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.


Man has but little heeded the advice of the wise men.

He has been - fatefully, if not willingly - less virtuous, less constant, less rational, less peaceful than he knows how to be, than he is fully capable of being. He has been led astray from the ways of peace and brotherhood by his addiction to concepts and attitudes of narrow nationalism, racial and religious bigotry, greed and lust for power.


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