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Carlos P. Romulo
By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Among the lessons learned in my lifetime is the ease with which corruption can enter high places in the mask of friendship. Sometimes the recipient is not aware of the barbed hook under the gift; often, he who gives may not know but be the unwitting agent of a craftier mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

I feel like a Gold surrounded by Silver!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

The presidency of the United Nations was not thrust upon me overnight. I had to grow up to the measurements it demanded of a proponent of peace. This was done session by session, step by step. It entailed trips halfway around the world, again and again. It demanded nights without sleep, studying, writing, poring over documents; days without rest; and always the curb on the temper and the willingness to give and to receive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

There should be no inferiors and no superiors for true world friendship.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Nations will rise and fall, but equality remains the ideal. The univeral aim is to achieve respect for the entire human race, not for the dominant few.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Our world is constantly in change and the great change is always toward freedom. When we speak of freedom we speak of equality. Nations will rise and fall but equality remains the ideal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Let us teach our people again to be proud that they are Filipinos. Let us teach them to realize anew that being a Filipino means having as rich and noble a heritage of language, culture, patriotism and heroic deeds as any nation on earth. Let us teach a steadfast faith in Divine Providence, a stable family institution, the unhampered enjoyment of civil liberties, the advantages of constitutional government, the potentials of a rich and spacious land.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

This proved to me that no matter how diametrically opposed your views may be from another's if you can succeed in knowing him as a human being you can understand each other.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Don Alejandro cut in with advice I have never forgotten. "It is only when a man knows reason is not on his side that he uses his fists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Agreements in the organizations of world power are never reached on the floor. They are made in the delegates' lounge and corridors long before the voting begins.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

I was convinced that luck was a matter of knowing what one wanted and then being willing to work to make the wish come true.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

I knew nothing at all of the art of diplomacy, which I have since diagnosed as the ability to make the nastiest possible comment in the nicest possible way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

A successful ambassador has to bring the bacon home without spilling the beans.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Pierre J. Huss pleased me with his comment: "Thanks to him (Romulo) the United Nations has 'independence' in its Charter, one of the most important contributions for the evolution of humanity to dignity and freedom.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

For freedom would not be easy. It never is. It would be more difficult for the Philippines than for many countries, because we had to face the fact that the islands, although potentially rich, had not tapped their resources. We were a poor country and a small one, and we could not afford to be hurled unprepared into competition with countries larger and richer and more powerful and far better trained. The Tydings-McDuffie Act means we could prepare.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

A strengthened national spirit can provide the motive power to rise our people from the depths and... pour new life and vigor in the national system. The reinvigoration of the national spirit must take place in the grass roots, in every city, town and barrio in the Philippines, and it must start among our own people... To be a worthy citizen of the world one must first prove himself to be a good Filipino.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man's survival.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

Never forget, Americans, that yours is a spiritual country. Yes, I know you're a practical people. Like others, I've marveled at your factories, your skyscrapers, and your arsenals. But underlying everything else is the fact that America began as a God-loving, God-fearing, God-worshipping people.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

OTHER lives may find their happiest moments infiltrated with tragedy, and their proudest touched with comedy. This had almost invariably been true of mine. My proudest hour found me, the newly elected president of the United Nations, perched atop three thick New York City telephone books given me in lieu of a cushion that I might see and be seen by the delegates below the podium.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

You might wonder that I who who have served you in the field of diplomacy should set so much store by the power of nationalism. This is because I know from personal experience that in order to become an effective internationalist, one must strive to be a good nationalist. To be a worthy citizen of the world one must first prove himself to be a good Filipino.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlos P. Romulo

All in all, it is a good life we are living, in a good world filled with good friends.