Quotations on Belgium

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Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Idea, Belgium, Countries, Europe, France, Italy)

Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty.
- Henri La Fontaine
(Keywords: Belgium, Country, Duty)

And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails.
- Herman Gorter
(Keywords: Belgium, Countries, France, Poor)

The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away whatever obligation or interest we have as regards the neutrality of Belgium. We could not entertain that bargain either.
- Edward Grey
(Keywords: Bargain, Belgium, Effect, Interest, Neutrality, Obligation)

How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount of money that you gave Belgium? Well, finally, I put it up to them. They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them. I said they had to do it. And I finally got support from Hoffman on it.
- W. Averell Harriman
(Keywords: Money, Belgium, Giving, Support)

I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!
- Audrey Hepburn
(Keywords: Belgium, Hell)

Have we so soon forgotten those four years of terrible carnage, the greatest war of all time; forgotten the millions of men who gave their lives, who made the supreme sacrifice and who today, beneath the soil of France and Belgium, sleep the eternal sleep?
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Keywords: Men, War, Sacrifice, Time, Belgium, France, Sleep, Today, Years)

The success of the Allies in the west was in a measure offset by Teutonic victories in the east. When the invasion of Belgium began, Russia made immediate efforts to counteract by invasion of East Prussia.
- Kelly Miller
(Keywords: Success, Belgium, Measure, Russia)

Germany expected that at the most a day or so would see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun. It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered.
- Kelly Miller
(Keywords: Belgium, Day, Germany, Paris)

Eight minutes past the hour here in Belgium - and presumably eight minutes past the hour everywhere in the world.
- Murray Walker
(Keywords: Belgium, Past, World)

Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved of the illegal invasion of Belgium, of the massacre of suspected guerrillas, as well as their wives and children, as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts.
- Clara Zetkin
(Keywords: Belgium, Children, Destruction, Trade, Wives)









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