Charles Albert Gobat - Quotes

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It is true that I am not one of those who laugh at utopias. The utopia of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Utopias are conceived by optimistic logic which regards constant social and political progress as the ultimate goal of human endeavor; pessimism would plunge a hopeless mankind into a fresh cataclysm. ---->>>

Compulsory arbitration is a practical instrument of pacification and, as such, it can and should be enacted by the Hague Conference. ---->>>

No government, no head of state, made any attempt to avert or arrest the Boer War. ---->>>

If we examine the Hague Convention carefully, we see that it considers the offer of good offices a duty of every nation. In other words, such offers should be made whenever a dispute becomes critical and threatens to explode into war. ---->>>

It is highly probable that in most cases, war could be avoided or ended. For discussions allow passion to subside, and to persuade alienated neighbors, or at least one of them, to listen to the voice of a conciliator is a step in the direction of peace. ---->>>

Ordinary citizens are obliged and, if need be, compelled by force to meet their commitments. But let higher obligations of an international order be involved, and governments repudiate them, more often than not with a disdainful shrug of the shoulders. ---->>>

Biography

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Nationality: Swiss
Born: May 21, 1843
Birthplace:
Die: 03-16, 1914
Occupation: Lawyer
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Charles Albert Gobat (21 May 1843 – 16 March 1914) was a Swiss lawyer, educational administrator, and politician who jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize with Élie Ducommun in 1902 for their leadership of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.(wikipedia)