International Relations Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking International Relations Quotes from Shirley Temple, Daniel Yergin, Hans Eysenck, J. William Fulbright, Mellody Hobson. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I've led three lives: the acting part, wife and mother

I’ve led three lives: the acting part, wife and mother – which is a career – and international relations. I’m proud of my career, the first one, and I’m proud of the other two, too.
Shirley Temple
We are living in a different world now. You can see it everywhere in international relations: It was noteworthy that, after his visit to Washington, the Chinese president’s next stop was Saudi Arabia.
Daniel Yergin
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
Hans Eysenck
As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations.
J. William Fulbright
I was in the Woodrow Wilson School of international relations and public policy at Princeton. You have to apply to get in, and I did not originally get in. I lobbied really hard and called many people. I just would not take no for an answer.
Mellody Hobson
Diplomacy can and will matter; little is inevitable in international relations.
Richard N. Haass
History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.
Daisaku Ikeda
A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China’s international relations overnight. It would destroy Chinese – Japanese relations, not to mention Chinese – American relations.
William C. Kirby
For 30 years I’ve been schooled in everything from government, and economics, to medicine and international relations. But don’t be impressed. Someone once said being a general assignment reporter simply means you are equally ignorant about most everything. In other words, I know a little about a lot.
Lester Holt
I don’t believe in ideology in international relations.
Sergei Lavrov
At a purely practical level, history is important because it provides the basic skills needed for students to go further in sociology, politics, international relations and economics. History is also an ideal discipline for almost all careers in the law, the civil service and the private sector.
Antony Beevor
Facing dramatic global challenges, we need a global capacity to address them that reaffirms the importance of multilateralism and the importance of a rules-based set of international relations, based on the rule of law and in accordance with the U.N. Charter.
Antonio Guterres
When I was in college at the University of Pennsylvania, where I studied international relations and French, I studied abroad in Paris for a semester. I think when you’re there, you can’t help but be immersed in fashion because it’s such a part of the city.
Stacey Bendet
Fifty-seven countries in the world, a third of the United Nations, do not recognize Israel. In a way, I think North Korea has better international relations than Israel.
Abdullah II of Jordan
The opportunities that Gorbachev created for international relations have also been missed, perhaps even lost – here, however, primarily because of the United States.
Stephen Cohen
September 11, 2001, was a terrible tragedy by any measure, but it was not a historical turning point. It did not herald a new era of international relations in which terrorists with a global agenda prevailed or in which such spectacular terrorist attacks became commonplace.
Richard N. Haass
Unilateral preemption should not in any way be the model for how we conduct international relations.
Mohamed ElBaradei
A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it’s not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It’s more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together.
Madeleine Albright
We need to manage holistically, embracing all of our science and traditional knowledge – all sources of knowledge. We can do that from the household to government to international relations.
Allan Savory
In international relations, in foreign policy, a great deal has to do with historical circumstances, a great deal has to do with the sense and perception of people.
Salman Khurshid
The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations.
William Greider
Sport allows us to engage in dialogue and to build bridges, and it may even have the capacity to reshape international relations. The Olympic Games embody perfectly this universal mission.
Richard Attias
I studied political science and international relations, so I never considered myself an artist.
Philippe Falardeau
In international relations, you don’t base your work on hope.
Federica Mogherini
I’ve served on the International Relations Committee.
Sam Brownback
I did several types of work about several investigations of application of game theory to international relations.
Reinhard Selten
I studied international relations in England, and I wanted to pursue higher education and be able to analyze what was going on in Iran politically, not only in Iran, but in the Middle East.
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations.
Omar Bongo
We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.
Mahmoud Abbas
In the beginning of college I wanted to be an English major, but then I became interested in international relations.
Nick McDonell
I grew up in Saudi Arabia and India and Cyprus, and I lived in a war-zone myself, and, I mean, I had a pretty bizarre, I guess, nomadic childhood, and so I was really drawn to international relations and political science.
Hannah Simone
Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible.
John Mott
Law is the essential foundation of stability and order both within societies and in international relations.
J. William Fulbright
When I was in college, I became interested in various aspects of foreign policy and international relations. Even as a kid, I was interested in what I call, loosely speaking, forbidden knowledge.
Barry Eisler
Because of new technologies, new wealth, new conditions of domestic life and of international relations, unprecedented criteria and issues are coming up for national decision.
Herman Kahn
Art has often been and continues to be considered transcendent. I see this as misguided and, in fact, a way of subverting the powerful voice art can be in global discussions about politics, economics, society, culture, religion and international relations.
Aman Mojadidi
I studied law, economy, international relations, communications, in order to find what I would do. It’s the hardest thing, being 17 and trying to find what to do in life. You’ve explored so little. I’m lucky: My parents let me explore.
Mario Testino
I studied political science and international relations and had the intention of becoming a journalist or work in foreign affairs. I had no intention of making a film.
Philippe Falardeau
I got the chance to be the secretary of state; I’m an international relations specialist. It doesn’t get better than that.
Condoleezza Rice
After graduating in International Relations in 2011, I turned down safe, corporate job offers and instead accepted a position at an ‘incubator’ in L.A. – a tech word for a team of people who are funded by investors to create apps. I knew the future was digital and that I had to take a risk.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
I am confident in saying that Oberlin did more for me than vice versa. I took a fantastic class in religion, which led me to archaeology, which got me to the Middle East, which led me to international relations, which launched me on my career.
Richard N. Haass
I studied international relations and economics at the University of Virginia. I paid my way by working as a bartender in the summer and at three part-time jobs during the year.
Jacqueline Novogratz
Obama’s failure to close Guantanamo is yet another instance where the rhetoric of democratic and constitutional rights proved not useful for his international relations, relations which are always pursued in ways that continue to link and fortify securitarian power with the opening of new markets.
Judith Butler
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
Hannah Arendt