James F. Byrnes

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Born Friday 2 May 1879, died Sunday 9 April 1972

Occupation: Politician

Nationality: American

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The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.

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Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

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Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them.

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Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.

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Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.

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We favor the economic unification of Germany. If complete unification cannot be secured, we shall do everything in our power to secure the maximum possible unification.

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The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible for industrial production to reach the levels which the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum German peacetime economy.

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The working out of a balanced economy throughout Germany to provide the necessary means to pay for approved imports has not been accomplished, although that too is expressly required by the Potsdam Agreement.

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The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit.

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That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement.

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The German people were not denied, however, the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years. Industrial growth and progress were not denied them.

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Provision was also made for the distribution of Germany's foreign assets among the Allies.

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Most of the victims of Nazi aggression were before the war less well off than Germany. They should not be expected by Germany to bear, unaided, the major costs of Nazi aggression.

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German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice in our generation the lands of German neighbors.

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It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West.

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It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.

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Freedom from militarism will give the German people the opportunity, if they will but seize it, to apply their great energies and abilities to the works of peace.

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What we want is a lasting peace. We will oppose soft measures which invite the breaking of the peace.

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The American people want peace. They have long since ceased to talk of a hard or a soft peace for Germany.

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We have helped to organize the United Nations. We believe it will stop aggressor nations from starting wars. Because we believe it, we intend to support the United Nations organization with all the power and resources we possess.

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