The author of World Federation Through A Global Referendum suggested his book; I found it full of great quotes: “Unless we establish some form of world government, it will not be possible for us to avert a World War III in the future.” – Winston Churchill “There is an increasing awareness of the need for …
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Quotes on a World Parliament or Government

The author of World Federation Through A Global Referendum suggested his book; I found it full of great quotes:

“Unless we establish some form of world government, it will not be possible for us to avert a World War III in the future.”
– Winston Churchill

“There is an increasing awareness of the need for some form of global government.”
– Mikhail Gorbachev, last leader of the USSR (Soviet Union)

“The only way peace can be achieved is through world government.”
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st prime minister of the Republic of India

“There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation of a world government.”
– Albert Einstein

Je suis un patriote de l’humanité.  Je suis un citoyen du monde.  I am a patriot of humanity.  I am a citizen of the world.”
– Charlie Chaplin

“We must create worldwide law and law enforcement as we outlaw worldwide war and weapons.”
– John F. Kennedy

“The world no longer has a choice between force and law; if civilization is to survive, it must choose the rule of law.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“It will be just as easy for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for you to get along in the republic of the United States.   Now when Kansas and Colorado have a quarrel over the water in the Arkansas River, they don’t call out the National Guard in each state and go to war over it. They bring suit in the Supreme Court of the United States and abide by the decision. There isn’t a reason in the world why we can’t do that internationally.”
– Harry S. Truman, June 28, 1945, University of Kansas City

“Il faut appliquer au niveau mondial ce que nous appliquons au niveau national: la démocratie.”  “We must apply at the global level that which we apply at the national level: democracy.”
– Dominique de Villepin, Radio France Interview May 22, 2003

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– Buckminster Fuller

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.”
– George Washington

“We have been engaged in a civil war of humanity for millennia. We have … killed each other over religion, tribe, ethnicity and nationality. In all these battles we allow our secondary identities, our national identity, our religious identity, our tribal identity and others to overcome our primary identity, our human identity. In short we lose our humanity. Our existing political systems have blinded us to our humanity by imprisoning us in a conceptual paradigm in which only national political goals are imaginable.”
– From Lyndon Storey’s summary of his book, Humanity or Sovereignty

It is my opinion that the safety of the world, its protection against the unimaginable devastation of an atomic war, depends upon the institution of a democratic world-wide government — a government of the people themselves…. The experience of generation after generation has shown that pacts and treaties between nations do not avert war, but lead to war. Only a democratic union of the people provides safety and peace.”

– Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate

“Government is the thing. Law is the thing. Not brotherhood, not international cooperation, not security councils that can only stop war by waging it…. Where does security lie anyway — security against the thief, the murderer? In brotherly love? Not at all. It lies in government.”
– E.B. White, former editor of The New Yorker magazine and author of Charlotte’s Web

“Notre rôle est de promouvoir une organisation mondiale. La citoyenneté mondiale est la dernière chance.”  “Our role is to promote a world organization. World citizenship
is the last chance.”
– Hervé Bazin

“We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable resources of air and soil; all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the work, the care and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate and half miserable, half confident and half despairing, half slave to the ancient enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed of until this day. No craft, no crew, can travel safely with such contradictions.  On their resolution depends the survival of us all.”
– Adlai Stevenson

“The world does not suffer from lack of finance for the UN but from lack of
government, and from lack of appreciation for the fact which Boutros Boutros-Ghali
pointed out to President Clinton: The UN is not, and never could become, a global government.”
– Harold S. Bidmead, The Autobiography of a World Federalist

“The only way to win World War III is to prevent it.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Democratic World Government is the only imaginable positive future for humanity.”
– Timothy Roscoe Carter, US lawyer, “basic income” advocate

“My country is the world, my religion is to do good, and all men are my brothers.”
Thomas Paine, 18th century political philosopher

World government must have a limited mandate. Even before any first draft of its constitution is written, the architects of a Democratic World Government must understand the necessity of staying out of those political matters that are best left to the lower levels of government, most especially when it comes to matters that have traditionally been and should remain the responsibilities of national governments”
– Jim Stark

“What has happened to the dreams of the United Nations’ founders? What
has happened to the spirit which created the United Nations? The answer is clear:
[national] governments got in the way of the dreams of the people.”
Ronald Reagan, to the UN General Assembly, September, 1983

“A world government with powers adequate to guarantee security is not a remote ideal for the distant future. It is an urgent necessity if our civilization is to survive.”
– Albert Einstein

“World government is not only possible, it is inevitable, and when it comes, it will appeal to patriotism in its truest sense, in its only sense, the patriotism of men [and women] who love their national heritages so deeply that they wish to preserve them in safety for the common good.”
– Sir Peter Ustinov, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, president of the World Federalist
Movement in 1991

“As in science, so it was in world politics for Einstein: he sought a unified set
of principles that could create order out of anarchy. A system based on sovereign nations with their own military forces, competing ideologies and conflicting national interests would inevitably produce more wars. So he regarded a world authority as realistic rather than idealistic, as practical rather than naïve. For the remaining ten years of his life, his passion for advocating a unified governing structure for the globe would rival that for finding a unified field theory that could govern all the forces of nature.”
Walter Isaacson, “Einstein, His Life and Universe”, chapter: “One Worlder,” page 488

“There is only one path to peace and security: the path of supranational organization. One-sided armament on a national basis only heightens the general uncertainly and confusion without being an effective protection.”
– Albert Einstein

“There is no first step to world government; world government is the first step.”
– Emery Reves, The Anatomy of Peace, 1945

“A parliament at the U.N. would symbolize the notion of humanity as a community of world citizens.”
– Günter Grass, German writer and social democrat, Nobel Prize Laureate in literature (1999)

“All war is now civil war. The sluggish general intelligence has still to grasp that fact. World unity under a common law is now … the only alternative to chaos.”
– H.G. Wells, Guide to the New World, 1941
“Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighbourhood, and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
-Martin Luther King Jr

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Unless some effective world supergovernment for the purpose of preventing war can be set up … the prospects for peace and human progress are dark…. If … it is found possible to build a world organization of irresistible force and inviolable authority for the purpose of securing peace, there are no limits to the blessings which all men [and women] enjoy and share.”
– Winston Churchill, 1947

“The only way to escape our dilemma is to put world law above the national governments, and to make a parliament to create such world law, we need to constitute this world parliament by way of global elections in which all people will vote.”
– Albert Camus

“Those advocates who work for world peace by urging a system of [democratic] world government are called impractical dreamers. Those “impractical dreamers” are entitled to ask, “What is so practical about war?””
– Walter Cronkite

“A federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient measure of social justice to ensure health, education, and a rough equality of opportunity, would mean such a release and increase of human energy as to open up a new phase in human history.”
-H.G. Wells, The Outline of History, 1922

“It has nothing whatever to do with Communism or capitalism, with individualism or collectivism. It is the inevitable conflict between non-integrated sovereignties [nation states] in contact.”
– Emery Reves, The Anatomy of Peace, 1945

“Political thinkers are beginning to say … that the cause of civilization is lost
unless nation states will agree to abandon some part of their sovereignty.”
– Lionel Curtis, World Order, Oxford University, 1939

“Our ideal is a world community of states which are based on the rule of law and which subordinate their foreign policy activities to law.”
– Mikhail Gorbachev, in a speech to the UN in 1988

“Mankind’s problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is world government.”
– Jan Tinbergen, when with the World Bank, 1994 Human Development Report

“The United Nations is an extremely important and useful institution provided the peoples and governments of the world realize that it is merely a transitional system toward the final goal, which is the establishment of a supranational authority vested with sufficient legislative and executive powers to keep the peace.”
– Albert Einstein

The age of nations has passed. Now, unless we wish to perish, we must shake off our old prejudices and build the earth.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1931 essay, “The Spirit of the Earth”

“Before one can decide if world government is good or bad, it is necessary to
define what world government is. If government is the institution that governs society, it seems self-evident that we already have world government. We don’t have democracy. And we don’t have a legislature. But plenty of governments throughout history haven’t been democratically accountable to the citizenry. And legislatures are also optional….  The World Trade Organization has rules that get enforced through a judicial process. Effectively the rules supersede national law. The WTO is a theocratic oligarchy with a theology which holds that an economic system [capitalism] is the supreme being of the universe.”
– Carl Nyberg, “World government? We already
have world government.”  Journal of Oak Park and River Forest, December 13, 2005.

“Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.”
– Sir Peter Ustinov

“To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.”
– Winston Churchill

“A world under law is realistic and attainable.”
– Former UN Secretary-General U Thant

“Public opinion does everything.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower