"And I have lived since - as you have - in a period of cold war during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction."
"Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality."
"It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world."
"True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than I should think at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because mans words for good or ill can now so easily reach the millions."
"I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and for me memorable occasion and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award."
"As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved."