Christian Lous Lange Biography

Christian Lous Lange, Politician
Occup.Politician
FromNorway
BornSeptember 17, 1869
Stavanger, Norway
DiedDecember 11, 1938
Oslo, Norway
CauseNatural Causes
Aged69 years
Christian Lous Lange was a noticeable Norwegian chronicler, political researcher, and advocate for globe peace that was born upon September 17, 1869, in Stavanger, Norway. Lange played a critical duty in the development of worldwide connections and diplomacy, committing his life to advertising peace as well as fostering participation amongst nations. His efforts earned him the difference of being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921, which he showed the Swedish statesman and diplomat, Hjalmar Branting.

Lange was raised in a spiritual and also intellectual household. His dad, a Lutheran minister as well as headmaster, played an essential role in shaping Lange's ideas and also technique in the direction of life. Lange went to the University of Oslo, where he researched background and also business economics. There, he came to be satisfied by the internationalist perfects and also pacifist ideological background, which would at some point form his life's work.

In 1894, Lange started functioning as a secondary school instructor in Oslo. Nevertheless, his ambitions as well as passion in national politics led him to seek additional research study, which he embarked upon in a number of European countries. His study resulted in remarkable works that were instrumental in establishing his online reputation as one of the foremost specialists in background as well as political science in Norway.

Lange's work as a protestor and peace supporter began in the very early 1900s when he came to be the assistant of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a post he held from 1900 to 1909. The IPU was a crucial arena for global dialogue, combining parliamentarians from various nations to talk about international issues and advertise peace. During his tenure, Lange worked tirelessly to promote cooperation and also mutual understanding among the participating countries. He was successful in making the IPU a significant organization that played a substantial duty in shaping international relations.

In 1909, Lange ended up being a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a position he held until 1933. In this ability, he was in charge of picking the receivers of the Nobel Peace Prize that identified superior payments towards advertising tranquility as well as fixing international disputes. Lange demonstrated extraordinary moderation and also impartiality in the selection procedure, assisting to seal the Nobel Peace Prize's significance as a worldwide organization.

Christian Lous Lange's most substantial contribution to the internationalist cause was his collaborate with the League of Nations, formed after World War I to avoid further disputes. Lange was a fervent advocate for the League, counting on its potential to make certain lasting tranquility through dialogue and also teamwork among countries. He acted as the Norwegian representative to the assembly of the League of Nations from 1920 to 1922 and as a delegate to its primary boards.

Lange continued to take part in worldwide seminars and serve on boards that concentrated on disarmament and the serene resolution of disputes. With his steadfast efforts and profound understanding of global relations, Lange became a leading number in the interconnected realms of diplomacy, international participation, and peace advocacy.

Christian Lous Lange passed away on December 11, 1938, in Oslo, leaving behind a tradition that stays relevant in modern conversations of diplomacy as well as international relationships. His dedication to promoting tranquility and discussion between countries will constantly stand as a testimony to his belief in the potential for humanity to conquer its distinctions and work towards a far better, more unified world.

Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Christian.

Related authors: Hjalmar Branting (Statesman), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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35 Famous quotes by Christian Lous Lange

Small: Propaganda must appeal to mankinds better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future.
"Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit"
Small: Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master
"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master"
Small: Only recently, during the nineteenth century, and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state wh
"Only recently, during the nineteenth century, and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state which have been created by a deliberate national feeling"
Small: Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of
"Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press"
Small: Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national
"Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based"
Small: For the state by its nature claims sovereignty, the right to an unlimited development of power, determi
"For the state by its nature claims sovereignty, the right to an unlimited development of power, determined only by self-interest. It is by nature anarchistic"
Small: A pacifist will often - at least nowadays - be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us
"A pacifist will often - at least nowadays - be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally"
Small: It is characteristic that this should take place just when it is becoming more and more clear to all wh
"It is characteristic that this should take place just when it is becoming more and more clear to all who think about the matter, that technically and economically we have left the territorial state behind us"
Small: It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, th
"It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle"
Small: The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor em
"The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states"
Small: Moreover, if the territorial state is to continue as the last word in the development of society, then
"Moreover, if the territorial state is to continue as the last word in the development of society, then war is inevitable"
Small: Militarism is basically a way of thinking, a certain interpretation of the function of the state this m
"Militarism is basically a way of thinking, a certain interpretation of the function of the state; this manner of thinking is, moreover, revealed by its outer forms: by armaments and state organization"
Small: Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biologic
"Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally"
Small: In particular, the efforts to reestablish peace after the World War have been directed toward the forma
"In particular, the efforts to reestablish peace after the World War have been directed toward the formation of states and the regulation of their frontiers according to a consciously national program"
Small: Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we a
"Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets"
Small: The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of ye
"The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland"
Small: The idea of eternity lives in all of us. We thirst to live in a belief which raises our small personali
"The idea of eternity lives in all of us. We thirst to live in a belief which raises our small personality to a higher coherence - a coherence which is human and yet superhuman, absolute and yet steadily growing and developing, ideal and yet real"
Small: The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of
"The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of these new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them"
Small: No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state.
"No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state. There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states"
Small: History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether th
"History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?"
Small: The sovereign state has in our times become a lethal danger to human civilization because technical dev
"The sovereign state has in our times become a lethal danger to human civilization because technical developments enable it to employ an infinite number and variety of means of destruction"
Small: Concord, solidarity, and mutual help are the most important means of enabling animal species to survive
"Concord, solidarity, and mutual help are the most important means of enabling animal species to survive"
Small: All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which
"All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone"
Small: Upon the union of the male germ cell with the female egg cell, a new cell is created which almost immed
"Upon the union of the male germ cell with the female egg cell, a new cell is created which almost immediately splits into two parts. One of these grows rapidly, creating the human body of the individual with all its organs, and dies only with the individual"
Small: On the contrary. Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name, that nations do exist. It simply l
"On the contrary. Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name, that nations do exist. It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does"
Small: Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means
"Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states"
Small: Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be o
"Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize their mutual relations"
Small: Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism, militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign sta
"Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism, militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state against the forward march of internationalism"
Small: Europe cannot survive another world war
"Europe cannot survive another world war"
Small: But teleological considerations can lead no further than to a belief and a hope. They do not give certa
"But teleological considerations can lead no further than to a belief and a hope. They do not give certainty"
Small: The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial
"The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level"
Small: Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields her
"Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields; here are to be found the most profound and the most decisive factors in the development of society"
Small: Earlier ages fortified themselves behind the sovereign state, behind protectionism and militarism
"Earlier ages fortified themselves behind the sovereign state, behind protectionism and militarism"
Small: It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far
"It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality"
Small: Every time economic and technical development takes a step forward, forces emerge which attempt to crea
"Every time economic and technical development takes a step forward, forces emerge which attempt to create political forms for what, on the economic-technical plane, has already more or less become reality"