"It is quite clear that as long as the nations of the world spend most of their energy, money and emotional strength in quarreling with words and weapons, a true offensive against the common problems that threaten humans survival is not likely. A world government that can channel human efforts in the direction of the great solutions seems desirable, even essential. Naturally, such a world government should be a federal one, with regional and local autonomy safeguarded and with cultural diversity promoted."
"It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government... To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order. But the American colonies did it once and brought forth one of the most nearly perfect unions the world has ever seen."
"World Federalism is an idea that will not die. More and more people are coming to realize that peace must be more than an interlude if we are to survive; that peace is a product of law and order; that law is essential if the force of arms it not to rule the world."
"On today's agenda is not just a union of democratic states, but also a democratically organized world community ... An awareness of the need for some kind of global government is gaining ground, one in which all members of the world community would take part."
"'Till the war-drum throbbed no longer and the battle-flags
In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the World.
There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful
realm in awe,
And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law."
"Continued anarchy among nations in the atomic age threatens our civilization and humanity itself with annihilation ... The only ultimate alternative to war is the abandonment of the principle of the coercion of sovereigns by sovereigns and the adoption of the principle of the just enforcement upon individuals of world federal law, enacted by a world federal legislature with limited but adequate powers to safeguard the common defense and the general welfare of all mankind ... Such a structure of peace through government can be evolved by making the United Nations an effective agency ... Beyond an effective United Nations lies the further possibility of genuine world government."