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Baron de Montesquieu Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Baron de Montesquieu.

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
- Baron de Montesquieu

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

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A nation or civilization that
continues to produce soft-minded men
purchases its own spiritual death
on the installment plan.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one can terrorize a whole nation,
unless we are all his accomplices.
- Edward R. Murrow

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county.
The U.S.
has more costs of litigation per person than any other
industrialized nation in the world,
and it is crippling our economy.
- Jack Kingston

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India,
history will look upon the act of
depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not whether we will be extremists,
but what kind of extremists we will be...
The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

A nation's culture resides in the hearts
and in the soul of its people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When a nation is filled with strife,
then do patriots flourish.
- Lao Tzu

A nation that is afraid to let its people
judge the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
- Catherine II

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe
that had the lion's heart.
I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
- Winston Churchill

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter
than our progress in education.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
- Winston Churchill

In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon,
it will be an entire nation.
For all of us must work to put him there.
- John F. Kennedy

The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,
in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be.
- Thomas Jefferson

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish.
Do not overdo it.
- Lao Tzu

The people are the foundation of the nation.
Our only chance for a lasting peace on earth:
the release of the strength of the common man.
- Jimmy Yen

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength,
and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

Cyberspace.
A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,
in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson

India is a geographical term.
It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
- Winston Churchill

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Washington, where an insignificant individual
may trespass on a nation's time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish -
too much handling will spoil it.
- Lao Tzu

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
- Peter Handke

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history.
But we all lived in this century.
I didn't live in this century.
- Dan Quayle

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians
in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate
sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.
- Sean Penn

I have a scheme for stopping war.
It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till
they have paid for the last one.
- Will Rogers

How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law
in one and only one of the human relationships,
and that is the most important of all,
that of nation to nation.
- Paul Harris

This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the
duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound
analysis of the actual facts.
- Charlie Gonzalez

The dissolution of the nation destroys the national religion,
and dethrones the national deity.
- William Robertson Smith

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to
secure our independence and the liberties that remain
the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings

As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America
that our nation will not experience the nightmare of
the 2000 presidential election.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican,
our nation is stronger when we are respected throughout the world.
- Bill Richardson

The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the
Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away
this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be
able to control its own borders.
It is controlling your own destiny in a way,
and we don't control our own borders.
- Tom Tancredo

Security for agriculture merits serious concern by
not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole.
The risk to the U.S.
food supply and overall economy is real.
- Pat Roberts

This nation is like a spring freshet;
it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path.
- Sitting Bull

I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial
contributions of black Americans and other minorities
to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation.
- Strom Thurmond

With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways,
economists believe that our ability to compete internationally
is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
- Dennis Hastert

Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience...
from generation to generation.
In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

America is a nation with no truly national city,
no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center,
the political capital, and the financial hub.
- C. Wright Mills

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed
the great success of the British nation in political
life to their talking politics after dinner.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think
things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort,
any sort rather than no sort.
- Plato

Our goal is to make Maine the healthiest state in the
nation and reduce our overall health care costs.
- John Baldacci

What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly
vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place
is seen as just requital in the other.
- Mary Douglas

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation,
but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race,
now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of
leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
- Dianne Feinstein

Our nation's security, economy, and place on the world
stage depends on the success our educational system.
- Ed Markey

On account of being a democracy and run by the people,
we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years,
no matter what it does.
- Will Rogers

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God,
then we will be a nation gone under.
- Ronald Reagan

A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and
the Nation's economy and transportation systems.
- Tim Bishop

All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social
Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens.
- Steve King

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion
between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
- Elihu Root


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