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Nation Quotes

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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.

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Government Political

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history.
After the rise comes the fall.
- Paul Harris

The Destiny of every Nation is bound to the Destiny of all Others.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation,
the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
- Bashar al-Assad

Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes
to the humane treatment of detainees -
not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- Dick Durbin

The highest percentage of African Americans own their
own homes today than ever in our nation's history.
- Ed Gillespie

We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America,
is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws.
- Rick Warren

I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500
for my first book of poems.
- Jim Harrison

Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world,
is run by evil morons.
- Rudy Rucker

Coal is absolutely critical to our nation's economic
health and global competitiveness.
- Jerry Costello

It's one of the nice things about this nation that
when the Constitution is violated,
if it affects you, you can bring a suit.
- Michael Newdow

I see a lot of patterns in our behavior as a nation
that parallel a lot of other historical processes.
- Maynard James Keenan

This nation's 23 million small businesses need a budget
that reflects their value to the economy.
- Solomon Ortiz

The strongest initiative that government can take to
ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing,
is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.
- Julie Bishop

The traditions of a nation are very important and the
anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days
of our nation should always be revered.
- Lee Greenwood

The fey in this country keep to themselves,
and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians,
but with even more autonomy.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws.
- Elton Gallegly

The security of our nation depends on the men and women
who are willing to sacrifice their safety,
and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy.
- Ben Nelson

Never, since the fall of communism, has it been so
abundantly clear that an ethos exists,
which is loath to accept the freedoms and prosperity
we hold sacred in this nation.
- Jim Walsh

A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly,
peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come.
- Eric Hoffer

While The United States is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen,
it is also the most detested nation that the world has ever known.
- Harold Pinter

Creating a nation requires the will of the people!
- Edmund Barton

The nation can no longer afford to continue policies
that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
- Jane Byrne

In this outward and physical ceremony,
we attest once again to the inner
and spiritual strength of our Nation.
As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say:
"We must adjust to changing times,
and still hold to unchanging principles."
- Jimmy Carter

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

The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles,
but not to found a strong and lasting accord between
all the elements which compose the nation.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous
circumstances is the test of a man -
and also a nation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The U.S.
is, so far as I know, the only nation which places
such extensive reliance on the polygraph.
It has gotten us into a lot of trouble.
- Aldrich Ames

The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk
children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding
in the educational system.
- Joe Baca

We have indeed been fortunate in this country.
Over the last 200 some odd years since our Nation was founded,
rarely have there been attacks upon our homeland.
- Virgil Goode

Now is the time for us to strike.
We must strengthen our foothold in Asia,
to ensure no nation overtakes us.
- Larry Summers

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind.
As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home,
we leave no veteran behind.
- Dan Lipinski


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