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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

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 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

 

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 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.

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


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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A nation's culture resides in the hearts
and in the soul of its people.
- 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

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

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

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

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For 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

With Malice toward none, with charity for all,
with firmness in the right,
as God gives us to see the right,
let us strive on to finish the work we are in,
to bind up the nation's wounds.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe
to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
- John F. Kennedy

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

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage
which in the past has been brought to public life
is not as likely to insist upon or regard
that quality in its chosen leaders today -
and in fact we have forgotten.
- John F. Kennedy

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

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation,
with a right, by the will of its majority,
to bind themselves, but none to
bind the succeeding generation,
more than the inhabitants of another country.
- Thomas Jefferson

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation,
whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,
and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose
to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose -
and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?
I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.
It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot,
we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
As a nation of freemen, we must live
through all time, or die by suicide.
- Abraham Lincoln

We need to face it, as a nation we have a reliance on petroleum.
- Lisa Murkowski

Throughout the history of our young nation,
we have seen our military go bravely into battle,
armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- John M. McHugh

We remain essentially a nation under siege.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

I don't believe America will justifiably make an unprovoked
attack on another nation.
It would not be consistent with what we have been as
a nation or what we should be as a nation.
- Dick Armey

Our nation was founded on the principals of life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
- Leonard Boswell

Preserving and protecting the state tobacco settlement
funds is the nation's Governors highest priority.
- Mel Carnahan

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

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II,
changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future.
- Joe Baca

The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death.
- Ernest Renan

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

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
- Honore de Balzac

We do not deride the fears of prospering white America.
A nation of violence and private property has every
reason to dread the violated and the deprived.
- June Jordan

The only fruitful promise of which the life of any
individual or any nation can be possessed,
is a promise determined by an ideal.
- Herbert Croly

Despite the negativity coming from the President's opponents,
the United States remains fully committed to assisting
the Iraqis in restoring security and rebuilding their nation.
- Craig L. Thomas

Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character
of the people who compose the nation;
and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
- Maria W. Chapman

I was right to back Muhammad Ali, but it caused me
major enmity in many areas of this nation.
- Howard Cosell

Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk,
and become one nation.
- Zebulon Pike

It has been said that a nation reveals its character
by the values it upholds.
- Kay Granger

The FBI has long been a part of the security for the
nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority.
- John Ashcroft

I did not join the resistance movement to kill people,
to kill the nation.
Look at me now.
Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.
- Pol Pot

Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within.
- A. Philip Randolph

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our
Nation's health care delivery system and liability
insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels.
- Jim Ryun

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation;
but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I always said that Wahhabism is unacceptable for the Chechen nation.
- Akhmad Kadyrov


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