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Quotes about Nations

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Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations;
entangling alliances with none.
- Thomas Jefferson

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The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau


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If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

More than ever before in human history,
we share a common destiny.
We can master it only if we face it together.
And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
- Kofi Annan

Free nations of the world cannot allow Taiwan,
a beacon of democracy, to be subdued by an authoritarian China.
- Nick Lampson

As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on
foreign oil continues to increase,
the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to
OPEC nations hurts every American.
- Paul Gillmor

Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States
and Australia not because of what we have done but
because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common.
- John Howard

One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved
political cooperation with all the nations of the world.
- Arthur Henderson

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

It goes without saying that when survival is threatened,
struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result.
- Hideki Tojo

We have said that Israel has had a very bad history with the United Nations,
and whoever cares for himself in Israel distances himself from that Organization.
- Yitzhak Shamir

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting
freedom and independence for all its members.
- Harry S. Truman

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat
statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration,
such a Declaration becomes superfluous;
an ethic is more than rights.
- Hans Kung

Someone has said that nations have interests,
they don't have friends, and you see that over and over in U.S.
policy.
- Edwidge Danticat

The United Nations has become a place where many countries
seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution.
- Vernon A. Walters

Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United
States of any of its neighboring nations.
- Dennis Kucinich

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor
in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
- Warren Buffett

The question of armaments, whether on land or sea,
is the most immediately and intensely practical question
connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
- Woodrow Wilson

All the nations they had to deal with,
had the same fate.
- Algernon Sydney

We could raise prodigious cities and create nations,
and explore the universe.
- Jose C. Orozco

Of course the French are making very credible movies
and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms
of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted
all the other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

However, the Government has made it clear that we do
not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing
nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy.
- Estelle Morris

We are the biggest donor to the United Nations,
contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget
and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget.
- Cliff Stearns

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -
the book of their deeds,
the book of their words and the book of their art.
- John Ruskin

The purpose of the United Nations should be to protect
the essential sovereignty of nations,
large and small.
- Nikita Khrushchev

National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like,
the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king,
generally sane.
- J. F. C. Fuller

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail,
threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with
the world's worst weapons.
- George W. Bush

What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
- Czeslaw Milosz

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The nations must be organized internationally and induced
to enter into partnership,
subordinating in some measure national sovereignty
to worldwide institutions and obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

I have never participated directly or indirectly in
any business related to the United Nations.
- Kojo Annan

The nations of the West hope that by means of steam
communication all the world will become as one family.
- Townsend Harris

I also believe that member states of the United Nations
should live up their obligations to pay their dues.
- Alex Morrison

The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations
must be admitted to them.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979
as the Year of the Child.
Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?
- Pope John Paul II

Governments must now take a leading role in moving
their nations in the right direction.
- Henry W. Kendall

The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of
arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and
perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization.
- Mercy Otis Warren

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes
yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and
authorised to say certain things to the world;
to say things that will make disciples of all nations.
- Rowan D. Williams

Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments,
but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.
- Joseph Conrad

People are people the world over.
Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous.
Nations are like people and act the same way.
- George Aiken

Warfare is an utterly stupid method of settling differences
of interest between different nations.
- George H. Mead

The world before 1914 was already a world in which
the welfare of each individual nation was inextricably
bound up with the prosperity of the whole community of nations.
- Arthur Henderson

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
- James Mackintosh

The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death;
so are statues and inscriptions; so is history.
- Lew Wallace

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
- Aphra Behn

Free nations with different histories,
economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will
never achieve complete agreement,
even when they desire the same objectives.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton
became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race.
Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry,
painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
- William Blake

For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form,
but the swarming nations are now in full career.
- John Lothrop Motley

The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters
and the smallest like prostitutes.
- Stanley Kubrick

China is one of the world's greatest proliferators
of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations.
- Fred Thompson


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