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There will always be nations.
by Alan Cranston

There will always be nations.
The United States will last a long, long time,
I believe.
France and Germany and Japan, China,
other nations,
they're going to exist.
But they're losing their significance and ability to
deal with certain matters.
- Alan Cranston

Unless you have a sense of values that's shared by
people and turns them loose to do certain things on
their own within those sets of values,
the organization, whether a nation or corporation or citizen group,
just doesn't work very well.
- Alan Cranston

I don't think there's any one definition,
but to do effective political work you have to have vision and practicality,
and learn how to persuade people that what you feel
needs to be done does need to be done.
- Alan Cranston

The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering
the world and witnessing great events,
having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders,
appealed to me greatly.
It was a very glamorous life in those days.
- Alan Cranston

 

I don't think just scaring people is enough.
That worked during the freeze days to a major extent,
but we really didn't achieve that much even at that time.
You have to have more, you have to give people hope
and a vision of a better world.
- Alan Cranston

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

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

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

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

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

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

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth;
they become incorrigible as they grow older.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or
agreed to naval limitation as between those nations,
but I have confidence that in time they will do so.
- Frank B. Kellogg

The United Nations system is still the best instrument
for making the world less fragile.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

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

Our educational results lag behind other states,
and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential
of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
- Mitch Daniels

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud;
and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
- Jonathan Swift

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
- John Milton

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw
nations and self-serving special interest groups.
- Ginny B. Waite

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

The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.
- Ralph Bunche

Further, by acting decisively in Iraq,
the United States has sent very strong signals to other
nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers.
- Jim Gerlach

The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant,
if not positively destructive institution,
and the just-released U.N.
report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan,
proves the point.
- Linda Chavez

I think the British have the distinction above all
other nations of being able to put new wine into old
bottles without bursting them.
- Clement Attlee

As we have seen, the wireless and the airplane have
made the world so small and nations so dependent on
each other that the only alternative to war is the
United States of the World.
- John Boyd Orr

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

For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches,
and to foreign nations and the next ages.
- Francis Bacon

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together.
When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles.
This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
- Connie Mack

And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now,
it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world,
and to support the United Nations.
- George Carey

So let us call genocide, genocide.
Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people.
Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
- Adam Schiff

Races and nations are thus ever ready to believe the worst of one another.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Commerce with all nations,
alliance with none,
should be our motto.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

The moral and intellectual character of the Africans
is widely different in different nations.
- Samuel George Morton

We are now physically, politically, and economically
one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute
national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible.
- John Boyd Orr

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments,
and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail,
and to be seen to fail.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes
and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next
world they must be in this.
- George Mason

As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning,
played a role in the drafting of the charter -
it means a lot to us that those processes are followed.
- Helen Clark

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law,
the law of our Creator, the law of humanity,
justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
- Edmund Burke

Nations are not thugs.
They are bodies of intelligent people.
- Rufus Jones

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations,
the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so
clear they can no longer be ignored.
- Wendell Willkie

Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
- Vladimir Lenin

The free market economy is supposed to be the only
path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity,
power and influence of nations.
- Omar Bongo

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

Everybody knows that the industrialized nations are the worst offenders.
- Roland Emmerich

The Jew is upset because the nations of the world -
the United Nations -
lash him,
brand him as racist and evil, hate him and openly demonstrate
their desire to destroy him.
- Meir Kahane

Free nations are peaceful nations.
Free nations don't attack each other.
Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction.
- George W. Bush

War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
- Hannah Arendt

The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy
of peace appears more than ever to be the path that
we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new
impetus to the work of the United Nations.
- Harri Holkeri

Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling
arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries.
- Terry Southern

And in this community, as in all others,
the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward
other nations as we would have them act towards America.
- Adam Schiff

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
- Carroll O'Connor


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