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Baron de Montesquieu Quotes and Sayings

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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. PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After a big war a nation doesn't want another for a generation or more.
- Edward Grey

Get off your ass and get down here to fix the goddamn
biggest disaster in the nation's history.
- Ray Nagin

Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation,
and I care not who makes its laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been
paramount in teaching the values that we as parents
seek to instill in our children.
- Joe Baca

In our Nation, approximately 22.5 million children
ride school buses to and from school each day,
which accounts for 54 percent of all students attending grade school.
- Kenny Marchant

A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation
in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.
- Charles Inglis

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

Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
- Robert Peel

Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation.
Unfortunately, the Bush administration and congressional
Republicans have not lived up to this duty.
- Patty Murray

The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.
- Pierre Trudeau

We are all murderers and prostitutes -
no matter to what culture,
society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal,
moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
- R. D. Laing

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
- Calvin Coolidge

My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction
from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation
never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.
- Lech Walesa

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

The more energy-efficient we become as a nation,
the less we need to develop additional energy sources.
- Lamar S. Smith

Our nation and those of the developed world must offer
our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit
murder on the basis of religion or race.
- Tim Bishop

The public airwaves provide a chance to affirm we want to be a good,
decent people; a good, decent nation.
- Charles W. Pickering

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

The nation...
doesn't simply need what we have.
It needs what we are.
- Edith Stein

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom,
language becomes printed noise.
- George Will

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

It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body
of disaffected people within its confusion.
- Zora Neale Hurston

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

Japan is a great nation.
It should begin to act like one.
- John C. Danforth

It's our destiny to explore.
It's our destiny to be a space-faring nation.
- Eugene Cernan

Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under
God with liberty and justice for all.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Members of the Academy are mostly urban people.
We are an urban nation.
We are not a rural nation.
It's not easy even to get a rural story made.
- Larry McMurtry

As an adoptive parent myself of foster children,
I have seen firsthand the glaring problems of the system
currently facing this Nation.
- Dennis Cardoza

Where there is a worker, there lies a nation.
- Evita Peron

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
- Bob Marley

Not only must Americans admire Israel,
there can be no doubt that we have an interest in,
and special responsibility for, that valiant nation.
- George Ball

The resolve of our great nation is being tested.
But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test.
- George W. Bush

But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict,
unlike any experienced by our nation before:
we face an enemy that is not a state.
- Paul Weyrich

When the French nation gradually came into existence
among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul,
a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
- Lytton Strachey

I am struck by how casually we as a nation react to the carnage in Iraq.
- Charles Rangel

If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations
with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law,
then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.
- Earl Warren

The President is not squaring with the American people
as to the seriousness of our nation's fiscal condition.
It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth.
- Kent Conrad

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

2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats.
2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives.
2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation.
- Marco Rubio

This is a time for a national conversation.
A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people.
That document, of course, is the Constitution.
- Mike DeWine

Washington's character was rock solid.
He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues,
which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose

Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations
of compassion and justice.
- Mike DeWine

One of the strengths of our nation has always been
a strong middle class who could afford their own homes
and send their children to school.
- James Sinegal

We are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
- Bob Inglis

The prosperity of a nation requires the protection of a senate.
Hereafter a national senate may require the protection of a national army.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

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 decline the claim to power by parties which want
to own their followers body and soul,
and which want to put themselves over and above the whole nation.
- Franz von Papen

I know that my works are a credit to this nation and
I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.
- Arthur Miller

The winner of the elections which saw the participation
of almsot 30 million people was the Iranian nation
and the losers were those who tried to keep people away from the polls.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

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

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France
suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity;
it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.
- Lytton Strachey

The nation is a community.
Community of individuals, community of generations.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski


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