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David C. McCullough Quotes and Sayings

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A nation that forgets its past can function no better
than an individual with amnesia.
- David C. McCullough

Real success is finding you lifework in the work that you love.
- David C. McCullough

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times.
History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
- David C. McCullough

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I head a nation of a million presidents.
- Chaim Weizmann

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think
things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort,
any sort rather than no sort.
- Plato

The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as
a single business concern.
- John B. S. Haldane

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

Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this
Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance
of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers.
- Jerry Costello

A liberal education...
frees a man from the prison-house of his class,
race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
- Robert M. Hutchins

To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare
the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve
the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and
strengthens this community -
and this nation.
- Cesar Chavez

America is a nation with no truly national city,
no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center,
the political capital, and the financial hub.
- C. Wright Mills

If we have to use force, it is because we are America.
We are the indispensable nation.
We stand tall.
We see further into the future.
- Madeleine Albright

We don't need a nation that has national identity cards.
- Malcolm Wallop

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say:
September 11th we are all Americans -
in grief,
as in defiance.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be,
nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors,
and but one prince, and that prince a good one.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept
the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one
of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror.
- Richard Perle

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

Are we a Christian nation now? It's doubtful.
But did we start out as one? Without question.
- Pat Robertson

In liberating Iraq, we have rid the nation and the
rest of the world from the danger of Saddam Hussein.
- Elizabeth Dole

If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose,
after examination, the best customs in the world,
each nation would certainly select its own.
- Herodotus

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
truthful, and virtuous.
- Frederick Douglass

Every nation has its war party...
It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless.
It tolerates no opposition.
- Robert M. La Follette

In every European nation, there have been problems
in history when the society was too divided.
- Harri Holkeri

Sometimes people call me an idealist.
Well, that is the way I know I am an American.
America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
- Woodrow Wilson

Many a revolution started with the actions of a few.
Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence.
A few hanging together can lead a nation to change.
- Wynton Marsalis

I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense.
Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to
provide for the common defense of our nation.
- Joe Lieberman

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

In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth,
or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the
same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
- David Ricardo

Applications for loans would be judged on a nation's
social justice record as well as its economic efficiency.
- Lewis Thompson Preston

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

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
- Peter Handke

The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources
and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation,
and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we'll be.
- Lindsey Graham

There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian
nation than the withdrawal of capital.
- Jerzy Kosinski

We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those
who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.
- Mitt Romney

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit,
so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of
barbarism as a tool of American justice.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

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

A nation is an organic thing.
- Peter Brimelow

The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a
prairie fire that is spreading across our nation.
- Timothy Pawlenty

What helped me was I had people around me to remind
me to help my country even when it did me wrong,
have respect for my people, my family,
my nation and mankind.
- Alexis Arguello

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

From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated
a people and touched the soul of a nation.
- Jesse Jackson

The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation,
ages might pass away before they could be shaken off.
- William Henry Harrison

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

America is the only nation in history which miraculously
has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without
the usual interval of civilization.
- Georges Clemenceau

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

Common sense is judgment without reflection,
shared by an entire class, an entire nation,
or the entire human race.
- Giambattista Vico

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

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

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole
contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
- Thomas Paine

It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.
- Jack Schwartz

The little words in the Republic of Letters,
like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.
- Samuel Richardson

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
- Benjamin Disraeli

In fact, there are more homeowners today than ever
before in the history of our Nation and more minority
homeowners than ever before in the history of our Nation.
- Todd Tiahrt


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