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Henry Bolingbroke Quotes and Sayings

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Nations, like men, have their infancy.
- Henry Bolingbroke

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and
supported by great virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke

The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge
is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught,
to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
- Henry Bolingbroke

Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who
seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
- Henry Bolingbroke

 

The greatest art of a politician is to render vice
serviceable to the cause of virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations,
upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations,
and special favors to none.
- Robert Toombs

We should never rush into folly just because other
nations are practicing it.
- Leon Kass

Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations,
the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask
diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
- Nick Lampson

As long as the problem of world reconstruction remains
the center of interest for all nations,
blocs having similar attitudes will form and operate
even within the League itself.
- Hjalmar Branting

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

Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try
to figure out just how many times they can kick us
in the teeth while still taking our money.
- Paul Weyrich

I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace,
which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression
and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large
part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
- Bob Riley

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

If the United Nations is to survive,
those who represent it must bolster it;
those who advocate it must submit to it;
and those who believe in it must fight for it.
- Norman Cousins

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

Any nation that refuses to hold intercourse with other
nations must expect to be excluded from this family.
- Townsend Harris

The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily
than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging
other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy.
- Hillary Clinton

Free trade is very important if we respect equality among nations.
- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

The diplomatic representatives of the United States
of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews.
- Julius Streicher

First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations,
pointing at the possibility of a future war.
- Alva Myrdal

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

The Lord shall have made his American Israel high above
all nations which he hath made.
- Ezra Stiles

Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the
world to become informed.
- Paul Harris

John Danforth, I thought, was a great senator and did
a great job with the United Nations.
I think he's a good man.
I would respectfully disagree with that.
- Ken Mehlman

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

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

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

If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives
them the right to subjugate other races,
nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

Let peace, descending from her native heaven,
bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations;
and plenty,
in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
- Daniel Boone

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

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

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms,
but in mutual trust alone.
- Pope John XXIII

It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness
that mankind moves so slowly;
it is because individuals have a capacity for better
things that it moves at all.
- George Gissing

Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.
- Ulysses S. Grant

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another
is a thing which has never yet existed,
from the greatest confederacy of nations
down to a town meeting or a vestry.
- Thomas Jefferson

I would never play any role in anything that involves
the United Nations for obvious reasons.
- Kojo Annan

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

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

The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals.
In fact, the U.N.
itself is a scandal.
- Ginny B. Waite

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course
for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium,
who will?
- Kofi Annan

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

Above all nations is humanity.
- Goldwin Smith

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the
bane of modern civilization.
- Franz Boas

We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are
developing longer range missiles.
We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat.
- Jim Saxton


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