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Nations Quotes

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

Related topics: Government Political

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If we look to the history of other nations,
ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid,
so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
- James Monroe

I do believe that the United Nations needs to have more exacting,
more enhanced professional standards for the military
peacekeepers that are deployed.
- Alex Morrison

The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory.
It was assumed that you would be good before you got
in and not that being in would make you good.
- John Foster Dulles

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

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

The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as
it was once for the individual:
peace or extinction.
- Lester B. Pearson

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

The day of small nations has long passed away.
The day of Empires has come.
- Joseph Chamberlain

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

So far as it depends on the course of this government,
our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously
cultivated with all nations.
- John Tyler

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

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

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly,
for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable,
ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
- Jonathan Mayhew

In fact, effective solidarity with the poor,
both individual persons and entire nations,
is indispensable for the construction of peace.
- Claudio Hummes

We imagined that the mildness of our government and
the wishes of the people were so correspondent that
we were not as other nations,
requiring brutal force to support the laws.
- Henry Knox

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

There are people and nations, Mother,
that I would like to say to you by name.
I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to
you in the way that you know best.
- Pope John Paul II

With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that
the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat.
- Kelly Miller

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

The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate
against the vilification of religions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Nations have always good reasons for being what they are,
and the best of all is that they cannot be otherwise.
- Marquis De Custine

I loved her.
I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep,
so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful
and devasting emotions that control man,
nations, life.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that
devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented
for the League of Nations.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial
judgments in a world court of law,
they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war.
- Belva Lockwood

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

The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Nations, like plants and human beings,
grow.
And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.
- Claude McKay

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

Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity,
peace among peoples.
This is the sacred slogan of international socialist
democracy that liberates nations.
- Karl Liebknecht

Above all nations is humanity.
- Goldwin Smith

If we go back in the history of different nations,
violence and the use of force are part of their heritage.
These are the traditions of mankind.
- Harri Holkeri

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

Henceforth the leaves of the tree of knowledge were for women,
and for the healing of the nations.
- Lucy Stone

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

Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit
the state and its influence most strictly.
- Ludwig von Mises

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

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

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

You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the
comfortable certainty that it will let you down.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

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

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

The European nations take climate change very seriously.
- Donella Meadows

One morning, just like 9/11, there's going to be a disaster.
I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective
with either Iran or North Korea.
- Newt Gingrich

The blood and sweat shed by United States and United
Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind
the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period.
- Kim Y. Sam

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

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

Now, the United Nations is an organization that I believe
was founded with good intentions.
As a matter of fact, a prominent Tennessean named Cordell
Hull was very involved with it.
- Zach Wamp

There is not much danger of the smaller nations if
the big nations will behave.
- George William Norris

Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals
between the great nations or because of any pragmatic
considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

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


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