Quotes and Sayings about Countries



"Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: People, Countries, Country, Fate, World)

"And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Countries, Necessity, State)

"For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Countries, Rights, Observation, Reason, Relationships, Respect)

"You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Power, Countries, Israel)

"In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

"Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Money, Countries, Name, Public)

"Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: War, Countries, World, World war)

"The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling highly developed countries and having the benefit of their economies so that they can run their own inefficient empire."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Countries)

"For the first time in history, a private company is organizing a mission to the moon. This mission will inspire countries of the world, citizens, our youth."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Time, History, Company, Countries, First, Mission, Moon, Will, World, Youth)

"More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Equality, Women, Development, Countries)

"Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, Hope, Countries, Open, Poverty, Prosperity, World)

"The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: People, Countries, Questions)

"At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)

"While there's been much progress on terrorism, there's still much work to do and it is very important that the countries work together in order to address this threat together."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Work, Progress, Countries, Order, Terrorism)

"The U.S. routinely ranks lower than other countries in health outcomes such as infant mortality."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Health, Countries, Mortality)

"Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Cooperation, Countries, Europe, Evil, Order, Terrorism)

"I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

"In 1990 we ran across Europe through 13 countries and covering 7,130 miles."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Countries, Europe)

"The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Muslim, Advice, Countries, Leaders, World)

"But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: People, Ideas, Islam, Countries, Democracy, Liberalism, Trying)

"Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Muslim, Countries, Today)

"And in the last sentence I would like also to mention that Poland is one of the countries with which the United States has run strategic dialogues since last year."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"It's with them that we have constituted a liberation front and brought our logistic support to armies to help their countries come out of colonialism and establish a national internal regime."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Countries, Help, Support)

"These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle; these are the big industrial groups that weigh, on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Countries)

"With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Government, Countries, Freedom, Help)

"Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Idea, Belgium, Countries, Europe, France, Italy)

"Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Children, Countries, Suffering)

"While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Technology, Countries, Revolution, World)

"In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Love, Countries)

"Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Being, Countries, Imprisonment, Murder, World)

"There's been a deliberate and systematic effort to convey to countries around the world, friends and foes, that if they cross the United States there's a price to pay."
- Sandy Berger
(Related: Countries, Effort, Friends, states, United, World)

"I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Life, Countries, Now)

"Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?"
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Survival, Countries, France, Ireland, Nation, Pride, Shame, Support)

"All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper - just running down the edges of different countries and continents, 'looking for something'."
- Elizabeth Bishop
(Related: Life, Countries, Running)

"Part of protecting our homeland means being less dependent on foreign countries for our energy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Being, Countries, Energy)

"Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Art, People, America, American, Countries, Jazz, World)

"The aristocracy of Western Europe has absolutely tabooed silver in those countries and driven it away from there. Here it finds its only resting place."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Aristocracy, Countries, Europe)

"Even on television, the wavelengths that you use, they have to be distributed between countries."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Countries, Television)

"So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Politics, Countries, Interest)

"Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent, with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing to work on strengthening these ties."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Work, Cooperation, Countries, Today)

"I produce for a low price and I sell it on my own to 80 countries."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Countries)

"Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Countries, Pressure, Rules, Washington)

"Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Countries, Dignity, Poor)

"The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Events, Misery, Poor, Reflection)

"The resources of our continent attract, more than ever, the interests of rich countries."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries)

"When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Education, Health, People, Care, Countries, Rights, Generosity, Human rights, Principles, Solidarity)

"In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: African, Countries, Duty, Solidarity)

"Do not forget that the Arab countries, starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Forget, Terror)

"But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Partnership, Respect)

"But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Peace, Countries, Independence, Stability)

"Help is even being offered from across the ocean, as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to offer financial and material support to the American people."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: People, Financial, American, Being, Countries, Help, Ocean, Support)

"For, behind the scenes, halfway around the world in Mexico, were two decades of aggressive research on wheat that not only enabled Mexico to become self-sufficient with respect to wheat production but also paved the way to rapid increase in its production in other countries."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Countries, Production, Research, Respect, Self, World)

"During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Progress, Countries, Famine, Past, Production, Years)

"Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Agriculture, Countries, Population)

"Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Change, Progress, Countries, Revolution, Now, Production, Rain)

"There are no countries in the world less known by the British than those selfsame British Islands."
- George Borrow
(Related: Countries, Islands, World)

"There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Countries, Nothing, World)

"President Bush in his inaugural address talked about bringing freedom to countries that don't have it. He didn't specify how."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Countries, Freedom, President)

"When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Thought, People, Countries, Football, Geography, Play)

"So, the international community are all the countries that are important: the United States definitely everywhere; the European Union because it is very important, and also, they do show a great deal of international responsibility; and then the local players."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Community, Countries, Responsibility, states, United)

"There are loads of countries that have nice written constitutions like ours. But there aren't loads of countries where they're followed."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Countries)

"I began working with the John Muir Institute and then started helping found Friends of the Earth organizations here and there in other countries. That pretty well brings us up to the present."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Countries, Earth, Friends, Present, Pretty)

"You know, having been an election monitor in countries across the world, I can tell you that we would never certify another country's election if it had as many flaws in place as we had in Florida."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Countries, Country, Flaws, World)

"We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Countries, Desire, Investment)

"I think, like many others, I realized that only the massive introduction of American support in one form or another, could possibly bring about a rehabilitation of the economies of those countries within a reasonable time."
- David Bruce
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Support)

"Yeah, that's what kind of, we get the idea a little bit yeah, because other people from different countries also try as hard as they can to get a medal or a gold medal in the Olympic Games. And you know, if they can work hard, we can work hard as well."
- Inge de Bruijn
(Related: Work, People, Idea, Countries, Games, Gold)

"This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a serious brake on the development efforts of many countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Development, Burden, Countries, Disease)

"A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Diet, Development, Countries, Right)

"I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Countries, Years)

"More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Environmental, Development, Countries, Understanding)

"When the E.U. and the U.S. agree, other countries follow."
- John Bruton
(Related: Countries)

"We can demonstrate, by our own example, how E.U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Countries, Economy, Example, Freedom)

"The E.U. imports more agricultural goods from developing countries around the world than does the U.S., Canada and Japan, combined."
- John Bruton
(Related: Canada, Countries, World)

"Sovereignty is a word that is used often but it has really no specific meaning. Sovereignty today is nominal. Any number of countries that are sovereign are sovereign only nominally and relatively."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Countries, Meaning, Today, Word)

"ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Government, Power, Christ, Countries, Europe)

"It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Money, Countries, Events, Public, Punishment)

"To be able to detect the outbreak of avian flu anywhere in the world is going to require a partnership of several countries that will share information and samples, but it is important to remember a threat anywhere is a threat everywhere."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Countries, Information, Partnership, Will, World)

"In the United States, viewers don't get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn't get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Beer, Countries, Opium, Pressure, Wine)

"I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical physics in developing countries."
- John Cameron
(Related: Medical, Time, Countries, Energy, Physics)

"Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military. But both the countries should take a bold decision, breaking from their past, to transform their relationship."
- Simon Cameron
(Related: Decision, Countries, Military, Past)

"The commerce of India does not grow, nor does that of Portugal, or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase, as has been shown in the case of Spain, and can now be shown in that of Germany."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Commerce, Countries, Germany, Now, Spain, Turkey)

"I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Hollywood, London, Paris, Theater)

"I toured the Middle Eastern countries with the ballet."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Ballet, Countries)

"The domination of western values, beliefs and way of life has angered many from the east and in developing countries."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Life, Values, Beliefs, Countries)

"The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Countries, Nations, Protection)

"Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Positive, Canada, Climate, Countries, Help, Investment, states, Trade, United, World)

"We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Countries, Fighting, Iraq, Support, Terrorism, Will)

"We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

"All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: Countries, Illness, Now)

"As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going?"
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Action, Countries, Nation, Right, Road, Will)

"Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic, but many countries in both Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: America, Countries)

"We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: People, Boats, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Interest, states, United)

"I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent - I remember this number - one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will - some of them will disappear."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Countries, Oceans, states, Will, World)

"There are no two countries with the same style of economic mechanism, with the same capitalism."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Capitalism, Countries, Style)

"When you kill 500,000 children in order to impose your will on other countries, then you shouldn't be surprised when somebody responds in kind."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Children, Countries, Order, Will)

"Science, for hundreds of years, has spanned the differences between cultures and between countries."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Science, Countries, Years)

"Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Action, Countries, Debt, Difference, Radical, World)

"The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Work, People, Countries, Danger, Information, National security, Problems, states, United)

"We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Women, Work, Positive, Children, Countries, Force, Job, Support)

"Countries that will not tax their elite who expect us to come in and help them serve their people are just not going to get the kind of help from us that historically they may have."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: People, Countries, Tax, Help, May, Will)

"It's only a drawback in the States, where most people seem to have no real interest in other countries and the notion of a novel which might offer insight into life in the UK doesn't seem to appeal very widely."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Life, People, Countries, Interest, states)

"The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Books, Countries, France, Italy, Relationships)

"I think foreign countries really do like it when American artists sing in their language. And when you go over there and say, 'Hi, how are you?' in their language, they love it. It makes them feel like you're doing it just for them. We in America take so much for granted."
- Natalie Cole
(Related: Love, America, American, Artists, Countries, Language)

"I think it has something to do with being British. We don't take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously; I find that a very tedious attitude."
- Joan Collins
(Related: People, Attitude, Being, Countries)

"In light of the attacks on mass transit systems in other countries, shouldn't we be beefing up?... Clearly more could be done."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Countries, Light)

"So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Books, Brazil, Countries)

"But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are."
- John Cornyn
(Related: People, Countries, Fact, Intentions, Now, states, United, World)

"In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Peace, Strength, Community, Countries, Intentions, Military, Prosperity, World)

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: War, Christianity, Cities, Countries, Leaders)

"The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Awareness, Countries, Environment)

"I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, People, Countries, Interest)

"So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Change, Government, Countries, Fact, Leaders, Needs)

"A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Leader, Muslim, Countries, Impossibility, Talk, Woman, World)

"On the other hand, the vast majority of all westernized countries, including every single European country along with Israel and Japan, do not offer birthright citizenship."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Citizenship, Countries, Country, Israel, Majority)

"The countries that share this conception should be able to go further together, without excluding the others, since they can still live in a greater community of exchange and co-operation."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Community, Countries)

"The Palestinians need more help from the Arab countries. Since 1967, the world has learned that there is not going to be real progress in the region until Palestine gets something back that they had."
- Bruce Dern
(Related: Progress, Countries, Help, Palestine, World)

"Starbucks goes to a great effort, and pays twice as much for its coffee as its competitors do, and is very careful to help coffee producers in developing countries grow coffee without pesticides and in ways that preserve forest structure."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Coffee, Countries, Effort, Help)

"Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Government, African, Countries, Legislation, Morals, Result)

"Great countries are those that produce great people."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: People, Countries)

"If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Successful, Control, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Internet)

"The recent 'panic' to control greenhouse gas emissions and billions of dollars being dedicated for the task has me deeply concerned that US, and other countries are spending precious global funds to stop global warming, when it is primarily being driven by natural forcing mechanisms."
- Diane Douglas
(Related: Control, Being, Countries, Global warming)

"I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries, mostly Third World. It just happened that my schedule opened up at the time they were heading to Vietnam."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Time, Countries, Smile, Vietnam, World)

"The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming - all these are very clearly tied to energy."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Leadership, War, Countries, Crisis, Energy, Global warming, Oil, Terrorism, World)

"My mother would take groups of students to different countries and always brought us along, so by the time I was 10, I had been to Russia, China, Nicaragua and several other countries."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Time, Mother, Countries, Russia, Students)

"One billion people in 175 countries will mark Earth Day. That puts tea parties in perspective, doesn't it?"
- Greg Dworkin
(Related: People, Countries, Day, Earth, Perspective, Tea, Will)

"The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole is also far from desirable. However, we should acknowledge that there are differences. In certain countries, the conditions are much better and in others much worse."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Women, Countries)

"I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Hope, Countries, Example, Rights, Human rights, Leaders, Will)

"But if too many countries, as has been the case, interfere too much in the internal affairs, the political situation of Afghanistan, then of course we can't hope satisfactory results."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Hope, Afghanistan, Countries, Results)

"But thanks to the efforts, the initiative of the United States and of the several countries from the world, from Europe, including Turkey, it ended within a few weeks."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Countries, Europe, states, Turkey, United, World)

"I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Experience, Afghanistan, Countries, Military, states, United)

"It can be rebuilt if other countries with selfish interests will not meddle, as has been done in the past."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Countries, Past, Will)

"In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Success, Successful, Countries, Mythology, states, United)

"Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Countries, End, Leaders, Poverty, states, United)

"Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Security, Trying, Weapons)

"We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Policy, Choice, Countries, Security, Weapons)

"Well, first of all, we now have everybody with the exception of India, Pakistan, and Israel, and I don't think these three countries are going to join by simply providing them an incentive, in terms of technology."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Technology, Countries, First, Israel, Now)

"Things change in different countries as people grow, and as generations change."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Change, People, Countries, Generations)

"I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy."
- Brian Eno
(Related: People, Countries, Energy, Ireland)

"The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Development, Muslim, Blame, Cause, Countries, Marathon, World)

"In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Building, Countries, Direction, Tradition)

"We are guilty for sending teams into foreign countries to advise them how to be like us."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Countries)

"You mentioned the Free Trade Agreement and yes I can't tell you how pleased we are that Morocco is one of the countries that our country is going to begin negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Agreement, Countries, Country, Trade)

"The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Technology, Countries, Exercise, Revolution, Information, Pressure, Wages, Weight)

"The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

"We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Countries, Mortality, Problems, Sense)

"Unfair trade agreements, passed by both Republicans and Democrats, have sent millions of jobs to other countries. We need to stop this hemorrhaging and find ways for American workers to compete in the new market."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: American, Countries, Democrats, Jobs, Republicans, Trade, Workers)

"Europe is a collection of free countries."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Countries, Europe)

"We have a substantial number of countries that have pledged and provided all kinds of support for the United States in the event that war becomes necessary in Iraq."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: War, Countries, Iraq, states, Support, United)

"But because we in the United States finance our current account deficit by borrowing in our own currency, we can move to a more competitive dollar without the adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Finance, Borrowing, Countries, states, United)

"American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Science, American, Countries, France, Reading, School, Students, Teenagers)

"Today, credit rating agencies rate companies, countries and bonds."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Countries, Credit, Today)

"Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Music, Countries, Culture, Europe, Literature, Trade, United)

"International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples."
- Henri La Fontaine
(Related: Countries)

"You know, 20 years... the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Sex, Countries, Drugs, Literature, Nothing, Television, Violence, Years)

"The dwarfed trees of the Chinese and Japanese have been noticed by every author who has written upon these countries, and all have attempted to give some description of the method by which the effect is produced."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Countries, Effect, Trees)

"If Iran becomes a nuclear weapon state it is the end of non-proliferation as we know it. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon you are likely to see Saudi, Egypt and other countries follow suit and we will bequeath to the next generation a nuclear arms race in the world's most unstable region."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Countries, End, Race, State, Will, World)

"We must put together countries that produce drugs, countries that traffic, and countries that consume, and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Countries, Crime, Drugs, Effort)

"Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: American, Countries, Fighting, Help, Property, Theft, Will)

"We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: People, Countries, Overcoming)

"The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: War, Conflict, Countries, Fight, Prevention, Theory, Will)

"The direct investment of Japanese businesses to East Asian economies accelerates the reallocation of their production bases. Consequently, between Japan and the other East Asian countries, both exports and imports are growing substantially."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Countries, Investment, Production)

"The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem in many developed countries today. In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Countries, Country, Population, Today)

"During the past two decades, inflation has fallen to a low level in major industrial countries."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Countries, Inflation, Past)

"In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, People, Countries, Enjoyment, Example, Freedom, Living, World)

"The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Countries, First, Freedom, Speech, World)

"Horsemeat in many European and Asian countries is consumed as a delicacy."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Countries)

"I think that both men, Bush and Blair, will be damned in history. Both men have made their respective countries the two most hated countries in the world."
- George Galloway
(Related: Men, History, Countries, Will, World)

"Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero."
- Bill Gates
(Related: People, American, Countries, Now, Poor, Will)

"Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Countries, Kindness, Neglect, Promises, Spain)

"If we wait for the U.S. to do something, we will be waiting for a very long time. It's Europe, it's Australia, it's the other developed and middle developing countries that have got to do the job."
- Susan George
(Related: Time, Countries, Europe, Job, Waiting, Will)

"The question is not only what is grown but what it's used for. There's not going to be a mass transformation of dietary habits in rich countries-on the contrary, the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat."
- Susan George
(Related: People, Countries, First, Habits, Question)

"We need to focus on green jobs: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass.There's so many opportunities. But other countries like China are getting ahead of the curve."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Countries, Focus, Wind)

"I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: American, Countries)

"I feel like there is just as much violent programming in other countries and there is not the same incidence of factors. I think there are other factors contributing to violence in this country and not the media."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Countries, Country, Media, Programming, Violence)

"The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Conscience, Countries, Disease, Evil, Physicians, Practice)

"We were surprised that the television series had the kind of longevity that it had after only four years of filming it and the reception in 6 countries around the world was quite extraordinary."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Countries, Longevity, Television, World, Years)

"If you go to most third world countries, the older woman dispenses advice to the arguing couple while other members of the family, or even the village, sit around and listen. It is no big deal."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Family, Advice, Countries, Woman, World)

"Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: Home, Countries, Will)

"Travelling to different countries is a goal. I wouldn't mind playing huge places if we got an opportunity to, but it's nice to play small places too. Fish was saying yesterday that he doesn't ever want to play stadiums, or maybe he would once, he said."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Opportunity, Goal, Countries, Fish, Mind, Play, Saying, Want, Yesterday)

"A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries."
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(Related: Countries)

"And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Belgium, Countries, France, Poor)

"There are lots of countries around that have weapons of mass destruction. We can't presumably attack them all."
- Bill Graham
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Weapons)

"The globalization of the capital market is actually part of economic globalization. This will create a change in the entire world economy, not just restricted to some fields in some countries."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Change, Countries, Economy, Globalization, Will, World)

"Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Appreciation, Countries, Fighting, Iraq, Military, Terrorism)

"You have to understand that once an indictment has been signed, all countries that are signature to the U.N. charter will hand a person straight over. You don't have to go through the normal extradition process."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Countries, Will)

"For the first time in history all the major countries in the world are pushing together to reach this goal... building something in space that is really for all humankind."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: History, Time, Goal, Building, Countries, First, Space, World)

"Building walls isn't going to work in the long run. Some people are happy with the wall in Israel, but somebody will get a weapon someday and knock it over or something. Walls aren't the answer between countries, though."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: Work, People, Building, Countries, Israel, Will)

"I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the other laureates have all come from different countries from all over the world and we all were equally received here with signs of sympathy."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Son, Sympathy, Countries, Nation, World)

"A lot of leading countries in the world, including the United States and Russia, have to take their responsibilities much more seriously to ensure we are back on the road to peace and stability."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Peace, Countries, Leading, Road, Russia, Stability, states, United, World)

"We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: American, Countries, Democracy, Law, Support)

"We do not get to this age to be written off. Older people can act as a support system, which is what happens more in Mediterranean countries. People become much wiser as they get older and we should value that."
- Susan Hampshire
(Related: Age, People, Act, Countries, Support, Value)

"We must look after our own before lining the pockets of overseas countries and investors."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Countries)

"In this financial year we will be spending at least $1.5 billion on foreign aid and we cannot be sure that this money will be properly spent, as corruption and mismanagement in many of the recipient countries are legend."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Money, Financial, Corruption, Countries, Will)

"Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do as they please about including it in their programs."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Countries, Privilege, Singing)

"The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States, all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty, and Japan will be safe thereafter."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Opinion, President, states, United, Will)

"The United States have no possessions in the east and do not desire to have any, as other countries do."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Desire, Possessions, states, United)

"Two things are desired in order that intercourse may be had: First, that a minister or agent be allowed to reside at the capital. Second, that commerce between different countries be freely allowed."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Commerce, Countries, First, May, Order)

"We were sent to this country by the President, who desires to promote the welfare of Japan, and are quite different from the ambassadors of other countries."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Country, President, Welfare)

"When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come to Japan to make treaties, they can be told that such and such a treaty has been made with the ambassador of the United States, and they will rest satisfied with this."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Rest, states, United, Will)

"Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries; hence the President directed me to attend to or watch the state of affairs in China also."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, President, State)

"Since the invention of steamships distant countries have become like those that are near at hand."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Invention)

"As the treaty made with the United States was the first treaty entered into by your country with other countries, therefore the President regards Japan with peculiar friendliness."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Country, First, President, states, United)

"If I write in my name to the agents of England and France residing in Asia and inform them that Japan is ready to make a commercial treaty with their countries, the number of steamers will be reduced from fifty to two or three."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, EnglFrance, Name, Will)

"I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: History, Women, America, Competition, Countries, Judgment)

"Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Bombs, Countries, Famine, Now, Production)

"Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Countries, Freedom, Justice, Struggle)

"Soft men tend to be born from soft countries."
- Herodotus
(Related: Men, Countries)

"I love Africa in general South Africa and West Africa, they are both great countries."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Love, Countries)

"Acts of anti-Semitism in countries throughout the world, including some of the world's strongest democracies, have increased significantly in frequency and scope over the last several years."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Countries, World, Years)

"The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Life, Countries, Living, Sea, Water)

"One of the biggest development issues in the world is the education of girls. In the United States and Europe, it has been accepted, but not in Africa and the developing countries."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Education, Development, Countries, Europe, Girls, states, United, World)

"The Commission has five commissioners from each side, plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members, people who are independent from the two governments, who have a lot of integrity, professional competence, and who have credibility in their respective countries."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: People, Competence, Countries, Credibility, Integrity)

"I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Money, People, Countries, Paris, Russia)

"Of all the important relationships that Australia has with other countries, none has been more greatly transformed over the last 10 years than our relationship with China."
- John Howard
(Related: Countries, Relationships, Years)

"Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, Rights, Mankind, Pursuit)

"Now, what produces a want of demand? A refusal to take from other countries the commodities which they produce."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Countries, Now, Want)

"Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans - which the corn laws in a great measure do - and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Countries, Land, Laws, Measure, Value, Wages, Will)

"The idea of making pictures abroad is exciting when you're in Hollywood and have never worked in foreign countries. You think you'll get to see the sights and have all the fun that goes with traveling. Actually, you spend so much time on the job that you don't do much else."
- Jeffrey Hunter
(Related: Time, Idea, Countries, Fun, Hollywood, Job, Traveling)

"The great problem there is we have to have the cooperation of those other Asian countries."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Cooperation, Countries)

"It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?"
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Europe, France, Germany, Will)

"I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Direction, Rights, Human rights, Influence, Nations, states, United)

"And the big question for the West, of course, and to the Europeans is, what other countries, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc, should be incorporated into western institutions?"
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Question)

"I find it very beautiful to work in different countries because I see the mentality differences there. It is so rich, one always carries forward something."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Work, Countries)

"If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition. The German television is very precise and respectable. One has never stress. In Italy it is more dynamic. But I amuse myself madly in both countries."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Countries, Germany, Italy, Stress, Television)

"It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Countries, Politicians, Right, Teaching)

"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Travel, Countries, Wrong)

"There's a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries."
- Michael Ignatieff
(Related: Countries, Nationalism)

"We need to get our sons and daughters home and their responsibility for the security of Iraq needs to be assumed by Iraqis who will stand up and toe the line for their countries."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Home, Countries, Daughters, Iraq, Needs, Responsibility, Security, Sons, Will)

"This is just the United States. All the rest of the countries, all over the world, are proud of Michael. It's here we have the most trouble out of them."
- Joseph Jackson
(Related: Countries, Rest, states, Trouble, United, World)

"People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, Doubt, Loss, Sense, states, United)

"One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left."
- Henry James
(Related: Life, Civilization, American, Countries, Wonder)

"In most of the European countries - France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism - the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: War, American, Countries, Film, France)

"My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don't have to leave."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Work, People, Hope, Countries, Investment, Will)

"It is through accepting other people in our own countries that we shall come to respect our neighbours and be respected in our turn."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: People, Countries, Respect)

"Egypt has suffered more ordeals than the other countries to get where it is."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Countries)

"India, in particular, is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic, commercial use, and we should work with them. This is a good deal for both countries."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Power, Work, Countries)

"The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Countries, English, France)

"Science is the international language, so when we are able to convince countries that good decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science, that's a real success story for us."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Health, Science, Success, Decision, Countries, Language)

"In 75 foreign countries, we have a presence in the USDA."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Countries)

"Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Peace, Women, Countries, Country, First, Focus, Order, Trying)

"The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Countries, Country, Exploration, Moon)

"All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Travel, Countries, Fortune, May)

"Expressing the thoughts of my comrades, I suggested, among other means, the organization of an international information service on inventories, on production, and on the needs of the various countries for raw materials."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Thoughts, Countries, Information, Needs, Production, Service)

"So in Asia I want to make - I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Success, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Influence, Succeed, Want, Will)

"Criminals were coming to Chechnya from all over the world - they did not have a place in their own countries. But they could live perfectly well in Chechnya."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Countries, World)

"The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Countries, Creation, Fact, Property, State)

"The most important thing I learned as a foreign correspondent in about 80 countries is that it takes a very shallow knowledge of history to think that there are solutions to most problems."
- Robert D. Kaplan
(Related: History, Knowledge, Countries, Problems)

"Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Countries, Foolishness)

"Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Countries)

"There's a long record here of being wrong. There's a good reason for it. There are probably multiple reasons. Certainly proliferation is a hard thing to track, particularly in countries that deny easy and free access and don't have free and open societies."
- David Kay
(Related: Being, Countries, Open, Reason, Wrong)

"Hungary is very similar to Bulgaria. I know they're different countries."
- Kevin Keegan
(Related: Countries)

"There has not been a war in South America for fifty years, and I have every confidence that the countries of Central and South America are deeply in earnest in the maintenance of peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, War, America, Confidence, Countries, Years)

"Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Bachelors, Countries, Engineering, states, Students, United)

"Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Successful, Countries, states, United)

"I really wish we could stay longer in the countries we visit, but I've been lucky to have visited most of them before, because I've done a tremendous amount of travel."
- Phil Keoghan
(Related: Travel, Countries, Visit)

"Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries."
- Ali Hoseini Khamenei
(Related: People, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Years)

"This project would not only open up venues of cooperation in the oil and gas sector between the member countries but also help bring the people of regional countries together."
- Amanullah Khan
(Related: People, Cooperation, Countries, Help, Oil, Open, Project)

"What most people didn't realize in the Western countries is that here its not a question of having supporters, its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations."
- Imran Khan
(Related: People, Countries, Question)

"If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography."
- Mackenzie King
(Related: History, Countries, Geography)

"That is simply that Marxism has been tremendously fashionable in our time, so it has infected a very large number of major institutions in many countries of the world. So I suppose that we shouldn't be too surprised that it should infect the church as well."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Time, Church, Countries, Marxism, World)

"The pains felt by Asian countries are our own pains. Disaster in Asia is nothing but ours as well."
- Junichiro Koizumi
(Related: Countries, Disaster, Nothing)

"More humane societies are usually smaller, like the Scandinavian countries and Holland, where it is much easier to reach consensus and cooperation."
- David Korten
(Related: Cooperation, Countries)

"I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Time, Travel, Actions, Countries, Waste)

"In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Government, Circumstances, Countries, England, May, Motive, Opinion, Queen, Wishes)

"A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led the way in slashing maternal mortality."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Countries, Mortality)

"Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Politics, Abortion, Care, Countries, Poor)

"Neither Western donor countries like the U.S. nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor, rural and female."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Care, Countries, Poor)

"But on the other hand government takes away a certain amount of liberty and in some countries it takes away all of liberty. And it will, everywhere, if people who fight government do not fight government any longer."
- William Kunstler
(Related: Government, People, Countries, Fight, Liberty, Will)

"To be in the EU, it means to have same rules of... for economy, for social life, to be together in the majority of European countries."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Life, Countries, Economy, Majority, Rules)

"And I think to be in NATO for the countries of our region, it means more guarantees for us, it means more responsibility for our common security, but it means fulfillment of all standards of civilized world, like protection of human rights and democratic mechanisms."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Countries, Fulfillment, Rights, Human rights, Protection, Responsibility, Security, World)

"After the 1954 Geneva international conference, Vietnam was divided into two parts. On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Countries, Vietnam)

"But unlike European countries, America has never finished a map of the United States, only the eastern United States is covered and a few spots here and there."
- William Labov
(Related: America, Countries, states, United)

"We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries - both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Arrogance, Countries, Greed)

"We have repeatedly issued warnings, over a number of years. Following these warnings and these calls, anti-American explosions took place in a number of Islamic countries."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Countries, Years)

"Our resolution urges all Latin American and Caribbean countries to designate al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: American, Countries, Resolution)

"We're not necessarily the ski boat, we're the skier. There are countries like Japan and Korea and others who are the ski boat at this point, but we're getting pulled right behind them."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Countries, Right, Ski)

"The President should spend his time going after the terrorists rather than sharing sensitive counter terrorism information with countries that sponsor terrorism."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Time, Countries, Information, President, Sharing, Terrorism)

"God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: God, Hate, Old, Vanity)

"Like Afghanistan before it, Iraq is only one theater in a regional war. We were attacked by a network of terrorist organizations supported by several countries, of whom the most important were Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia."
- Michael Ledeen
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Countries, Iraq, Network, Theater)

"I've traveled to 50 countries, but I've never been to heaven."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Countries, Heaven)

"The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: History, Class, Consciousness, Countries, Effort, Trade)

"When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don't have."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Kiss, People, Countries)

"Liberals like using government to solve problems in OUR country and conservatives are using our government to solve problems in OTHER countries."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Government, Countries, Country, Liberals, Problems)

"In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Brother, Capitalism, Countries, Reform)

"Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries from the infernal chasm of war, exploitation and slavery!"
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: War, Countries, Exploitation, Workers)

"At a time when U.S. jobs are heading overseas at a record pace, and amidst increased sanctions on our manufacturers and producers from other countries, it's imperative that we do all we can to provide our businesses a climate to operate successfully."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Time, Climate, Countries, Jobs)

"The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries - such as Libya and Sudan - which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative."
- John Linder
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Oil, Reform, Scandal, Years)

"Developed countries and advanced developing countries must open their markets for products from the developing world, and support in developing their export and import capacity."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Countries, Open, Support, World)

"Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity and development to many countries, but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia, and increasing poverty and marginalisation."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Development, Financial, America, Countries, Poverty, Prosperity, Russia)

"We must focus much more on developing countries' own policies and priorities, and increase policy and operational coherence between national, regional and multilateral actors."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Policy, Actors, Countries, Focus, Priorities)

"To properly reflect the changes of the world and of the UN, with its growing number of member states, we would like to see an enlargement of the SC that gives room for new members, not least developing countries."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Countries, states, World)

"Nonetheless, the developing countries must be able to reap the benefits of international trade."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Benefits, Countries, Trade)

"The developing countries must be able to take a more active part in trade negotiations, through technical assistance and support from the developed countries."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Countries, Support, Trade)

"Right now too much American time and resources are spent dealing with situations caused by our dependence on oil that we import from unstable countries."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Dependence, Now, Oil, Right)

"Internationalism, illustrated by the Bolshevik and by the men to whom all countries are alike provided they can make money out of them, is to me repulsive."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Men, Money, Countries)

"Whatever may be said as to our relations to some other countries, I think the relations of this country to Spain offer no ties of gratitude or of blood."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Gratitude, Blood, Countries, Country, May, Spain)

"Under the process of ongoing globalization, advantages are, in the main, created for a minority of countries and development centres as well as powerful transnational companies."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Development, Countries, Globalization, Minority)

"While a handful of countries and a small number of people are leading ample life, dozens of countries and billions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America are being left in absolute poverty."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Life, People, America, Being, Countries, Leading, Poverty)

"I wish we didn't have to own up to a policy deliberately designed to inflict suffering on people who have already been traumatised in the countries from which they've fled."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: People, Policy, Countries, Suffering)

"We had to be very careful on our best behaviour when we went to these other countries. And then I made a living, I had a chance to support my wife and my kids. It was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful program from that point of view."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Wife, Chance, Countries, Kids, Living, Support)

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
- James Madison
(Related: Trust, People, Americans, Being, Countries, Right)

"When you want to make it clear to the rest of the world that you are not an imperialist, the best countries to have with you are Britain and Spain."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Countries, Rest, Spain, Want, World)

"Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence."
- Bill Maher
(Related: American, Americans, Countries, Fantasy, Land, Reality, Violence, Will)

"I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Countries, Now)

"And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Music, People, Being, Countries, Now, Want, World)

"I have been an actor now for 40 years having worked in over 10 countries and three languages."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Actor, Countries, Now, Years)

"Socialist democracy is not, a luxury and its need is not limited to the most advanced industrial countries."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Luxury)

"Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Communism, Countries, Fight, Freedom)

"All countries, big or small, strong or weak, are equal members of the United Nations."
- Nong Duc Manh
(Related: Countries, Nations, United)

"We are in a time when the Peace Corps mission is more vital than ever, and the organization is at a 30-year high in the number of volunteers in the field. The Peace Corps is currently in 69 posts and serving 75 countries across the globe."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Peace, Time, Countries, Mission)

"Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Money, Countries, Gold)

"Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run, as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will become unable to produce anything."
- Chris Martin
(Related: Countries, Trade, Will)

"I have been a victim of stereotypes. I come from Latin America and to some countries, we are considered 'losers,' drug traffickers, and that is not fair because that is generalizing."
- Ricky Martin
(Related: America, Countries)

"Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!"
- Karl Marx
(Related: Countries, Revolution, Nothing, World)

"I have to say that it's very few countries that are willing to look back at its past and apologize for its act, or make amends for its act, as the United States had one."
- Robert Matsui
(Related: Act, Countries, Past, states, United)

"So, it, of course, makes one wonder how many other people there might be who are completely innocent, who have been sent by the U.S. to countries where they've been interrogated, and in some instances it seems tortured."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: People, Countries, Wonder)

"But so far as countries are concerned, I don't go to a place to see what's there, but who is there."
- David McCallum
(Related: Countries)

"Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Love, Failure, Blame, Countries, First, Leaders, World)

"We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism, necessary only in backward countries."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Capitalism, Countries, Socialism)

"Additionally, any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries with despicable human rights records to remain as members, such as China and Saudi Arabia, is not real reform."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Reform)

"Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries that sponsor terrorism to remain as members, such as Cuba, is not real reform. And in the past, countries such as Libya, Iran and Syria have participated on this council."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Past, Reform, Terrorism)

"Syria and Iran have always had a pretty tight relationship, and it looks to me like they just cooked up a press release to put out to sort of restate the obvious. They're both problem countries; we know that. And this doesn't change anything."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Change, Countries, Obvious, Press, Pretty)

"No longer should we rely on oil from countries that are not necessarily friendly or democratic."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Countries, Oil)

"One of the issues facing us today is that there are countries where there is a serious lack of resources, the standards of living are very low, and this creates a fundamental unease and discomfort in entire populations."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Countries, Living, Today)

"We are three countries that emerged from the former Yugoslavia - countries that are now in transition and must cooperate with each other, because our economies depend on each other."
- Stjepan Mesic
(Related: Countries, Now)

"Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems."
- John Mica
(Related: Failure, Behavior, Bureaucracy, Countries, Israel, Security)

"I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started against my own work and against myself. Even though we are not sure of the links, Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its flags in mourning on 9/11."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: War, Work, Countries, Day, Flags, Iraq, Mourning)

"Energy companies, such as Chevron and Shell, and oil producing countries, such as Kuwait and Venezuela, pump crude oil from their vast land holdings and sell it on the world market."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Countries, Energy, Land, Oil, World)

"I will be talking with gymnasts from some of the other countries. I will be getting a feel for what they're thinking and what they're doing. It should be a really great meet."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Countries, Talking, Thinking, Will)

"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: History, Countries, Forget, Language, Literary, Living, Past, Tradition)

"I've always traveled, as a kid my parents moved me around, a different place in Germany every four years. But I got the travel bug when I was a kid, living in different countries."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Travel, Countries, Germany, Living, Parents, Years)

"Everybody in all countries tries to play jazz."
- Thelonious Monk
(Related: Countries, Jazz, Play)

"There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Poetry, Power, Countries)

"Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Countries)

"If all our comrades of Europe, America and other countries, who do not understand what we are doing to Spanish Anarchism, would come to Spain, we could then see how they would react."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: America, Countries, Europe, Spain)

"The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Business, Government, War, Motivation, Americans, Corporations, Countries, Iraq, Labor, Order, Will)

"It is my strong hope that an environment will be created in which both of our countries can cooperate for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons."
- Yoshiro Mori
(Related: Hope, Countries, Environment, Weapons, Will, World)

"Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Quality, Honesty, Countries, Historians, Public)

"As Brian Urquhart has said quite correctly, I don't think that individual countries in the international community can stand aside and let all of these slaughters continue without doing anything."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Community, Countries)

"As the President has indicated, my life has been a life of travel - for 60 years constantly moving over the wide world on journeys which first and last have taken me to 83 countries, and, what is more significant, to most of them again and again."
- John Raleigh Mott
(Related: Life, Travel, Countries, First, President, World, Years)

"Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Change, Countries, World)

"To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world."
- John Muir
(Related: Countries, Wilderness, World)

"New Zealanders who emigrate to Australia raise the IQ of both countries."
- Robert Muldoon
(Related: Countries)

"I didn't want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have many readers, in many countries. I think that's a miracle. So I think I have to be humble regarding this ability. I'm proud of it and I enjoy it, and it is strange to say it this way, but I respect it."
- Haruki Murakami
(Related: Ability, Countries, Now, Respect, Want, Writer)

"We haven't been out in many of these countries helping them build infrastructure. How would they look at us today if we had been there helping them with some of that, rather than just being the people who are going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?"
- Patty Murray
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Being, Countries, Iraq, Today)

"Let us work toward greater cooperation with all Caribbean Countries, whether we speak English, Dutch, French or Spanish, whether we are independent or not, and whether we be island or continental territories."
- Said Musa
(Related: Work, Cooperation, Countries, English)

"It is of the greatest importance that people and governments in many more countries than ours should realize that it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms than not to possess them."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: People, Countries, Importance)

"It is frightening that in recent years such an increase has occurred in acts of terrorism, which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours. And as a "remedy", more and more security forces are established to protect the lives of individual men and women."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Men, Women, Countries, Security, Terrorism, Years)

"Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Countries, Oppression)

"We're working on accession to the WTO very actively. We still have several countries with which we need to conclude agreements and possibly that will happen next year."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Countries, Will)

"It is extremely important that mass media, having freed from the relics of the Cold War, served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions, the rich and the poor, countries and continents."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Peace, War, Countries, Media, Nations, Poor)

"Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed papers to trade in their U.S. corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda."
- Richard Neal
(Related: American, Citizenship, Corporate, Countries, Tax, Trade, Years)

"Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Muslim, Countries, National security, Relationships, Trade)

"Those of us who actually were working in the region at the time will point out how strongly committed we were to supporting the democratic process and encouraging elections, in spite of the fact that a war was going on in several of these countries."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Time, War, Encouraging, Countries, Elections, Fact, Will)

"When you look at other countries that are developing the capabilities and the technology to deploy missiles of very significant destructive capability with nuclear, chemical, or biological warheads, then the MAD dogma makes even less sense."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Technology, Countries, Sense)

"I have some friends, colleagues here at the Karolinska Institute and even in the United States and many other countries too, because we are working together as scientists."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Countries, Friends, Scientists, states, United)

"In Spain and Italy I would not have a life among the fans. Everyone wants to touch you, own you and approach you. I try to be as kind as possible to all my fans, but in those countries I could not do it. There they ask too much from you."
- Ruud van nistelrooy
(Related: Life, Countries, Fans, Italy, Spain)

"Italy and Spain really are not my countries."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Countries, Italy, Spain)

"The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s."
- Alex North
(Related: Society, Countries, Culture, states, Turkey, United)

"And those are the Rich, who transmit what they have to their Posterity; whereby particular Families become rich; and of such are compounded Cities, Countries, Nations, etc."
- Dudley North
(Related: Cities, Countries, Nations, Posterity)

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Leadership, Countries, Want)

"Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire."
- Edna O'Brien
(Related: Countries, Fathers, Mothers)

"Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities."
- William Odom
(Related: Love, Admiration, Countries, Military)

"Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living on such moral props were not innocent but had been stained by their own past history of invading other Asian countries."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: History, People, Countries, Living, Past, State)

"The most extreme individuals and factions in Islamic countries are now more motivated than ever to kill Americans, and the number of potential terrorists has greatly expanded."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Countries, Extreme, Now, Potential)

"I'm a Canadian citizen. But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka. I'm a member of both countries."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: Home, Countries, Want)

"Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some of the smaller countries are neutral."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Countries, Deep, Feeling, World)

"England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could speak the languages!"
- Miranda Otto
(Related: Countries, England)

"I see Turkey's future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Being, Countries, Europe, Future, Turkey)

"Olympics is global competition in which eighty, ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate."
- George Pataki
(Related: Competition, Countries)

"Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Cause, Countries)

"The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Experience, Alienation, Countries, Inefficiency)

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Technology, Development, Countries, Destruction, Weapons)

"The impact of climate change is a tremendous risk to the security and well-being of our countries."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Countries, Risk, Security)

"There is an Islamic population in France, most of which comes from the North African countries."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: African, Countries, France, Population)

"We sincerely hope that south Asian countries will respect and live in amity with each other, and achieve common development, and that south Asia will enjoy peace, stability and prosperity."
- Li Peng
(Related: Peace, Development, Hope, Countries, Prosperity, Respect, Stability, Will)

"A multi-polar world can not exist without recognising the status and participation of developing countries."
- Li Peng
(Related: Countries, Participation, World)

"Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries."
- Li Peng
(Related: Community, Countries, Majority)

"People of all countries have the right to choose their own social system and road to development in the light of their national conditions and characteristics."
- Li Peng
(Related: People, Development, Countries, Light, Right, Road)

"There are nearly 200 countries and a population of over 6 billion in today's world. International affairs should be addressed by all countries through consultations rather than monopolised by a few powers."
- Li Peng
(Related: Countries, Population, Today, World)

"Today, being the biggest developing countries in the world, China and India are both committed to developing their economy and raising their people's living standards."
- Li Peng
(Related: People, Being, Countries, Economy, Living, Today, World)

"We have reiterated on many occasions that China wishes to establish and develop long-term, good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all countries in south Asia."
- Li Peng
(Related: Countries, Wishes)

"In the new century, we should continue to work together to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the vast number of developing countries including China and India and promote the establishment of a just and equitable new international political and economic order."
- Li Peng
(Related: Work, Countries, Rights, Order)

"China has always maintained that all countries, big or small, rich or poor, strong or weak, are equal members of the international community and they should stand and speak in the world as such."
- Li Peng
(Related: Community, Countries, Poor, World)

"At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation."
- Li Peng
(Related: Friendship, Trust, Beginning, Cooperation, Countries, Understanding)

"These were big ones. Those companies would then go in and build an electrical system or ports or highways, and these would basically serve just a few of the very wealthiest families in those countries."
- John Perkins
(Related: Countries)

"The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it's Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace."
- Rick Perry
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Countries, Country, Disgrace)

"Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind."
- Philo
(Related: Happiness, People, Cities, Countries, Mind, Nations)

"We were constantly moving to different countries and adjusting to new things. It was such a free feeling. I'm glad I didn't have a traditional upbringing."
- River Phoenix
(Related: Countries, Feeling)

"Marble is not alike in all countries."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Countries)

"Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of other countries around the world... per year, Australians do see more films."
- David Pratt
(Related: Countries, states, United, World)

"The Italian economy is certainly the weakest of the big European countries."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Countries, Economy)

"Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Hope, American, Countries, Intellectuals, Writers)

"I believe that the capital of the Republic of Albania is a suitable venue for discussing the dialogue among religions and civilizations, notably in the countries of South East Europe, because we are well familiar with this country's track record of religious tolerance."
- Georgi Purvanov
(Related: Countries, Country, Europe, Religious, Tolerance)

"Japan is an important ally of ours. Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity, 60 percent of the GNP, two countries. That's a statement in and of itself."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"Thus, if armaments were curtailed without a secure peace and all countries disarmed proportionately, military security would have been in no way affected."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Peace, Countries, Military, Security)

"The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point. It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be simultaneously and uniformly reduced by a certain proportion in all countries."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Countries, Present)

"Bolshevism presented itself as an economic threat to themselves at the same time that Nazism presented itself as a political threat to their countries."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Time, Countries)

"When goods are exchanged between countries, they must be paid for by commodities or gold. They cannot be paid for by the notes, certificates, and checks of the purchaser's country, since these are of value only in the country of issue."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Countries, Country, Gold, Value)

"Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Change, Peace, Aggression, Countries, Crisis, states, United)

"I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments."
- Daniel Radcliffe
(Related: People, Acceptance, Countries, Monuments)

"What's very important is that we build a space that matters in the world, one that operates according to democratic rules, and that small and large countries enjoy a good relationship."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Countries, Rules, Space, World)

"It's a different outlook, and one that I understand. When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Hope, Countries)

"Europe started out with six countries; three small countries and three large countries."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Countries, Europe)

"My own perception is that there are two tiers of countries, one, the original ASEAN, and then the new members. The new members are in various stages of development."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: Development, Perception, Countries)

"Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment, American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation, and the U.S. will continue to face a difficult task convincing other countries to make their laws comply with international rules."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: American, Countries, Laws, Rules, Will)

"Most cases, I would say, in a huge amount of cases, countries that have worked with us and have used our financial facilities have come out quick... more quickly and in a better shape from a crisis than would have come out otherwise."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Financial, Countries, Crisis, Quick)

"I mean, the world has already done a big, big effort to forget debt to countries heavily indebted and with low income. And that has given good chances to countries to get out of poverty."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Countries, Debt, Effort, Forget, Income, Poverty, World)

"The battleground has been moderates of all faith traditions in all the countries of the world against the radicals of all faith traditions in all parts of the world."
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Related: Faith, Countries, Traditions, World)

"In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Business, Work, Corruption, Countries, Relationships, Tradition)

"I find it interesting that many of the people who want to restrict fossil fuels live in well-developed countries where abundant and affordable energy is readily available."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: People, Countries, Energy, Want)

"It is the potential for economic growth that provides the basis for the development of countries, for bringing to people essential goods and services, such as water to drink and facilities for healthcare."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: People, Development, Growth, Countries, Healthcare, Potential, Water)

"Most agree, whatever their party political position, that the West can and should open its agricultural markets more fully to the products of the poorer countries of the globe. They are agricultural societies that need our markets more than our charity."
- John Redwood
(Related: Charity, Countries, Open, Party)

"This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, Americans, Countries, Economy, Jobs, Promise, Succeed, Will)

"So the president set out the policy guidance and said it had to take place in a multilateral fashion so that other countries in the region could be invested in the success of this process."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Success, Policy, Countries, Fashion, Guidance, President)

"The other countries did not share the same concern the United States had in the early '90's - that North Korea actually had an ongoing nuclear weapons program."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Concern, Countries, states, United, Weapons)

"Over the last 10-15 years, you've seen soccer finally start to grow at a fast pace, start to get the recognition it deserves, and I think it has to do with all of the people who come to America from foreign countries."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: People, America, Countries, Soccer, Years)

"It's the only sport that's played in every country in the world. It's played and watched all over the world, it's the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries, and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed tournament of any sport in the world."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Countries, Country, Popular, World)

"I don't think anybody can take the word of Saddam Hussein and his regime, and certainly an American president and allies who are obligated to worry about the safety and security of our countries, cannot take the word of this dictator, who lies, pathologically lies."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: American, Countries, Lies, President, Safety, Security, Word, Worry)

"What I will remember most from my time in NATO is meeting children in the countries where I've gone to, to Moscow and to Kiev, I've met school children."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Time, Children, Countries, Meeting, School, Will)

"Well, if the NATO countries don't make more of their troops usable and don't get the equipment to get them fast where the action is, then the organisation will suffer and will increasingly become irrelevant."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Action, Countries, Troops, Will)

"And most countries are now reducing the number of conscripts and increasing the professionals that are available because they're available on short notice."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Countries, Now, professionals)

"So seven new countries, three of them formerly part of the Soviet Union, and the others part of the Warsaw Pact, will become full members of NATO next year."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Countries, Will)

"If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the major developed countries, continues, there will be no Japanese. Who will pay the enormous debt?"
- Jim Rogers
(Related: Countries, Debt, Will)

"Right now I own shares of companies in 28 countries."
- Jim Rogers
(Related: Countries, Now, Right)

"If we want more trade in the world, we should establish bilateral trade agreements with other democratic countries. That way we can control the decision-making process. The major economic countries of the world will enter into those agreements."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Control, Decision, Countries, Trade, Want, Will, World)

"The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Women, Wife, Countries, Man)

"The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Countries, Country, Extreme, Politicians, Popular, Popularity, Right, Wrong)

"My third appeal is to my fellow citizens in all countries: Help us to establish lasting peace in the world."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Peace, Help, World)

"We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Argument, Countries, National security, Possession, Testing, Weapons)

"If the militarily most powerful - and least threatened - states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Policy, Countries, Disaster, Present, Security, states, Weapons)

"Kosovo today is closer to Europe than other countries in the region of South Eastern Europe."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Countries, Europe, Today)

"However, we still have the problem of free travel and movement, since the Travel Documents issued by UNMIK as the substitute to passports, are not fully recognized yet by all countries."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Travel, Countries)

"The mean pattern of educational and economic achievement within multi-racial countries such as Canada and the United States has increasingly been found to prove valid internationally."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Achievement, Canada, Countries, states, United)

"In 12 or 15 years, there will be routine, affordable space tourism not just in the U.S. but in a lot of countries."
- Burt Rutan
(Related: Countries, Routine, Space, Will, Years)

"Georgia is not just a European country, but one of the most ancient European countries."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Countries, Country)

"The Russian drama began at the end of 1991, when the Soviet Union mercifully ended. Russia and 14 other new countries emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Every one of those 15 new states faced a profound historical, economic, financial, social and political challenge."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Financial, Challenge, Countries, Drama, End, Russia, states)

"In Asia, a lot of successful economies that had been living on their own saving, decided to open up their financial markets to international capital in the early 1990s. So here were countries doing quite well, but they decided they'd borrow a bit more and do even better."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Successful, Financial, Countries, Living, Open)

"I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down - our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy."
- John Salazar
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Countries, Dependence, Economy, Energy, Nation)

"Americans pay up to 1000 percent more to fill their prescriptions than consumers in other countries - that is an alarming statistic."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Americans, Countries)

"A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time, labour, and money in providing for translation services."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Business, Money, Time, Countries, World)

"I always ask two questions: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not have military bases?"
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Countries, Military, states, United)

"Through the Young Men's Christian Association and principally in Australia and North America, as well as in South America, I came into contact with families of these countries."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Men, Christian, America, Countries)

"Since our economy is closely allied with that of foreign countries, not one of us can be indifferent to what consequences these disturbances can have at home and abroad."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Home, Consequences, Countries, Economy)

"Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Government, Countries, Earth, Now, Osama bin laden, Years)

"For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men."
- Giorgos Seferis
(Related: Men, Poetry, Heart, Countries)

"The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Men, Women, Countries, Democracy, Elections, Freedom, Reflection, Word)

"It is all too evident that our nation, and the governments of other countries, require all the help they can get in order to fight the War on Terrorism against people who have no qualms about taking the lives of innocent men, women, and children."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: War, Men, Women, People, Children, Countries, Fight, Help, Nation, Order, Terrorism)

"Most of the international community, most of the countries around the world, don't want any side, any party to take unilateral steps. They would like that all of us to stick to the road map."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Community, Countries, Party, Road, Want, World)

"The three main sources of scepticism are first, that not every people desires freedom; second, that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous; and third, that there is little the world's democracies can do to advance freedom outside their countries."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, First, Freedom, World)

"England and America are two countries separated by the same language."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: America, Countries, England, Language)

"We really need to stop the imperialist tendencies of countries like the United States and Great Britain."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"The unthinkable occurred: two communist countries went to war with each other."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: War, Countries)

"I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I'm using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I've visited over 90 countries thus far."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Time, People, Countries)

"True, other countries are helping us. Germany is determined to provide substantial help. So are the Netherlands and other states. But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Countries, Day, Germany, Help, states, Will)

"I believe that with the help of foreign countries - and under that condition only, because they have no other source of financing - the new government may temporarily extricate Georgia from the current situation."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Government, Countries, Help, May)

"U.S. corn exports to CAFTA countries will benefit from reduced tariffs and duty-free access for corn products."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Countries, Duty, Will)

"All the Baltic countries have been steadfast in support of allies of the United States since they gained their independence following the fall of the Soviet Union and have continued to be supportive in the ongoing war on terror."
- John Shimkus
(Related: War, Countries, Independence, states, Support, Terror, United)

"The rubber industry is of much significance to our countries. For millions of our smallholders, the rubber tree is a tree of life, serving as a crucial source of income for earning a living and raising families."
- Thaksin Shinawatra
(Related: Life, Countries, Income, Living)

"By and large, women in New Zealand are fortunate compared with some other countries, including many in our own region. But there is still progress to be made."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Progress, Countries)

"But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it."
- Clare Short
(Related: War, Countries, Pressure, Vote)

"The U.S. has the finest research scientists in the world, but we are falling far behind other countries, like South Korea and Singapore, that are moving forward with embryonic stem cell research."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Countries, Research, Scientists, World)

"Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Countries, Reality, Struggle)

"There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing."
- Martha Smith
(Related: Countries, Country, Example, First, Nations, Protest, Testing, Tests, United)

"There is here, as in all countries, advantages and disadvantages."
- Nathaniel Smith
(Related: Countries)

"Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries - not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Competition, Countries, Drugs)

"I found that there is very little interest in Washington for true election reform. That neither the White House nor either house of the Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Congress, Countries, Country, Interest, Participation, Reform, Washington)

"To the extent that the United States has, I don't like the word hegemony, the United States has influence around the world, I don't think that's based on to any significant degree on the fact that countries use the dollar as their major reserve."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Countries, Fact, Influence, states, United, Word, World)

"There's a stability and growth pact which was agreed for the eleven countries which tries to limit the size of budget deficits among the eleven countries."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Growth, Countries, Stability)

"Back in those days, in the fifties and sixties, countries had balance of payment's deficits or surpluses, those were reflected much more than today in movements of reserves among countries."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Balance, Countries, Today)

"Some countries that are close to Europe that already hold Deutschemarks, clearly would automatically hold euros, those are countries in Eastern Europe mainly, a few countries in Africa."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Countries, Europe)

"Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Travel, People, Countries, Memory)

"Above all, we shall wage no more unilateral, ill-planned, ill-considered, and ill-prepared invasions of foreign countries that pose no actual threat to our security."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Countries, Security, Wage)

"The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences."
- George Soros
(Related: Negative, Consequences, Countries, Result, states, United)

"Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries."
- Terry Southern
(Related: Selling, Countries, Nations, World)

"In other countries, it's a common thing to have outcast children running around the streets in packs, and I don't think we're so far away from it here."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Children, Countries, Running)

"It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Time, Countries, Labor, Mankind, Wages, Will)

"Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight."
- Neal Stephenson
(Related: America, Babies, Countries, Eating, Machine, Old, Sight, Smoking)

"American workers won't be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India."
- Andy Stern
(Related: American, Countries, Jobs, Wages, Workers)

"We immigrants can sometimes sound a little hysterical about this because we come from places that have tried this and we know where it leads. Anybody who's lived in countries with socialized health care knows that it becomes the dominant political issue."
- Mark Steyn
(Related: Health, Care, Countries, Sound)

"But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments, all the succeeding ones have, in general, proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Conquest, Countries, First, Injustice, Spirit, Years)

"Heretofore there has always been in the history of the world a comparatively unoccupied land westward, into which the crowded countries of the East have poured their surplus populations."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: History, Countries, Land, World)

"Also, it is interesting that developing countries, with China and India perhaps in the lead, where the future of the global environment will be decided are now on board with the case for sustainable development."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Development, Countries, Environment, Future, Now, Will)

"The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Time, Countries, Now, Post, Prosperity, Protection, states, United)

"I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Thought, Countries)

"It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that the imperialists will give up their positions in the colonies and dependent countries with good will."
- Kim Il Sung
(Related: Countries, Illusion, Propaganda, Will)

"In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Feelings, Countries, Expression, Sense)

"I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Countries, Prosperity, Trade)

"It may be that apartheid brings such stupendous economic advantages to countries that they would sooner have apartheid than permit its destruction."
- Oliver Tambo
(Related: Countries, Destruction, May)

"Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question - I struggle with it morally."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Countries, Crime, Murder, Punishment, Question, Sense, states, Struggle)

"I think that my work is my attempt, I suppose, is to try and become a piece of connective tissue. I'm trying to communicate with people here and in America - in rich countries - about what I see on the ground in badly affected areas."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Work, People, America, Countries, Trying)

"I think the point about ActionAid is what it's asking people to do is engage with poor people in developing countries and understand what their lives are like and understand how the way we live our lives impacts on theirs."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: People, Countries, Poor)

"The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Countries)

"My big focus is China and OPEC and all of these countries that are just absolutely destroying the United States."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Countries, Focus, states, United)

"Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - particularly the 'forgotten emergencies' in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Countries, Desperation, Lies, Poor, Problems, Sea)

"However in countries outside of Japan I think game music is still a potential growth market that has not yet developed to the extent that we are seeing in Japan."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Music, Growth, Countries, Potential)

"And it's very strange, but I think there is something very common - not only in Celtic music - but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Music, Countries, Europe, states, United)

"The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Perception, Purpose, Countries, Country)

"Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Countries, Disasters, Today)

"Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from Britain and other countries. The Government haven't used the powers which they have for the benefit of the country."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Government, Countries, Country, Unemployment)

"God gave us all exactly the same fingers, arms, legs, and feet, but in our different countries we divided them all a little differently as we feel it, do you understand?"
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: God, Countries, Feet)

"In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined."
- Cyrus Vance
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Energy, Goodwill, Intellect)

"There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Countries, Driving, Laws, Privilege, Question, Right)

"Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Business, Faith, Countries, Fiction, Writing)

"Well, by the standards of a lot of countries, by Latin American standards, it wasn't so bad."
- Paul A. Volcker
(Related: American, Countries)

"He didn't want to tell his son what to do, but told me to write the president a letter. I didn't name a country, but there are many countries we have a fragile relationship with."
- George Herbert Walker
(Related: Son, Countries, Country, Name, President, Want)

"The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: People, Act, America, American, Countries, Reason, Wages, Will, Yankee)

"Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own?"
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Argument, Countries, Country, Europe)

"The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution."
- Vernon A. Walters
(Related: Countries, Nations, Resolution, states, United)

"The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Ambition, Countries, Mankind)

"In fact, it is amazing how much European films - Italian, French, German and English - have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Countries, English, Fact, Years)

"There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement."
- E. B. White
(Related: People, Agreement, Countries, Nothing)

"Because if you don't have a great workforce, a great higher education system, you're not going to have the next eBay, the next AmGen, the next, you know, Miasole, and not only California but America is going to fall behind a whole new competitive context which is obviously China, India, and other countries."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Education, America, Countries)

"Since other countries and terrorist organizations are working to secure information that could threaten national security, more funding is provided in the bill to increase counter-intelligence activities."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Countries, Information, National security)

"The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, Women, Muslim, Alcohol, Challenge, Countries, Girls, Now, World)

"A global democracy works only when countries trust one another."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Trust, Countries, Democracy)

"The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us."
- John Williams
(Related: Competition, Cooperation, Countries, Metaphor, World)

"There may be some backward countries where the mass of the people are on a subsistence level and where, as an aftermath of wars or partial crop failures, the standard of living has to be drastically reduced, but this certainly is not the case in our prosperous nations."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: People, Countries, Living, May, Nations)

"For more than 150 years free men in our countries have had the opportunities to educate themselves, choose their own religions, select their own occupations, accumulate capital and invent better ways of doing things."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Men, Countries, Occupations, Years)

"I have found that many other countries will buy off on anything American. As much as they hate us, they want to be us more than anything."
- April Winchell
(Related: American, Countries, Hate, Want, Will)

"When we came then to the 1967 negotiations we had the problem of one market between two countries fully under the control of the American companies that owned the facilities on both sides of the border."
- Leonard Woodcock
(Related: Control, American, Countries)

"By the breaking in of enraged merciless armies, flourishing countries have been laid waste, great numbers of people have perished in a short time, and many more have been pressed with poverty and grief."
- John Woolman
(Related: Time, People, Countries, Grief, Numbers, Poverty, Waste)

"In today's world, it is shortsighted to think that infectious diseases cannot cross borders. By allowing developing countries access to generic drugs, we not only help improve health in those nations, we also help ourselves control these debilitating and often deadly diseases."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Health, Control, Countries, Drugs, Help, Nations, Today, World)

"Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty - to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Victory, Islam, America, Battle, Countries, Duty, Earth, Sons)

"We wish that all countries around the world honor our wishes and our Jihad, and we avoid interfering in their business."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Business, Countries, Honor, Wishes, World)

"However, the resources at our people's disposal are very few and we require assistance from the neighboring Arab countries, and for weapons in order to fight the enemy."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Countries, Enemy, Fight, Order, Weapons)

"History has proven that the PLO and its sectors suffered great damage when walking the way of harming Zionist interests in other countries around the world."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: History, Countries, Walking, World)

"We are well aware from which countries and through which countries the terrorists are receiving support. In the immediate future I shall be calling upon the leaders of these states to put a stop to this kind of activity."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Countries, Future, Leaders, states, Support)

"The other are the strategic, so-called strategic stocks that the United States and the other Western industrial countries have, which could put in as much as four million barrels a day of oil into the market pretty quickly."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: Countries, Day, Oil, Pretty, states, United)

"We are determined that our nation shall cease to be a burden on other countries but shall contribute positively to world prosperity, while observing fully the fair trade practices in international commerce."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Burden, Commerce, Countries, Nation, Prosperity, Trade, World)

"Being an American is such a rich environment, because there's so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you're able to see other people's experiences."
- Rick Yune
(Related: People, American, Being, Countries, Environment)

"We have 2 million users in the U.S. and about 13 million worldwide in more than 200 countries."
- Niklas Zennstrom
(Related: Countries)

"These interests of the workers, as the exploited and oppressed, class of society, are the same in all countries."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Society, Class, Countries, Workers)

"For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: War, Americans, Countries, Propaganda, World, World war)