Quotes and Sayings about Nations



"The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Interest, Nations, Value, World)

"There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

"We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Cooperation, Nations, United)

"By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead."
- John Acton
(Related: Time, Success, Action, Nations, Past, World)

"We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: History, Peace, Aggression, Nations, Nothing)

"The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations."
- John Adams
(Related: Men, Blind, Fate, Nation, Nations)

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams
(Related: Facts, May, State, Wishes)

"With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: People)

"But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

"The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Culture, Identity, Nations, Self)

"The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

"People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way."
- George Aiken
(Related: People, Act, Nations, World)

"Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Change, Nations, Poverty)

"If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

"Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Christ, Nations, Spirit, World)

"One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Problems)

"The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Americans, Feet, Nations, Prostitution, United)

"And finally I begin to have such a success in my examinations that I found myself in a career you see."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Success, Career)

"Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible."
- Norman Angell
(Related: Peace, Nation, Nations)

"God has made Canada one of those nations which cannot be conquered and cannot be destroyed, except by itself."
- Norman Angell
(Related: God, Canada, Nations)

"More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: History, Destiny, Friends, Nations, United)

"In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Religion, Life, Awareness, Dignity, Mission, Nations, Race, United, Will)

"The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Being, Nations, states, United, World, Worth)

"If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?"
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, First, Nations, United, Will, World)

"I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Nations, Obvious, Play, United)

"My father is a man of impeccable character who has worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years. His integrity is beyond reproach."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Father, Character, Integrity, Man, Nations, United, Years)

"I have never participated directly or indirectly in any business related to the United Nations."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Business, Nations, United)

"We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike."
- David Ansen
(Related: Love, Understanding, Value)

"Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Faith, Hope, Past, Patience, Spirit)

"War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: War, Luxury, Nations)

"Well, no, I didn't because I didn't even know the nominations were coming out. I gotta say, it wasn't even on my radar. I hadn't... I hadn't even thought about it."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Thought)

"I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them."
- Clement Attlee
(Related: Being, Nations, Old, Wine)

"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Self)

"To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Failure, Nations)

"People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: People, Act, Custom, Learning, Opinions)

"For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men, Memory, Name, Nations)

"I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Explanations, School)

"In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nations, State, World)

"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Weakness)

"So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Business, War, Nations)

"The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Actor, Desire, Instinct, Literature, Pleasure)

"Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

"In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Humanity, Moments, Nations, State)

"The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Manners, Reputation)

"There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Energy, Explanations, Prose, Tension, Wrong)

"The IRS is currently considering a rule that would make it easier for tax preparers to disclose the private information contained in tax returns - including name, address, Social Security number, employer, income, and charitable donations."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Tax, Income, Information, Name, Security)

"Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of my metaphysical inclinations, I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Nature, Will)

"Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Community, Nations, Respect, Today)

"Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Science, Explanations, Rules)

"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Money, Language, Nations, Sense)

"And most importantly perhaps, children can learn about their rights, share their knowledge with the children of other nations, identify problems with them and establish how they might work together to address them."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Children, Rights, Nations, Problems)

"The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Science, Artist, Day, Man, Nations)

"It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Science, Explanations, Proof)

"The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Time, American, Americans, Causes, Nation, Nations, Right, Self, United)

"The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Acquaintance, Nations)

"We have to withdraw from this undemocratic institution and ensure that these people no longer have any influence on British affairs. We would like to see other European nations do the same thing. I think that will happen."
- Steve Blake
(Related: People, Influence, Nations, Will)

"Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish."
- William Blake
(Related: Music, Poetry, Nations, Painting, Race)

"The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Civilization, Disease, Distrust, Nations)

"This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law."
- John Boehner
(Related: Israel, Law, Nations, Resolution, Right)

"Nations, like men, have their infancy."
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Related: Men, Nations)

"There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference."
- John Bolton
(Related: Building, Difference, Nations, United)

"If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Peace, Nations, Want)

"The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)

"In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence, we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to impose their economic or political models."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Dependence, Nations, Poverty)

"But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: People, Being, End, Europe, Nations, United)

"Members of al Qaeda and other affiliated organizations spent a great deal of time blending into the populations of several nations around the world and exploring all aspects of life there."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Life, Time, Nations, World)

"Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!"
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Peace, Blessings, Commerce, Heaven, Nations, Spring)

"I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Day, Man, Soldiers, Will)

"The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: People, Revolution, Meaning, Nations, World)

"The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: People, Fear, Famine, Hunger, Nations, Population, Poverty, World)

"If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium."
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Related: Men, Nations, Years)

"The mandate you go with is intimidating and also is a source of respect that you gain, because you have come with this mandate from the United Nations."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Gain, Nations, Respect, United)

"Last year, the Assembly of the League, as a result of the initiative taken by the Scandinavian nations, further limited and clarified all the provisions of the clause prescribing the duty of states to participate in sanctions."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Duty, Nations, Result, states)

"There is no reason why agreement on particular points should not be both possible and advantageous to the so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs, either existing or in the process of formation, within the League of Nations."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Agreement, Nations, Reason)

"All in all, the League of Nations is not inevitably bound, as some maintain from time to time, to degenerate into an impotent appendage of first one, then another of the competing great powers."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Time, First, Nations)

"No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal League of Nations."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Nation, Nations)

"I do not overlook the fact that the appearance of these new, free nations in the European political community not only celebrates the return of the prodigal son but also creates new sources of friction here and there."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Son, Appearance, Community, Fact, Nations)

"Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Nature, Desire, Human nature, Nations)

"As long as the problem of world reconstruction remains the center of interest for all nations, blocs having similar attitudes will form and operate even within the League itself."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Interest, Nations, Will, World)

"It is a commonplace that the League of Nations is not yet-what its most enthusiastic protagonists intended it to be."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Nations)

"A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Equality, Humanity, Interest, Nations, Service)

"Let us return, however, to the League of Nations. To create an organization which is in a position to protect peace in this world of conflicting interests and egotistic wills is a frighteningly difficult task."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Peace, Nations, World)

"This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: Authority, Connection, Cooperation, Formula, Nations)

"The European organisation contemplated could not oppose any ethnic group, on other continents or in Europe itself, outside of the League of Nations, any more than it could oppose the League of Nations."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: Europe, Nations)

"But I am sure also that from a political point of view, and from a social point of view the federal link, without infringing the sovereignty of any of the nations which might take part in such as association, could be beneficial."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: Nations)

"The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Values, Evil, Injustice, Light, Rules)

"Historically, the host nations do well in Euro 2000."
- Trevor Brooking
(Related: Nations)

"When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Entertainment)

"He gave us the lakes for our Northern boundary, and the rivers stretching to the seas upon whose waters floats our commerce to the nations of the world; while man has done all that can be done by science to bind us together."
- John Brough
(Related: Science, Commerce, Man, Nations, Rivers, World)

"You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Knowledge, Events, Explanations, May, Miracles)

"The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees."
- John Bruton
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Justice, Nations, Respect, Trade)

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware."
- Martin Buber
"Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Men, God, Nations, Risk)

"The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world."
- Ralph Bunche
(Related: Hope, Nations, United, World)

"It seems as though there are Members in this body who want to filibuster just about everything we try to do, whether it is stopping judicial nominations, the Energy bill, or this Medicare bill."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Body, Energy, Want)

"We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Peace, Country, Rights, Honor, Nations)

"Education is the cheap defense of nations."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Education, Defense, Nations)

"There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nature, Humanity, Justice, Law, Nations)

"I loved her. I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep, so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Life, Love, Control, Emotions, Hate, Man, Nations, Sleep)

"We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Peace, Aggression, Dictators, Nations, Quick)

"We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Freedom, Leaders, Nations, Weapons, World)

"Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Destruction, Nations, Weapons)

"I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: America, Nations, President, United)

"It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Friendship, Time, Peace, Opportunity, Nations, Respect, United, Will)

"We have helped to organize the United Nations. We believe it will stop aggressor nations from starting wars. Because we believe it, we intend to support the United Nations organization with all the power and resources we possess."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Power, Nations, Support, United, Will)

"Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: People, Giving, Nations, Poor, World)

"The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Experience, Life, Hope, Explanations, Questioning, Training, Will, Writer)

"I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Government, War, Values, America, Light, Nations, Republican, Will)

"I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: War, Iraq, Nations, Priorities, Republican, states, United)

"I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part."
- George Carey
(Related: Christian, Being, Play)

"And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now, it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world, and to support the United Nations."
- George Carey
(Related: Power, Hope, America, Nations, Now, Support, United, Will, World)

"Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Patriotism, Nation, Nations)

"Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Success, Thought, Originality)

"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)

"We have to instill in them the skills they need to succeed at a young age and open up their imaginations to the very real opportunities they can be afforded if they put their minds to it."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Age, Open, Succeed)

"Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Family, Body, Canada, Nations, Now, Perspective, United)

"Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Friendship, Appreciation, Deep, Democracy, Nations)

"The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come."
- Joseph Chamberlain
(Related: Day, Nations)

"By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Religion, Government, Christian, Liberty, Protection, Religious)

"The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Nations, United)

"The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II, just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors of history's worst genocide, the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: War, History, Beginning, Europe, Genocide, Nations, United, World, World war)

"We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: People, Democracy, Iraq, Nations, Support, United)

"Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and the British Academy announcing its nominations, of which Sideways received only one, I'm feeling pretty humbled these days."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Winning, Feeling, Pretty)

"We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Blood, Europe, Forget, Nations, Rivers, Years)

"The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy of peace appears more than ever to be the path that we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: Peace, Culture, Earth, Nations, Salvation)

"The United Nations system is still the best instrument for making the world less fragile."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: Nations, United, World)

"As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed."
- Helen Clark
(Related: Beginning, Nations, United)

"May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations, make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enabled you with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time, the great charge He has committed to your keeping."
- J. Reuben Clark
(Related: Time, End, Favors, May, Nations, Vigilance)

"The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Encouraging, American, Economy, Help, Iraq, Nations)

"Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, People, American, Freedom, Internet, Nations)

"American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Home, America, American, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Liberty, Nations, Symbol)

"Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Change, Home, Men, Climate, Country, Nations, Visit)

"Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fool, Man, May)

"Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: May, Nations)

"The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Society, People, Facts)

"The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Games, Nations, World)

"May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Humanity, Joy, May, Nations, Understanding)

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

"The simple truth is, the short-term solution is for the FDA to allow more importation of safe vaccines from other nations. But the long-term solution is to get more vaccine production within the U.S."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Truth, Nations, Production, Solution)

"There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Time, Ability, France, Germany, Losing, Nations, states, United, Will)

"We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations of the world are witness, to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government by India as soon as hostilities are over. I repeat that that is beyond doubt."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Opportunity, Doubt, Nations, Self, United, World)

"India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Work, Aggression, Defeat, Fascism, First, Future, Mankind, Nations, United)

"Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Nations, Suffering, Tragedy)

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

"Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Kids, Nations, Potential, Results, states, Teachers)

"Someone has said that nations have interests, they don't have friends, and you see that over and over in U.S. policy."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Policy, Friends, Nations)

"It would be nice if we could clear up the nominations that are still out there, and there are a lot of them."
- Tom Daschle
"Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows... I think there could be room for two quite different examinations of the same political office."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Office)

"The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Control, Idealism, Nationalism, Nations, Spirit, United)

"In fact, many nations currently refuse to support embryonic stem cell research of any kind."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Fact, Nations, Research, Support)

"The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Complexity, Explanations, Theories)

"The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Explanations, Majority, Tests, Theories)

"Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Explanations, Past, Reason)

"Some people have active imaginations, but they don't know me and they're wrong if they think they do."
- Yamila Diaz
(Related: People, Wrong)

"There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Time, Explanations, Waste)

"Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Sympathy, Feelings, Thoughts, Habits, Nations, Poor)

"I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Charm, Colors, Singing, Voice)

"The United Nations cannot stand by and witness the destruction of the people of West Papua."
- Bernard Dowiyogo
(Related: People, Destruction, Nations, United)

"For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Imagination, Life, Effort)

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

"Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Dreams, Reality)

"Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Men, Nations)

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
- Abba Eban
(Related: History, Men, Nations)

"The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Nature, Eye, Study, Voice)

"We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Explanations, Words)

"If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Hope, Force, Nations, Order, United, Will, World)

"The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history."
- George Eliot
(Related: History, Women, Nations)

"I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Heart, Battle, Brotherhood, Devotion, Islands, Justice, Laws, Nations, Old)

"There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men."
- Black Elk
(Related: Men, Peace, First, Nations)

"If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs, other nations may well follow suit and some may buy such weapons from the North Koreans."
- Robert F. Ellsworth
(Related: May, Nations, Weapons)

"One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Men, Positive, American, Nations)

"Everybody knows that the industrialized nations are the worst offenders."
- Roland Emmerich
(Related: Nations)

"Let no man write my epitaph... When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written."
- Robert Emmet
(Related: Character, Country, Earth, Man, May, Nations)

"The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Life, Fear, Goal, Cowards, Destruction, Liberty, Nations, Will, World)

"Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations."
- John Ensign
(Related: American, Corruption, Fraud, Investigation, Nations, Oil, United)

"The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Values, Disease)

"For a long time many believed that there would be an automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase in the wages of the emerging nations, on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption. But this reassuring analysis is out of date."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Technology, Time, Nations, Wages)

"Here at Carolina, our World Cup opponents marked their calendars. Obviously the other nations wanted to win every game, but a big upset over the U.S. was something we knew other teams would cherish."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Nations, Opponents, World)

"If the United Nations is a country unto itself, then the commodity it exports most is words."
- Esther B. Fein
(Related: Country, Nations, United, Words)

"Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)

"Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Power, Community, Freedom, Rights, Nations, Security)

"Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: Design, Action, Blindness, Execution, Future, Nations, Result)

"All nations want peace, but they want a peace that suits them."
- John Fisher
(Related: Peace, Nations, Want)

"Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations."
- Aulus Persius Flaccus
(Related: Man)

"Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both."
- Abraham Flexner
(Related: War, Education, Civilization, Choice, Nation, Nations)

"We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Decisions, Europe, Nation, Nations, states, United)

"At the end of all this, Russia held in her hands a vast belt of land running from the Baltic sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south, comprising eleven nations with a population of 100 million people."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: People, End, Land, Nations, Population, Running, Russia, Sea)

"I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Mothers, Nations)

"Because when I have been busy at the United Nations during crises, it has meant working day and night."
- Pauline Frederick
(Related: Day, Nations, Night, United)

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."
- David Friedman
(Related: Children, Force, Nations, Poor, Solution)

"The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Result, Ugly)

"National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like, the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king, generally sane."
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Related: Fight, First, Mob, Nations)

"Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Ability, Nations)

"Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: Nationalism, Nations, Ruin)

"The United Nations has long sought the ability to raise revenues in this manner as a means of reducing its reliance on American and other member nations' dues to sustain the UN's operations."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Ability, American, Nations, United)

"). Dozens of nations have agreed to join in monitoring and, if necessary, intercepting and boarding ships on the high seas in the event they are suspected of engaging in one or both of these threatening activities."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Nations, Ships)

"While a strong presence on our southern border is imperative, the border cannot be secured unless we enforce our internal laws and stop ignoring the open complicity of U.S. companies and foreign nations to promote illegal activities."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Laws, Nations, Open)

"Races and nations are thus ever ready to believe the worst of one another."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nations)

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

"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Promises, Reality, Words)

"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Acting, Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Thought, Destruction, Nations, states, United, Weapons)

"United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: American, Force, Iraq, Nations, states, United, Will)

"The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe, in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Failure, Nations, Security, United)

"The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Beliefs, Democracy, Independence, Nation, Nations, Today)

"As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on foreign oil continues to increase, the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to OPEC nations hurts every American."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: American, Dependence, Effect, Nations, Oil)

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

"It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all."
- George Gissing
(Related: Mankind, Nations, Stupidity)

"What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know, because of global warming, because of climate change and all this."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Nations)

"The problem with the United Nations is that while democracy within nations is the best available form of government, democracy among nations can be a moral disaster - especially if some nations are not democracies."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Government, Democracy, Disaster, Nations, United)

"Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Wisdom, God, Earth, Improvement, Nations)

"Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Nations)

"It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Hunting, Killing, Nations, Resolution, United)

"Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Genius, Commerce, Fate, Nations)

"The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Constitution, Difference, Fact, Lies, Nations, states, United, Words)

"Diphthongs are indicated by combinations of hooks and circles."
- John Robert Gregg
"The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Time, History, Development, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Nations, Needs, Play, Reform, Security, Stability, Today, United)

"Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Power, Democracy, Freedom, Influence, Interest, Nations, Value, World)

"God is concerned with nations, but nations also need to be concerned with God. No nation can have a monopoly on God, but God will bless any nation whose people seek and honor His will as revealed by Christ and declared through the Holy Spirit."
- John Haggai
(Related: God, People, Christ, Honor, Nation, Nations, Spirit, Will)

"There are people who do De Niro and Walken impersonations."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: People)

"Remote villages and communities have lost their identity, and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations, the automobile."
- James Norman Hall
(Related: Peace, Charm, Identity)

"Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: People, Nations, Right, Thinking, United, Will)

"Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul."
- Armand Hammer
(Related: Soul, Hurt)

"Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound."
- Eduard Hanslick
(Related: Music, Nothing, Sound)

"The biggest trade that Germany and Britain had was with each other, in the prewar period; I think I'm right in that. Two highly industrialized nations had the most trade with each other, and it wasn't tariff policies alone that made trade relations better for both of them."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Germany, Nations, Right, Trade)

"One's nativity is not of his own choosing, but whatever it may be, it is entitled to respect; and all nations have honorable place in the world's family."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Family, May, Nations, Respect, World)

"Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the world to become informed."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Nations, World)

"The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Family, Hope, Communication, Nations, Will, World)

"Any nation that refuses to hold intercourse with other nations must expect to be excluded from this family."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Family, Nation, Nations)

"The one thing I could do was voices and impersonations and weird characters, and there was really no call for that, except on Saturday Night Live."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Night)

"Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Commitment, Community, Crime, End, Genocide, Nations, Prevention, Punishment, United, Years)

"Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Peace, Nations, Self, State)

"What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Nations, Taste)

"Therefore, if we are a Nation of laws and a Nation of immigrants, immigration should occur within a legal framework, not through the machinations of illegal schemes and scams that threaten our national security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Legal, Laws, Nation, National security)

"It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: People, May, Nations, Reform, United)

"The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Success, America, Building, First, France, Italy, Nations, states, Understanding, United, Will)

"The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Measure, Nations, Partnership)

"The world before 1914 was already a world in which the welfare of each individual nation was inextricably bound up with the prosperity of the whole community of nations."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Community, Nation, Nations, Prosperity, Welfare, World)

"Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: History, Peace, Balance, May, Nations, Responsibility, Right, Weight, World)

"He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, War, People, Civilization, Danger, Nations, Oppression)

"One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved political cooperation with all the nations of the world."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Policy, Cooperation, First, Nations, World)

"In our modern world of interdependent nations, hardly any state can wage war successfully without raising loans and buying war materials of every kind in the markets of other nations."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Buying, Nations, State, Wage, World)

"It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Power, War, Fear, Nations, Opinion, World)

"A course never quite looks the same way twice. The combinations of weather, season, light, feelings and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Light, Weather)

"The course that will restore to the workmen a father's duties and responsibilities, between which and themselves the state has now stepped, is for them to reject all forced contributions from others, and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Work, Father, Now, State, Will)

"I don't have the inclinations that other people seem to have as far as the business is concerned."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Business, People)

"If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to another - and always into a better set - things might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the ocean - there is nothing there."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Future, Nations, Nothing, Ocean, Trouble)

"Nothing prevents us from being and remaining the exponents of a united humanity, when we have a country of our own. To fulfill this mission we do not have to remain literally planted among the nations who hate and despise us."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Being, Country, Hate, Humanity, Mission, Nations, Nothing, United)

"Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Airplanes, Land, Military, Nations, Security, World)

"I'm a member of the US committee o the United Nations."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Committee, Nations, United)

"Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations."
- Gordon B. Hinckley
(Related: Pessimism, Criticism, Defeat, Nations)

"Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it."
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Related: People, Historians, Nation, Nations, Past)

"If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Force, Mankind, Nations, Traditions, Violence)

"I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new impetus to the work of the United Nations."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Work, Hope, Nations, United)

"Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Time, War, Ireland, Nations, Present, states, United, Years)

"Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe."
- John Andrew Holmes
(Related: Society, Radical)

"Muhammad could take a very good punch. He was slick, he could move, he could hit, make you miss, good hand speed and combinations and one of the greatest fighters of all time in my opinion."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Time, Opinion)

"Mike Tyson would have been a good sparring partner for me and Muhammad Ali because Tyson was a fast fighter and he could punch and throw good combinations."
- Larry Holmes
"As a result of America's efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Equality, People, America, Earth, Freedom, Ideals, Nations, Now, Result)

"That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector; but I am quite sure that the abominations of war would have made me one, as soon as I got to the front."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: War)

"Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Country, Nations, Will)

"And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold."
- Richard Hovey
(Related: Men, Wealth, Gold, Nations)

"Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common."
- John Howard
(Related: Values, Nations, states, United)

"Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Soul, Survival, Dawn, Light, Nations, Night, Stars)

"Within a few weeks the organization for the maintenance of international peace and security, established by the San Francisco Charter, will be formally launched through the convocation of the first General Assembly of the United Nations."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Peace, First, Nations, Security, United, Will)

"Fortunately, the war has brought with it not alone a stark realization of what another war would mean to the world, but as well the creation of an international agency through which the nations of the world can, if they so desire, make peace a living reality."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Peace, War, Creation, Desire, Living, Nations, Reality, World)

"In fact, effective solidarity with the poor, both individual persons and entire nations, is indispensable for the construction of peace."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Peace, Fact, Nations, Poor, Solidarity)

"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)

"There are lots of nations in the world or national peoples who don't yet have states. They're inside someone else's state and they want a state of their own."
- Michael Ignatieff
(Related: Nations, State, states, Want, World)

"Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: God, Gods, Heaven, Nations, Poor)

"Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Nations, Poets, Politicians)

"Bush's choice of Dick Cheney as his running mate is clear confirmation of the policies he would promote and the nominations he would make to an already closely divided U.S. Supreme Court."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Choice, Court, Running)

"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Soul)

"There's a lot of exaggerated talk about CAFTA, but it's actually a fairly routine trade agreement. Although it involves fairly small nations, they're still more important trade partners than places like Australia or many other larger nations."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Agreement, Nations, Routine, Talk, Trade)

"America has global trade with plenty of nations that provide inexpensive labor, but it's better for us when they're in our own hemisphere, rather than sending that business halfway around the world."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Business, America, Labor, Nations, Trade, World)

"Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those "others". Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Nationalism, Nations, Now, Racism, State)

"The puppet characters were combinations of people I had known and to some degree aspects of my own personality. Weird was based on someone I knew in Chicago. Dirty Dragon was based on a good friend I had in Indianapolis."
- William Jackson
(Related: People, Friend, Chicago, Personality)

"If you want to be fully convinced of the abominations of slavery, go on a southern plantation, and call yourself a negro trader. Then there will be no concealment; and you will see and hear things that will seem to you impossible among human beings with immortal souls."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Slavery, Want, Will)

"Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both nations in a carefully coordinated manner, more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Media, Nations)

"It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them."
- Henry James
(Related: People, Belief, Americans, Earth, Fact, Nations, Self, Value, World)

"An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Meeting, Nations, Quarrel, Will)

"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Commerce, Nations)

"Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Money, Morality, Commerce, Nations)

"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Alliance, Commerce, Nations)

"The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Medical, Work, Literary, Physics, Zoology)

"Well, you know the old line - to be nominated is what it's all about. I think that I've done pretty well - I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards in total, so I don't really have any complaints."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Movies, Awards, Complaints, Old, Pretty)

"I think I've done pretty well. I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don't have any complaints."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Movies, Awards, Complaints, Pretty)

"Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas, which is driving world prices higher."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Driving, Help, Nations, Oil, World)

"The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Equality, Peace, Trust, Nations)

"What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small."
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Related: Government, Virtue, Rights, Nations, Religious)

"Nations are not thugs. They are bodies of intelligent people."
- Rufus Jones
(Related: People, Nations)

"The fight against terror is a common imperative for democracies and must become so for all nations."
- Lionel Jospin
(Related: Fight, Nations, Terror)

"Nations have their ego, just like individuals."
- James Joyce
(Related: Ego, Nations)

"The attempted assassinations against me were not accidental."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
"The banding together by the nations of the world against Israel is the guarantee that their time of destruction is near and the final redemption of the Jew at hand."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Time, Destruction, Israel, Nations, World)

"The Jew is upset because the nations of the world - the United Nations - lash him, brand him as racist and evil, hate him and openly demonstrate their desire to destroy him."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Desire, Evil, Hate, Nations, United, World)

"The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able, and in some cases also create the pressure, to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off a war between two other powers for purposes of their own."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Crisis, Nations, Pressure, Weapons)

"Hopefully, nations will refuse to accept a situation in which nuclear accidents actually do occur, and, if at all possible, they will do something to correct a system which makes them likely."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Accidents, Nations, Will)

"We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Folly, Nations)

"And let me take one of the explanations most commonly given: Analysts were pressured to reach conclusions that would fit the political agenda of one or another administration. I deeply think that is a wrong explanation."
- David Kay
(Related: Explanations, Wrong)

"The great men of power who seek to change the nations they belong to usually are pretty terrible people."
- John Keegan
(Related: Change, Men, Power, People, Nations, Pretty)

"There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: War, People, Nations, Public, Will, World)

"These measures may not constitute an absolute guarantee of peace, but, in my opinion, they constitute the greatest preventive measures ever adopted by nations."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, May, Nations, Opinion)

"It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, War, Building, Effect, Nations, Struggle)

"Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace, an additional guarantee against war. It is through such machinery that the disputes between nations will be settled and war prevented."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: War, Peace, Nations, Will)

"Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, People, Hope, Confidence, Nations, Promises, Responsibility, World)

"I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace, which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Work, Peace, Cause, Humanity, Nations)

"France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or agreed to naval limitation as between those nations, but I have confidence that in time they will do so."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Time, Confidence, France, Italy, Nations, Will)

"I believe that in the end the abolition of war, the maintenance of world peace, the adjustment of international questions by pacific means will come through the force of public opinion, which controls nations and peoples."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, War, End, Force, Nations, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Questions, Will, World)

"Governments must now take a leading role in moving their nations in the right direction."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Direction, Leading, Nations, Now, Right)

"We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Conformity, Enemy, Freedom, Nations, Will)

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Idea, Man, May, Nations)

"Nations are equal in respect to each other, and entitled to claim equal consideration for their rights, whatever may be their relative dimensions or strength or however greatly they may differ in government, religion or manners."
- James Kent
(Related: Religion, Government, Strength, Consideration, Rights, Manners, May, Nations, Respect)

"Whether we are poor among the poorest, or less poor among the wealthier, let us stand proud and noteworthy, united and strong, comforted by our belonging to the Community of the Free Nations of our Planet."
- Mathieu Kerekou
(Related: Community, Nations, Poor, United)

"The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes."
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Related: Causes, Constitution, Independence, Present, Vote)

"The purpose of the United Nations should be to protect the essential sovereignty of nations, large and small."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Purpose, Nations, United)

"If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed, the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and urgently strive toward a total war effort."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Effort, Germany, Military, Nations, United)

"For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Americans, Nations, Past, Utopia)

"We imagined that the mildness of our government and the wishes of the people were so correspondent that we were not as other nations, requiring brutal force to support the laws."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Government, People, Force, Laws, Nations, Support, Wishes)

"I consider no man honest who does not observe towards other nations the principles which he desires to be observed towards his own: and therefore I will not interfere in your domestic questions."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Man, Nations, Principles, Questions, Will)

"The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters and the smallest like prostitutes."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Nations)

"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Nations)

"Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United States of any of its neighboring nations."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous; an ethic is more than rights."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Nations, United)

"If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: War, History, Consciousness, Deep, Defeat, Democracy, Nations, Vietnam)

"Free nations of the world cannot allow Taiwan, a beacon of democracy, to be subdued by an authoritarian China."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Democracy, Nations, World)

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

"On the contrary. Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name, that nations do exist. It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Limits, Name, Nationalism, Nations)

"Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize their mutual relations."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Nations, Theory)

"There are no explanations, there are no answers."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Answers, Explanations)

"To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Home, Science, Awards, Mind, Nations, Spirit)

"The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Business, Home, War, Heart, Artist, Nations, Numbers, Talk)

"The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: History, Work, Columbus, Joy, Nations, Question, Struggle)

"We need to consider nominations as thoroughly and carefully as the American people deserve. No one is entitled to a free pass to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: People, American, Court)

"Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Nation, Nations)

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Peace, Belief, Building, Destruction, Nations, Stability, United, Weapons)

"The United Nations has a lot of capacity on the ground."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: Nations, United)

"You know, I respect what Howard Dean has been able to do. It's good for our party. But I've got to tell you this: If money alone decided presidential nominations, Phil Gramm would have been nominated in '96."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Money, Party, Respect)

"Community means engaging constructively with like-minded nations to build strong, sustaining institutions and alliances - and bringing emerging powers into this community so future conflict becomes less likely."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Community, Conflict, Future, Nations)

"Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Peace, Class, Democracy, Nations, Solidarity)

"International socialism recognizes the right of free independent nations, with equal rights."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Rights, Nations, Socialism)

"The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Actor, Nations, Responsibility, Security, Stability, United)

"If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: War, Court, Law, Nations, Practice, World)

"I would rather see the United States respected than loved by other nations."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Nations, states, United)

"But it is well to remember that we are dealing with nations every one of which has a direct individual interest to serve, and there is grave danger in an unshared idealism."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Danger, Grave, Idealism, Interest, Nations)

"The United States is the world's best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Power, Hope, Europe, Existence, Nations, Quarrels, states, United, Will, World)

"I have loved but one flag and I can not share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for the League of Nations."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Affection, Devotion, Nations)

"May the United Nations ever be vigilant and potent to defeat the swallowing up of any nation, at any time, by any means-by armies with banners, by force or by fraud, by tricks or by midnight treachery."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: Time, Defeat, Force, Fraud, May, Midnight, Nation, Nations, Treachery, United)

"Membership of the United Nations gives every member the right to make a fool of himself, and that is a right of which the Soviet Union in this case has taken full advantage."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: Fool, Nations, Right, United)

"The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: War, Peace, Goal, Purpose, Nations, United, World, World war)

"Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man."
- Konrad Lorenz
(Related: Man, Today, Vices)

"While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Freedom, Generations, May, Nations, Will)

"I let the audience use their imaginations. Can I help it if they misconstrue my suggestions?"
- Ernst Lubitsch
(Related: Help)

"Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life."
- Lucretius
(Related: Life, Being, Generations, Living, Nations, Space)

"Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Equality, Values, Rights, Mankind, Nations, Principles, United)

"The biggest share of U.S. exports to the six CAFTA nations is not the traditional job-creation kind. These are products that are not consumed in the purchasing nations."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Job, Nations)

"Thing, body, matter, are nothing apart from the combinations of the elements, - the colours, sounds, and so forth - nothing apart from their so-called attributes."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Body, Nothing)

"Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life."
- Connie Mack
(Related: Life, Men, Baseball, Humanity, Nations, Pursuit)

"War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming. Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger; Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; - Wait a little longer."
- Charles Mackay
(Related: Men, Time, War, Eyes, Glory, Nations, Quarrel)

"Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper."
- Charles Mackay
(Related: Money, Cause, Delusion, Existence, Nations)

"If the United States leads a multinational force into Iraq without United Nations backing, Canada should fight beside its neighbour. We've gone from being a middle power to a muddle power on this one."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Power, Being, Canada, Fight, Force, Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations."
- James Mackintosh
(Related: Maxims, Nations, Sense)

"We spent a month in Japan last year, a week in Istanbul for the United Nations, and nearly three months in my native Nova Scotia, where my two brothers have homes; and we'll go back there this summer."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Brothers, Months, Nations, Summer, United)

"The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Koran, Laws, Nations)

"I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity, it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one's mind."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Ability, Mind, Quick, Sanity)

"A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Constitution, Nations)

"I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Love, People, Angels, Evil, Hate, Pain, Pleasure, Want)

"The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Poor)

"Every citizen in every country in the world now grows up in two nations. Their own and Hollywood."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Country, Hollywood, Nations, Now, World)

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

"Since September 11, 2001, the powerful coalition of nations, led by the United States, has seen many successes against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. It is imperative that we remain united and steadfast in the quest to defeat terrorism around the world."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Defeat, Nations, Quest, states, Terrorism, United, World)

"I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Men, Peace, Women, Friendship, People, Mission, Nations, World)

"Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Men, Mountains, Nations)

"The struggles waged by nations are weak only when they lack support in the hearts of their women."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Women, Nations, Support)

"Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations, as there is in that of men."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Men, Character, Nations)

"Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Men, Ideas, State)

"As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this."
- George Mason
(Related: Nations, World)

"Families are the Nurseries of all Societies; and the First combinations of mankind."
- Cotton Mather
(Related: First, Mankind)

"It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly, for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable, ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Folly, Man, Misery, Nations, Riot)

"Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Nations)

"Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed."
- Claude McKay
(Related: Development, Nations, Plants)

"Only to the extent that men desire peace and brotherhood can the world be made better. No peace even though temporarily obtained, will be permanent, whether to individuals or nations, unless it is built upon the solid foundation of eternal principles."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Men, Peace, Brotherhood, Desire, Nations, Principles, Will, World)

"Bombing the Murrah Federal Building was morally and strategically equivalent to the U.S. hitting a government building in Serbia, Iraq, or other nations."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, Building, Iraq, Nations)

"Warfare is an utterly stupid method of settling differences of interest between different nations."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Interest, Nations)

"The European nations take climate change very seriously."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Nations)

"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Help, Leading, Nations, President, World)

"I want to share with the American people that President Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations. That is selling our country to other nations because of the spending that is going on."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, Selling, American, Country, Majority, Nations, President, Republican, Want, Years)

"For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return. On September 12, the terrorists got war in return."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: War, Fear, Nations)

"John Danforth, I thought, was a great senator and did a great job with the United Nations. I think he's a good man. I would respectfully disagree with that."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Thought, Job, Man, Nations, United)

"It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Idealism, Materialism, Trouble, Visions, World)

"If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: History, Hell, Nations, Study, Want)

"With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Defeat, Germany, Nations)

"Moreover, broad plans commensurate with our national purpose and resources would bring conviction of our power to every soldier in the front line, to the nations associated with us in the war, and to the enemy."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Power, War, Purpose, Conviction, Enemy, Nations)

"Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Equality, Community, Nations)

"For as long as multinational communities have existed, their weak point has always been the relations between different nations."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Nations)

"What is poetry which does not save nations or people?"
- Czeslaw Milosz
(Related: Poetry, People, Nations)

"Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live."
- John Milton
(Related: EnglForget, Nations, Teaching)

"If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: History, Peace, Geography, Nations, Right)

"Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Peace, Influence, Nations, State)

"Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Victory, Aggression, Conquest, Nations, Popular)

"The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong."
- James Monroe
(Related: Power, Abuse, Defense, Nations, Obligation, Right, Self, Spain)

"If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy."
- James Monroe
(Related: History, People, Growth, Example, Nations)

"How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!"
- Michel de Montaigne
"In my opinion, if we have not achieved peace, it is because people forget its most fundamental aspect. Before we talk about peace among nations, we must settle our peace with God."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Peace, God, People, Forget, Nations, Opinion, Talk)

"However, the Government has made it clear that we do not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Economy, Effect, May, Nations, Teachers)

"I do believe that the United Nations needs to have more exacting, more enhanced professional standards for the military peacekeepers that are deployed."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Military, Nations, Needs, United)

"I also believe that member states of the United Nations should live up their obligations to pay their dues."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Nations, states, United)

"The moral and intellectual character of the Africans is widely different in different nations."
- Samuel George Morton
(Related: Character, Nations)

"In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity."
- Samuel George Morton
(Related: Character, Diversity, Extreme, Humanity, Nations, Present, Race)

"For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are now in full career."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Career, Nations, Now, Rome)

"Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks."
- Frank Murkowski
(Related: Environmental, America, Nations, Production)

"The Menzies Government, by its participation in the plans for the development of other nations, can see the virtue of planning for them but apparently cannot see the virtue of a plan for Australia."
- Lionel K. Murphy
(Related: Government, Development, Virtue, Nations, Participation, Planning)

"The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Fate, First, Nations)

"The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Peace, Men, Ambition, Leading, Longing, Nations, Present)

"First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: War, Possibility, First, Future, Nations, Service, Tools)

"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)

"Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Peace, War, Soul, People, Absence, Mind, Nations, Serenity, State)

"Every religious group, while perhaps a majority somewhere, is also inevitably a minority somewhere else. Thus, religious organizations should and do show tolerance toward members of other religious denominations."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: Majority, Minority, Religious, Tolerance)

"Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great."
- Enid Nemy
(Related: Building, Nations, Rank, United, Windows)

"Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Madness, Nations)

"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Insanity, Nations)

"Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Truth, Thought, Deep, Explanations)

"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Insanity, Nations)

"There is not much danger of the smaller nations if the big nations will behave."
- George William Norris
(Related: Danger, Nations, Will)

"First, we could have defied both of them and could have gone to war against both of these nations for this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights."
- George William Norris
(Related: War, First, Rights, Law, Nations)

"During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations."
- George William Norris
(Related: War, Life, Agreement, Leading, Nations, Public, World)

"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)

"The Jungian view of drama would be that it affects all of our imaginations and somehow taps into our hidden, ancient, primordial memories."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Drama, Memories)

"The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Relativity, Scientists, Theory)

"I always believe it's better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Imagination, Project)

"A key issue in developmental biology at that time was the problem of how cells underwent differentiation, with most workers concentrating on explanations in terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Time, Explanations, Key, Workers)

"The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments, and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail, and to be seen to fail."
- Conor Cruise O'Brien
(Related: Nations, United)

"You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down."
- Conor Cruise O'Brien
(Related: Certainty, Nations, United, Will)

"Nations have come under the control of haters and fools."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Control, Fools, Nations)

"Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty - one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Injury, Nations, Precedents)

"My sense is that jurists from other nations around the world understand that our court occupies a very special place in the American system, and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison, perhaps, to their own."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: American, Court, Nations, Sense, World)

"Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court, Discretion, Nations)

"In the recent years there have been criticisms levelled against Japan suggesting that she should offer more military forces to the United Nations forces and thereby play a more active role in the keeping and restoration of peace in various parts of the world."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Peace, Military, Nations, Play, United, World, Years)

"Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Fact, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"We could raise prodigious cities and create nations, and explore the universe."
- Jose C. Orozco
(Related: Cities, Nations, Universe)

"As we have seen, the wireless and the airplane have made the world so small and nations so dependent on each other that the only alternative to war is the United States of the World."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Nations, states, United, World)

"We are now physically, politically, and economically one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Nations, Now, World)

"In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Government, Earth, Nations, World)

"To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Government, War, Nations)

"You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Philosophy)

"After September 11th, nations from across the globe offered their generous assistance to the people of New York. And whenever our friends around the world need our assistance, New York is there."
- George E. Pataki
(Related: People, Friends, Nations, World)

"Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Nations, Republicans, United, World)

"There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Mother, People, Name, Nations, Silence)

"The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?"
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Children, Inheritance, Nations, Race, United)

"The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Choice, Nations, Now)

"As to the first, I do not know that I have done very much myself to promote fraternity between nations but I do know that there can be no more important purpose for any man's activity or interests."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Purpose, First, Man, Nations)

"After all, you're not exactly a nation like all the other nations. You are unique, if only because you are such an ancient people, and because of the way you are spread all over the world and your obvious success in many fields."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Success, People, Nation, Nations, Obvious, World)

"There was one occasion when I was very young - eight years or seven years old - that Jewish businessmen went through the forest, and they were assassinated. And that was for the first time I saw in our paper where there were assassinations in our place."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Time, First, Old, Years)

"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)

"When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait."
- Pablo Picasso
"World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace."
- Gifford Pinchot
(Related: Peace, Conservation, Nations, Practice, World)

"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."
- Plutarch
(Related: People, Benefits)

"Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Infinite, Invention, Minority)

"A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Society, Nations, Responsibility, Sense, United)

"And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Explanations, Physics)

"And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Thought, Control, America, Democracy, Freedom, Interest, Liberty, Nation, Nations)

"I am delighted to have had students, friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have learned so much of what I know from them. This Nobel Award honours them all."
- John Pople
(Related: Friends, Nations, Students)

"A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war."
- Herbert V. Prochnow
(Related: War, Nations)

"Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Life, Philosophy)

"Lightly armed nations can move toward war just as easily as those which are armed to the teeth, and they will do so if the usual causes of war are not removed."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: War, Causes, Nations, Will)

"All these other nations seem to appreciate what I'm doing and they want me to play the furthest out things."
- Sun Ra
(Related: Nations, Play, Want)

"Wilderness designations should not be the result of a quid pro quo. They should rise or fall on their own merits."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Result, Wilderness)

"Madam Speaker, I have spent more than half my life as a member of the Resources Committee. In that time I have supported numerous wilderness designations. In fact, I cannot recall ever opposing a wilderness bill."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Life, Time, Committee, Fact, Wilderness)

"I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Movies, Enthusiasm, Acting, Career, Job)

"Of course the case of the Christian Church planted among the nations must differ, in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Church, Connection, Nations, Religious)

"In the United Nations, when China entered, we voted on the same position, and since then we have maintained the same position, that position has not changed."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: Nations, United)

"Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Time, Positive, Europe, Harm, Nations, Now, Past, Trade)

"Well, there's been plenty of ultimatums, and one thing that we better be very clear is that we can't continue to have the kind of defiance of the United Nations, the defiance of the international community that we've had."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Community, Defiance, Nations, United)

"I had come to regard the U.S. Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Mistake, Nations, Rejection, Senate)

"If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Education, Society, Children)

"Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Leadership, America, Military, Nations, Now, Oppression, Tyranny, World)

"When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Defeat, Explanations, Will)

"Why should the Negroes ever fight against the only nations of the world where racial discrimination is prohibited, and where the people can live freely? Never! I can assure you, they will never fight against either the Soviet Union or the peoples' democracies."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: People, Discrimination, Fight, Nations, Will, World)

"Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Change, People, Habit, Blood, Old)

"Transferring our sovereignty and decisionmaking power to the WTO, to the United Nations, or any other international body is not in the long-term interests of our people."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Power, People, Body, Nations, United)

"America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Family, Home, America, Nations, World)

"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Life, Character, Nations)

"The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Power, Idea, Control, Authority, Conformity, Force, Legislation, Man, Nations, Now, Parliament, Perfection, Police, Right, Rules)

"Gradually, everything that happens in the world is coming to be of interest everywhere in the world, and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Men, Women, Interest, Judgment, Nations, Thoughtful, World)

"The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Justice, Nation, Nations)

"Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations - adopted unanimously - called for the elimination of nuclear weapons."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: First, Nations, Resolution, United, Weapons)

"Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states, entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Legal, People, Commitment, Desire, Nations, states, United)

"Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: People, Nations, Youth)

"Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Truth, Being, Falsehood, Infinity)

"The privatization law draft was recently released and I believe that very soon we will start applying it, of course taking into consideration the provisions of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo)."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Consideration, Draft, Law, Mission, Nations, Will)

"Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Nature, Fate, First, Future, Nations)

"Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Art, Deeds, Nations, Words)

"Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Deals, Nations)

"Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Limitations)

"The use and threat of force, when world peace is not in danger, are no longer valid frames of reference for achieving the ends sought today by sovereign nations."
- Carlos Salinas
(Related: Peace, Danger, Force, Nations, Today, World)

"The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Blood, Freedom, Nations, Post, states, Troops, United)

"I am traveling less in order to be able to write more. I select my travel destinations according to their degree of usefulness to my work."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Travel, Work, Order, Traveling, Usefulness)

"We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are developing longer range missiles. We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat."
- Jim Saxton
(Related: Effort, Nations, World)

"So let us call genocide, genocide. Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people. Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: People, Victory, Genocide, Light, Murder, Nations)

"And in this community, as in all others, the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward other nations as we would have them act towards America."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Act, America, Community, Nations)

"Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Wisdom, Fate)

"The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU should be a warning to Americans."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Americans, Loss, Nations)

"I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable since the kinds of people who like to read it, are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures, of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Nature, People, Earth, Example, Nations)

"National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Character, Country, Mankind, Name, Nation, Nations, Right)

"Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Nation, Nations, Right)

"The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Action, Job, Nations, Security, states, United)

"The law of nations is naturally founded on this principle, that different nations ought in time of peace to do one another all the good they can, and in time of war as little injury as possible, without prejudicing their real interests."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Injury, Law, Nations)

"Each particular society begins to feel its strength, whence arises a state of war between different nations."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Society, War, Strength, Nations, State)

"I deem it established, then, that the Constitution does not recognize property in man, but leaves that question, as between the states, to the law of nature and of nations."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Nature, Constitution, Law, Man, Nations, Property, Question, states)

"But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Nature, Constitution, Law, Nations, Property)

"But assuming the same premises, to wit, that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations, the right of property in slaves falls to the ground; for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner or property of that other."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Men, Nature, Law, Nations, Property, Right, Wit)

"We have said that Israel has had a very bad history with the United Nations, and whoever cares for himself in Israel distances himself from that Organization."
- Yitzhak Shamir
(Related: History, Israel, Nations, United)

"Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Community, Culture, Democracy, Nations, Traditions)

"Those are the things that, in the wrong hands - and certainly in our war on terrorism we also must attack proliferation and those nations that proliferate with chemical, biological and nuclear type devices, because that can cause the most catastrophic results."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: War, Cause, Nations, Results, Terrorism, Wrong)

"But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Values, Americans, Culture, Example, May, Nations, Years)

"And occasionally some of the nations that will be partners in this would probably not be, in terms of passing a pure human rights check, have everything going for them that you would like to have."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Nations, Will)

"Now, the entire world community recognizes Georgia. We are members of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Everything is being prepared so that we will soon enter the European Union."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Being, Community, Europe, Nations, Now, United, Will, World)

"On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the need to ensure that women's concerns are fully integrated into all aspects of the United Nations' activities and structures, not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Nations, United)

"Ten years ago in Nairobi we said that the participation of women in the decision-making and appraisal processes of the United Nations was essential if the organization was to effectively serve women's interests."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Decision, Nations, Participation, United, Years)

"The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard, easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what combinations work for them. They have to learn to be persistent and patient with their training and racing."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Work, Potential, Racing, Training)

"Free trade is very important if we respect equality among nations."
- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
(Related: Equality, Nations, Respect, Trade)

"While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation's seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Development, Drugs, Focus, Importance, Nation, Nations, Research, Support, Value)

"Anything can happen in SF. And the fact that nothing ever does happen in SF is only due to the poverty of our imaginations, we who write it or edit it or read it. But SF can in principle deal with anything."
- John Sladek
(Related: Fact, Nothing, Poverty)

"Above all nations is humanity."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Humanity, Nations)

"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)

"We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear, respect for our values and not merely our weapons."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Fear, Values, Nations, Respect, Weapons, Will)

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

"Agents and producers have to get you into a box to accommodate their limited imaginations."
- Imelda Staunton
"We are the biggest donor to the United Nations, contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Nations, United)

"I think the American people, understandably, have sort of lost faith in the United Nations."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Faith, People, American, Nations, United)

"In early January I introduced my legislation, which, besides prohibiting Federal funding of human cloning, also expresses the sense of Congress that foreign nations should establish total prohibition on human cloning as well."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Congress, Legislation, Nations, Prohibition, Sense)

"I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization."
- J. G. Stedman
(Related: Civilization, Friend, Actions, Doctrine, Nations, Will)

"The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Nations, Right, United, Vote, Weight)

"After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Peace, Nations, United, Years)

"The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!"
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Truth, Trying, Want)

"I don't do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!"
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Time, Sheep, Variety, Will)

"The Lord shall have made his American Israel high above all nations which he hath made."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: American, Israel, Nations)

"People are just fascinated by assassinations."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: People)

"In my opinion, assassination theories will continue to revolve around these assassinations as they have around several other significant assassinations in American history. The assassination of President Lincoln comes to mind."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: History, American, Assassination, Mind, Opinion, President, Theories, Will)

"Henceforth the leaves of the tree of knowledge were for women, and for the healing of the nations."
- Lucy Stone
(Related: Women, Knowledge, Healing, Nations)

"His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice."
- John Stott
(Related: Success, Hope, Authority, Choice, Earth, Heaven, Nations)

"The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world."
- John Strachan
(Related: Life, Death, Churches, Nations, Sleep, Superstition, Words, World)

"If the machinery for distribution in the present economic system of the world is incapable of properly distributing the productive wealth of nations, then that system is false and must be altered."
- Gregor Strasser
(Related: Wealth, Nations, Present, World)

"The diplomatic representatives of the United States of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: America, Nations, states, United)

"The history of nations shows that words are not always immediately followed by action."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: History, Action, Nations, Words)

"But just as haste and restlessness are typical of our present-day life, so change also takes place more rapidly than before. This applies to change in the relationships between nations as it does to change within an individual nation."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Change, Life, Haste, Nation, Nations, Present, Relationships)

"If you're cast right you can actually just let yourself go because all your gestures will be right, all your intonations will be right because you just somewhere understand who this person is."
- Susan Sullivan
(Related: Right, Will)

"The statesmen still say that we should not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations and yet it is not possible any longer not to interfere, even when we do not mean to do so."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Nations)

"Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Agreement, Desire, Nations, Objectives, Pride, Will)

"All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others."
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger
(Related: Mistakes, Nations)

"I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior."
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger
(Related: Nations)

"Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Hunger, Nations, Poor, Pride, Will)

"All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Fate, Nations)

"What we don't talk about enough is Ohio's unique and remarkable quality of life. We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Cities, Remarkable, State, Talk)

"A lot of my idealism was frustrated by the end of the '60s because of the way things went with the assassinations and the sense that the political establishment was so fixed in its ways you couldn't change anything."
- David Talbot
(Related: Change, End, Idealism, Sense)

"At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Leadership, Time, Control, America, Nations)

"The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight."
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Related: War, Peace, Nations, Security, Weight)

"The U.N. acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social, economic, educational and cultural fields."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Work, Conscience, Nations, United, World)

"People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are ready for single-payer health insurance.' We are the only industrialized country in the world that does not have national health insurance. We are the richest in wealth and the poorest in health of all the industrial nations."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Health, People, Wealth, Country, Nations, World)

"Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Nations, Publicity)

"Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?"
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Home, Men, Inequality, Nations)

"China is one of the world's greatest proliferators of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Destruction, Nations, Weapons, World)

"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Wealth, Books, Generations, Inheritance, Nations, World)

"As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization, I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional processes of the member states define the status of territories under their sovereignty."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: American, Nations, states, United)

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

"It goes without saying that when survival is threatened, struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Survival, Nations, Result, Saying)

"Throughout that period, Japan had made honest efforts to keep the destruction of war from spreading and, based on the belief that all nations of the world should find their places, had followed a policy designed to restore an expeditious peace between Japan and China."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Peace, War, Policy, Belief, Destruction, Nations, World)

"Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations, but must be a moral standard that all the world's peoples can agree to. To seek this and to achieve it - that is true civilization."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Civilization, Justice, Nations, Nothing, World)

"A person that much interested in science is going to neglect his social life somewhat, but not completely, because that isn't healthy either. So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations, how one wants to proportion these things."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Life, Science, Work, Neglect)

"Peace and commerce with foreign nations could be more effectually and cheaply cultivated by a common agent; therefore they gave the Federal Government the sole management of our relations with foreign governments."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Government, Peace, Management, Commerce, Nations)

"They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations, upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations, and special favors to none."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Commerce, Favors, Justice, Nations)

"There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace."
- David Trimble
(Related: Peace, Ireland, Religious, Traditions)

"One must know combinations, one must have a true knowledge of food to be in the moment."
- Charlie Trotter
(Related: Food, Knowledge)

"The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Freedom, Independence, Nations, United)

"So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations."
- John Tyler
(Related: Friendship, Government, Nations, Will)

"It is true that men themselves made this world of nations... but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves."
- Giambattista Vico
(Related: Men, Doubt, Mind, Nations, World)

"Generally with the Oscars or the Emmys there isn't much you can do until the nominations are announced. Then you know what kind of year you're dealing with - what's been overlooked, what the issues are."
- Bruce Vilanch
"The United Nations has no business in our elections."
- David Vitter
(Related: Business, Elections, Nations, United)

"The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test."
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Life, Character, Virtue, Name, Needs)

"I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for each of the first three assassinations. I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial, so when I found out he had attended its dedication, that helped focus it further."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: Dedication, First, Focus)

"The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Control, Interest, Nations, Self, United)

"The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Fact, Nations, Scandal, United)

"The United Nations' greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Fear, America, Americans, Nations, United, Will)

"As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations, women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Men, Women, Day, Rights, Nations)

"The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Time, Hope, Fighting, Freedom, Independence, Loss, Nation, Nations)

"A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Money, Power, Deceit, Intolerance, Lust, Nations, Violence)

"The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history."
- Lew Wallace
(Related: History, Death, Monuments, Nations, Nothingness)

"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)

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

"Lasting peace and security in Iraq and Afghanistan will be achieved when we establish the conditions for democratic, economically viable nations."
- John Warner
(Related: Peace, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nations, Security, Will)

"Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first, greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Mistake, First, Legislators)

"The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Love, Power, Civilization, Lust, Nations)

"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
- George Washington
(Related: Faith, Peace, Harmony, Justice, Nations)

"Other nations use 'force'; we Britons alone use 'Might'."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Nations)

"Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Earth, Interest, Justice, Man, Nations)

"If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Europe, Future, Germany, Historians, Nations, Past)

"I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars."
- Johnny Weissmuller
(Related: People, Competition, Nations, Violence)

"Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations."
- Eudora Welty
(Related: Writers)

"Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Movies, Cinema, Criticism, Film, Nations, World)

"All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Men, Nations, Treason)

"These deserters were our undoing. I shall have a good deal more to say about them before I finally lay down my pen, and I shall not hesitate to call them by their true name, the name with which they will be for ever branded before all the nations of the world."
- Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
(Related: Name, Nations, Pen, Will, World)

"Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try to figure out just how many times they can kick us in the teeth while still taking our money."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Money, Nations, Teenagers)

"When my daughter asks, 'What do you do?', every movie I have a different answer. As she grows, she wants more explanations."
- Michelle Williams
(Related: Daughter, Explanations)

"I started this foundation when I was diagnosed. It was established for one reason, and that was to try to find a cure for MS. Every penny, 100% of the public donations that come into this are given back out in the form of grants to colleges and researchers around the world."
- Montel Williams
(Related: Cure, Public, Reason, World)

"If we get the donations, I think we're going to raise a significant amount of money; some will be used for some administered costs, but the public portion of that will go directly into grants."
- Montel Williams
(Related: Money, Public, Will)

"As soon as we find a cure, we will utilize any of the donations to go toward providing medication to those who can't afford it. That is my goal."
- Montel Williams
(Related: Goal, Cure, Will)

"No man ever did, nor ever shall, truly go forth to convert the nations, nor to prophesy in the present state of witnesses against Antichrist, but by the gracious inspiration and instigation of the Holy Spirit of God."
- Roger Williams
(Related: God, Inspiration, Man, Nations, Present, Spirit, State)

"To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and authorised to say certain things to the world; to say things that will make disciples of all nations."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Christian, Nations, Will, World)

"When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Freedom, Nations, Paradoxes, Talk)

"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)

"There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go."
- Rainn Wilson
(Related: Time, Chess, Computer, Debate, Nations, School, United)

"The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Future, Land, Mankind, Nations, Question, Sea)

"Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Sympathy, Interest, Nations, Understanding)

"The nations of antiquity rolled away in the current of ages, Israel alone remained one indestructible edifice of gray antiquity... preserved by an internal and marvelous power."
- Isaac Mayer Wise
(Related: Power, Israel, Nations)

"I wish to express my hope that the efforts of our nations, nationalities and peoples in the direction of the development of our democratic order will be successful."
- Girma Woldegiorgis
(Related: Successful, Development, Hope, Direction, Nations, Order, Will)

"Having that amount of nominations makes me a little nervous, because you feel that the bar is really high, the expectations are really high, but it also feels great."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Expectations)

"Nominations come and go. It is not going to happen to you every year, and I am very well aware of that."
- Lee Ann Womack
"All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Experience, Character, Control, Facts, Intellect, Senses, Will)

"Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Action, Belief, Actions, Consequences, First, Force, Judgment, Religious, Right, Sensations, Wrong)

"Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors; instead of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Errors, Facts)

"But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?"
- Francis Wright
(Related: Feelings, Attention, Liberty, May, Nations)

"We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Men, Happiness, Wealth, Forget, Labor, Nations, Production, Words)

"Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that's the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Artists, Individualism, Nations, Want, World)

"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)

"I believe in full freedom for Christians of all denominations."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Freedom)

"Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Love, Nature, People, Human nature, Profit, Struggle, Will, Yield)

"Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Life, Men)