The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too
This administration misled a nation into war by cherry-picking intelligence and stretching the truth beyond recognition.
More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act.
Our loyalties must transend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.
This year will go down in history for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Our treatment of Indians . . . still affects the national consciousness... It seems a basic requirement to study the history of Indian people. Only through this study can we as a nation do what must be done if our treatment of the American Indian is not to be marked down for all time as a national disgrace.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice.
Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it.
There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country
The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
A nation can assume that the addition of the words "under God" to its pledge of allegiance gives evidence that its citizens actually believe in God whereas all it really proves is that they believe in "believing" in God
There is such a thing as a nation being so right that it it does not need to convince others by force that it is right
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength--it's diversity.
Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.
Man being reasonable must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication; Glory, the grape, love, gold - in these are sunk - The hopes of all men and of every nation