Our loyalties must transend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.
The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus every boy is a challenge to his elders.
Human life has dignity at every age; the taking of innocent human life is always wrong. I believe our nation at every level of government must reject any scheme to permit or promote assisted suicide and euthanasia. We must encourage new efforts to assist patients approaching the end of life to cope with their pain through medical, psychological, and social means.
No nation keeps its word. A nation is a big, blind worm, following what? Fate perhaps. A nation has no honor, it has no word to keep
Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends-those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work-who do care for the result. Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We did this under the single impulse of resistance to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us. Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all then to falter now?-now when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent? The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail-if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise councils may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later, the victory is sure to come
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 it values more, it will lose that too
Canadian nationalism was systematically encouraged and exploited by American capital. Canada moved from colony to nation to colony.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
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
Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being
We are confident that we can penetrate any enemy defenses with our missiles. We know that we are more than the equal of any nation in the world.
Righteousness exalteth a nation.
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
I have never accepted what many people have kindly said ó namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable.It fell to me to express it.
I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation.
Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground
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.
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.