Nation Quotes

Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. And still we hear, If only this nation had a soul, or, Let us change the way we trade, or, Let us be proud of our region.

Leonard Cohen

A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation's paradise and its tomb.

Emil Cioran

If only one tooth aches, rejoice that not all of them ache.... If your wife betrays you, be glad that she betrayed only you and not the nation.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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.

Henry David Thoreau

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice.

Grover Cleveland

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.

Samuel Johnson

No, I don't know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God. I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists.

George Herbert Walker Bush

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

George Walker Bush

Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

George Walker Bush

Now, the American people have got to go about their business. We cannot let the terrorists achieve the objective of frightening our nation to the point where we don't conduct business, where people don't shop.

George Walker Bush

Fellow citizens: The year ahead will demand more patience, sacrifice, and resolve. It can be tempting to think that America can put aside the burdens of freedom. Yet times of testing reveal the character of a nation. And throughout our history, Americans have always defied the pessimists and seen our faith in freedom redeemed. Now America is engaged in a new struggle that will set the course for a new century. We can, and we will, prevail.

George Walker Bush

Let me be clear. Our first line of defense is a simple message: Every group or nation must know, if they sponsor such attacks, our response will be devastating.

George Walker Bush

Now comes our time of testing. Our measure is taken, not only by what we have and use, but what we build and leave behind. And nothing this generation could ever build will matter more than the means to defend our nation and extend our peace.

George Walker Bush

Every nation that wants peace will share the benefits of a freer world. And every nation that seeks peace has an obligation to help build that world.

George Walker Bush

A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory.

Whittaker Chambers
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