Nation Quotes

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten

Kemal Ataturk

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.

Lucretia Mott

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.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Woodrow T. Wilson

No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity

Thomas Jefferson

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

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground

Winston Churchill

Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner

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.

Marian Wright Edelman

Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow - red, yellow, brown, black and white - and we're all precious in God's sight.

Jesse Brown

Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen

Robert Mugabe

It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.

Gerald R. Ford

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed

Bertrand Russell

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

George Norman Douglas

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

Joseph Addison

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras.... As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.

William A. Niskanen

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten

Calvin Coolidge

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation

Honore de Balzac

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Golda Meir

There was never a nation that became great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.

Charles Dudley Warner

Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.

Mark Twain
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