Nation Quotes

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

The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.

Lydia Sigourney

A nation is the same people living in the same place.

James Joyce

The history of any nation follows an undulatory course. In the trough of the wave we find more or less complete anarchy; but the crest is not more or less complete Utopia, but only, at best, a tolerably humane, partially free and fairly just society that invariably carries within itself the seeds of its own decadence.

Aldous Huxley

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

Charles Dudley Warner

A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character

Otto Bauer

Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible

Norman Angell

[Here] rests the soul of our nation-here also should be our conscience.

Caspar W. Weinberger

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

W. R. Inge

A nation, like a person, has a mind - a mind that must be kept informed and alert, that must know itself, that understands the hopes and needs of its neighbors - all the other nations that live within the narrowing circle of the world

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.

Molly Ivins

No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise

Marian Anderson

It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.

George W. Bush

And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation.

John Hookham Frere

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.

Benjamin Disraeli

I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation.

Hirohito

Patriotism means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagerness to serve, not support for unjust claims, but frank assessment of its vices and sins, and penitence for them

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.

Hubert H. Humphrey

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable.It fell to me to express it.

Winston Churchill

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.

Somerset Maugham

The greatest man is he who forms the taste of a nation; the next greatest is he who corrupts it

Joshua Reynolds

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the sound of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.

Jawaharial Nehru
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