Nation Quotes

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

I ask that all Americans demonstrate in their personal and public lives...the high ethical standards that are essential to good character and to the continued success of our nation.

Bill Clinton

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.

Confucius

Life is meaningless without the considerations of faith, love and inherited history in our nation.

Saddam Hussein

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership - the American worker.

US Department of Labor

Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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