The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers
No nation has friends only interests
To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art: they
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance
No modern nation has ever constructed a foreign policy that was acceptable to its intellectuals
He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation
There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice
[America is] a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.
So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men,
There is nothing that strengthens a nation like reading of a nation's own history, whether that history is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments
The nation which reposes on the pillow of political confidence, will sooner or later end its political existence in a deadly lethargy
The laws of a nation form the most instructive portion of its history
A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains. If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts.
Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship and confidence.
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common fear of its neighbors.