Nation Quotes

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril

Winston Churchill

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

Bertrand Russell

He that is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.

Thomas Paine

The English nation is never so great as in adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

The British nation is unique in this respect: they are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.

Winston Churchill

The British are special. The world knows it. In our innermost thoughts we know it. This is the greatest nation on earth.

Tony Blair

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

Dr. William Ralph Inge

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Gandhi

There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.

Marcus Garvey

A good person only is worthy of a high position and can become the king of a nation.

Rig Veda

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.

Thomas Paine

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.

Frederick Douglas

The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired in value.

Theodore Roosevelt

Political liberty, the tranquility of a nation, nay, knowledge itself, are gifts on which destiny has laid a tax of blood!

Honor de Balzac

The nation has placed its faith in the precept that all laws should be inspired by actual needs here on earth as a basic fact of national life.

Mustafa Kemal Atatrk

And Coleridge, too, has lately taken wing, But, like a hawk encumbered with his hood, Explaining metaphysics to the nationˆ I wished he would explain his explanation.

Rochdale

Explaining metaphysics to the nation - / I wish he would explain his explanation.

Lord Byron

Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being

Stephen Johnson

Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.

Walter Bagehot

Canadian nationalism was systematically encouraged and exploited by American capital. Canada moved from colony to nation to colony.

Harold A. Innis

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

Aldous Huxley

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.

Herbert Croly
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