Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say "What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?" If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.
Religion is an important institution. A nation without religion cannot survive. Yet it is also very important to note that religion is a link between Allah and the individual believer. The brokerage of the pious cannot be permitted. Those who use religion for their own benefit are detestable. We are against such a situation and will not allow it. Those who use religion in such a manner have fooled our people; it is against just such people that we have fought and will continue to fight. Know that whatever conforms to reason, logic, and the advantages and needs of our people conforms equally to Islam. If our religion did not conform to reason and logic, it would not be the perfect religion, the final religion.
The greatest man is he who forms the taste of a nation; the next greatest is he who corrupts it
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.
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty
It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.
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
Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.
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
No nation has ever failed to prosper when its people put God first and their country second
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
[Here] rests the soul of our nation-here also should be our conscience.
Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible
A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character
There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help
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.
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.
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.
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.
We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it
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.
Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen
Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.