Nation Quotes

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common fear of its neighbors.

W. R. Inge

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.

Martin Luther King Jr

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation more than its wealth

Dwight David Eisenhower

The system of transportation is not coherent; it is not treated as integral. Roads compete with with railroads and airlines in chaotic fashion, and at immense cost to the nation.

Anthony Stafford Beer

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.

Honore De Balzac

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.

Dr.Benjamin McLane Spock

Man being reasonable must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication; Glory, the grape, love, gold - in these are sunk - The hopes of all men and of every nation

Lord Byron

A nation rushing hastily too and fro, busily employed in idleness.

Phaedrus

A nation rushing hastily too and fro, busily employed in idleness.

Phaedrus

At its conceptual heart, xenophobia is a fear of the 'other', with the 'other' most often being defined by differential (contemporary) nation-state 'membership'.

Dale T. McKinley

Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, ...

Barack Obama

I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.

GEORGE H.W. BUSH

I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.

Harry S Truman

Whatever career you may choose for yourself - doctor, lawyer, teacher - let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights. Make it a central part of your life. It will make you a better doctor, a better lawyer, a better teacher. It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can. It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring from love and selflessly helping your fellow man. Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.

Martin Luther King Jr

More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act.

Lee Haney

The big threat to America is the way we react to terrorism by throwing away what everybody values about our country--a commitment to human rights. America is a great nation because we are a good nation. When we stop being a good nation, we stop being great.

BOBBY KENNEDY

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place

Marian Wright Edelman

Our loyalties must transend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.

Martin Luther King Jr

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.

Marianne Williamson

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength--it's diversity.

Melissa Etheridge

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

Dave Barry

If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools.

William Penn

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.

Calvin Coolidge

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

William Somerset Maugham
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