Nation Quotes

A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society

Thomas Jefferson

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.

Lucretia Mott

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten

Kemal Ataturk

No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.

Edward R. Murrow

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Confucius

No nation has friends only interests

Charles de Gaulle

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

Ben Okri

In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.

Augusto Roa Bastos

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Alexander Hamilton

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.

Charles de Montesquieu

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.

Abba Eban

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

Thomas Jefferson

No modern nation has ever constructed a foreign policy that was acceptable to its intellectuals

Irving Kristol

I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation.

Hirohito

[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.

Theodore Parker

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,

Charlton Heston

All through history it's the nations that have given most to generals and the least to the people that have been the first to fall

Harry S Truman

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

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

Joseph Anderson

The nation which reposes on the pillow of political confidence, will sooner or later end its political existence in a deadly lethargy

James Madison

The laws of a nation form the most instructive portion of its history

Edward Biggon

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -- the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

John Ruskin

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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