Nation Quotes

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground

Winston Churchill

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell

Thomas Merton

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner

No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity

Thomas Jefferson

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.

Woodrow T. Wilson

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

Marian Anderson

Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.

Molly Ivins

From hence, let fierce contending nations know, What dire effects from civil discord flow

Joseph Addison

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

W. R. Inge

[Here] rests the soul of our nation-here also should be our conscience.

Caspar W. Weinberger

Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible

Norman Angell

A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character

Otto Bauer

There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help

Charles Dudley Warner

In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.

Walter Bagehot

Nations, like men, have their infancy.

Henry Bolingbroke

Nations have always good reasons for being what they are, and the best of all is that they cannot be otherwise.

Marquis De Custine

Men may be linked in friendship. Nations are linked only by interests.

Rolf Hochhuth

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.

Aldous Huxley

A nation is the same people living in the same place.

James Joyce

Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.

Lydia Sigourney

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.

Mark Twain

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.

Charles Dudley Warner

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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