Quotation Explorer - 'National'

Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care. - Paul Farmer
I want to put on the table, not why 85% of the members of the National Academy of Sciences reject God, I want to know why 15% of the National Academy don’t. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Web is the national MLS already. It’s happened. You’re arguing over yesterday’s news. - Rich Barton-Founder Expedia and Zillow
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts. - Abraham Lincoln
At the beginning of a great national change, the patriot is a scarce man: scorned, ridiculed and forgotten. When his cause succeeds, however, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. - Mark Twain
The National Rifle Association says, 'Guns don't kill people. People do'. But I think the gun helps. - Eddie Izzard
The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life. - Theodore Roosevelt
It began to falter not when the book publishers who loved books gave way to those who preferred profits to reading. It happened when publishers and editors cut back on their drinking. If there is one national flower in book publishing, it is the martini. - Al Silverman
If you truly love film, I think the healthiest thing to do is not read books on the subject. I prefer the glossy film magazines with their big color photos and gossip columns, or the National Enquirer. Such vulgarity is healthy and safe. - Werner Herzog
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. - Ronald Reagan
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughan
CANNON, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries. - Ambrose Bierce
How much of the national news that you report to the public each night consists of information you've actually gone out and dug up on your own?
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. - Sir Winston Churchill
I don't want prizes. I turned down the National Institute of Arts and Letters when I was elected to it in 1976 on the grounds that I already belonged to the Diner's Club. - Gore Vidal
it is easier to induce national governments to discriminate against foreign producers than to defend the interests of domestic consumers - George W. Stocking
America is a land where a citizen will cross the ocean to fight for democracy - and wont cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughn
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. - Thomas Paine
So many people don't think seriously about the fact that Personal Responsibility is one of the most essential credentials in National transformation - Sunday Adelaja
God gave us the grace and ability to work, because it is only through work we can resolve national issues. - Sunday Adelaja
Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children. - Walt Disney Company
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too. - Richard M. Nixon
It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember. - Eugene McCarthy
We would rather starve than sell our national honor. - Indira Gandhi
Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010) - Patti Smith
Our mission is not to impose our peculiar institutions upon other nations by physical force or diplomatic treachery but rather by internal peace and prosperity to solve the problem of self-government and reconcile democratic freedom with national stability. - Benjamin Harrison
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf. - Lewis Mumford
Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security.
We must clean our national psyche from all manifestation of evil, be it kidnapping, militancy, insurgency, murders or assassinations. - Sunday Adelaja
World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings. - Denis Healey
the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess sucess is our national disease - William James
Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. - George Carlin
I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election. - Walt Whitman
To criticize one's country is to do it a service... Criticism, in short, is more than a right; it is an act of patriotism--a higher form of patriotism, I believe, than the familiar rituals and national adulation. - J. William Fulbright (Senator)
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. - Lucille Ball
We should resolve now that the health of this nation is a national concern; that financial barriers in the way of attaining health shall be removed; that the health of all it's citizens deserves the help of all the nation. - Harry Truman
Most of the so-called experts on a prime time news-hour are so talented that by the time they finish their discussion on one problem without finding its solution, they have another topic of the same national importance ready to merely debate upon to entertain the audience of another channel. - Anuj Somany
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is a pity because this week the National Association of Beholders wrote to tell me that I've got a face like a rucksack full of dented bells. - Charlie Brooker
Most people can’t seem to see the relationship between truth, honesty and national development. - Sunday Adelaja
For a nation to be truly great, she must first identify her national values, enumerate her virtues and formulate her value system. But the most tasking of all these is to develop a culture in her people, that will best represent the proclaimed value systems of the nation. - Sunday Adelaja
The Vatican won't prosecute pedophile priests but I decide I'm not ready for motherhood and it's condemnation for me? These are the same people that won't support national condom distribution that PREVENTS teenage pregnancy. - Sonya Renee Taylor
Human beings don’t necessarily exist inside of (or correspond to) the neat racial, gendered or national boxes into which we often unthinkingly place them.It’s a mistake to ask literature to reinforce such structures. Literature tends to crack them. Literature is where we free ourselves. - Mohsin Hamid
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing. - Alexander Hamilton
REPRESENTATIVE, n. In national politics, a member of the Lower House in this world, and without discernible hope of promotion in the next. - Ambrose Bierce
There is no national problem in the world today, which cannot be resolved by reason alone. - L. Ron Hubbard
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I am completely opposed to the British National Party; I couldn't possibly support people who find fluorescent yellow flyers appealing. - Robert Clark
When national ideals are confined to insignificant issues reflective primarily of a personal choice, there lies a problem of distorted priorities. - Moutasem Algharati
Tonight I’ve been dealing with a known killer, a male whore, a scam artist and now I’ve graduated to talking to a mayor. Who’s next? The President of the National Association of Rodents? - V. Alexander
Attorney served as chief executive officer for the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). - Chris Salamone
We are, in fact, a nation of evangelists; every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow-citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease. - H.L. Mencken
Your personal problem will bring national answer! - Paul Gitwaza
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. - Winston S. Churchill
Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. - Harry Truman
The revolution in global communications thus forces all nations to reconsider traditional ways of thinking about national sovereignty. - George Shultz
If we in Nigeria and Africa generally are to experience a true national transformation, there must be numerous movements championing the cause for truth and honesty in every aspect of our daily affairs. - Sunday Adelaja
We have all been empowered by the web: everyone with a keyboard can now effectively broadcast to a national audience. In a sense, it puts each of us on the same footing as the major media conglomerates, except for AOL, who now apparently own all our thoughts and teeth. - John Hodgman
After getting myself relatively educated in the area of national transformation, I have come to discover that it makes better sense to look at what I could do to fix the problems of the society rather than blaming others for what is wrong in the country. - Sunday Adelaja
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. - Thomas Paine
Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run. - Margaret Mead
Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. - Betty Friedan
Our national emblem has four lions but unfortunately we have highlighted more lambs and wolfs than real lions of our country. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense. - John Hersey
National Health Insurance: The compassion of the IRS The efficiency of the Postal Service All at Pentagon prices!!!!
The events of that day would forever be remembered, and they stood together as a united Marridon, a nation that would lead in innovation and liberality, taking up the thread that had been left for them, the essence of selfless love woven along a national loom. - Michelle Franklin
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest. - John Adams
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. - Abraham Lincoln
National transformation is also attainable through the simple principle of Truth and Honesty - Sunday Adelaja
We must stop calling the looting of our national wealth, a share in the national cake. - Sunday Adelaja
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism."[Address to National Press Club in Washington DC, as quoted in Freedom and Union (April 1952)] - Earl Warren
Attorney served as chief executive officer for the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). He spends lots of dedicated hours in creating the programs for the college lectures in assisting the new young rising scholar and motivate them to attend university. - Chris Salamone
I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. - Ronald Reagan
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. - Richard Feynman
A blind pursuit of cheap popularity has nothing to do with revolution."[Political Report of the National Executive Committee to the forty-ninth A.N.C. National Conference, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 17 December 1994] - Nelson Mandela
No national political party is going to nominate another right-wing candidate for a long time.
MySchool not OurSchools. In the basic logic of policy, there is now no difference between Labor and Liberal/National parties. The unchallenged assumption of national and state policy is that whatever problem exists, market logic can fix it. - Raewyn Connell
Any nation that wishes to enjoy the fruits of development and civilization, must follow the golden rules of this scripture as a national policy and culture. - Sunday Adelaja
...distinction between growth and development. Aggregate growth in national economic indicators need not mean an improved life for the majority of the people. - Raewyn Connell and Nour Dados
Knowledge empowers people with our most powerful tool: the ability to think and decide. There is no power for change greater than a child discovering what he or she cares about. (Speech about Global Warming read on the National Mall for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 2010) - Seymour Simon
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