Quotation Explorer - 'Nations'

Big nations are like chickens. They like to make big noises, but very often it is no more than squabbling.
If the United Nations wants to do something to be remembered forever, I guess that would be freeing people from insanity of religion. - M.F. Moonzajer
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
When nations grow old the Arts grow coldAnd commerce settles on every tree - William Blake
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. - Abraham Flexner
I am utterly convinced that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will eventually unite not to destroy but to edify, and that the future will belong to those who have done the most for the sake of suffering humanity. - Louis Pasteur
I am on a mission to spread more love on this planet. It is shocking to me to see how little attention to spreading love there is. I will not rest until I am the AMBASSADOR FOR LOVE for the United Nations. It is time to give love its voice, its place, and its impact in the hearts of all mankind. - Monika Zands
I will follow anyone... And tell everyone...How grateful I am...To the Western nations. - Widad Akreyi
A nation’s people must love each other, otherwise there will remain no nation! The world’s nations must love each other otherwise there will remain no world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change. - Muhammad Ali
HYENA, n. A beast held in reverence by some oriental nations from its habit of frequenting at night the burial-places of the dead. But the medical student does that. - Ambrose Bierce
Inhabitants of underdeveloped nations and victims of natural disasters are the only people who have ever been happy to see soybeans.
Peace with all nations, and the right which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object. - Thomas Jefferson
Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations. - Doctrine and covenants 115:5
Every major outward change must first begin in the mind .So for us to expect development in our nations, we must first bring development to the minds and understandings of our people. The change we quest for outwardly must first be attained inwardly. - Sunday Adelaja
Great treasures bring out great greed in the hearts of men and great greed has been the downfall of many nations. - from "Opoponax Dreams - Genieve Dawkins
For us to expect development in our nations, we must first bring development to the minds and understandings of our people.The change we quest for outwardly must first be attained inwardly. - Sunday Adelaja
All Socialism is Democratic Socialism. Socialist nations take away civil liberties by referendum. - A.E. Samaan
A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. - Ben Okri
Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. - George Washington
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford. - Hannah Arendt
If a nation blames other nations for its problems, most likely that nation will always be having problems. - Debasish Mridha
There are many countries but few nations. We are committed to building Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live - Fela Durotoye
As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. - President George Washington
For she could not really know how profound had become my mistrust of a world in which wars could still come into evil flower, and in which individuals could play with and brutally alter the myriad personal fates of whole nations of men and women. - Kenneth MacKenzie
Some one remarked that the best way to unite all the nations on this globe would be an attack from some other planet. In the face of such an alien enemy, people would respond with a sense of their unity of interest and purpose. We have the next thing to that at the present time - John Dewey Speech 1917
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. - Stanley Kubrick
As Christians we are called to make disciples of all the nations, meeting them where they are and serving them in ways that are relevant and meaningful. That is the challenge: as the church, to remain relevant and meaningful, in efforts to reach all people where they are in a way they need. - Kellen Roggenbuck
Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy - Phyllis McGinley
Listen to all the conversations of our world, between nations as well as between individuals. They are, for the most part, dialogues of the deaf. - Paul Tournier
This nation was founded by many men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. - John F. Kennedy
All we know about the new economic world tells us that nations which train engineers will prevail over those which train lawyers. No nation has ever sued its way to greatness. - Richard Lamm
People and nations cannot be happy, if they do not acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ - Sunday Adelaja
A country as such does not be good or bad, only the people are good or bad, that too change by generations and this scenario is same to any nations. what India really have is a rich legacy.. nothing else - Rajesh Nanoo
The level of Personal Responsibility in developed countries is averagely much higher than is seen in developing nations. - Sunday Adelaja
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
The future belongs to nations who have grains not guns. - Dr. MS Swaminathan
The general public of the wireless western nations are very tolerant to the radiation poisoning of the next generation of children by their corporate controlled governments. - Steven Magee
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations. - Lyndon B. Johnson
A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible - indeed, inevitable - the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody. - Arthur C. Clarke
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that is why we have the United Nations. - Kofi Annan
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none. - Joseph de Maistre
A clarion call to the 7000 remnants who are yet to bow their knees to Baal, to arise and come out of the wilderness to take charge of the guard that would lead their Nations and church to the promise land - Sunday Adelaja
The life of nations no less than that of men is lived largely in the imagination. - Enoch Powell
Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus. - John Ashcroft
Great nations leave great ruins, great men leave great memories - Habyarimana Bangambiki
We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community. - Haile Selassie I
If every citizen can get rid of indiscipline syndrome, we have immense potential to build more productive, conflict-free, harmonious and peaceful communities, societies, cities, nations and world. - Vishwas Chavan
There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans...Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Nigeria is a country with abundance of wealth, but because of lack of truth and integrity, the wealth are stolen, but the paradox of the whole thing is, this stolen wealth always find their way to nations with no apparent natural wealth, but with a high credit of degree of truth and honesty. - Sunday Adelaja
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death. - John F. Kennedy
God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country." - Benjamin Franklin
​The destiny of nations depends upon the manner in which they feed themselves. - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings or orientation... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger. - Ben Okri
No wonder Americans hate politics when, year in and year out, they hear politicians make promises that won't come true because they don't even mean them - campaign fantasies that win elections but don't get nations moving again. - Bill Clinton
There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which... is within the souls of men. - Black Elk
Did you know that every two hours the nations of this world spend as much on armaments as they spend on the children of this world every year? - Peter Ustinov
The sacrifice ‘of’ self for the greater good is the greatest calling imaginable, and it is the bedrock of the greatest nations. The sacrifice ‘for’ self is the most pathetic calling imaginable, and it is the quicksand within which nations perish. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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
What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa? - W.E.B. Du Bois
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. - Winston S. Churchill
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I was astonished at the effect my successful landing in France had on the nations of the world. To me, it was like a match lighting a bonfire.
If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations.When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world. - Confucius
He who wars against the arts, wars not against nations, but against all mankind. - Arthur Urbane Dilley
So much barbarism, however, still remains in the transactions of most civilized nations, that almost all independent countries choose to assert their nationality by having, to their inconvenience and that of their neighbors, a peculiar currency of their own. - John Stuart Mill
Great things seem complex and cause the nations to rush towards the minor things that seem easy to reach, hence, they perish. And again my memory echoes…my people die for lack of knowledge. - Blaise Tshibwabwa
If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose somber shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. - George Washington
The disease of intolerance is not communicated only in religious groups. I’ve seen it infect racial groups, economic groups and even whole nations (where it is often cleverly disguised as patriotism). Intolerance always fences people out. It creates one group we call US. And the rest we call THEM. - Steve Goodier
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. - Voltaire
Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right. - Arthur Schopenhauer
A smile or a tear has not nationality; joy and sorrow speak alike to all nations, and they, above all the confusion of tongues, proclaim the brotherhood of man - Frederick Douglass
Lets reflect the hopes of the nations under oppression, injustice and brutality. All they see is Unknown suffering Of an empty heart and soul and thus their suffering is unknown. We cannot do everything; but still we can do something. Lend a hand to support the suffering ones. - Auliq Ice
Justice suffers when men refuse to stand firm for what is right. If we don’t fight lawlessness, it prevails. If we don’t establish the truth in our nations, truth becomes foreign in the country. God says there is no man when there is nobody who stands for the truth. - Sunday Adelaja
A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward. - Sir Winston Churchill
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. - Jawaharlal Nehru
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. - John F. Kennedy
An in-depth study of the true reason for greatness of nations, will always lead a thorough researcher to the factor of virtues and values - Sunday Adelaja
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. - Theodore Roosevelt
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance. - Bible
Entre los individuos, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz -- Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace. - Benito Juárez
That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations is as shocking as it is true... - Thomas Paine
An all-out attack on evolutionist thinking is possibly the only real hope our nations have of rescuing themselves from an inevitable social and moral catastrophe. - Ken Ham
Even though we live in an unfair world, where some men and nations acquire their wealth in ways that are not always as straightforward as we would like it to be, yet in the midst of it all, it is not impossible to discover principles and secrets for the greatness of nations. - Sunday Adelaja
What the world needs today is a definite, spiritual mobilization of the nations who belive in God against this tide of Red agnosticism. ...And in rejecting an atheistic other world, I am confident that the Almighty God will be with us.
If we want our nations to be truly great we must lay less emphasis on material wealth, natural resources or even human resources. - Sunday Adelaja
In nations where to most people, the personal responsibility of a citizen towards the nation does not really mean anything, most citizens of such nations end up playing the blame game - Sunday Adelaja
Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. - Abba Eban
Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand. - Aphra Behn
The revolution in global communications thus forces all nations to reconsider traditional ways of thinking about national sovereignty. - George Shultz
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. - David M. Friedman
With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
A non-reading society is nothing but a miserable society; a non-reading nation will be nothing but a disgrace of all other nations! - Mehmet Murat ildan
In my opinion, one of the answers to the question of underdevelopment of nations, is in the CULTURE of DIGNITY OF LABOR. - Sunday Adelaja
All peoples and nations are of one family, the children of one Father, and should be to one another as brothers and sisters. - Bahá'u'lláh
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on.[Address before the United Nations, September 20 1963] - John F. Kennedy
Very soon nations will understand that in reality Water is the most expensive natural resource for their survivals. Not Middle East oil neither African gold. - M.F. Moonzajer
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. - Abba Eban
Nations, like men, are wary of truth, for truth is too often not beautiful. - Addison Gayle Jr.
Personal Responsibility of each citizen before the nation, is usually well defined in all developed nations. - Sunday Adelaja
Seemingly from the dawn of man all nations have had governments; and all nations have been ashamed of them. - G. K. Chesterton
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
There are, in the affairs of men and nations, inexorable tides from which they cannot remain aloof. - Louis L'Amour
Nations rise and fall, flourish and decay, by what they believe in and by what their culture stands for. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not enough to limit your love to your own nation, to your own group. You must respond with love even to those outside of it. . . . This concept enables people to live together not as nations, but as the human race.
Teachers are the one and only people who save nations. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. - ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. - Jimmy Carter
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them. - Henry James
If a nation blames other nations for their problems, most likely the citizens of the nations will do the same thing. - Debasish Mridha
Civilisation and the life of nations are governed by the same laws as prevail throughout nature and organic life. - Ernst Haeckel
Nations are as equal as so many madmen or drunkards. - Fritz Leiber
BOUNDARY, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other. - Ambrose Bierce
Among the individuals, as well as among nations, respecting the other people's rights leads to peace. (Entre los individuos, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la Paz.) - Benito Juarez Garcia
Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind.[Address before the United Nations, September 25 1961] - John F. Kennedy
Wo Hunger herrscht, ist auf die Dauer kein Friede.("Where there is hunger, there cannot be lasting peace.)Speech before the United Nations General Assembly, September 26, 1973 - Willy Brandt
Nations are not poor or rich because of their wealth but exceptional morality. - M.F. Moonzajer
They were from different generations, culture, nations. But even these things did not divide them so much as their separate conceptions of what it meant to be a woman. - Patricia Duncker
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends. - Henry A. Wallace
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely when they have exhausted all other alternatives. - Abba Eban
Clever nations are the ones who keep changing their governments! Because power must change hands otherwise it will get spoiled and rot! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The truth therefore is that great nations become great not because of their amount of wealth an Great nations become great thanks to their wealth of truth, honesty and other virtues the natural resources. - Sunday Adelaja
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - Thomas Jefferson
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