Nation Quotes

Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing b...

Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing but powerless old poops like myself, heavily medicated and vaguely beloved in the long ago, coming to kiss the boots of young psychopaths. ...Kurt Vonnegut
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โ€œIn individuals, insanity is rare; bu...

โ€œIn individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.โ€ - Friedrich Nietzsche
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โ€œEvery miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resou...

โ€œEvery miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.โ€ - Arthur Schopenhauer
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"My fellow Americans, we are and alw...

"My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too." - Barack Obama
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I donโ€™t care who writes a nationโ€™s laws o...

I donโ€™t care who writes a nationโ€™s laws or crafts its advanced treatises if I can write its economics textbooks --Paul A. Samuelson
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โ€œNations do behave wisely o...

โ€œNations do behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.โ€ - Abba Eban
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"Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary...

"Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure." -Abraham Lincoln
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"Liberty is, to the lowest rank of ev...

"Liberty is, to the lowest rank of every nation, little more than the choice of working or starving." - Samuel Johnson
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โ€œNations are like people. When they grow old and rich and fat t...

โ€œNations are like people. When they grow old and rich and fat they get conservative. They exhaust their energy trying to keep things the way they are - and thatโ€™s against nature.โ€ - Patrick Frank
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"You can tell the ideal...

"You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements" - Norman Douglas
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The life of the nation is secure o...

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous. ~ Fredrick Douglass
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Wherever there is great property, there is great ine...

Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality... for one very rich man, there must be at least five hundred poor. -- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
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"People think more in stories than facts, numbers or ecua...

"People think more in stories than facts, numbers or ecuations, and, the simple the story, the better. Every person, group and nation have their own stories. "- Yuval Noah Harari
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"Itโ€™s better to do too much than to not do enough... I like when people ...

"Itโ€™s better to do too much than to not do enough... I like when people are thinking โ€˜Iโ€™m overreactingโ€™ because that means weโ€™re doing it just right" - Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Mankind is a single bod...

Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. - Mustafa Kemal
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โ€œAs we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more ...

โ€œAs we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.โ€ โ€”Ram Dass
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"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resourc...

"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value." โ€” Theodore Roosevelt
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โ€œGIVE me control of a nationโ€™s mo...

โ€œGIVE me control of a nationโ€™s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.โ€ -Mayer Amschel Rothschild.
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โ€œNationalism does nothing but teach you to hat...

โ€œNationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met, and to take pride in accomplishments you had no part in.โ€ โ€‹ - Doug Stanhope
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If a nation would collectively elect to ...

If a nation would collectively elect to be ruled by a dictator, technically the dictatorship would then be a democracy.-Unknown
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When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensiti...

When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe. - Elie Wiesel
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"Weโ€™ve been hearing this for some time now โ€” Save The Nation from...

"Weโ€™ve been hearing this for some time now โ€” Save The Nation from this, save it from that. The fact is that The Nation needs to be saved from the people who say it should be saved." โ€” Saadat Hasan Manto
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"As man advances in civilisation, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the s...

"As man advances in civilisation, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all the members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him." - Charles Darwin
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"Some national parks have long waiting lists for ca...

"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." โ€” George Carlin
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"The presidency is also a moral office; it calls th...

"The presidency is also a moral office; it calls this nation to its highest values, and it sets the tone for the story that we tell ourselves." ~ Peter Buttigieg
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"...A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer ...

"...A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." - W. Wilson
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โ€œThe strength of a natio...

โ€œThe strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.โ€ - Confucious
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"I don't care if the negros are s...

"I don't care if the negros are slaved or freed, as long as the nation stands together." - Abraham Lincoln
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"Every nation ridicules ...

"Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right." โ€” Arthur Schopenhauer
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"I have left orders to be awakened at an...

"I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting." โ€” Ronald Reagan
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"Insanity in individuals is something ra...

"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." โ€” Friedrich Nietzsche
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โ€˜Patriotism is when love of your own people co...

โ€˜Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.โ€™ - Charles de Gaulle
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Our true nati...

Our true nationality is mankind. ...H. G. Wells
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"Resist much, obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, onc...

"Resist much, obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty" -Walt Whitman
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"We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to n...

"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." โ€” Dave Barry
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Those who want to reap the benefit...

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine.
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"A nation is a detour of nature to arriv...

"A nation is a detour of nature to arrive at six or seven great men. - Yes, and then to get round them " - Friedrich Nietzsche
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You wouldnโ€™t hear a dump truck driving...

You wouldnโ€™t hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant. - Uncle Lewis (National Lampoons Christmas Vacation)
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Can anyone identify the quote about complacency...

Can anyone identify the quote about complacency and compassion being the death of a nation and who said it? Can't find it on the internet anywhere.
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"The United States is a nati...

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." โ€” Frank Zappa
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"As the family goes, so goes the...

"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live"--Pope John Paul II
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Memories lost in a nation's sleep, in the dreams of ...

Memories lost in a nation's sleep, in the dreams of contented sheep, can we ever hope to find solutions? When our country has sold the Constitution ~Agnostic Front
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โ€œHuman kindness has never weakened the stam...

โ€œHuman kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.โ€
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"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall p...

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." ~ John F. Kennedy
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"A nation reveals itself not only by the...

"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers." - John F. Kennedy
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"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what ...

"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about." -- Woodrow Wilson
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โ€˜If a nation values anything...

โ€˜If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom.โ€™ ~Somerset Maugham
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Honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day to day lives. When...

Honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day to day lives. When you are warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity. Healthy, happy families and a healthy peaceful nation are dependent on warm-heartedness. Dalai Lama
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"I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages,...

"I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, six republics, surrounded by seven neighbours, a country in which live eight ethnic minorities." - Josip Broz Tito.
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"On account of being a democracy and run by the people,...

"On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does." โ€” Will Rogers
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"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understan...

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford
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"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trus...

"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big." - Theodore Roosevelt
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โ€œThere are two ways to make a revolution. You can blast your enemy with machine guns until he a...

โ€œThere are two ways to make a revolution. You can blast your enemy with machine guns until he acknowledges the superiority of those holding the machine guns. That is one way. Or you can transform the nation through a revolution of the spirit โ€ฆโ€ Appointed minister of propaganda of Nazi Germany
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โ€œOften, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places ...โ€ ...

โ€œOften, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places ...โ€ -- Dave Martinez (Manager, Washington Nationals, upon winning the 2019 National League Championship pennant)
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"Some national parks have long waiting lists for ca...

"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." โ€” George Carlin
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"In individuals, insanity is rare; bu...

"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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"There is no instance of...

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." --Sun Tzu
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"We don't bother much about dress and manners...

"We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners." โ€” George Bernard Shaw
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The greatness of America lies not in being more e...

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
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"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resourc...

"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value." โ€” Theodore Roosevelt
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"Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer...

"Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us." -Lady Gaga
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"Nationalism is an infantile disease...

"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind." - Albert Einstein (foreshadowing World War II)
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