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Nation Quotes

The term ‘nation’ is actually derived from the word 'Nation' which means to be born. Any nation represents a group of people who share a common history, culture, language or ethnic origin ruled by a same government. Did you know that there are a whopping number of 194 nations on Earth, which also includes Taiwan and Vatican City that incidentally are not the members of United Nations? Let’s get into detail and read some of the most famous Nation Quotations & Sayings.

Lindsey Graham

The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we'll be.

Energy Environment
Hugh Grant

Brexit was a fantastic example of a nation shooting itself full in the face.

Face Brexit
Douglas MacArthur

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

Steve King

All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens.

Mahatma Gandhi

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

Catherine the Great

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

Xi Jinping

The Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

Mitch McConnell

For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation's problems. He hasn't been working to earn reelection. He's been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.

Susan B. Anthony

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.

Barack Obama

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.

Alexander Hamilton

The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.

Dianne Feinstein

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

Ted Cruz

We need to remain a nation that doesn't just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.

William Gibson

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.

Technology Children
Hillaire Belloc

It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.

Sandra Day O'Connor

I had become increasingly concerned in recent years about the lack of civics education in our nation's schools. In recent years, the schools have stopped teaching it. And it's unfortunate.

Tulsi Gabbard

The divisiveness that threatens the fabric of our nation - whether due to race, religion, political ideology, gender, sexual orientation, or other - must end.

Religion
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We must think and act like a nation of a billion people and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream!

Brett Kavanaugh

The nation certainly would have been better off if President Clinton could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots.

Calvin Coolidge

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.

Dan Quayle

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.

Ronald Reagan

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'

Frederick Douglass

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

David Lloyd George

Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.

Thomas Merton

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

George Soros

We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.

Christopher Morley

New York, the nation's thyroid gland.

Compromise is not such ignoble and deplorable a thing as we generally think. It is rather an indispensable factor in the political strategy. Any nation that rises against the oppressors is bound to fail in the beginning and to gain partial reforms during the medieval period of its struggle through compromises.

Mahatma Gandhi

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Democracy is about institutions: it's about having things like schools and judiciary and the Ford Foundation, or 'The Nation' magazine - you need progressive institutions, you know what I mean? Those are important institutions to make sure that the government functions.

Dianne Feinstein

Rogue internet pharmacies continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Americans. Simply put, a few unethical physicians and pharmacists have become drug suppliers to a nation.

Eric Hoffer

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.

Malcolm X

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Jon Jones

A lot of coaches in MMA focus on MMA wrestling. My coach, his high school team is ranked 10th in the nation. Izzy Martinez is very connected to the wrestling community.

Bob Marley

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

Demolition Healing
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.

Jacinda Ardern

I credit the women who came before me and credit New Zealanders for welcoming me having a child... positivity outweighed negativity. I'm proud of the nation.

Xi Jinping

During the civilisation and development process of more than 5,000 years, the Chinese nation has made an indelible contribution to the civilisation and advancement of mankind.

Our party and the Republic's government will go hand in hand with anyone who truly desires the country's reunification and the nation's peaceful prosperity and will make responsible and patient efforts to accomplish the historic cause of the fatherland's reunification.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation's seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.

Mitt Romney

We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.

Xi Jinping

The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is no walk in the park or mere drum-beating and gong-clanging.

Sun Tzu

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

James Madison

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

Confucius

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

George W. Bush

It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.

Carl Sandburg

When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.

Sandra Day O'Connor

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.

Success
Robert Kennedy

In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.

Golda Meir

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Samuel Johnson

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.

Alexander Hamilton

The honor of a nation is its life.

Vladimir Putin

In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered; national traditions, differences in nation and culture are being erased.

James Comey

Unfortunately, in places like Ferguson, in New York City and in some communities across this nation, there is a disconnect between police agencies and the citizens they serve, predominately in communities of color.

Police
Zora Neale Hurston

It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.

Edward Snowden

I do agree that when it comes to cyber warfare, we have more to lose than any other nation on earth.

Kellyanne Conway

Of course there's racism in this country, and we have a terrible history of that in this nation.

Ludwig van Beethoven

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Abraham Lincoln

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.

Alexander Hamilton

In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.

Fred Rogers

I believe that those of us who are the producers and purveyors of television, I believe that we are the servants of this nation.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My 2020 Vision for India is to transform it into a developed nation. That cannot be abstract; it is a lifeline.

Ted Cruz

The essence of the conservative message should be we want a dynamic nation where anybody with nothing can achieve anything.

If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it's vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is harmony in the house; when there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation; when there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.

Gavin Newsom

As goes California, so goes the rest of the nation.

Amitabh Bachchan

We must have song and dance in our lives; we've had it ever since the inception of cinema in India. Our stories are very social-based, very human-based. We are a very emotional nation.

Dancing Cinema
Sean Penn

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.

Edward Snowden

When you use any kind of internet-based capability, any kind of electronic capability, to cause damage to a private entity or a foreign nation or a foreign actor, these are potential acts of war.

Benjamin Disraeli

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

Sonia Sotomayor

I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation's finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities.

Kellyanne Conway

Very few people know anybody like John McCain, someone who suffered and had his body, yet not his spirit, broken for six years as a POW and who has served his nation.

John F. Kennedy

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

George W. Bush

Our nation must come together to unite.

Togetherness
Rupert Murdoch

We all know growth is absolutely vital to a free society. No one should want Australia to be a stag-nation: a nation with a stagnant economy and stagnant aspirations.

People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview.

Benjamin Disraeli

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

George H. W. Bush

Poland should be strong and prosperous and independent and play its proper role as a great nation in the heart of Europe.

Meghan Markle

I'm a California girl, right? I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation.

Alexis de Tocqueville

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.

In any democratic, civilized - even non-democratic nations, if you are a nation, it means to say that in our case, if there's a hurricane in Louisiana, the people of Vermont are there for them. If there's a tornado in the Midwest, we are there for them. If there's flooding in the East Coast, the people in California are there for us.

Aldous Huxley

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

Mitch McConnell

Our nation has a regrettable history of drawing down our forces and readiness after each conflict, only to find ourselve ill-prepared for the next great struggle.

If we as a nation are to break the cycle of poverty, crime and the growing underclass of young people ill equipped to be productive citizens, we need to not only implement effective programs to prevent teen pregnancy, but we must also help those who have already given birth so that they become effective, nurturing, bonding parents.

Ernest Hemingway

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

Sandra Day O'Connor

A state of war is not a blank check... when it comes to the rights of the Nation's citizens.

Sandra Day O'Connor

My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move.

Hillary Clinton

Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.

Dianne Feinstein

We cannot expect to keep our nation's secrets secure - or provide meaningful oversight for our intelligence agencies - if proper classification of our country's secrets is as likely as a coin flip.

President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat.

Jurnee Smollett

With 'Underground,' we see that the wounds that we all, as a nation, inflicted upon our brothers and sisters during slavery have not been healed.

James Madison

The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.