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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.

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.

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.

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.

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.

Zora Neale Hurston

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

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.

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.

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.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Automation provides us with wondrous increases of production and information, but does it tell us what to do with the men the machines displace? Modern industry gives us the capacity for unparalleled wealth - but where is our capacity to make that wealth meaningful to the poor of every nation?

James Madison

I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution.

Lonliness
Ayn Rand

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.

George W. Bush

Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

Mark Twain

Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.

John F. Kennedy

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

George W. Bush

We cannot let terrorists hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.

George Washington

There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

Sandra Day O'Connor

In terms of having the American people look at the court and think of it as being fair and appropriate for our nation, it helps to have women, plural, on the court.

Dale Carnegie

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.

Lao Tzu

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.

Abraham Lincoln

I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord's side.

James Madison

Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.

Kayleigh McEnany

Indeed, President Trump has proven himself the professional - the adult in the room as Democrats act like small children, incapable of stepping up to the task at hand and certainly incapable of leading the nation.

Children
Lao Tzu

When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.

Henry Ward Beecher

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.

Eric Hoffer

A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come.

Bertrand Russell

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

George W. Bush

Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

Plato

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.

Action
John Ruskin

What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?

Simone Weil

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

Jill Biden

I've said it before, but community colleges are the best-kept secret in the nation.

Richard M. Nixon

Black Americans, no more than white Americans, they do not want more government programs which perpetuate dependency. They don't want to be a colony in a nation.

Winston Churchill

The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.

Richard M. Nixon

Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents.

When I took over as president, I studied the Constitution, and the more I studied it, the more I realised that it does not prevent the president of India from giving the nation a vision. So when I went and presented this vision in Parliament and in legislative assemblies; everyone welcomed it, irrespective of party affiliations.

One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.

Kayleigh McEnany

The Trump administration recognizes that most refugees and immigrants are good people, but practical and temporary measures must be taken to keep this nation safe from the few bad individuals who seek to harm us.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.

Kayleigh McEnany

The very welfare state the Occupy Wall Street protesters so eagerly applaud is what has saddled Greece with colossal debt and left its economy on the brink of collapse, igniting violent protests across the nation.

Winston Churchill

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.