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Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations;
entangling alliances with none.
- Thomas Jefferson

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The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

 

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

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


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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 Friedman

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I cannot lead you into battle.
I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else -
I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands
and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
- Elizabeth II

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that
the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices,
the expanse of glass in individual offices is said
to be a dead giveaway as to rank.
Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
- Enid Nemy

If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs,
other nations may well follow suit and some may buy
such weapons from the North Koreans.
- Robert F. Ellsworth

The fight against terror is a common imperative for
democracies and must become so for all nations.
- Lionel Jospin

Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
- Warren Buffett

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that
devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented
for the League of Nations.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
- John Milton

Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world,
we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people.
- Tony Campolo

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw
nations and self-serving special interest groups.
- Ginny B. Waite

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments,
and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail,
and to be seen to fail.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat
statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration,
such a Declaration becomes superfluous;
an ethic is more than rights.
- Hans Kung

I look askance at any movement which assists in making
the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes
and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion
between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
- Elihu Root

Both the American people and nations that censor the
internet should understand that our government is committed
to helping promote internet freedom.
- Hillary Clinton

Finally, we should help developing nations like China
and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas,
which is driving world prices higher.
- Bobby Jindal

Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial
judgments in a world court of law,
they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war.
- Belva Lockwood

It is a commonplace that the League of Nations is not
yet-what its most enthusiastic protagonists intended it to be.
- Hjalmar Branting

As long as the problem of world reconstruction remains
the center of interest for all nations,
blocs having similar attitudes will form and operate
even within the League itself.
- Hjalmar Branting

If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat
in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
- Thomas Gray

The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate
against the vilification of religions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The blood and sweat shed by United States and United
Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind
the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period.
- Kim Y. Sam

Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations -
adopted unanimously -
called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

Nations are born in the hearts of poets,
they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
- Muhammad Iqbal

These measures may not constitute an absolute guarantee of peace,
but, in my opinion, they constitute the greatest preventive
measures ever adopted by nations.
- Frank B. Kellogg

The diplomatic representatives of the United States
of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews.
- Julius Streicher

The nations of antiquity rolled away in the current of ages,
Israel alone remained one indestructible edifice of gray antiquity...
preserved by an internal and marvelous power.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

And those are the Rich, who transmit what they have to their Posterity;
whereby particular Families become rich;
and of such are compounded Cities,
Countries, Nations, etc.
- Dudley North

And in this community, as in all others,
the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward
other nations as we would have them act towards America.
- Adam Schiff

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling
arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries.
- Terry Southern

The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations -
great or small -
to have weight,
to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor
in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If we go back in the history of different nations,
violence and the use of force are part of their heritage.
These are the traditions of mankind.
- Harri Holkeri

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

We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are
developing longer range missiles.
We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat.
- Jim Saxton

His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations.
His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success.
And His presence with us leaves us no other choice.
- John Stott

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations.
It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston

However, the Government has made it clear that we do
not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing
nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy.
- Estelle Morris

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted
all the other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

In fact, many nations currently refuse to support embryonic
stem cell research of any kind.
- Nathan Deal

In fact, effective solidarity with the poor,
both individual persons and entire nations,
is indispensable for the construction of peace.
- Claudio Hummes

China is one of the world's greatest proliferators
of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations.
- Fred Thompson

We could raise prodigious cities and create nations,
and explore the universe.
- Jose C. Orozco

If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed,
the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and
urgently strive toward a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Let peace, descending from her native heaven,
bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations;
and plenty,
in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
- Daniel Boone

So far as it depends on the course of this government,
our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously
cultivated with all nations.
- John Tyler

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered;
for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
- Henry A. Kissinger

All these other nations seem to appreciate what I'm
doing and they want me to play the furthest out things.
- Sun Ra

No nation is so great as to be able to afford,
in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly
universal League of Nations.
- Hjalmar Branting

Nations, like plants and human beings,
grow.
And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.
- Claude McKay


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