Quotes: nations

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  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry Kissinger
    American politician 1923-
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    For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonal experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
  • Goldwin Smith
    Goldwin Smith
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    Above all nations is humanity.
  • After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.
  • All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    America's can-do spirit cast a warm glow across nations and cultures, generating more goodwill and support for our country's ideals and causes than had otherwise been possible.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
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    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.
  • Carol Bellamy
    Carol Bellamy
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    And most importantly perhaps, children can learn about their rights, share their knowledge with the children of other nations, identify problems with them and establish how they might work together to address them.
  • Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those 'others'. Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that.
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