Quotations on Countries

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Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: People, Countries, Country, Fate, World)

You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Power, Countries, Israel)

In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money.
- Iyad Allawi
(Keywords: Money, Countries, Name, Public)

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: War, Countries, World, World war)

For the first time in history, a private company is organizing a mission to the moon. This mission will inspire countries of the world, citizens, our youth.
- Eric Anderson
(Keywords: Time, History, Company, Countries, First, Mission, Moon, Will, World, Youth)

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: People, Hope, Countries, Open, Poverty, Prosperity, World)

The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries.
- Shiri Appleby
(Keywords: People, Countries, Questions)

At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)

While there's been much progress on terrorism, there's still much work to do and it is very important that the countries work together in order to address this threat together.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Keywords: Work, Progress, Countries, Order, Terrorism)

The U.S. routinely ranks lower than other countries in health outcomes such as infant mortality.
- Tammy Baldwin
(Keywords: Health, Countries, Mortality)

Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: Cooperation, Countries, Europe, Evil, Order, Terrorism)

I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Muslim, Advice, Countries, Leaders, World)

But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Islam, Countries, Democracy, Liberalism, Trying)

Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Muslim, Countries, Today)

With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Government, Countries, Freedom, Help)

Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Idea, Belgium, Countries, Europe, France, Italy)

Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Children, Countries, Suffering)

While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Technology, Countries, Revolution, World)

Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity.
- Peter Benenson
(Keywords: Being, Countries, Imprisonment, Murder, World)

I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Keywords: Life, Countries, Now)

Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Survival, Countries, France, Ireland, Nation, Pride, Shame, Support)

All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper - just running down the edges of different countries and continents, 'looking for something'.
- Elizabeth Bishop
(Keywords: Life, Countries, Running)

Part of protecting our homeland means being less dependent on foreign countries for our energy.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Being, Countries, Energy)

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.
- Art Blakey
(Keywords: Art, People, America, American, Countries, Jazz, World)

The aristocracy of Western Europe has absolutely tabooed silver in those countries and driven it away from there. Here it finds its only resting place.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Aristocracy, Countries, Europe)

So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in.
- Jim Bolger
(Keywords: Politics, Countries, Interest)

Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent, with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing to work on strengthening these ties.
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Keywords: Work, Cooperation, Countries, Today)

When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Education, Health, People, Care, Countries, Rights, Generosity, Human rights, Principles, Solidarity)

In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: African, Countries, Duty, Solidarity)

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Peace, Countries, Independence, Stability)

Help is even being offered from across the ocean, as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to offer financial and material support to the American people.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: People, Financial, American, Being, Countries, Help, Ocean, Support)

During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Progress, Countries, Famine, Past, Production, Years)

Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Agriculture, Countries, Population)

Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Change, Progress, Countries, Revolution, Now, Production, Rain)

When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
- Terry Bradshaw
(Keywords: Thought, People, Countries, Football, Geography, Play)

So, the international community are all the countries that are important: the United States definitely everywhere; the European Union because it is very important, and also, they do show a great deal of international responsibility; and then the local players.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Community, Countries, Responsibility, states, United)

We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food.
- Gordon Brown
(Keywords: Food, Agriculture, Countries, Desire, Investment)

I think, like many others, I realized that only the massive introduction of American support in one form or another, could possibly bring about a rehabilitation of the economies of those countries within a reasonable time.
- David Bruce
(Keywords: Time, American, Countries, Support)

Yeah, that's what kind of, we get the idea a little bit yeah, because other people from different countries also try as hard as they can to get a medal or a gold medal in the Olympic Games. And you know, if they can work hard, we can work hard as well.
- Inge de Bruijn
(Keywords: Work, People, Idea, Countries, Games, Gold)

This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a serious brake on the development efforts of many countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Development, Burden, Countries, Disease)

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Diet, Development, Countries, Right)

More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Environmental, Development, Countries, Understanding)

We can demonstrate, by our own example, how E.U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Work, Countries, Economy, Example, Freedom)

The E.U. imports more agricultural goods from developing countries around the world than does the U.S., Canada and Japan, combined.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Canada, Countries, World)

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government.
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Keywords: Government, Power, Christ, Countries, Europe)

It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Government, Money, Countries, Events, Public, Punishment)

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Men, Beer, Countries, Opium, Pressure, Wine)

I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical physics in developing countries.
- John Cameron
(Keywords: Medical, Time, Countries, Energy, Physics)



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