Quotations on Nation

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Certainly our goal is to leave Iraq, but we can't leave Iraq with our forces until we know that the Iraqi security forces are capable and efficient enough to defend the sovereignty of the nation.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Goal, Iraq, Nation, Security)

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Men, Blind, Fate, Nation, Nations)

There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Lies, Mystery, Nation, Ocean)

Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)

In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
- Idi Amin
(Keywords: People, Country, Law, Nation, Order)

I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Hope, America, Culture, Nation, Will, World)

Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible.
- Norman Angell
(Keywords: Peace, Nation, Nations)

There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Idea, Film, Football, Literature, Nation, Today)

I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Men, Women, Cause, Discontent, Revolution, Nation, Rebellion)

When you won that title you should know now that you are representing a whole country or nation with your actions and you are now in a glass house or under a microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: People, Actions, Country, Nation, Now)

What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Family, People, Country, Help, Mankind, Nation, Respect, Wrong)

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

I don't believe America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another nation. It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation or what we should be as a nation.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: America, Nation, Will)

The FBI has long been a part of the security for the nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Banks, Nation, Security)

They're sheep. They like Bush enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they're next on the list. The president comes along, and he's got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he's going to save them.
- Ed Asner
(Keywords: People, Credit, Nation, President, Sheep)

You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Victory, Being, End, Example, Nation, State, Will)

It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Civil rights, Honor, Nation, Voting)

Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Education, Values, Children, Nation, Parents, Schools, Teaching)

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: War, Power, Wisdom, Morality, Democracy, Fight, Nation, Right, World, World war)

The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Business, Ability, America, Nation, Service)

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: History, War, Winning, Future, Nation, World, World war)

The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants to help the poorest school districts across the Nation offset these unexpected and challenging costs.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Act, Crisis, Energy, Help, Nation, School)

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Genius, Nation, Spirit, Wit)

It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue.
- Brian Baird
(Keywords: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: People, Communism, Existence, Labor, Nation, State, Will)

Our goal is to make Maine the healthiest state in the nation and reduce our overall health care costs.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Health, Goal, Care, Nation, State)

I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: People, Diversity, Nation, Needs, Respect, State, Want)

Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation.
- George Ball
(Keywords: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
- Joe Barton
(Keywords: History, Sacrifice, America, Heroes, Nation, Stars)

The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields.
- Joe Barton
(Keywords: Men, Women, Birthday, Act, American, Democracy, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

U.S. nuclear technology is one of this nation's most valuable secrets, and it should have been protected.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Technology, Nation, Secrets)

We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character.
- Otto Bauer
(Keywords: Men, Character, Community, Fate, Nation, United)

Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: Men, Children, Mothers, Nation, Responsibility)

And I also serve on a caucus that addresses financial literacy for young people in this country. And it is so hypocritical that we want to talk to these kids about how to better manage their money when we are not doing a good job with our Nation's resources.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Money, People, Financial, Country, Job, Kids, Nation, Talk, Want)

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation - especially in the suburbs.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Identity, Nation, Theft)

Many seventh graders I know in Illinois, as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Education, Quality, Children, Constitution, Nation, Pretty)

But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: History, Work, Act, Civil liberties, Nation, Years)

Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding or inventing a European nation which, as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Government, Democracy, Nation, State)

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Keywords: Control, Nation, Will, World)

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Time, Evil, Nation, Reputation, Waiting, Windows)

For a man to come right out and say he does not believe in the Old Testament, I think many Catholics across the nation as well as the world are offended by Bill O'Reilly claiming he's an Irish Catholic.
- Stephen Bennett
(Keywords: Irish, Man, Nation, Old, Right, World)

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
- Annie Besant
(Keywords: Arguments, Class, Crowds, Hatred, Liberty, Nation, Passion)

The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Time, American, Americans, Causes, Nation, Nations, Right, Self, United)

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Patriotism, War, Country, Existence, Nation, Needs, Vice)

No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

As the Nation's primary supporter of research in the physical sciences, the DOE Office of Science led the way in creating a unique system of large-scale, specialized, often one-of-a-kind facilities for scientific discovery.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Science, Discovery, Nation, Office, Research)



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