Quotations on Nation

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Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Imagination, Belief, Failure, Supernatural)

With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination, on an epic poem.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Poetry, Determination, Man)

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)

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Nation, Necessity, Right)

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)

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Imagination, Country, Invention, Man, Office)

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Imagination, Charm, Eye, Wonder)

It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.
- Henry Addington
(Keywords: Determination, Deep, Parliament, Regret)

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Imagination, Soul, Idea, Curiosity, Pleasure)

One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Imagination, Scientists)

Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Discrimination, Tact)

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Imagination, Success, Act, Kindness)

Our nation is today a powerful nation.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Nation, Today)

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Keywords: Imagination, Desire, Detail, Mind)

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)

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
- William Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Earth, Forget, Resignation, Snow, Spring)

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Imagination, Man)

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)

I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Determination, Generosity, President)

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)

The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)

What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Conflict, Discrimination, Rights, Inequality, Liberty, Order, Reform)

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)

The U.S. is, so far as I know, the only nation which places such extensive reliance on the polygraph. It has gotten us into a lot of trouble.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Nation, Trouble)

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)

It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Imagination, Ideas, Waiting)

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)

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti
(Keywords: Success, Motivation, Determination, Goal, Commitment, Desire, Excellence, Key, Pursuit, Will)

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)

It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: Imagination, Talent, Skill, Today)

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

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 first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

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)

I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Imagination, Ability)

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)

I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Father, Son, Affection, Alienation, Law)

To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination.
- Frank Auerbach
(Keywords: Imagination, Work, People, Beginning, Magic, Sense, Will)

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Imagination, Genius, Reason, Understanding)

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Imagination, Love, Admiration, Lady, Matrimony)

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Nation, Rest, Will)

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)



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