Top 80 Nations Quotes

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“Developing nations want to become developed nations.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate.”

― Algernon Sidney

“Whatever the scenario, the dynamism of developing nations, their demographics and competitive power are great sources for superiority.”

― Ali Babacan

“The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Weak and oppressed nations are fundamentally spiritual; strong nations are, as a rule, chiefly materialistic.”

― Ameen Rihani

“The total elimination of nuclear weapons remains the highest disarmament priority of the United Nations.”

― Antonio Guterres

“The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient, and effective.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Corporations, like nations, do not have friends. They have interests.”

― Ari Melber

“Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“The United Nations has a proud record of helping millions of people in mine-affected countries.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“The United Nations is committed to ridding the world of anti-personnel landmines.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“It is possible for great nations to rot from within.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“I’m a member of the US committee o the United Nations.”

― Betty Hill

“The failure of the United Nations – My failure is maybe, in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council.”

― Boutros Boutros-Ghali

“It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations winner.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“Nations, great nations have limitations. All nations have limitations. Even great powers have limitations.”

― Chuck Hagel

“We are the biggest donor to the United Nations, contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget.”

― Cliff Stearns

“The rich agricultural nations are the ones that can adapt to the new biotechnologies.”

― Craig Venter

“Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.”

― Dale Carnegie

“By coordinating with international partners on scientific issues, we strengthen the U.S. scientific enterprise and promote the free exchange of ideas in other nations.”

― Dan Lipinski

“History is not reassuring on the subject of the longevity of seemingly lasting great nations, is it?”

― Dick Cavett

“Education is the cheap defense of nations.”

― Edmund Burke

“The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.”

― Elihu Root

“I had come to regard the U.S. Senate’s rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.”

― Elliot Richardson

“There is no softer target in GOP primaries than the United Nations and foreign-aid spending.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Luxembourg’s aims is to be in the top 10 space-faring nations in the world.”

― Etienne Schneider

“Other nations use ‘force’; we Britons alone use ‘Might’.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“Nations cannot endure in sin.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The European vision is the United Nations’ vision.”

― Federica Mogherini

“The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.”

― Franz Boas

“Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible.”

― Giuseppe Mazzini

“Above all nations is humanity.”

― Goldwin Smith

“We need a relevant and efficient United Nations.”

― Goran Persson

“I worked at the United Nations.”

― Hannah Simone

“Nations, like men, have their infancy.”

― Henry IV of England

“China’s growth and stability is a vital issue for all nations.”

― Henry Paulson

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

― Hjalmar Branting

“Nations are divided, but we citizens need not be.”

― Ian Goldin

“Nations have their ego, just like individuals.”

― James Joyce

“Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.”

― James Mackintosh

“There is no such thing as the United Nations.”

― John Bolton

“Freedom of navigation through international waterways is critical to the international community and to nations in the region, including Iran.”

― John C. Stennis

“Of front-line importance among the most contagious and enduring traits of the leaders of nations and of all callings is that of spotless character.”

― John Mott

“We could raise prodigious cities and create nations, and explore the universe.”

― Jose Clemente Orozco

“Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations, as there is in that of men.”

― Jose Marti

“Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.”

― Jose Marti

“Justice is the foremost virtue of the civilizing races. It subdues the barbarous nations, while injustice arouses the weakest.”

― Jose Rizal

“A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.”

― Joseph de Maistre

“If Australia wants an effective United Nations, we have to be comprehensively, not marginally, engaged.”

― Kevin Rudd

“The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point.”

― Linda Chavez

“The Nations League is a great competition.”

― Luka Modric

“Industrialisation, mass transit, and the Internet are technological revolutions that have reshaped lives, nations, and the planet.”

― Mark Walport

“Nations, not least America, retain full command of their national forces.”

― Mike Jackson

“The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans.”

― Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

“Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.”

― Muammar al-Gaddafi

“The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“All states and nations, however great, bloom for a season and are replaced.”

― Norman Davies

“None of Europe’s modern nations are genuinely native.”

― Norman Davies

“Arab-led Islamic fundamentalism destabilizes nations from Algeria to the Philippines.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Strong families lead to strong nations.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“PayPal was disruptive, it was democratizing, and it had universal appeal. It gave power to millions and millions of individuals and reduced monopolist control from nations, banks, and other huge corporations.”

― Reid Hoffman

“Notoriously, the United States is the most religious of the Western advanced nations. It’s a bit mysterious why that is.”

― Richard Dawkins

“America is one of few advanced nations that allow direct advertising of prescription drugs.”

― Robert Reich

“Everybody knows that the industrialized nations are the worst offenders.”

― Roland Emmerich

“The moral and intellectual character of the Africans is widely different in different nations.”

― Samuel George Morton

“Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty – one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“The IMF and other multilateral institutions do not appear to have prevented nations from manipulating the value of their own currencies.”

― Steve Mnuchin

“There are horrible periods in which entire nations sink into the plague of darkness and hatred.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“Lack of consistency is a weakness shared by all nations.”

― Tariq Ramadan

“We’re no longer scared of these nations – the Germany, U.S.A., and Frances.”

― Toni Duggan

“The Jesus of the Scripture transcends all nations and calls all nations into judgment.”

― Tony Campolo

“Historically, the host nations do well in Euro 2000.”

― Trevor Brooking

“Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.”

― Ulysses S. Grant

“In spite of all temptations of belonging to many nations, I’ve remained an Indian.”

― Vikram Seth

“Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“If nations perish, it is not because of their devotion to liberty, but for their disregard of its requirements.”

― William Lloyd Garrison
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