Nation Quotes

The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.

Nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world.

A nation that cannot preserve itself ought to die, and it will die – die in the grasp of the evils it is too feeble to overthrow.

Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.

A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its people and its laws. The territory is the only part which is of certain durability.

I would dodge, not lie, in the national interest.

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.

Four score and seven years ago, our father brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile.

The Anarchists’ (national) anthem is an international anthem that consists of 365 raspberries blown in very quick succession to the tune of “Camptown Races”. Nobody has to stand up for it, nobody has to listen to it, and, even better, nobody has to play it.