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We need to rebuild our nation with a new foundation. A foundation rooted in love, and care, and equality. Where justice is truly real for all of us, regardless of race, class, gender, orientation, or religion. I fully believe we can.
There is simply no way our nation can progress if its women population is left behind.
Despite the often illusory nature of essays on the psychology of a nation, it seems to me there is something revealing in the insistence with which a people will question itself during certain periods of its growth.
I imagine an America that can actually change. That we become a nation that prospers again but without pillaging the resources of nations that make their people hate us. That we become a nation that, as the constitution says in its preamble, its very first paragraph, ‘promotes the general welfare‘ of its people.
The 2012 London Olympic Games fostered a generation of hope. I witnessed women participating for the very first time, representing every nation.
Nationalism is a major issue. If the country is safe, my children will be safe and so will be the future generations. We want a safe and strong nation so that no enemy country can stare us down.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Sinn Fein is the only political party on this island working to end that fracture in their nation and to achieving the Republic set out in the proclamation.
An education system where student selection is based on credit capacity and not merit capacity and where graduating students are no longer indebted to the nation, but increasingly indebted to the Australian Taxation Office – that’s no way to improve the quality of education.
By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation’s history, the President’s policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.
I respect and value the ideals of rugged individualism and self-reliance. But rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moon, build our nation’s highways, or map the human genome. We did that together. This is the high call of patriotism.
The United States may be a religious nation. But it is also a nation with a strong commitment to separation of church and state.
Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation.
We waste an awful lot of energy as a Nation through inefficient use of energy.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
There are loads of good principles we’ve lost as a nation. Discipline. Organisation. Respect. I was brought up with those.
Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.
The nation’s obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
The modern world is one wherein every nation has to develop the strength of which its citizens are capable. The independent status of the individual, his thoughts and actions become a thing of the past.
No nation has embraced Total Quality Management, e-commerce and e-government with greater enthusiasm than Dubai. Such innovations have given Dubai a competitive edge and an accelerated growth rate that few could match.
The right to vote is one of our nation’s most important civil rights.
Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world, is run by evil morons.
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman… because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
To be a great nation and a great people, you have to do great things.
We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country.
An economically peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka is the dream of youth of the nation. My message for the youth is to collectively work for an inclusively developed Sri Lanka.
I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial contributions of black Americans and other minorities to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation.
The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Gingivitis has been eroding the gum line of this great nation long enough.
They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption. They have made speculation and public robbery a science. They have loaded the nation, the state, the county, and the city with debt.
The Church has failed to be a positive influence for good in our nation and our world.
So, China is a great nation. And with that comes great responsibility.
Lots of countries, like Israel, live with terrorism every day, and it doesn’t impact their integrity. The big threat to America is the way we react to terrorism by throwing away what everybody values about our country – a commitment to human rights. America is a great nation because we are a good nation.
Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.
With open markets, the nation’s trade deficit with China would shrink as we export more natural gas and agricultural products and as China’s consumers could afford to buy their preferred ‘Made in America’ products.
A nation cannot be truly great without a moral compass.
Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation’s economic problems. And I’m going to level with you: We don’t have that much time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this.
Gold Star Families Remembrance Week gives us an opportunity to honor and recognize the sacrifices made by the families of members of the Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and secure our nation.
Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall.
There are Jews who came from 102 countries and speak 81 languages – how do you consolidate them into one nation? This is where I saw my role.
Border security is the most basic and necessary responsibility of a sovereign nation.
Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That’s an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up.
Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation.
If imperialism is not banished from the country, China will perish as a nation. If China does not perish, then imperialism cannot remain.
Since the founding of our nation, our democracy has been the beacon of hope and the standard by which other countries look to.
There never yet was, and never will be, a nation permanently great, consisting, for the greater part, of wretched and miserable families.
The great men of a nation reach out to all mankind. They are unifying, not divisive; internationally conciliating and still great nationally.
All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social Security benefits to our nation’s senior citizens.
I’m a California girl, right? I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation.
I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it’s own greatest strength – it’s diversity.
America is an unsolvable problem: a nation divided and deeply in hate with itself. If it was a startup, we’d understand how unfixable the situation is; most of us would leave for a fresh start, and the company would fall apart. America is MySpace.
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation’s seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer.
Despite the negativity coming from the President’s opponents, the United States remains fully committed to assisting the Iraqis in restoring security and rebuilding their nation.
Creating a nation requires the will of the people!
Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
After engaging in acts of war against another nation, there exists a degree of uncertainty in terms of the enemy’s reactions. War inspires an unpredictable psychology and evokes strong emotions that defy systems analysis quantification.
In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.
Every person, every race, every nation, has its own particular keynote which it brings to the general chord of life and of humanity.
I think the Women’s movement has had a major impact on everybody’s lives in our nation and in the world as a whole.
For a gun-toting nation, Americans are surprisingly passive.
I’m deeply, deeply passionate about creating peace and well-being in the classroom, and well-being as a global nation.
One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
We have given up office, but not our responsibility to serve the nation. We have lost an election, but not our determination.
The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
‘Out of many, one’ is the national motto, and what the Founders imagined it meant is that out of the great and celebrated differences between us comes one nation and one larger purpose.
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten.
I always said that Wahhabism is unacceptable for the Chechen nation.
If Congress wants to reform our nation’s air traffic control system, it must do so without creating new mandatory user fees and additional layers of regulatory bureaucracy.
There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital.
And here a most heinous charge is made, that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge of our debts and the abolition of taxes.
If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation’s conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.
That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
I love the hip-hop nation.
During the Gezi protests and PKK terror campaigns, the unity and solidarity of the Turkish nation were attacked.
I do not want history to record me as someone who has bequeathed to his nation the institution of despotism.
We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we’ve managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom of religion and genuinely values equal rights for all citizens.
The most powerful nation on earth should be able to pass a fair, effective immigration law that combines compassion with responsibility and does not injure hard working Americans who are taxed up to here.
Personally, I am a nationalist, but my race is my nation, and I see all true Europeans as my racial brethren and part of my nation, be them Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish, French, German, or English, Russian, Polish, or Belorussian, or whatever.
If some nation says to us, ‘You can have aid, but you have to end confrontation,’ then I say, ‘Go to hell with your aid.’
I have no time for those who say there is no way Scotland could go it alone. I know first-hand the contribution Scotland and Scots make to Britain‘s success – so for me there’s no question about whether Scotland could be an independent nation.
The Jews’ greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction! We’re a nation born to be discontented. Whatever exists we believe can be changed for the better.
We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation’s greatness.
I became the nation’s sweetheart because I’m a safe gay. I’m non-intrusive.
The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we’ll be.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
The man or nation of high culture may acknowledge to great lengths the restraints imposed by conventions and honour, but beyond a certain point, primitive will or desire cannot be curbed.
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.
There’s still a really divisive residue in our nation that’s called racism and prejudice and oppression and sexism.
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is harmony in the house; when there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation; when there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
Deciding to listen with open ears and an open heart brings us together. We need to seek to really understand each other. We need to demonstrate empathy. If we can make these individual connections, we can strengthen our communities and nation.
No nation which has kept the commandments of God has ever perished, but I say to you that once freedom is lost, only blood – human blood – will win it back.
I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to restore dignity and humanity to our immigration policies and to respectfully uphold America’s legacy as a nation of immigrants.
I came to Washington to stand up for the people who put their trust in me and to ensure the safety of the families and communities in Georgia‘s Sixth, and across our nation, by keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
If we are ever going to rescue our nation from selfish entitlement, political correctness, and collectivism, we must start sending citizen-statesman warriors to fight for us in Washington, and I believe Col. Maness will do just that.
I do not put red lines on the Arab Palestinian nation.
Whether you agree with me or disagree with me; like me or loathe me, don’t bind my hands when I am negotiating on behalf of the British nation.
Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love.
In a politically diverse nation, only by finding that common ground can we achieve results for the common good.
A good nation I will make live.
We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
No nation has friends only interests.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
I am an Obamacare agnostic – if it works, as I hope it will for the good of the nation, then it’s a great thing. If it doesn’t, then that is a disappointing thing, and we need to try something else.
Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.
We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.
The ADA is the living testament to our Nation’s commitment that we will always stand up for our neighbors‘ right to live fulfilling lives.
I think at some point I need an OBE from the Queen as I’ve entertained the nation during Corona.
We may be a nation of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans, but first and foremost we are all human beings and Americans.
In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
As a boy, the very words ‘Liberty Bell’ and ‘Independence Hall’ fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.
I do see music as complete refuge. It’s a universal home, complete common ground between everyone; it comes from a place that has no nation and no boundaries around it.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Our nation’s vital infrastructure – such as power grids and transportation hubs – becomes more vulnerable when individual devices get hacked. Criminals and terrorists who want to infiltrate systems and disrupt sensitive networks may start their attacks through access to just one person’s smartphone.
How can you contribute towards building the Indian society and the Indian nation? No better way than to upgrade the quality of young people in school, particularly the schools which are run by the state government in the villages.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.
We have to defeat them on the battlefield and in the marketplace of ideals. And PBS, I believe, owed the nation the chance to hear the moderate Muslim voices who decry terrorism and Jihadism, and they didn’t give them that chance, and that’s a terrible thing.
There’s one guy who inspired a nation of golfers, and that’s Greg Norman. He’s been incredible to me and all the great golfers.
When terrorists attacked the symbols of our national unity and strength, they failed to realize that they were just symbols of our strength. The real strength of our nation comes from our people – not our buildings.
The problem with living in a fast-food nation is that we expect food to be cheap.
We need to face it, as a nation we have a reliance on petroleum.
Even putting aside the Judeo-Christian morality upon which the Constitution and our nation’s culture are based, the notion of forced euthanasia would contradict the long-held body of medical ethics to which all American doctors must adhere.
America was never officially a Christian nation, since neither Jesus Christ nor the Bible are mentioned in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. But there’s no denying the influence Christianity has had on our country.
North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation’s military forces.
When the written and spoken word is censored, the urban landscape becomes a nation’s only physical link to the past.
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama’s personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn’t realize he meant our nation.
Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.
You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
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.
There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the crossroads of history and must choose which way to go.
Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger and, yes, safer.
Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.
It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.
Ethanol has reduced our nation’s dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans.
How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation.
You can’t fall back on the private sector and say, ‘You take care of the nation’s banking system.’ That’s a fundamental function of the government, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury and the FDIC, etc. All of those agencies have a major role to play there.
Remember, our focus should remain on development because it is development alone that can transform this nation as well as the lives of its people.
The only legacy I seek is the one that any grandparent seeks – that is, to hand off our nation… our fields and our farms to the next generation in better shape than we found it.
My father, in 1952, just in his 20s, my father became the chief spokesman for the Nation of Islam. From 1952 to 1959, there were four temples. My father was responsible and credited for having maximized this membership. From four temples to 50 temples, there was so much work involved.
We must think and act like a nation of a billion people and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream!
The hardest problems of all in law enforcement are those involving a conflict of law and local customs. History has recorded many occasions when the moral sense of a nation produced judicial decisions, such as the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which required difficult local adjustments.
Perhaps concentrated wealth will inspire a nation of innovative problem-solvers. But if the view of many economists is right – that it sometimes discourages innovation – then we should worry.
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man – and also a nation.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
I believe it’s not 100 percent right to kneel during the national anthem, because you have to respect what many have done for this nation. I think kneeling prior to the anthem, like the Dallas Cowboys have done, is right.
The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded in the pages of its history.
It takes a few to make war, but it takes a village and a nation to build peace.
Iran is a nation with American blood on its hands.
The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation.
A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.
I do agree that when it comes to cyber warfare, we have more to lose than any other nation on earth.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it’s clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again.
America stands as a beacon of hope and the possibility of a better life – but it is also a nation where nearly 1 in 4 children live in poverty.
Many people want ‘God bless America,’ but they don’t want ‘One nation under God.’ The problem is you can’t have one without the other.
Here rests the soul of our nation – here also should be our conscience.
A bright future for the nation depends on the health and prosperity of rural America.
President Obama is a utopian at heart. He wants to improve the lives of the downtrodden, which is a good thing. But, he doesn’t understand that damaging the free marketplace in pursuit of ‘social justice‘ will eventually harm those whom he wants to help. The nation’s crushing debt is a tsunami brewing off shore.
Peace, unity, love, and nonviolence should be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in our nation.
The Kennedy Center Honors reflects our humanity and higher purpose. We are a great nation, in part, because we value culture.
With us air people, the future of our nation is indissolubly bound up in the development of air power.
Our nation’s commitment is to provide a quality education to every child to serve the public common good. Accordingly, we must shift the paradigm to think of education funding as investments made in individual children, not in institutions or buildings.
I would like that no citizen of the state feels alone and helpless. The entire nation is with them.
When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
The primary thing I should do, apart from being a good husband, brother, son, and friend, is to be a citizen activist. But I’m afraid it takes away from the writing. Not that anything depends on whether I put an essay in ‘The Nation’ or not. But you want to participate.
Our socialism does not include extreme materialistic concepts, since Indonesia is primarily a God-fearing, God-loving nation. Our socialism is a mixture. We draw political equality from the American Declaration of Independence. We draw spiritual equality from Islam and Christianity. We draw scientific equality from Marx.
If our nation wants to reduce global warming, air pollution and energy instability, we should invest only in the best energy options. Nuclear energy isn’t one of them.
Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others.
President Obama made far-reaching, unilateral changes to our nation’s immigration policy despite saying on over 22 different occasions that he did not have the authority to do so.
But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation’s economic viability.
Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true – you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both! The America I know doesn’t make excuses.
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
NATO cannot accept that the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine has not led to the subjugation of the whole Ukrainian nation.
People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense.
Democrats hate America being a world power because world power gives power to the nation instead of to Democrats.
Our party and the Republic’s government will go hand in hand with anyone who truly desires the country’s reunification and the nation’s peaceful prosperity and will make responsible and patient efforts to accomplish the historic cause of the fatherland‘s reunification.
Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to anyone who serves honourably. I think it’s despicable that a president would put veterans on his website and list them on an enemies list.
The men and women who serve this great nation, whether they are stationed in Iraq, Fort Riley, or the Korean Peninsula, or they serve us at home as our community first responders, serve because they believe in America.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.
The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.
A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind’s heritage.
A single Dallas Cowboys football game uses up as much electricity as the entire nation of Liberia in those same three hours – one reason the globe, if looked at from a certain height, is a cluster of lights surrounded by enormous patches of dark.
I head a nation of a million presidents.
Filling a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court is a solemn process for our nation, and I hope Senate consideration of Judge Barrett will not descend into the dishonorable spectacle that Americans witnessed during the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use ‘a little Texas sunshine.’
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon shook our nation to the core. Americans were deeply frightened, sad, and angry, and they rallied around a President who, at the time, showed impressive certitude and calm.
To get education to sink deep into the minds of a nation takes a generation and more.
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
The Enron scandal is worthy of the highest level of scrutiny, both because of the enormity of the crimes that may have been committed and because of what the largest bankruptcy in American history has already begun to reveal about the weaknesses in our nation’s corporate structures and regulatory oversight.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
I stand before you today as a disciplined conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you to restoring our nation and revive the American dream.
I hear from many soldiers who are proud members of Bachelor Nation.
Every nation has a flag.
Mainstream media’s representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black men’s lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation.
The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
I have a fundamentally hopeful view about people, and that might merely be a reflection of the fact that I’ve lived an incredibly privileged life in a very wealthy nation without a lot of the struggles that most of the world has to face.
With that in mind and in celebration of National Prayer Day, today I have proposed in the House of Representatives a Constitutional Amendment that would restore voluntary prayer in our Nation’s schools.
I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the other laureates have all come from different countries from all over the world and we all were equally received here with signs of sympathy.
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
That’s my Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, that believes America is an indispensable nation… an Evergreen Tree, standing tall in a turbulent world.
Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers’ grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation’s character.
Look at our farmers‘ markets today, bursting with heritage breeds and heirloom varieties, foods that were once abundant when we were an agricultural nation, but that we have lost touch with. Bringing all these back helps us connect to our roots, our communities and helps us feed America the proper way.
I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down – our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy.
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
We, the American people, owe the nation’s police officers our deepest gratitude, our best efforts, and our strong support, for they have done so much for us against such great odds.
There is no question that America has been a nation that has been blessed by almighty God. There is no other nation in the history of mankind that has done what His nation has done – and it’s because of God’s hand and His blessing.
Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.
True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.
Every nation has to follow a certain policy: Commercial, trade, various other types of policies.
In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
Although housing sales and starts have cooled to more typical levels, the housing market remains strong and sound. Without the expansion of homeownership and the strength of our housing market, our nation would not have the economic growth we are experiencing today.
Discipline and united action are the real source of strength for the nation.
China is a civilization pretending to be a nation.
President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation.
We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past.
Slavery was our nation’s original sin.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
We all want a simpler code, but tax reform is about much more. It is about ensuring that everyone pays their fair share. The tax code is also used to promote behavior that we as a nation support, such as home ownership or charitable contributions.
I own guns because it’s my right, it’s my Second Amendment right, and no one in Washington gave me that right; it’s a natural right confirmed by the very people that founded this nation.
In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war. The wounds were visible when I was a boy, but my generation went into the Second World War and it united the Finnish nation, so I do not see any more wounds.
If a nation’s literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
This election presents a stark choice – we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats, more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy, or we can return to the founding principles of our nation – free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.
Our culture, language, history, and values are vital to uniting us as a nation.
The Palestinians are the only nation in the world that feels with certainty that today is better than what the days ahead will hold. Tomorrow always heralds a worse situation.
When Obama was first proposed as a presidential candidate in 2007, the nation failed to have a meaningful debate concerning the serious constitutional issue of electing someone whose father was not a U.S. citizen.
From our nation’s founding to the Civil Rights movement, Virginians have always stood up to fight for their most foundational right – a voice in our government.
Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.
Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide.
Creative universities are bedrock of every developed nation’s S&T strategy.
Any nation that does not emphasize integrity will always fail.
In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.
Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
By what principle of original right is it that one-fiftieth or one-ninetieth of a great nation, by calling themselves a State, have the right to break up and ruin that nation as a matter of original principle?
The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon – there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.
We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom.
You have asked me to lead this nation out of the present wilderness and malaise on to the promised land, and I shall do so; I shall offer a responsive, transparent, and innovative leadership.
When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the ‘fig tree‘ put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was ‘at the door,’ ready to return.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
The people of the United States don’t recognize it, but the oil industry has given the greatest gift to the people of the nation, and that gift is the low cost of energy. Bottom line is this enables the country to be very competitive manufacturing-wise and in the world economy.
The people of Israel are entitled, as is any other nation, to live in peace and safety.
The more people we can attract to science and technology – men, women, everybody – the more economic opportunity we have as a nation.
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same.
Our country and our nation have again only one message to those who attack us – you will not succeed!
Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn’t let them do it.
Vladimir Putin‘s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of that nation’s sovereignty and an affront to the international community.
It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.
Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line for our nation every day; they should not have to jeopardize their financial well-being as well.
If you are a club manager and things are going well, it’s a great feeling because you’ve got the whole city behind you. If you’re manager of your country and it’s going well – and you’ve got a whole nation proud of you – I can’t describe how that feels.
What makes you a good citizen makes you a good Christian… Obey the law of your land by not crossing the borders of your nation with Ebola virus.
Mr. Trump is unfit for our nation’s highest office.
Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.
Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war. There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
The achievements we forge in this place and in our nation will not be those of one person or one party.
I believe a nation does not maximize its health care until it starts to ask the hard question: How can we prioritize our expenditures to buy the most health care for the most people? We should not apologize for rationing; we should promote it and advance it.
Usury once in control will wreck the nation.
The Ukrainian nation, as no other nation, understands and is fully aware of the tragedy and its scale of all the lost lives of the Ukrainian Jews during the Second World War.
Day by day, we are meant to continue the work of building a nation that better reflects the values, honors the diversity, and lives up to the aspirations of every single one of its citizens.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
I grew up in Minnesota, where we treasure our tradition of civic engagement – and our record of having the nation’s highest voter participation.
A nation that does not stand for its children does not stand for anything and will not stand tall in the future.
For the nation to live, the tribe must die.
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.
If we want a great nation, we have to change it ourselves.
This Department of Treasury, run by this administration, using the same tried and true accounting methods that every business in America uses, cast new light on the fiscal severity that our Nation is facing, what some would call a mess.
There is nothing left now for us but to get ever deeper and deeper into debt to the banking system in order to provide the increasing amounts of money the nation requires for its expansion and growth.
On the Native American front, we have turned a new page in the 400-year history of the interface between the American settlers of this country and the nation’s first Americans. That’s included a new relationship where the sovereignty of tribes is in fact recognized.
Some men play golf. I’ve got this crazy thing about maintaining our nation’s maritime heritage.
Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.
Reform is the mission from which we shall not digress; it is an expression of belief and determination between us and our people. With the help of Allah, we will proceed forward in this promising national process within the natural progress of the life cycle and the development of people and nation.
The very best Labor governments in our nation’s history distinguished themselves by thinking big and, wherever possible, resisting the temptation to overemphasise short-term political considerations.
We can never get around to being one nation under God if we can’t even get around to being one Church under God.
In 1965, the attempted march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7 was planned to dramatize to the state of Alabama and to the nation that people of color wanted to register to vote.
The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation.
If you want someone to call you a traitor or accuse you of hating Britain, try suggesting that Britain is a normal nation or that our history is remarkable but not exceptional.
Bolivia is a majority indigenous nation, but that majority has always been excluded.
Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation.
Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.
The Nation of Islam provides an antidote in the United States to fundamentalist Islam – which is why individuals from America have to go abroad to find radical teachings.
Australia is not a secular country. It is a free country. This is a nation where you have the freedom to follow any belief system you choose.
We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage.
When we, as a nation, put our minds to something, when we truly choose to care about something, change always happens.
The people gave me the responsibility of building the future of this nation. And I did it with honor.
There’s a mindset of flexibility and adaptability that comes with us. We don’t mind hardship. We don’t mind somebody saying, ‘Go in and do this nasty job.’ Whatever the job is, we can do it. That’s why the nation has a Marine Corps.
Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal League of Nations.
Clearly, high energy prices will have a large negative effect on the California economy and could possibly drag the rest of the nation into a recession.
Policies to strengthen education and training, to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and to promote capital investment, both public and private, could all potentially be of great benefit in improving future living standards in our nation.
It was no accident that just minutes after Israel became a nation, the United States… became the first nation in the world to recognize what was prophesized throughout the Old Testament about Israel returning after its absence.
Trump’s alliance with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, in defiance of America’s own intelligence community, the Department of Justice, and the bipartisan report of the Senate Intelligence Committee, forces us to face that the fundamental principles of our nation are under attack.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
I see myself as an old man and an unqualified teacher to the nation. I think being a teacher is probably the most important thing you can be in politics.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
I feel opera is an expression of artistic excellence. To do it is expensive, as there’s a requirement for an orchestra, good voices, excellent sets, and the fact that productions generally have only short runs. But I believe it’s something we ought to achieve as a nation.
One of the great strengths of the United States is… we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.
The honor of a nation is its life.
Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans – the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation.
We’re trying to take a leadership role in solving the nation’s health-care crisis. We want everybody in this country to have health insurance.