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What's the use of a lague of nations if it's to be dominated by Great Britain and her colonies?" said Mr. Rasmussen sourly. "But don't you think any kind of a league's better than nothing?" said Eveline. "It's not the name you give things, it's who's getting theirs underneath that counts," said Robbins.
"That's a very cynical remark," said the California woman. "This isn't any time to be cynical."
"This is a time," said Robbins, "when if we weren't cynical we'd shoot ourselves.
John Dos Passos Great Nations Sayings By John Dos Passos: What's the use of a lague of nations if it's to be dominated by Great
Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, take up this historic baton and continue working hard for the great renewal of the Chinese nation, so that we will stand rock firm in the family of nations and make fresh and greater contribution to mankind.Xi Jinping Great Nations Sayings By Xi Jinping: Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of
I distrust great men ... I believe in aristocracy, though. Its members are to be found in all nations and classes, and all through the ages, and there is a secret understanding between them when they meet ... They are sensitive for others as well as for themselves, they are considerate without being fussy, their pluck is not swankiness but the power to endure and they can take a joke.E. M. Forster Great Nations Sayings By E. M. Forster: I distrust great men ... I believe in aristocracy, though. Its members are to be
The great free nations of the world must take control of our monetary problems if these problems are not to take control of us.John F. Kennedy Great Nations Sayings By John F. Kennedy: The great free nations of the world must take control of our monetary problems if
The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power ever has paid to Reason.Robert H. Jackson Great Nations Sayings By Robert H. Jackson: The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of
The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.A.J.P. Taylor Great Nations Sayings By A.J.P. Taylor: The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to
In this nation, the greatest of all nations, there are no second-class families. That is our great American conviction.Benjamin Todd Jealous Great Nations Sayings By Benjamin Todd Jealous: In this nation, the greatest of all nations, there are no second-class families. That is
As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place.William Jennings Bryan Great Nations Sayings By William Jennings Bryan: As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are
Other nations of different habits are not enemies: they are godsends. Men require of their neighbours something sufficiently akin to be understood, something sufficiently different to provoke attention, and something great enough to command admiration. We must not expect, however, all the virtues.Alfred North Whitehead Great Nations Sayings By Alfred North Whitehead: Other nations of different habits are not enemies: they are godsends. Men require of their
Moynihan, when he was ambassador to the United Nations, produced the same effect when he attacked the Third World. These attacks aroused great admiration here; for example, when he denounced Idi Amin of Uganda as a "racist murderer." The question is not whether Idi Amin is a racist murderer. No doubt the appellation is correct. The question is, what does it mean for Moynihan to make this accusation and for others to applaud his honesty and courage in doing so? Who is Moynihan? He served in four administrations, those of Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford - that is to say, administrations that were guilty of racist murder on a scale undreamed of by Idi Amin. Imagine that some minor functionary of the Third Reich had correctly accused someone of being a racist murderer.Noam Chomsky Great Nations Sayings By Noam Chomsky: Moynihan, when he was ambassador to the United Nations, produced the same effect when he
Woodrow Wilson, that great liberal president of the United States who sought to found the League of Nations, put it this way in a lecture he delivered at Columbia University in 1907: Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed against him must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process. Colonies must be obtained or planted, in order that no useful corner of the world may be overlooked or left unused.David Harvey Great Nations Sayings By David Harvey: Woodrow Wilson, that great liberal president of the United States who sought to found the
Ryland had been always loyal to the journeyman shoemaker he had baptised in the river, and he gives us this record: - "If all the people had lifted up their voices and wept, as the children of Israel did at Bochim, I should not have wondered at the effect. It would only have seemed proportionate to the cause, so clearly did he prove the criminality of our supineness in the cause of God." The text was Isaiah's (liv. 2, 3) vision of the widowed church's tent stretching forth till her children inherited the nations and peopled the desolate cities, and the application to the reluctant brethren was couched in these two great maxims written ever since on the banners of the missionary host of the kingdom - EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM GOD. ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS FOR GOD.George Smith Great Nations Sayings By George Smith: Ryland had been always loyal to the journeyman shoemaker he had baptised in the river,
The fact was that one was left empty-handed. There was no system to soothe the unfairness of things; justice was without scope; it might snag the stealer of chickens, but great evasive crimes would have to be dismissed because, if identified and netted, they would bring down the entire structure of so-called civilization. For crimes that took place in the monstrous dealings between nations, for crimes that took place in those intimate spaces between two people without a witness ...Kiran Desai Great Nations Sayings By Kiran Desai: The fact was that one was left empty-handed. There was no system to soothe the
If any influential nation had the great spiritual strength to lay down its arms and appear with clean hands before the world, the world would be changed. I see no evidence that any influential nations has such great spiritual strength and courage. Therefore disarmament will be a slow process, motivated by the wish to survive.Peace Pilgrim Great Nations Sayings By Peace Pilgrim: If any influential nation had the great spiritual strength to lay down its arms and
Blot out from the page of history the names of all the great actors of his time in the drama of nations, and preserve the name of Washington, and the century would be renowned.Chauncey Depew Great Nations Sayings By Chauncey Depew: Blot out from the page of history the names of all the great actors of
It is not wholly surprising, however, that, when India began to reassert herself, two nations should have replaced the single British Raj; but all impartial students must regret that the unity of the Indian sub-continent has been once more lost, and trust that the two great nations of India and Pakistan may soon forget the bitterness born of centuries of strife, in cooperation for the common welfare of their peoples.Arthur Llewellyn Basham Great Nations Sayings By Arthur Llewellyn Basham: It is not wholly surprising, however, that, when India began to reassert herself, two nations
Nations in their great ages have not been great in art or science, but in art and science.Jacob Bronowski Great Nations Sayings By Jacob Bronowski: Nations in their great ages have not been great in art or science, but in
Unquestionably, New York enjoyed enormous strategic significance. As Adams had already apprised Washington, it was the nexus of the Northern and Southern colonies ... the key to the whole Continent, as it is a Passage to Canada, to the Great Lakes, and to all the Indian Nations.Joseph J. Ellis Great Nations Sayings By Joseph J. Ellis: Unquestionably, New York enjoyed enormous strategic significance. As Adams had already apprised Washington, it was
It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation-states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future.Samuel P. Huntington Great Nations Sayings By Samuel P. Huntington: It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will
Do not grieve. Misfortune will happen to the wisest and best of men. Death will come, always out of season. It is the command of the Great Spirit, and all nations and people must obey. What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for ... Misfortunes do not flourish particularly in our lives - they grow everywhere.Kent Nerburn Great Nations Sayings By Kent Nerburn: Do not grieve. Misfortune will happen to the wisest and best of men. Death will
History is not reassuring on the subject of the longevity of seemingly lasting great nations, is it?Dick Cavett Great Nations Sayings By Dick Cavett: History is not reassuring on the subject of the longevity of seemingly lasting great nations,
The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.Alexander Fraser Tytler Great Nations Sayings By Alexander Fraser Tytler: The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations
Things change. Time changes them. Great nations, and institutions, rethink. But only if they're great.Peggy Noonan Great Nations Sayings By Peggy Noonan: Things change. Time changes them. Great nations, and institutions, rethink. But only if they're great.
The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships - a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further! ... [In Great Britain, the situation is similar.] ... Until the figures are reversed, ... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most.Abraham Flexner Great Nations Sayings By Abraham Flexner: The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships
The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.Adlai E. Stevenson Great Nations Sayings By Adlai E. Stevenson: The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great
One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things.Ban Ki-moon Great Nations Sayings By Ban Ki-moon: One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is
We say arts education is good for general education, but that's not the point. The arts are what great nations are remembered for. They are a mirror.Damian Woetzel Great Nations Sayings By Damian Woetzel: We say arts education is good for general education, but that's not the point. The
It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations winner.Brian O'Driscoll Great Nations Sayings By Brian O'Driscoll: It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations winner.
The truth therefore is that great nations become great not because of their amount of wealth an Great nations become great thanks to their wealth of truth, honesty and other virtues the natural resources.Sunday Adelaja Great Nations Sayings By Sunday Adelaja: The truth therefore is that great nations become great not because of their amount of
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.Mahatma Gandhi Great Nations Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own,
The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.Ralph Bunche Great Nations Sayings By Ralph Bunche: The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.
So great are the psychological restistances to war in modern nations, that every war must appear to be a war of defence against a menacing, murderous aggressor. There must be no ambiguity about whom the public is to hate. Guilt and guilelessness must be assessed geographically and all the guilt must be on the other side of the frontier.Harold Lasswell Great Nations Sayings By Harold Lasswell: So great are the psychological restistances to war in modern nations, that every war must
Rather let my left hand take my right hand captive than witness one nation enslave and demolish another. Rather let my heart drag my feet away in chains than witness one ruler flex at the expense of another. Let the flags of nations be white and blank and lifted in the great surrender of humanity.
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Zoe Klein Great Nations Sayings By Zoe Klein: Rather let my left hand take my right hand captive than witness one nation enslave
Great are the promises concerning this land of America. We are told unequivocally that it "is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ" (Ether 2:12). This is the crux of the entire matter - obedience to the commandments of God.Gordon B. Hinckley Great Nations Sayings By Gordon B. Hinckley: Great are the promises concerning this land of America. We are told unequivocally that it
Today, as a result of the policy of Macmillan's Government, Great Britain presents in the United Nations the face of Pecksniff and in Katanga the face of Gradgrind.Conor Cruise O'Brien Great Nations Sayings By Conor Cruise O'Brien: Today, as a result of the policy of Macmillan's Government, Great Britain presents in the
The humble histories of hearts cannot be brushed aside forever by the great events of nations.Milan Kundera Great Nations Sayings By Milan Kundera: The humble histories of hearts cannot be brushed aside forever by the great events of
It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag.Ronald Reagan Great Nations Sayings By Ronald Reagan: It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the
This is indeed India!
... . The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of traditions, whose yesterday's bear date with the modering antiquities for the rest of nations-the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the world combined.
Mark Twain Great Nations Sayings By Mark Twain: This is indeed India! ... . The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth
We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists and we shall provoke a great social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to all nations the effect of absolute atheism; the origins of savagery and of most bloody turmoil.
Then everywhere, the people will be forced to defend themselves against the world minority of the world revolutionaries and will exterminate those destroyers of civilization and the multitudes disillusioned with Christianity whose spirits will be from that moment without direction and leadership and anxious for an ideal, but without knowledge where to send its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out into public view. A manifestation which will result from a general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and Atheism; both conquered and exterminated at the same time.
Albert Pike Great Nations Sayings By Albert Pike: We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists and we shall provoke a great social
A nation to be great ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more civilized than itself.Samuel Taylor Coleridge Great Nations Sayings By Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A nation to be great ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more
Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle.Hillary Clinton Great Nations Sayings By Hillary Clinton: Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle.
War provides some people with a sense of purposefulness. The drumbeat of war quickens the pulse of neighbors, relatives, tribes, and nations. Hostile nations amass weapons of destruction claiming that they seek peace through deterrence. When war comes, advocates of arms galvanize the citizenry by proclaiming the inevitability of conflict. Each side's propaganda machine cast the campaign of present war as the next Great War. Generals brashly promote armed conflict as the war to end all other wars. Saber-rattlers proclaim that the opposition's militant disciples instituted this ordeal of conquest and destruction.Kilroy J. Oldster Great Nations Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: War provides some people with a sense of purposefulness. The drumbeat of war quickens the
The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and prognostication, as the first actions of a new monarch agitate nations with hope and fear.Samuel Johnson Great Nations Sayings By Samuel Johnson: The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and
Every sunset which I witness inspires me with the desire to go to a west as distant and as fair as that into which the Sun goes down. He appears to migrate westward daily and tempt us to follow him. He is the Great Western Pioneer whom the nations follow. We dream all night of those mountain ridges in the horizon, though they may be of vapor only, which were last gilded by his rays.Henry David Thoreau Great Nations Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: Every sunset which I witness inspires me with the desire to go to a west
Grey hoped the Church would yet be able to save England from the fate of Tyre or Carthage, the great trading nationsThomas Hughes Great Nations Sayings By Thomas Hughes: Grey hoped the Church would yet be able to save England from the fate of
Some time ago a little-known Scottish philosopher wrote a book on what makes nations succeed and what makes them fail. The Wealth of Nations is still being read today. With the same perspicacity and with the same broad historical perspective, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson have retackled this same question for our own times. Two centuries from now our great-great- ... -great grandchildren will be, similarly, reading Why Nations Fail.George Akerlof Great Nations Sayings By George Akerlof: Some time ago a little-known Scottish philosopher wrote a book on what makes nations succeed
Ireland was, of old, called the Isle of Saints because of the great number of holy ones of both sexes who flourished there in former ages or who, coming thence, propagated the faith amongst other nations.Sabine Baring-Gould Great Nations Sayings By Sabine Baring-Gould: Ireland was, of old, called the Isle of Saints because of the great number of
The greater part of our best years has been passed for our generation in these two great worldconvulsions. All will be changed after this war, which spends in one month more than nations earned before in yearsthere is no more security in our time than in those of the Reformation or the fall of Rome.Stefan Zweig Great Nations Sayings By Stefan Zweig: The greater part of our best years has been passed for our generation in these
Here is an educational bombshell: Take from all of today's industrial nations all their industrial machinery and all their energy-distributing networks, and leave them all their ideologies, all their political leaders, and all their political organizations, and I can tell you that within six months, two billion people will die of starvation, having gone through great pain and deprivation along the way.R. Buckminster Fuller Great Nations Sayings By R. Buckminster Fuller: Here is an educational bombshell: Take from all of today's industrial nations all their industrial
Members of al Qaeda and other affiliated organizations spent a great deal of time blending into the populations of several nations around the world and exploring all aspects of life there.Jo Bonner Great Nations Sayings By Jo Bonner: Members of al Qaeda and other affiliated organizations spent a great deal of time blending
Holy shadows of the dead, I'm not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people, to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.Alexander The Great Great Nations Sayings By Alexander The Great: Holy shadows of the dead, I'm not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate,
Great feuds often need very few words to resolve them. Disputes, even between nations, between peoples, can be set to rest with simple acts of contrition and corresponding forgiveness, can so often be shown to be based on nothing much other than pride and misunderstanding, and the forgetting of the humanity of the other
and land, of course.
Alexander McCall Smith Great Nations Sayings By Alexander McCall Smith: Great feuds often need very few words to resolve them. Disputes, even between nations, between
Newly powerful nations, with the exception of Spain, showed themselves as capable of great achievement as the Italians had been. From the sixteenth century onward, the history of European thought is dominated by the Reformation. The Reformation was a complex many-sided movement, and owed its success to a variety of causes. In the main, it was a revoltBertrand Russell Great Nations Sayings By Bertrand Russell: Newly powerful nations, with the exception of Spain, showed themselves as capable of great achievement
But in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level of prosperity and well-being unprecedented in all human history. In the Communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind - too little food. Even today, the Soviet Union still cannot feed itself. After these four decades, then, there stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor.Bill O'Reilly Great Nations Sayings By Bill O'Reilly: But in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level
The work of making Nigeria great is not yet done, because I still believe that change is possible, this time through the ballot, and most importantly, because I still have the capacity and the passion to dream and work for a Nigeria that will be respected again in the comity of nations and that all Nigerians will be proud of.Muhammadu Buhari Great Nations Sayings By Muhammadu Buhari: The work of making Nigeria great is not yet done, because I still believe that
I may now add that civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind.Sigmund Freud Great Nations Sayings By Sigmund Freud: I may now add that civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose
The English nation is never so great as in adversity.Benjamin Disraeli Great Nations Sayings By Benjamin Disraeli: The English nation is never so great as in adversity.
I have always said that if Great Britain were defeated in war I hoped we should find a Hitler to lead us back to our rightful position among the nations. I am sorry, however, that he has not been mellowed by the great success that has attended him. The whole world would rejoice to see the Hitler of peace and tolerance, and nothing would adorn his name in world history so much as acts of magnanimity and of mercy and of pity to the forlorn and friendless, to the weak and poor ... Let this great man search his own heart and conscience before he accuses anyone of being a warmonger.Winston Churchill Great Nations Sayings By Winston Churchill: I have always said that if Great Britain were defeated in war I hoped we
As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.Albert Einstein Great Nations Sayings By Albert Einstein: As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.
In the glare, the great and terrible light of this happening, God seems to signal that the story of the rest of us need not end, and that the new light can prove a troubled dawn.
For the rest of us, perhaps. Not for the dead, not for the more than fifty million real dead in the world's worst catastrophe: victors and vanquished, combatants and civilians, people of so many nations, men, women, and children, all cut down. For them there can be no new earthly dawn. Yet thought their bones like in the darkness of the grave, they will not have died in vain, if their remembrance can lead us from the long, long time of war to the time for peace.
Herman Wouk Great Nations Sayings By Herman Wouk: In the glare, the great and terrible light of this happening, God seems to signal
That nation is great which rests its head upon death as its pillow.Mahatma Gandhi Great Nations Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: That nation is great which rests its head upon death as its pillow.
It's not God's great love that falls short in accomplishing redemption of nationsSunday Adelaja Great Nations Sayings By Sunday Adelaja: It's not God's great love that falls short in accomplishing redemption of nations
Men may congratulate themselves for writing truly and passionately about the movements of nations; they may consider war and the search for God to be great literature's only subjects; but if men's standing in the world could be toppled by an ill-advised choice of hat, English literature would be dramatically changed.Michael Cunningham Great Nations Sayings By Michael Cunningham: Men may congratulate themselves for writing truly and passionately about the movements of nations; they
Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.Chiang Kai-shek Great Nations Sayings By Chiang Kai-shek: Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary
I think personal diplomacy has caused a lot of mischief and harm, and has impeded the progress of peace in the world. It leads to a very great fallacy - the almost pathetic belief of some Foreign Ministers - that, if they had lunch with someone and called him by his Christian name, they have changed the fundamental facts of relationship between nations.Paul Hasluck Great Nations Sayings By Paul Hasluck: I think personal diplomacy has caused a lot of mischief and harm, and has impeded
Emblem: the carapace of the great crowned snail is painted with all the flags of the United Nations.Mason Cooley Great Nations Sayings By Mason Cooley: Emblem: the carapace of the great crowned snail is painted with all the flags of
Sport is the bloom and glow of a perfect health. The great will not condescend to take anything seriously; all must be as gay as the song of a canary, though it were the building of cities, or the eradication of old and foolish churches and nations, which have cumbered the earth long thousands of years.Ralph Waldo Emerson Great Nations Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Sport is the bloom and glow of a perfect health. The great will not condescend
The great works belong to no one nation, no one cultural tradition even. They are universal.George Brandis Great Nations Sayings By George Brandis: The great works belong to no one nation, no one cultural tradition even. They are
Divine Providence has played a great part in our history. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. It is not given to us to know fully what that purpose is, but I think we may be sure of one thing, and that is that our country is intended to do all it can, in cooperating with other nations to help created peace and preserve peace in the world. It is given to defend the spiritual values-the moral code-against the vast forces of evil that seek to destroy them.Harry S. Truman Great Nations Sayings By Harry S. Truman: Divine Providence has played a great part in our history. I have the feeling that
The essential task ahead requires formulating an adequate doctrine, upholding principles that have been thoroughly studied, and, beginning from these, giving birth to an Order. This elite, differentiating itself on a plane that is defined in terms of spiritual virility, decisiveness, and impersonality, and where every naturalistic bond loses its power and value, will be the bearer of a new principle of a higher authority and sovereignty; it will be able to denounce subversion and demagogy in whatever form they appear and reverse the downward spiral of the top-level cadres and the irresistible rise to power of the masses. From this elite, as if from a seed, a political organism and an integrated nation will emerge, enjoying the same dignity as the nations created by the great European political tradition. Anything short of this amounts only to a quagmire, dilettantism, irrealism, and obliquity.Julius Evola Great Nations Sayings By Julius Evola: The essential task ahead requires formulating an adequate doctrine, upholding principles that have been thoroughly
What is the Christian's responsibility to this world? Is the Christian's responsibility simply, as the "Great Commission" suggests, to share the Good News of God's Kingdom to others, with the goal of making disciples of all nations and perhaps also, along the way, through acts of charity to help meet the material needs of human beings? In other words, is this the only justification for Christian engagement of the larger world?Dean C.Curry Great Nations Sayings By Dean C.Curry: What is the Christian's responsibility to this world? Is the Christian's responsibility simply, as the
All my life I have refused to be for or against parties, for or against nations, for or against people. I never seek novelty or the eccentric; I do not go from land to land to contrast civilizations. I seek only, wherever I go, for symbols of greatness, and as I have already said, they may be found in the eyes of a child, in the movement of a gladiator, in the heart of a gypsy, in twilight in Ireland or in moonrise over the deserts. To hold the spirit of greatness is in my mind what the world was created for. The human body is beautiful as this spirit shines through, and art is great as it translates and embodies this spirit.Robert Henri Great Nations Sayings By Robert Henri: All my life I have refused to be for or against parties, for or against
What constitutes the character of a nation is the character of many individual human beings; every national character is in essence, simply human nature. All the worlds nations, therefore, have a great deal in common with one another. The foundation of any national character is human nature. The foundation of national character is simply a particular colouring taken on by human nature, a particular crystallisation of it.Vasily Grossman Great Nations Sayings By Vasily Grossman: What constitutes the character of a nation is the character of many individual human beings;
Socialists cannot achieve their great aim without fighting against all oppression of nations.Vladimir Lenin Great Nations Sayings By Vladimir Lenin: Socialists cannot achieve their great aim without fighting against all oppression of nations.
We believe no more in Bonaparte's fighting merely for the liberties of the seas than in Great Britain's fighting for the liberties of mankind. The object is the same, to draw to themselves the power, the wealth and the resources of other nations.Thomas Jefferson Great Nations Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: We believe no more in Bonaparte's fighting merely for the liberties of the seas than
Great things seem complex and cause the nations to rush towards the minor things that seem easy to reach, hence, they perish. And again my memory echoes ... my people die for lack of knowledge.Blaise Tshibwabwa Great Nations Sayings By Blaise Tshibwabwa: Great things seem complex and cause the nations to rush towards the minor things that
The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648, was a series of conflicts that became the last great struggle of religious wars in Europe. It was fought almost exclusively on German soil ... but before the war ended, it involved most of the nations of Europe. The underlying cause of the war was the deep-seated hostility between the German Protestants and German Catholics - with the Jesuits and Cardinal Richelieu, who was the real ruler of France, fanning the fires to accomplish their ends.John Daniel Great Nations Sayings By John Daniel: The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648, was a series of conflicts that became the last great
Boy did not see why two great nations such as England and Germany should go to war over a half-barbaric wasteland such as Poland.Ken Follett Great Nations Sayings By Ken Follett: Boy did not see why two great nations such as England and Germany should go
Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happyPhyllis McGinley Great Nations Sayings By Phyllis McGinley: Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations
We are men and women from many lands, representing a rich variety of cultures. And we have been brought together to work in a great common cause: the survival and progress of mankind. The concept of unity in diversity ... underlies our various pursuits at the United Nations.Kurt Waldheim Great Nations Sayings By Kurt Waldheim: We are men and women from many lands, representing a rich variety of cultures. And
Its basic axiom is to be followed by individuals as well as great nations, by Losers and Winners alike. We have demonstrated the workability of the axiom in Vietnam, in Bangladesh, in Biafra, in Palestinian refugee camps, in our own ghettos, in our migrant labor camps, on our Indian reservations, in our institutions for the defective and the deformed and the aged. This is it: Ignore agony.Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Great Nations Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: Its basic axiom is to be followed by individuals as well as great nations, by
The celebrated maxim of the Romans, not to undertake two great wars at the same time, is so well known and so well appreciated as to spare the necessity of demonstrating its wisdom.

A government maybe compelled to maintain a war against two neighboring states; but it will be extremely unfortunate if it does not find an ally to come to its aid, with a view to its own safety and the maintenance of the political equilibrium. It will seldom be the case that the nations allied against it will have the same interest in the war and will enter into it with all their resources; and if one is only an auxiliary, it will be an ordinary war.
Antoine-Henri De Jomini Great Nations Sayings By Antoine-Henri De Jomini: The celebrated maxim of the Romans, not to undertake two great wars at the same
Our world is constantly in change and the great change is always toward freedom. When we speak of freedom we speak of equality. Nations will rise and fall but equality remains the ideal.Carlos P. Romulo Great Nations Sayings By Carlos P. Romulo: Our world is constantly in change and the great change is always toward freedom. When
Tolkien came to regard the tale of Beren and Tinuviel as 'the first example of the motive (to become dominant in Hobbits) that the great policies of world history, "the wheels of the world", are often turned not by the Lords and Governors, even gods, but by the seemingly unknown and weak'. Such a worldview is inherent in the fairy-tale (and Christian) idea of the happy ending in which the dispossessed are restored to joy; but perhaps Tolkien was also struck by the way it had been borne out in the Great War, when ordinary people stepped out of ordinary lives to carry the fate of nations.John Garth Great Nations Sayings By John Garth: Tolkien came to regard the tale of Beren and Tinuviel as 'the first example of
The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space.John F. Kennedy Great Nations Sayings By John F. Kennedy: The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and
Perhaps the grimmest aspect of this great paradox is that the very nations that are chiefly responsible for starting and for maintaining the Disarmament Conference are also the nations that have begun a new arms race.Arthur Henderson Great Nations Sayings By Arthur Henderson: Perhaps the grimmest aspect of this great paradox is that the very nations that are
His eyes once did land on a longer piece of writing in which she put down her thoughts about the mystery of time. How one moment flowed into the next and that into the following, and so on, making an endless chain of tiny packets that defined one's existence. How no one could know what any approaching moment might hold. How they whisper by like leaves in a stream or hurtle past with great uproar, each with the prospect of changing the lives of people and nations.Donald Smith Great Nations Sayings By Donald Smith: His eyes once did land on a longer piece of writing in which she put
For as in nothing is a gentleman better to be discerned from a vulgar person, so in nothing is a gentle nation (such nations have been) better to be discerned from a mob, than in this, - that their feelings are constant and just, results of due contemplation, and of equal thought. You can talk a mob into anything; its feelings may be - usually are - on a whole, generous and right; but it has no foundation for them, no hold of them; you may tease or tickle it into any, at your pleasure; it thinks by infection, for the most part, catching an opinion like a cold, and there is nothing so little that it will not roar itself wild about, when the fit is on; nothing so great but it will forget in an hour, when the fit is past.John Ruskin Great Nations Sayings By John Ruskin: For as in nothing is a gentleman better to be discerned from a vulgar person,
Sacrifice has great value in that it not only achieves personal success but builds successful communities, nations and humanity. Each moment spent in selfless sacrifice makes you a stronger person, and such strength fosters the required determination to cope with adversity and hardship for the sake of others.Vishwas Chavan Great Nations Sayings By Vishwas Chavan: Sacrifice has great value in that it not only achieves personal success but builds successful
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.George Washington Great Nations Sayings By George Washington: The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending
Krebs, who knew some Russian and at one stage in his career had been embraced by Stalin, was "a smooth, surviving type." And so, with almost incredible effrontery, he tried to talk to Chuikov as an equal, opening the conversation with the general comment:
"Today is the first of May, a great holiday for our two nations ... "
With seven million Russian dead, half his country devastated, and fresh evidence mounting daily of the unspeakable barbarity with which the Germans had treated Soviet captives and civilians, Chuikov's answer was a model of restraint, a standing testimony to the cool head and dry wit of that remarkable man. He said:
"We have a great holiday today. How things are with you over there it is less easy to say.
Alan Clark Great Nations Sayings By Alan Clark: Krebs, who knew some Russian and at one stage in his career had been embraced
No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal League of Nations.Hjalmar Branting Great Nations Sayings By Hjalmar Branting: No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run,
By the end of World War II, we were the most powerful and least damaged of the great nations. We also had most of the money. America's hegemony lasted exactly five years.Gore Vidal Great Nations Sayings By Gore Vidal: By the end of World War II, we were the most powerful and least damaged
Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century.Tran Duc Luong Great Nations Sayings By Tran Duc Luong: Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in
My heart is c steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! 8 d Awake, e my glory! [2] Awake, f O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! 9 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 10 For your g steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. 11 x Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!Anonymous Great Nations Sayings By Anonymous: My heart is c steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and
Great men, great nations, have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers of the terror of life, and have manned themselves to face it.Ralph Waldo Emerson Great Nations Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Great men, great nations, have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers of the terror
Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace.Frank B. Kellogg Great Nations Sayings By Frank B. Kellogg: Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not
As for national greatness: It is probably true that all nations are great and even holy at the time of death. The Biafrans had never fought before. They fought well this time. They will never fight again. They will never play Finlandia on an ancient marimba again. Peace.Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Great Nations Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: As for national greatness: It is probably true that all nations are great and even
Blessed be God's name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the Holy Days? Because in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death? How could I say to Him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers, end up in the furnaces? Praised be Thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?Elie Wiesel Great Nations Sayings By Elie Wiesel: Blessed be God's name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me
Pasquale considered his friend's face. It had such an open quality, was such a clearly American face, like Dee's face, like Michael Deane's face. He believed he could spot an American anywhere by that quality - that openness, that stubborn belief in possibility, a quality that, in his estimation, even the youngest Italians lacked. Perhaps it was the difference in age between the countries - America with its expansive youth, building all those drive-in movie theaters and cowboy restaurants; Italians living in endless contraction, in the artifacts of generations, in the bones of empires. This reminded him of Alvis Bender's contention that stories were like nations - Italy a great epic poem, Britain a thick novel, America a brash motion picture in Technicolor - and he remembered, too, Dee Moray saying she'd spent years "waiting for her movie to start," and that she'd almost missed out on her life waiting for it.Jess Walter Great Nations Sayings By Jess Walter: Pasquale considered his friend's face. It had such an open quality, was such a clearly