Topics: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Nation And Identity Quotes


"Each nation has an identity and destiny. As far as Bharat is concerned, Hindu is its identity and religion is its way of working" - Swami Vivekananda

"Tell me how much a nation knows about its own language, and I will tell you how much that nation knows about its own identity." - John Ciardi

"We are undermining a generation's happiness by depriving them of national identity, religious identity, and gender identity" - Dennis Prager

"Our identity is not in our joy, and our identity is not in our suffering. Our identity is in Christ, whether we have joy or are suffering." - Mark Driscoll

"And I sit here without identity: faceless. My head aches." - Sylvia Plath

"Violence, whether spiritual or physical, is a quest for identity and the meaningful. The less identity, the more violence." - Marshall Mcluhan

"In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We've learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose." - Jimmy Carter

"My identity and my security are not in my spiritual progress. My identity and my security are in God's acceptance of me given as a gift in Christ." - J. D. Greear

"Each human being has his or her own sexual identity and should be able to exercise that identity without guilt as long as they do not force that sexual identity on others." - Paulo Coelho

"You have to be your own person. You can't let people's opinions determine how you think about yourself. There's a difference between identity and self-identity." - Amy Tan

"A nation for a continent, and a continent for a nation." - Edmund Barton

"Truth is verifiable only by identity with it and not by knowing about it." - David Hawkins

"Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life." - Joseph Campbell

"Each human needs to find his or her timeless and formless essence identity" - Eckhart Tolle

"Perfume is a mark of female identity and the final touch of her style" - Christian Dior

"Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder" - Paul Ricoeur

"Your identity is like your shadow: not always visible and yet always present." - Fausto Cercignani

"Everyone has an identity. One of their own, and one for show." - Jacqueline Susann

"Your only identity is I AM undefined and infinite. Any label you give yourself limits yourself." - Deepak Chopra

"Every application will be designed from the ground up to use real identity and friends." - Mark Zuckerberg

"This nation is daring and decent and ready for change." - George W Bush

"Efficiency obliterates identity" - William Greider

"This nation asks for action, and action now." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"We rise and fall as one people, one nation." - Barack Obama

"Manchester is the belly and guts of the nation" - George Orwell

"Africa is one continent, one people and one nation" - Kwame Nkrumah

"An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern." - Tony Benn

"When it comes to cyber conflicts between, say, America and China or even a Middle Eastern nation, an African nation, a Latin American nation, a European nation, we have more to lose." - Edward Snowden

"The loss of illusions and the discovery of identity, though painful at first, can be ultimately exhilarating and strengthening." - Abraham Maslow

"Strengthening our identity is one way or reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being." - David Blunkett

"Here we meet, on the page, naked and unadorned: shorn of class, race, gender, sexual identity, age and nationality." - Will Self

"Because we are a conglomerate of our experiences - you take away any experience and you take away a piece of identity. You take away a piece of identity and we don't really know who we are." - Nate Parker

"Jesus came to announce to us that an identity based on success, popularity and power is a false identity- an illusion! Loudly and clearly he says: 'You are not what the world makes you; but you are children of God." - Henri Nouwen

"Identity is the history that has gone into bone and blood and reshaped the flesh. Identity is not what we were but what we have become what we are at this moment." - Nick Joaquín

"An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience." - James A Baldwin

"The cliche organizes life; it expropriates people's identity; it becomes ruler, defense lawyer, judge, and the law." - Vaclav Havel

"Long before we discovered mirrors and photographs, our mothers' reflections provided us with the earliest glimpses of our female identity." - Debra Evans

"The whole point about thinking brilliantly is about knowing your identity and the favor you have in Christ" - Graham Cooke

"If your identity is found in Christ, then it matters less and less what people think of you." - Leonard Sweet

"God is love, I said, but art's the possibility of forms, and shadows are the source of identity." - Ralph Ellison

"There is enough Christianity in our country's history to make it a significant component of our heritage and identity." - Joel Hunter

"I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity." - Bob Anderson

"You remake yourself as you grow and as the world changes. Your identity doesn't get found. It emerges." - Reid Hoffman

"Foisting an identity on people rather than allowing them the freedom and space to create their own is shady." - Raquel Cepeda

"What we live with is ourselves. And when you have your own identity you are much easier to live with." - Shirley Maclaine

"I was confident about America and the idea that in America people can become American without masking their ethnic identity." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"Reconciliation and forgiveness is inextricably linked to the identity and unity we develop as a nation." - Joni Madraiwiwi

"If a man has a sense of identity that does not depend on being shored up by someone else, it cannot be eroded by someone else. If a woman has a sense of identity that does not depend on finding that identity in someone else, she cannot lose her identity in someone else. And so we return to the central fact: it is necessary to be." - Jo Coudert

"I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea." - Bernard Moitessier

"The earth, the sea and air are the concern of every nation. And science, technology, and education can be the ally of every nation." - John F Kennedy

"The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation." - Ayatollah Khamenei

"By carrying the torch, you will be bridging cultural and social barriers, and all the boundaries that separate nation from nation," - Carl Lewis

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers." - Barack Obama

"Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one's shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an "alien" element." - Gloria E. Anzaldúa

"God cloaks himself in invisibility and leaves the world to guess, hope, and kill over his identity and existence? This is love?" - C. J. Anderson

"The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people." - Lydia Sigourney

"The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity." - Ron Paul

"A tired nation, said David Lloyd George, is a Tory nation, and the United States today cannot afford to be either tired or Tory." - John F Kennedy

"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure." - Abraham Lincoln

"We are an American family and we rise and fall together as one nation." - Barack Obama

"The fate of the nation and the fate of the currency are one and the same." - Franz Pick

"A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people" - Mary Landrieu

"Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?" - June Jordan

"No matter what circumstances, it's hard to be a parent and maintain a sense of self and identity in the world." - Anne Lamott

"Cultures are made of continuities and changes, and the identity of a society can survive through these changes. Societies without change aren't authentic; they're just dead" - Kwame

"American Jews, like Americans, have a very consumerist attitude toward their identity: they pick and choose the bits of this and that they like." - Leon Wieseltier

"Our primary identity has become that of being consumers - not mothers, teachers, or farmers, but of consumers. We shop and shop and shop." - Annie Leonard

"India shaped my mind, anchored my identity, influenced my beliefs, and made me who I am. ... India matters to me and I would like to matter to India." - Shashi Tharoor

"The sense of identity provides the ability to experience one's self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly." - Erik Erikson

"I can not, and will not judge, by what my eyes may see. For the skin on a man shall not reveal his true identity." - Robert M. Hensel

"A living entity becomes aware of his Spiritual Identity and becomes aware of the Supreme Personality of Godhead only when he comes accross a Sprititual Master." - Bhakti Charu Swami

"Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism." - Simon Doonan

"My sense of identity broke down and was replaced by something that is very hard to put into words. Awareness, Consciousness." - Eckhart Tolle

"It was the slave's continuing desire for recognition that was the motor which propelled history forward, not the idle complacency and unchanging self-identity of the master" - Francis Fukuyama

"God has not had an identity crisis. He knows that he is Great and deserves to be the center of our lives." - Francis Chan

"I have managed to establish an identity that is based on my internal self, and for that I feel tremendously lucky." - David Rakoff

"Spirituality is not about what you know. It is about growing, deepening, evolving and becoming a living reflection of your spiritual identity." - Iyanla Vanzant

"AB=(1/4)((A+B)2-(A-B)2) is an amazing identity, and unfortunately I have to remind my current students how to prove it." - Ronald Graham

"I think people who are attracted to the fashion industry are people who are really insecure and looking for a certain identity." - Tom Ford

"The woman's personal identity is a vast undiscovered country - with which Society has yet to acquaint itself, and by which it is yet to be revolutionized." - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

"Half the wrong conclusions at which mankind arrive are reached by the abuse of metaphors, and by mistaking general resemblance or imaginary similarity for real identity." - Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

"To be free of time is to be free of the psychological need of past for your identity and future for your fulfillment" - Eckhart Tolle

"Where there is true art and genuine virtuosity the artist can paint an incomparable masterpiece without leaving even a trace of his identity." - Orhan Pamuk

"Flexibility is an essential part of Jazz. It's what gives Jazz music the ability to combine with all other types of music and not lose its identity." - Wynton Marsalis

"Our identity includes our natural world, how we move through it, how we interact with it and how it sustains us." - David Suzuki

"Only as one is willing to give up his present limitations and identity can he become that which he desires to be." - Neville Goddard

"Karate-do is definitely a martial way, and its identity lies in do or principles. Any martial art without proper training of the mind turns into beastly behavior." - Shoshin Nagamine

"Exposing their own humility and vulnerability is one of the most difficult challenges for white antiracist, even after achieving an autonomous white racial identity." - Eileen O'Brien

"The most powerful force in the human psyche is people's need for their words and actions to stay consistent with their IDENTITY - how we define ourselves." - Tony Robbins

"If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts." - Timothy Keller

"The country has already become multicultural. Given immigration trends, it will only grow more diverse, and these new Americans want to share in their country's identity." - Tom Gjelten

"I think I appeal to people who are living in the margins because of their identity and who need to feel freedom somewhere." - Margaret Cho

"The design of a restaurant should embrace the identity of the chef, the nature of the cuisine, and the context of the restaurant itself." - David Rockwell

"The yearning to be Afghan, to be part of the country, part of the land helped me separate myself from the casual traveler and claim my Afghan identity." - Hyder Akbar

"Even if it doesn't sound like it at first, that's an identity that Europe can go out into the world with and take a leading role." - Bernard-Henri Levy

"The more you make your thoughts and beliefs into your identity, the more cut off you are from the spiritual dimension within yourself." - Eckhart Tolle

"The past which is not recoverable in any other way is embedded, as if in amber, in the music, and people can regain a sense of identity.." - Oliver Sacks

"Love is the grounding of our existence as humans and is the basic emotioning in our systemic identity as human beings." - Humberto Maturana

"And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." - George Washington

"Let's light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best." - Christopher Ferguson

"Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white-separate and unequal." - Otto Kerner, Jr.

"Proverbs embody the current and practical philosophy of an age or nation." - William Fleming

"Perhaps...the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We are a nation of children letting horrible things happen, and flunking Calc." - Daniel Handler

"We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world." - Ronald Reagan

"America, my country, is almost a continent and hardly yet a nation." - Ezra Pound

"Let us join hands and build a truly South African nation." - Nelson Mandela

"We are a nation equally afraid of gathering together and being alone." - Mira Grant

"Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation" - Nelson Mandela

"We're a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children." - Brene Brown

"In the face of all this evil, we remain strong and united, 'One Nation Under God.'" - George W Bush

"Alike for the nation and the individual, the one indispensable requisite is character." - Theodore Roosevelt

"All free peoples are deeply impressed by the courage and steadfastness of the Greek nation." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"We are a nation at war - and we should act like it." - Peter King

"A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation..." - Bruce Hutchison

"Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation..." - Michael Franti

"What we don't know as a nation and as a citizen can kill us." - Fred W Friendly

"Not with dreams, but with blood and with iron, Shall a nation be moulded at last." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist? - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free."" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Marriage is not for individual happiness, but for the welfare of the nation and the caste." - Swami Vivekananda

"True literacy is becoming an arcane art and the nation [United States] is steadily dumbing down." - Isaac Asimov

"A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." - Alexander Hamilton

"If a nation wishes, it can have both free elections and slavery." - Garry Wills

"...we are an overfed and undernourished nation digging an early grave with our teeth..." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another ruler with trumpetings again. Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men are yet in the cradle. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation." - Khalil Gibran

"The core of racism is the notion that the individual is meaningless and that membership in the collective - the race - is the source of his identity and value. ... The notion of 'diversity' entails exactly the same premises as racism - that one's ideas are determined by one's race and that the source of an individual's identity is his ethnic heritage." - Peter Schwartz

"Identity can be so gelatinous sometimes." - Neil Gaiman

"To the militant, identity is everything." - Susan Sontag

"Essentially, yoga means dissolving your identity." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Identity is invariably false to facts." - Alfred Korzybski

"Without style, there can be no identity." - John Kinsella

"To accept duality is to earn identity." - Joss Whedon

"In all cultures, the family imprints its members with selfhood. Human experience of identity has two elements; a sense of belonging and a sense of being separate. The laboratory in which these ingredients are mixed and dispensed is the family, the matrix of identity." - Salvador Minuchin

"Please open your eyes now, but keep attention in the inner energy field of the body as you look around the room. The inner body lies at the threshold between your form identity and your essence identity, your true nature. Never lose touch with it." - Eckhart Tolle

"Winning or losing an argument, receiving an acceptance or rejection, is no proof of the validity or value of personal identity. One may be wrong, mistaken, or a poor craftsman, or just ignorant - but this is no indication of the true worth of one's total human identity: past, present and future!" - Sylvia Plath

"Teaching a practice can also be a hindrance if it becomes one's identity. To be a spiritual teacher is a temporary function. I'm a spiritual teacher when somebody comes to me and some teaching happens, but the moment they leave I'm no longer a spiritual teacher. If I carry the identity of spiritual teacher, it will cause suffering." - Eckhart Tolle

"This nation under God" - Abraham Lincoln

"We don't need a nation that has national identity cards." - Malcolm Wallop

"The identity of the Filipino today is of a person asking what is his identity." - Nick Joaquín

"My case was wrongfully decided, and has caused great harm to the women and children of our nation." - Norma Mccorvey

"The nation is divided, half patriots and half traitors, and no man can tell which from which." - Mark Twain

"It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Only a fighting nation can make itself responsible for world peace, and such a nation must organize its material resources and manpower with the highest possible degree of efficiency." - Chiang Kai-shek

"Fascism means first of all defending your nation against the dangers that threaten it. It means the destruction of these dangers and the opening of a free way to life and glory for your nation." - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

"What is happening to teachers now across this nation is a disgrace. The attacks on them are a blot on our nation. Teachers and students are not different interest groups. Anyone who demeans teachers demeans education and hurts children." - Diane Ravitch

"If we do not get control of our borders, by 2050 Americans of European descent will be a minority in the nation their ancestors created and built. No nation has ever undergone so radical a demographic transformation and survived." - Pat Buchanan

"You and I, today and always, are to bear witness of Jesus Christ and declare the message of the Restoration. ... Missionary work is a manifestation of our spiritual identity and heritage." - David A Bednar



Nation and Identity, Belonging and Identity, Identity and Memory, Language and Identity, Memory and Identity, Name and Identity, Place and Identity, Education and Nation, God and Nation, Language and Nation, Youth and Nation, God and Our Nation, Identity, Nation, Black Identity, Bourne Identity, Building Identity, Child identity, Creating identity, Cultural Identity, Culture identity, Digital Identity, Establishing Identity, False Identity, Female Identity, Feminism Identity, Finding Identity, Gay Identity, Gender Identity,