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Nation Building Quotes


"Nation-building is never a 'done deal' confined to history already established." - Aberjhani

"Part of building a new nation means building a spirit of tolerance, love and respect amongst the people of this country." - Nelson Mandela

"If we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road." - George W Bush

"Our nation will succeed or fail to the degree that all of us - citizens and businesses alike - are active participanats in building strong, sustainable and enriching communities." - Arnold Hiatt

"In America, about the only thing censored today is Christianity, the same Christianity that was the driving force behind the building of this great nation." - Rick Scarborough

"Fiction is a very powerful tool for teaching history. The Philippines was the first Iraq, the first Vietnam, the first Afghanistan, in the sense that it was the United States initial or baptismal experience in nation-building." - Miguel Syjuco

"The nation that would to-day disarm its soldiers and turn its people to the paths of peace would accomplish more to its building up than by all the war taxes wrong from its hostile and unwilling serfs" - Clarence Darrow

"India is more than a sum of its contradictions, any truism about India can be contradicted with another truism. There is no fixed stereotype. But even thinking about India makes clear the immensity of the nation-building challenge." - Shashi Tharoor

"We're not into nation-building. We're into justice." - George W Bush

"Bush humble foreign policy was hijacked into nation-building." - Ron Paul

"We want to make nation-building a people's movement." - Narendra Modi

"Infrastructure sector is all about building assets for the country. It is part of nation building." - Gautam Adani

"When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation." - Al Franken

"I don't think we should be engaged in nation-building. It's not our job to turn foreign nations into democratic utopias, to try to turn Iraq into Switzerland. It is the military's job to hunt down and kill our enemies, to kill ISIS before they murder American citizens and they wage jihad." - Ted Cruz

"I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation building." - George W Bush

"America does not need to continue to have regime change throughout the world, nation-building." - Rand Paul

"In general, Americans are not very good at nation-building and not very good colonialists." - Francis Fukuyama

"It's not the job of the U.S. military to do nation-building or produce democratic utopias." - Ted Cruz

"Stop sketching and start building." - Dennis Crowley

"This nation under God" - Abraham Lincoln

"We are not engaged in domestic politics, in church building or in social uplift work, but we are engaged in nation building." - Marcus Garvey

"We should be building a nation and it should be called the United States of America. We are spending all our money nation-building in other places and they don't even want us." - Donald Trump

"When we think back to our forefathers, with their sedentary lives of forest-chopping, railroad-building, fortune-founding, their fox-hunting and Indian taming, their prancing about in the mazurka and the polka, with their coattails flying and their bustles bouncing, to say nothing of their all-day sessions with the port and straight bourbon,... we must realize that we are a nation, not of neurasthenics, but of sissies and slow-motion sports." - Robert Benchley

"The first and most important component in nation building is LAW. Law is the source of national Cohesion." - Myles Munroe

"Throughout our history the success of the homemaker has been but another name for the up-building of the nation." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The people gave me the responsibility of building the future of this nation And I did it with honor." - Hosni Mubarak

"The people gave me the responsibility of building the future of this nation. And I did it with honor." - Hosni Mubarak

"Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"What valuable company is nobody building?" - Peter Thiel

"This is a Christian nation." - Harry S Truman

"Old folks are the nation." - Toni Cade Bambara

"Building a product is easy. But building the company that builds the product is hard." - Dennis Crowley

"WOMEN must be at the forefront of nation-building to bring the South African citizenry together and, therefore, develop a whole new ethos of human co-existence" - Steven Biko

"Part of American leadership is making sure that we're doing nation building here at home. That will help us maintain the kind of American leadership that we need." - Barack Obama

"I have seen people wanting to devote their time & energy to nation building. All they need is an opportunity. 'MyGov' is that opportunity!" - Narendra Modi

"Let the professionals like doctors & engineers teach in schools once a week. Let's make teaching a national movement necessary for Nation building." - Narendra Modi

"President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home." - Christine Pelosi

"I don't know any nation on Earth that succeeded in creating a strong middle class with rising wages based on building a stronger and bigger government." - Mitt Romney

"When I was growing up in Iraq, there was an unbroken belief in progress and a great sense of optimism. It was a moment of nation building." - Zaha Hadid

"The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend." - George W Bush

"Teachers have the hardest and most important jobs in America. They're building our nation. And we should appreciate them, respect them, and pay them well." - Jim Hunt

"Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column." - Friedrich Schiller

"We are not just any nation." - Henry A Kissinger

"All people are a single nation." - Aly Khan

"I am ashamed of my nation." - Djemal Pasha

"A nation must think before it acts." - Robert Strausz-Hupe

"Building up arms is not a substitute for diplomacy." - Samuel Pisar

"Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success." - Michael Eisner

"Particular individuals do not recur, but their building blocks do." - John Henry Holland

"The charges of building and making of gardens are unknowne." - George Herbert

"Three cardinal virtues of business: creativity, building community, practical realism." - Ted Malloch

"Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building!" - Mike Lange

"We should be building great things that don't exist" - Larry Page

"Singing lessons are like body building for your larynx." - Bernadette Peters

"You can't build a great building on a weak foundation." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

"The door handle is the handshake of the building." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"Your biggest challenge will be building a great team." - John Doerr

"Whatever future you're building, don't try to program everything." - Pierre Omidyar

"By the time I got to building synthesizers, I had perhaps 20 years experience building electronic musical instruments." - Robert Moog

"An army is a nation within a nation, it is one of the vices of courage." - Alfred De Vigny

"No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation." - Barack Obama

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

"The nation that leads in renewable energy will be the nation that leads the world." - James Cameron

"It is harder to release a nation from servitude than to enslave a free nation." - Simon Bolivar

"Let Pitt then boast of his victory to his nation of shopkeepers - "Nation Boutiquiere"." - Bertrand Barere de Vieuzac

"Food is about agriculture, about ecology, about man's relationship with nature, about the climate, about nation-building, cultural struggles, friends and enemies, alliances, wars, religion. It is about memory and tradition and, at times, even about sex." - Mark Kurlansky

"The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow." - Nicholas M Butler

"[The United States and Israel] share many common objectives ... chief of which is the building of a better world in which every nation can develop its resources and develop them in freedom and peace." - Lyndon B Johnson

"The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow." - Nicholas Murray Butler

"The nation-state is becoming less and less competent to perform its international political tasks... These are some of the reasons pressing us to lead vigorously toward the true building of a new world order." - Nelson Rockefeller

"Malcolm X envisions a broad-based pluralistic united front, which is spearheaded by the Nation of Islam, but mobilizing integrationist organizations, non-political organizations, civic groups, all under the banner of building black empowerment, human dignity, economic development, political mobilization." - Manning Marable

"It is not a matter of who can give the most but rather the spirit in which one participates in nation- building. And I apply that term to whatever useful exercise one is doing at any given time." - Joni Madraiwiwi

"The nation that would to-day disarm its soldiers and turn its people to the paths of peace would accomplish more to its building up than by all the war taxes wrong from its hostile and unwilling serfs. p. 27" - Clarence Darrow

"The message of reconciliation, of nation-building, of granting amnesty, indemnity, has struck a powerful, favorable chord. And people can understand that we're here not for purposes of retribution but to forget the past and to build our country." - Nelson Mandela

"I think that before you take on nation building in your mind's eye as to how it should be, you'd better have a clear understanding if this is doable and will work." - Anthony Zinni

"In time it will become clear to everyone that support for the policies of pre-emptive war and interventionist nation-building will have much greater significance than the removal of Saddam Hussein itself." - Ron Paul

"As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the policemen of the world, and that we should not be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country." - Ron Paul

"Thanks to the heroic sons and daughters of this country, who have paid sacrifices, we have been able to score a number of victories which are encouraging the nation-building process we are engaged in." - Girma Woldegiorgis

"Fiction is a very powerful tool for teaching history. The Philippines was the first Iraq, the first Vietnam, the first Afghanistan, in the sense that it was the United States' initial or baptismal experience in nation-building." - Miguel Syjuco

"I envy those Hindus and Buddhists who have in their religion philosophy and ancestor worship which build in the believer a continuity with the past, and that most important ingredient in the building of a nation - memory." - F Sionil Jose

"We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building." - Sherrod Brown

"The building of America has had its fair share of mistakes, but it's a constitution that's the jewel of democracy, the envy of many, and it's the most generous nation in the world." - Gary Oldman

"If there had never been the Great Migration there would never have been jazz, there would never have been Michelle Obama. A lot of amazing black people exist in this country because of the Great Migration. That's nation-building." - Ayana Mathis

"A revolutionary woman can't have no reactionary man. If he's not about liberation, if he's not about struggle, if he ain't about building a strong Black family, if he ain't about building a strong Black nation, then he ain't about nothing." - Assata Shakur

"See the Congress' track record. It has taken the nation backwards. They keep talking about Rights. The Nation is tired of your Acts, the Nation needs action." - Narendra Modi

"What you do is as important as anything government does. I ask you to seek a common good beyond your comfort; to defend needed reforms against easy attacks; to serve your nation, beginning with your neighbor. I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens, building communities of service and a nation of character." - George W Bush

"we still have the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building, but it just seems like part of the nature of New York, that it's always shifting." - Richard Hell

"No nation is drunken where wine is cheap." - Thomas Jefferson

"They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Nothing renders a nation so despicable as religious despotism." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"... a nation without humor is not only sad but dangerous." - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

"The arts are the signature of a nation." - Joan Mondale

"Canada is the greatest nation in this country." - Allan A. Lamport

"A nation . . . is just a society for hating foreigners." - Olaf Stapledon

"This nation is the hope of the earth." - Mitt Romney

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

"Fine art, poetry, that kind of thing, elevates a nation ..." - George Eliot

"Every nation has a moral obligation to safeguard the future." - Al Gore

"The English are a nation of consummate cant." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation" - Gordon B Hinckley

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

"We must, together as a nation, stop watching Fox." - Jon Stewart

"Imagination is the greatest nation in the world!" - Bob Proctor

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

"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

"China is a civilization pretending to be a nation." - Michael A. Ledeen

"Despotism subjects a nation to one tyrant; democracy, to many." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"The orator is the mouth (os) of a nation." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"The nation should be ruled by the Ten Commandments." - Theodore Roosevelt

"France eats more conciously, more intelligently, than any other nation." - M F K Fisher

"A nation creates music - the composer only arranges it." - Mikhail Glinka

"Jews ate the English nation to its bones." - John Speed

"Few secret undertakings ever did any nation any good." - Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

"The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"You cut a hole in the building and people can look inside and see the way other people really lived.. it's making space without building it" - Gordon Matta-Clark

"Building up a weakness just makes you less disabled. Building a strength can take you to the top of the world." - John Elder Robison

"Building a wardrobe is like building a circle of friends your whole life.... Your own beauty is to be yourself, but of course we need tools and accessories." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy." - Barack Obama

"If you survive long enough, you're revered-rather like an old building." - Katharine Hepburn

"Let us join our efforts toward building the unshakable foundations for a culture of peace." - Daisaku Ikeda

"There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground." - Edward Gibbon

"Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success." - Ted Sundquist

"The key ingredient to building trust is not time. It is courage." - Patrick Lencioni

"It's always good to have the building filled - even if it's with low-IQ Rangers fans." - Mike Milbury

"The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"The end of all knowledge must be the building up of character." - Cesar Chavez

"If you stop building stars, which we never do, you wouldn't be in business." - Vince Mcmahon

"Santiago Martinez Delgado made a Master piece in the Colombian Congress building worthy of admiration ..." - Santiago Martinez Delgado

"When a new building block is discovered, the result is usually a range of innovations." - John Henry Holland

"Traditional marriage in the platform is the essential building block to our civilization." - Ken Blackwell

"President Obama deserves credit for building what you call the largest coalition to fight terror." - Dana Perino

"A story is like building a chapel; a novel is a cathedral ..." - Rosario Ferre

"New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone." - Walter Tevis

"We should be focusing on building things that do not exist." - Larry Page

"Marriage is the basic building block of civilization. We are redefining it at our own peril." - Hank Hanegraaff

"Spend more time building your character than trying to build your platform." - Christine Caine

"You don't need sunglasses inside a building in the middle of the night." - Jimmy Heath

"Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill." - Dave Barry

"Be suspicious of any work that is not building product or getting customers." - Sam Altman

"Building trust is key to discovering and understanding your buyers' motives." - Grant Cardone

"Brokenness involves removing inappropriate pride and self-reliance and building healthy God-reliance." - John C Maxwell

"Spreadsheets are fiction. Believing in what you're doing and what you're building is what's important." - Vinod Khosla

"They work now with computers for building buildings and books, but not ever with new ideas." - Emil Ruder

"Dude, my hair is like an architectural structure. It's like... a building." - Taylor Swift

"Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh." - Vince Lombardi

"The central problem of brand-building is getting a complex organization to execute a simple idea." - Marty Neumeier

"Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight." - Bill Gates

"Art is useful. Through art we can start building a world that works differently." - Tania Bruguera



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