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"The development of the society, the state and the nation is proportionate to the development of the Human" - Sathya Sai Baba

"The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race." - Susan B Anthony

"Nevada is poised to lead our nation in renewable development and we must harness those resources." - Joe Heck

"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another." - Nelson Mandela

"Self government is no less essential to the development, growth, and happiness of the individual than to the nation." - William H. Douglas

"With us air people, the future of our nation is indissolubly bound up in the development of air power." - Billy Mitchell

"The importance of the river cannot be overstated in the history of the country, or the development of the nation." - Maurice Hinchey

"I am of the firm belief that the nation should progress on the issue of development. And it is necessary that the country moves forward on the issue of development." - Narendra Modi

"We stand united, facing the big responsibility to change our country into a nation of justice, solidarity, humanity and green development." - Georgios A. Papandreou

"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" - Strom Thurmond

"The integration of the Negro into American society is one of the most exciting challenges to self-development and self-mastery that any nation of people ever faced." - Margaret Halsey

"Liberia can move on and break from the past. That is very important for us to try to achieve our development goals and reconcile our nation." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement." - Ibrahim Babangida

"We stand united, facing the big responsibility to change our country into a nation of justice, solidarity, humanity and green development." - George Papandreou

"...Bolshevism in its proper perspective, namely, as the most recent development in the age-long struggle waged by the Jewish Nation against...Christ..." - Denis Fahey

"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." - Strom Thurmond

"Coal research and development provides huge benefits for the nation, and pay for itself many times over through taxes flowing back to the Treasury from expanded economic activity." - Tim Holden

"During the civilisation and development process of more than 5,000 years, the Chinese nation has made an indelible contribution to the civilisation and advancement of mankind." - Xi Jinping

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

"Spirituality is based on development of character and philosophy." - Radhanath Swami

"literacy is at the heart of sustainable development" - Kofi Annan

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

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

"Neither the military might nor the economic and technological development makes a nation great. It is made great by it's citizens with Self Respect and Integrity ingrained in their lives." - Pandurang Shastri Athavale

"The development of the national spirit in its present form leads into blind alleys. Some condition must be found which preserves the life of the nation, but rules out the fatal rivalry among nations." - Kathe Kollwitz

"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

"The vast individual and corporate fortunes, the vast combinations of capital which have marked the development of our industrial system, create new conditions, and necessitate a change from the old attitude of state and the nation toward property." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Economic development cannot take a nation forward on its own. We need a society and economy which complement each other. We need to take care of the poor, deprived and left behind sections of society." - Narendra Modi

"With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable." - Greg Walden

"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." - Nita Ambani

"I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation." - Joe Lieberman

"The more each nation contributes to world society from the wealth of its own aptitudes, its own race, and its own traditions, the greater the future development and happiness of mankind will be." - Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

"We have seen... that, although England is by far the richest nation of Europe, we have already outstripped her in the race after wealth, and we have only begun the development of our vast resources." - Josiah Strong

"Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family. No nation or business sector can ignore the ethical implications present in all economic and social development. With increasing clarity scientific research demonstrates that the impact of human actions in any one place or region can have worldwide effects." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Attaching the word marriage to the association of same-sex individuals mistakenly presumes that marriage is principally a matter of adult benefits and adult rights. In fact, marriage is principally about the nurturing and development of children. And the successful development of children is critical to the preservation and success of our nation." - Mitt Romney

"In order to bring a nation to support the burdens of maintaining great military establishments, it is necessary to create an emotional state akin to war psychology. There must be the portrayal of an external menace. This involves the development to a high degree of the nation-hero, nation-villain ideology and the arousing of the population to a sense of sacrifice. Once these exist, we have gone a long way on the path to war." - John Foster Dulles

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

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

"Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"The United States is historically a nation of immigrants." - Charles B Rangel

"Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development." - Confucius

"Human development, not secularization, is what's key to women's empowerment in the transforming Middle East." - Dalia Mogahed

"Art in its highest form is art that serves and instructs society and human development." - Harry Belafonte

"The only 'good' learning is that which is in advance of development." - Lev S. Vygotsky

"Development is maintenance." - Brian Marick

"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." - Stephen Hawking

"We are still in the infancy of naming what is really happening on software development projects." - Alistair Cockburn

"The underlying aim of practice . .is to create certainty through the development of high-quality listening." - Howard Snell

"Development develops inequality." - Eduardo Galeano

"I love 'Arrested Development.'" - Rob Thomas

"If we provide employment to people, if we ensure there's food on their plates, if we provide them with facilities and give them education, all the tension will end. And this is why, all those who want good for the nation, I request them to compete towards development and for development. This atmosphere should be created in India and I think such an environment is being created nowadays." - Narendra Modi

"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

".. free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind. There is no room in this for the divinization of a nation, of a class, let alone of an individual. Are we not all children of one father, as it is said in religious language?" - Albert Einstein

"We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"There is a magnificent new militancy within the Negro community all across this nation. And I welcome this as a marvelous development. The Negro of America is saying he's determined to be free and he is militant enough to stand up." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"An unspoiled river is a very rare thing in this Nation today. Their flow and vitality have been harnessed by dams and too often they have been turned into open sewers by communities and by industries. It makes us all very fearful that all rivers will go this way unless somebody acts now to try to balance our river development." - Lyndon B Johnson

"The programs supported by the International Affairs Budget are as essential to our national security as defense programs. Development and diplomacy protect our nation by addressing the root causes of terrorism and conflict. But it's not just about security. By building new markets overseas for American products, the International Affairs Budget creates jobs and boosts the economy here at home." - Tom Ridge

"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource." - John F Kennedy

"If Russia is to be a great power, it will be, not because of its nuclear potential, faith in God or the president, or Western investment, but thanks to the labor of the nation, faith in knowledge and science and the maintenance and development of scientific potential and education." - Zhores Alferov

"In order to have a literature, a nation must live, not merely on the practical, but on the moral and spiritual plane as well, contributing through its national life to the development of some side of the universal spirit of man." - Vissarion Belinsky

"We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity." - Kofi Annan

"The real wealth of a nation is its people. And the purpose of development is to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy, and creative lives. This simple but powerful truth is too often forgotten in the pursuit of material and financial wealth." - Mahbub ul Haq

"The most important thing in life is human affection. Without it one cannot achieve genuine happiness. And if we want a happier life, a happier family, happier neighbours or a happier nation, the key is inner quality. Even if the five billion human beings that inhabit the earth become millionaires, without inner development there cannot be peace or any lasting happiness." - Dalai Lama

"The invention of the concept of sustainable human development and that of so-called human security, as opposed to territorial security of nation- states, and its promotion by the UN is in clear contradiction to all that we, the Group of 77, and the UN Charter itself consider inalienable, namely national sovereignty and security." - Pranab Mukherjee

"The United States is the nation of innovation. And we have the best innovators, really, in the world. Our international property is one of our huge national economic assets. Yes, so to the extent that some are seeking to infiltrate our network, steal that information, not to have invest in the research and development that goes into innovation, that's a really big deal." - Janet Napolitano

"The raw fact is that every successful example of economic development this past century every case of a poor nation that worked its way up to a more or less decent, or at least dramatically better, standard of living has taken place via globalization, that is, by producing for the world market rather than trying for self-sufficiency." - Paul Krugman

"There are big surfing communities in every country with an ocean coast that I know in Central and South America. Same with Mexico, Bali, and nearly every island nation that gets waves in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. But that's a relatively recent development in most places." - William Finnegan

"All that progressives ask or desire is permission - in an era when development, evolution, is the scientific word - to interpret the Constitution according to the Darwinian principle; all they ask is recognition of the fact that a nation is a living thing and not a machine." - Woodrow Wilson

"We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil." - Gerald Ford

"It has become clear that America's civilian institutions of diplomacy and development have been chronically undermanned and underfunded for far too long - relative to what we spend on the military, and more important, relative to the responsibilities and challenges our nation has around the world." - Robert Gates

"No tin-hat brigade of goose-stepping vigilantes or bibble-babbling mob of blackguarding and corporation paid scoundrels will prevent the onward march of labor, or divert its purpose to play its natural and rational part in the development of the economic, political and social life of our nation." - John L Lewis

"The raw fact is that every successful example of economic development this past century ? every case of a poor nation that worked its way up to a more or less decent, or at least dramatically better, standard of living ? has taken place via globalization, that is, by producing for the world market rather than trying for self-sufficiency." - Paul Krugman

"It has become clear that America 's civilian institutions of diplomacy and development have been chronically undermanned and underfunded for far too long - relative to what we spend on the military, and more important, relative to the responsibilities and challenges our nation has around the world." - Robert M Gates

"Although my view is a world-wide one and my area of observation is Europe, the nation closest to my heart is, understandably, my homeland. And it is a fortunate coincidence, fortunate in terms of the explanation of the world, that it is this country which is the clearest example of the playground of destructive development in the whole world." - Pentti Linkola

"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." - Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

"The United States must recognize that access to reliable and affordable energy is the basis for economic expansion - and global competitiveness. And the nation must move from discouraging fossil fuel development - which is largely our approach today - to enabling it. We need all forms of energy to keep our economy strong." - John S Watson

"A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations." - Lyndon B Johnson

"People began to understand that with the acquisition of California the nation had obtained practically half a continent, of which the future possibilities were almost unlimited, so far as the development of natural resources and the genera production of wealth were concerned." - John Moody

"We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil." - Gerald R Ford

"What I supported when I was a young man, was that the solution to bring justice to all in South Africa, was to build a little Europe there. Was to create so many nation states as there are actual nations, each with their own cultures, each with their own languages, that is what separate development tried and wanted to achieve." - Frederik Willem de Klerk

"It is not healthy when a nation lives within a nation, as colored Americans are living inside America. A nation cannot live confident of its tomorrow if its refugees are among its own citizens." - Pearl S Buck

"We are a nation within a nation." - Perry Bellegarde

"We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have-nots. We must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves." - Mitch Daniels

"Now if you know what makes one person's life change, then you know what makes a nation change - because a nation is simply a large group of individuals." - Marianne Williamson

"Our nation is today a powerful nation." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples." - Rigoberta Menchu

"There can be no sustainable development without sustainable energy development" - Margot Wallstrom

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development." - David Gottesman

"Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as from a root." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Heredity proposes and development disposes." - Peter Medawar

"Income seldom exceeds personal development." - Jim Rohn

"Culture changes with economic development." - Ha-Joon Chang

"China's development benefits other countries." - Li Keqiang

"We brought the religious leaders and the secular development workers together in one room. We asked the religious leaders what are your reservations about development workers? And we asked the development workers, what are your reservations about religious leaders? It turns out that most of the problems are not really problems at all, but rather misunderstandings, misconceptions, and mis-communications." - Abul Kalam Azad

"Once genius is submerged by bureaucracy, a nation is doomed to mediocrity." - Richard M. Nixon

"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

"It is an embarrassment that the United States, the wealthiest nation, has people that go hungry." - Craig T Nelson

"A nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous." - Barack Obama

"Heart of a solider with a brain to teach your whole nation." - Tupac Shakur

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

"Listen! There was never an artistic period. There was never an art-loving nation." - James Whistler

"There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare." - Sun Tzu

"A nation writes its history in the image of its ideal." - Abba Eban

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

"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish." - Laozi

"No war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people." - Eugene V Debs

"This nation under God" - Abraham Lincoln

"In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile." - Hunter S Thompson

"It is not an army that we must train for war; it is a nation." - Woodrow Wilson

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

"The whole [English] nation, beyond all other mortal men is most given to banquetting and feasts." - Paolo Giovio

"To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a nation of shopkeepers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers." - Adam Smith

"God hath sifted a nation that he might send choice grain into this wilderness." - William Stoughton

"A nation," he heard himself say, "consists of its laws. A nation does not consist of its situation at a given time. If an individual's morals are situational, that individual is without morals. If a nation's laws are situational, that nation has no laws, and soon is' a nation." - William Gibson

"... vulgarity has no nation." - Arthur Miller

"A nation without means of reform is without means of survival." - Edmund Burke

"In order to build our nation, we must all exceed our own expectations." - Nelson Mandela

"And thought the nation ne'er would thrive Till all the whores were burnt alive." - Matthew Prior

"Righteousness exalteth a nation." - Bible

"I am struck by how casually we as a nation react to the carnage in Iraq." - Charles B Rangel

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

"It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation." - Jack Schwartz

"It's just so weird when an entire nation knows what you are going through." - Sienna Miller

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

"Righteousness exalteth a nation." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"This independent Negro movement is able to intervene with terrific force upon the general social and political life of the nation, despite the fact that it is waged under the banner of democratic rights ... [and] is able to exercise a powerful influence upon the revolutionary proletariat, that it has got a great contribution to make to the development of the proletariat in the United States, and that it is in itself a constituent part of the struggle for socialism." - C L R James

"... work is only part of a man's life; play, family, church, individual and group contacts, educational opportunities, the intelligent exercise of citizenship, all play a part in a well-rounded life. Workers are men and women with potentialities for mental and spiritual development as well as for physical health. We are paying the price today of having too long sidestepped all that this means to the mental, moral, and spiritual health of our nation." - Mary Barnett Gilson

"Having therefore no foreign establishments, either colonial or military, the ships of war of the United States, in war, will be like land birds, unable to fly far from their own shores. To provide resting places for them, where they can coal and repair, would be one of the first duties of a government proposing to itself the development of the power of the nation at sea." - Alfred Thayer Mahan

"Judaism is not a passive religion, but an active life factor which has coalesced with the national consciousness into one organic whole. It is primarily the expression of a nationality whose history for thousands of years coincides with the history of the development of a humanity and the Jews are a nation which, having once acted as the leaven of the social world, is destined to be resurrected with the rest of civilized nations." - Moses Hess

"Living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure and in practice. Society is a living organism and must obey the laws of life, not of mechanics; it must develop. All that progressives ask or desire is permission-in an era when 'development,' 'evolution,' is the scientific word-to interpret the Constitution according to the Darwinian principle; all they ask is recognition of the fact that a nation is a living thing and not a machine." - Woodrow Wilson

"We are apt to consider that invention is the result of spontaneous action of some heavenborn genius, whose advent we must patiently wait for, but cannot artificially produce. It is unquestionable, however, that education, legal enactments, and general social conditions have a stupendous influence on the development of the originative faculty present in a nation and determine whether it shall be a fountain of new ideas or become simply a purchaser from others of ready-made inventions." - John Ambrose Fleming

"The purpose of affirmative action is to give our nation a way to finally address the systemic exclusion of individuals of talent on the basis of their gender, or race from opportunities to develop, perform, achieve and contribute. Affirmative action is an effort to develop systematic approach to open the doors of education, employment, and business development opportunities to qualified individuals who happen to be members of groups that have experienced long-standing and persistent discrimination." - William J Clinton

"The existence of nuclear weapons presents a clear and present danger to life on Earth. Nuclear arms cannot bolster the security of any nation because they represent a threat to the security of the human race. These incredibly destructive weapons are an affront to our common humanity, and the tens of billions of dollars that are dedicated to their development and maintenance should be used instead to alleviate human need and suffering" - Oscar Arias

"As Americans, we have shown ourselves to have the greatest military on the face of the planet, but we are not so very good at anticipating threats and appreciating just how difficult it is to build up stable democracies, to make the investments and sustainable development that we must as a nation if we are to attack the root causes of these sorts of instability." - Martin O'Malley

"One of the great things about the United States is that when it comes to world affairs, the president obviously is the leader of the Executive Branch, the Commander-in-Chief, the spokesperson for the nation, but the influence and the work that we have is the result not just of the president, it is the result of countless interactions and arrangements and relationships between our military and other militaries, and our diplomats and other diplomats, the intelligence officers and development workers." - Barack Obama

"Others are affected by what I am, and say, and do. So that a single act of mine may spread and spread in widening circles, through a nation or humanity. Through my vice I intensify the taint of vice throughout the universe. Through my misery I make multitudes sad. On the other hand, every development of my virtue makes me an ampler blessing to my race. Every new truth that I gain makes me a brighter light to humanity." - William Ellery Channing

"There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Ensuring the access of all citizens to government information and to essential information for human development is a must for every democratic society." - Koichiro Matsuura

"All geologic history is full of the beginning and the ends of species-of their first and last days; but it exhibits no genealogies of development." - Hugh Miller

"In any given society the authority of man over man runs in inverse proportion to the intellectual development of that society." - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"One dumb-bell, Watson! Consider an athlete with one dumb-bell. Picture to yourself the unilateral development - the imminent danger of a spinal curvature. Shocking, Watson, shocking!" - Arthur Conan Doyle

"I am engaged in answering that Italian buffoon, Mazotti, whose views upon the larval development of the tropical termites have excited my derision and contempt . . ." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Democracy is the absolute value that makes for human dignity, as well as the only road to sustained economic development and social justice." - Kim Dae Jung

"The true path to peace is shared development. If we do not want war to go global, justice must go global" - Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

"Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship." - Kofi Annan

"All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment." - Tony Robbins



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