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"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples" - Henri La Fontaine

"International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples." - Henri La Fontaine

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"The national pastime is juiced," - Jose Canseco

"You don't have any other society where the educated classes are so effectively indoctrinated and controlled by a subtle propaganda system - a private system including media, intellectual opinion forming magazines and the participation of the most highly educated sections of the population. Such people ought to be referred to as "Commissars - for that is what their essential function is - to set up and maintain a system of doctrines and beliefs which will undermine independent thought and prevent a proper understanding and analysis of national and global institutions, issues, and policies"." - Noam Chomsky

"Although tyranny...may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people." - Hannah Arendt

"And please, please, lets us put mental health back on the top of our national agenda, our prisons and our jails are now our mental health institutions." - Hillary Clinton

"The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations." - Arthur Henderson

"Gadhafi has established no national institutions, not even allowing a fake parliament of the Mubarak or Ben Ali variety that could perhaps be turned into something real." - Elliott Abrams

"Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions." - Slobodan Milosevic

"Democratic institutions form a system of quarantine for tyrannical desires." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Charles Thomson

"I brought several national projects to Katihar." - Tariq Anwar

"The national deficit is not rising." - Ed Balls

"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

"Global terror does not respect national boundaries." - Vikas Swarup

"Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf." - Lewis Mumford

"We want the National Intelligence, we want the Police, we want the Scorpions, any other institutions, the tax people, and so on, the totality of these bodies, to get together." - Thabo Mbeki

"What's happened [in UK] is a private medical practice has started up, people who can afford it are going to into medical institutions, hospitals and so forth, that are not part of the National Health Service, they've opted out." - Rush Limbaugh

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." - Thomas Paine

"We have been using foreign affairs ministries to address security issues, but this practice is outdated. It's time to assign the handling of regional security to national organizations and expert institutions." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions - those institutions we proudly called the American way of life." - Douglas Macarthur

"I think that all countries that participate in multilateral institutions see the institutions as a way of advancing what they view as their national interests and they see in many cases multi-lateral institution as the best way to do that." - Paul Wolfowitz

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response." - Tom Allen

"The Olympic Games are a national cause, and a national cause calls for a nationwide attitude." - Gianna Angelopoulosdaska

"The dissolution of the nation destroys the national religion, and dethrones the national deity." - William Robertson Smith

"For the institutions of the European Union are at present incomplete. A European Senate is badly needed to complete them. By creating an upper chamber in the European parliament, a new bridge could be built between national political classes, which retain democratic legitimacy, and the decision-making process in Brussels. Such a Senate should be recruited by indirect election from exisiting national parliaments." - Larry Siedentop

"It is intended to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups." - Raphael Lemkin

"When you say 'state' you mean 'national.' National Socialism. That is what Mussolini and Hitler did. National Socialism. State Capitalism. They've changed the name." - Beck

"What do Japanese Jews love to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami." - Gilbert Gottfried

"Queen Victoria - a mixture of national landlady and actress." - V S Pritchett

"That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory." - Henry Ward Beecher

"At school my nickname is the National Anthem girl." - Diana DeGarmo

"I'm still technically employed by the National Broadcasting Company." - Tina Fey

"Chicken Tikka Massala is now a true British national dish" - Robin Cook

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

"The biggest stories in 2005 were the national disasters." - Geraldo Rivera

"Beloved friends and comrades... the national Libertarian Party is dead." - L Neil Smith

"Factories are the workplaces of our National Socialist racial comrades." - Fritz Todt

"I don't know if I'm a national education figure." - Jeb Bush

"I would say national security is work in progress." - Jeb Bush

"'National Security' is the root password to the Constitution." - Phil Karn

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"We need to put the security back in the National Security Agency. We can't have the national surveillance agency." - Edward Snowden

"Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not have to entail a loss of national sovereignty, but can actually be a benefit." - Ulrich Beck

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"America is the sum of all our journeys as we search for our national community and our national culture." - Paul Tsongas

"Wouldn't it be great if our national news media had standards as high as the National Football League's?" - Rush Limbaugh

"It's said the religious right wants to force its faith on the public. But whose faith are we talking about?... Everyone who operates in the political arena wants to see their morals reflected in our laws and governmental institutions - including the National Organization of Women, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and the American Civil Liberties Union, whether or not they are willing to admit it." - Don Feder

"Liberal institutions straightway cease being liberal the moment they are soundly established: Once this is attained, no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"At a time when our country is waging two wars, approval ratings for Congress are at historic lows, unemployment is at a 70-year high and financial institutions have collapsed around us, I can't imagine anyone seriously opposing a National Day of Prayer." - Franklin Graham

"... a nation to be strong, must be united; to be united, must be equal in condition; to be equal in condition, must be similar inhabits and feeling; to be similar in habits and feeling, must be raised in national institutions as the children of a common family, and citizens of a common country." - Frances Wright

"In brief, we have no explicit family policy but instead have a haphazard patchwork of institutions and programs designed mostly under crisis conditions, whether the crisis is national in scope (such as a recession ) or personal (such as a break-up of a particular family)." - Kenneth Keniston

"Unlike national markets, which tend to be supported by domestic regulatory and political institutions, global markets are only 'weakly embedded'. There is no global lender of last resort, no global safety net, and of course, no global democracy. In other words, global markets suffer from weak governance, and are therefore prone to instability, inefficiency, and weak popular legitimacy." - Dani Rodrik

"I'm not trying to be diplomatic. I'm trying to be more nuanced and realistic. I think there has to be a serious examination of the shortcomings of the Euro structure. Euro central institutions, whether it be fiscal policy, monetary policy, financial regulation, are simply not as robust as they are in a currency that has a national government behind it." - Stephen Harper

"Social and cultural change, however desirable, should not be effected by the engines of national power. Let us, through persuasion and education, seek to improve institutions we deem defective. But let us, in doing so, respect the orderly processes of the law. Any other course enthrones tyrants and dooms freedom." - Barry Goldwater

"With support from institutions like the United Nations as well as the donor community, governments can strengthen their national technological and scientific capacities by devising policies to link up to research networks, encourage technology transfer, and build indigenous capabilities through education and collaborative projects." - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

"Dillinger at one point was the second most popular man in America after President Roosevelt. And he was a national hero for a good reason. He was robbing the very institutions, the banks, which had afflicted the people for four years, and after four years nothing was getting any better." - Michael Mann

"I believe that the role of limited government should be looking after the needs of veterans, the elderly, children and those institutions that improve the quality of life for struggling families - I don't believe that government should bend to serve the needs of subsidized multi-national corporations and entitled billionaires." - Moby

"Viewed systematically, religion can be differentiated from other culturally constituted institutions by virtue only of its reference to superhuman beings." - Melford Spiro

"I have long been convinced that institutions purely democratic must, sooner or later, destroy liberty or civilization, or both." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"... inventions and purely human institutions." - Jean Meslier

"Universities are basically socialist institutions." - Timothy Noah

"Whether Canada ends up as one national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"You'll never forget October 9, 2005, ... Every time you see the National Mall, every time you see that [Capitol] building back there, every time you see the national monument, you'll say 'I met God on the National Mall.'" - Luis Palau

"I feel that we have, as Mexicans, two things: one, a natural distrust of institutions. I hate organised religion, I hate organised politics, I hate the idea of the military and the police. Because we grew up distrusting all these sacred institutions, the only thing you have left is a vague, national sense of impending doom. Why do we drink and how are we so merry? Because we know that pretty soon, our time's up. There is a sense of fatality that makes us pretty chirpy people. You try to live. The only reason that dying is important is that it gives life sense." - Guillermo Del Toro

"It's becoming less and less the National Security Agency and more and more the national surveillance agency. It's gaining more offensive powers with each passing year." - Edward Snowden

"I love National Geographic. Just when you think you've seen the last lost native tribe, National Geographic will find a new one." - Sandra Bernhard

"So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget, and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product." - George Wald

"I was a fervent Catholic, and I belonged to the national organizations, even becoming one of the national leaders, until the age of 21, 22." - Umberto Eco

"I envy neither the heart nor the head of any legislator who has been born to an inheritance of privileges, who has behind him agesof education, dominion, civilization, and Christianity, if he stands opposed to the passage of a national education bill, whose purpose is to secure education to the children of those who were born under the shadow of institutions which made it a crime to read." - Frances Harper

"The peoples are not awake...[There are dangers] which will render a world organization impossible. I foresee the renewal of...the secret bargaining behind closed doors. Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds. International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples." - Henri La Fontaine

"A democratic public forms when citizens gather together to deliberate and make public judgments about local and national issues that affect their lives. By associating together for public discussion, citizens learn the skills necessary for the health of a democratic public; listening persuading, arguing, compromising, and seeking common ground. When these skills are nurtured within the institutions of a democratic public, citizens educate themselves in order to make informed political decisions." - Kevin Mattson

"The lessons of religious toleration - a toleration which recognizes complete liberty of human thought, liberty of conscience - is one which, by precept and example, must be inculcated in the hearts and minds of all Americans if the institutions of our democracy are to be maintained and perpetuated. We must recognize the fundamental rights of man. There can be no true national life in our democracy unless we give unqualified recognition to freedom of religious worship and freedom of education." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"You see how this House of Commons has begun to verify all the ill prophecies that were made of it - low, vulgar, meddling with everything, assuming universal competency, and flattering every base passion - and sneering at everything noble refined and truly national. The direct tyranny will come on by and by, after it shall have gratified the multitude with the spoil and ruin of the old institutions of the land." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"We shall always be a small minority in the world, but, when a small nation accomplishes something with its limited means, what it achieves has an immense and exceptional value, like the widow's mite. It is a deliberate and discerning love of a nation that appeals to me, not the indiscriminate love that assumes everything to be right because it bears a national label. Love of one's own nation should not entail non-love of other nations. Institutions by themselves are not enough." - Tomas Garrigue Masaryk

"The founders of that ancient empire were robbers and women stealers, and made laws favoring monogamy in consequence of the scarcity of women among them, and hence this monogamic system which now prevails throughout all Christendom, and which has been so fruitful a source of prostitution and whoredom throughout all the Christian monogamic cities of the Old and New World, until rottenness and decay are at the root of their institutions both national and religious." - Brigham Young

"There is no national problem in the world today which cannot be resolved by reason alone." - L Ron Hubbard

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt." - Herbert Hoover

"In my speeches, I always condemned communism, national-socialism and fascism." - Jean-Marie Le Pen

"The National Football league is on the wrong side of history," - Tom Cole

"Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life." - Edward Fox

"Americans worship technology. It's an inherent trait in the national zeitgeist." - Max Brooks

"The best shows succeed because they tap into a national conversation," - Damian Lewis

"Every individual or national degeneration is immediately revealed by a directly proportional degradation in language." - Joseph De Maistre

"Contrary to what certain comedians have led you to believe, the national French pastime is picnicking." - Bob Hope

"International unity of the workers is more important than the national." - Vladimir Lenin

"At Alabama, our players don't win Heisman Trophies. Our teams win National Championships." - Bear Bryant

"Spelling bees? Spelling bees do not scare me. I competed in the National Spelling Bee twice, thank you very much. My dad competed in the National Spelling Bee. My aunt competed in the National Spelling Bee. My uncle WON the National Spelling Bee. If I can't spell it, I know someone who can. So just bring it on..." - Kristin Cashore

"Let us celebrate the spirit of sport through the National Games" - Sachin Tendulkar

"Nothing is more important in our national life than the welfare of our children." - Harry S Truman

"The National is the most advanced package of technological wonders yet assembled under one roof." - Jack Kroll

"I think today you can move ahead working with global companies more than with national governments." - Shimon Peres

"When you get the economy growing, that's when you can deal with the national debt." - Mike Pence

"There are 190,000 privately-owned full-auto guns in the National Registry." - Kenneth W. Royce

"Passive resistance and boycotting are now prominent features of every great national movement." - Benjamin Tucker

"Cannon, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries." - Ambrose Bierce

"Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness." - Lech Walesa

"My government, a government of national unity, will make all necessary structural reforms." - Nicos Anastasiades

"Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans." - Kofi Annan

"My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic." - Sergio Aragones

"At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad." - Franz Beckenbauer

"National Democrats often try to pay for something with oil and gas taxes." - Mark Begich

"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence." - David Bengurion

"We're in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League." - Roger Goodell

"'National Review' came along, in '55, at the moment when American conservatism most needed it." - Thomas Mallon

"I was hired as a computer programmer for a national laboratory at age 15." - Andy Weir

"I think every national team has the same possibilities to win the World Cup." - Javier Hernandez

"When seen from outer space, our beautiful blue planet has no national boundaries." - Dalai Lama

"I love watching the National Geographic channel. That show 'Taboo'? I love it!" - Keshia Knight Pulliam

"I've been to Reagan National Airport. I tell people it was named after me." - Ron Reagan

"You can't get any braver than going on national television to be weighed." - Caroline Rhea

"Keeping our kids engaged and in school must become a national priority." - Cedric Richmond

"I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral." - Michael W Smith

"I come from a place where we feel like we're not represented in the national media." - Shepard Smith

"Know how your representatives stand on major national or state issues." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"National Standards was not a narrative of past events but was leftwing revisionism and Political Correctness." - Phyllis Schlafly

"The Dodgers to me are the Yankees of the National League." - Joe Torre

"To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation as two opposites seems foolish to me." - Gustav Stresemann

"In these highways our engineering will reflect the National Socialist movement." - Fritz Todt

"The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable." - Charles Trevelyan

"The best shows succeed because they tap into a national conversation." - Damian Lewis

"United States foreign policy, which includes national security, is literally disintegrating before our eyes." - Rush Limbaugh

"You will be surprised but I do a lot of studying and I watch National Geographic." - Tracy Morgan

"Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute a nation based on national unity." - Robert Mugabe

"I truly appreciate the special qualities that America and American national myths offer me." - Bharati Mukherjee

"I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities." - Brian Mulroney

"The people of Australia would be staggered to learn that Australia has no national development plan." - Lionel Murphy

"We must refuse to submit to those institutions which are by definition sexist - marriage, the nuclear family, religions built on the myth of feminine evil." - Andrea Dworkin

"Independently of its misdeeds, the mere power, - the bare existence of such a power, - is a thing irreconcilable with the nature and spirit of our institutions." - Nicholas Trist

"There is every reason to believe that our system will soon attain the highest degree of perfection of which human institutions are capable." - James Monroe

"Monarchies, aristocracies, and religions....there was never a country where the majority of the people were in their secret hearts loyal to any of these institutions." - Mark Twain

"People make institutions, not vice versa." - Shere Hite

"Home is the grandest of all institutions." - Charles Spurgeon

"It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institutions of private property." - Oscar Wilde

"We don't need giant personalities to transform companies. We need leaders who build not their own egos but the institutions they run." - Susan Cain

"Clowns don't build institutions, nor do boxers." - John Henrik Clarke

"Institutions do live on their history." - Bob Hawke

"Wise and prudent men - intelligent conservatives - have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing time." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Trust has shifted from institutions to individuals." - Clara Shih

"We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most other human institutions try to deny." - Philip Yancey

"People in great institutions are occasionally credulous." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Societies are not sustainable without institutions." - Mo Ibrahim

"Silicon Valley, "the largest legal creation of wealth in history," was built largely by unprofessional amateurs using math, sand, and the institutions of freedom. The Soviet Union had the greatest mathematicians on earth, and plenty of sand, but without the institutions of freedom their brilliant mathematicians were not empowered to create those devices that are changing the world." - Michael Strong

"My conception of freedom. - The value of a thing sometimes does not lie in that which one attains by it, but in what one pays for it - what it costs us. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they're about national security. You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue." - Jesse Jackson

"Before there was Ronald Reagan there was Barry Goldwater, and before there was Barry, there was National Review , and before there was National Review there was Bill Buckley with a spark in his mind." - William F Buckley Jr



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