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"Nations cannot endure in sin." - Ezra Taft Benson

"In the 21st century nations don't invade other nations." - John Mccain

"We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind, that is the approval by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I will go to the UN General Assembly and, in a clear voice, tell the nations of the world the truth about Iran's terrorist regime, which constitutes the greatest threat to world peace." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Of course what is talked about in the U.N. General Assembly is very important. Officials, the leaders of nations, appear there to speak of the most important topics - what they perceive to be the most important topics." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"President Bush gave a rousing speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Afterward, in a touching show of support, every foreign dignitary shook hands with the president and smiled warmly as he mispronounced their names." - Tina Fey

"I am certain that a solution of the general problem of peace must rest on broad and basic understanding on the part of its peoples. Great single endeavors like a League of Nations, a United Nations, and undertakings of that character, are of great importance and in fact absolutely necessary, but they must be treated as steps toward the desired end." - George C Marshall

"The 'nations,' as they are called, with whom our pretended ambassadors, secretaries, presidents, and senators profess to make treaties, are as much myths as our own. On general principles of law and reason, there are no such 'nations.' ... Our pretended treaties, then, being made with no legitimate or bona fide nations, or representatives of nations, and being made, on our part, by persons who have no legitimate authority to act for us, have intrinsically no more validity than a pretended treaty made by the Man in the Moon with the king of the Pleiades." - Lysander Spooner

"Nations die first in the big cities." - Austin O'Malley

"America needs the best education system in the world. We have it in higher education. We do not have it in general education for all of our people - the K-12 education. Other nations are far, far outdoing the United States in that area. We still have the lead in research, but once again, other nations are pouring more into research also. We still have a lead, but to me it's just very, very important that we keep that lead in basic research." - John Glenn

"People are rude in general." - Eric Wareheim

"It is almost a general rule that nations do not decline gradually. Instead they fall abruptly from their greatest heights." - Robert Payne

"It is almost a general rule that nations do not decline gradually. Instead they fall abruptly from their greatest heights." - Pierre Stephen Robert Payne

"The United Nations General Assembly: The greatest show on Earth, starring Barack Obama, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Muammar Gaddafi." - Leon Bertoletti

"Since I became Secretary-General, five years ago, I have seen youth participate at the United Nations as never before." - Ban Kimoon

"General Motors, General Mills, General Foods, general ignorance, general apathy, and general cussedness elect presidents and Congressmen and maintain them in power." - Herbert M. Shelton

"It was just one year ago that the world saw this new, invigorated United Nations in action as this Council stood fast against aggression and stood for the sacred principles enshrined in the U.N. Charter. And now it's time to step forward again, make the internal reforms, accelerate the revitalization, accept the responsibilities necessary for a vigorous and effective United Nations. I want to assure the members of this Council and the Secretary-General, the United Nations can count on our full support in this task." - George H W Bush

"Nations with nations mix'd confus'dly die, And lost in one promiscuous carnage lie." - Joseph Addison

"Nations with nations mix'd confus'dly die, and lost in one promiscuous carnage lie." - Joseph Addison

"Of course, when Secretary-General is objective, he can play an important role in dealing with different officials in the United Nations in order to bring the policies of the different states - mainly Russia and the United States - toward more cooperation and more stability regarding Syria." - Bashar al-Assad

"I grew up in war and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led me to pursue a career in public service. As Secretary-General, I am determined to see this organization deliver tangible, meaningful results that advance peace, development and human rights." - Ban Kimoon

"One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things." - Ban Ki-moon

"We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of ages." - Edmund Burke

"Language, the machine of the poet, is best fitted for his purpose in its rudest state. Nations, like individuals, first perceive, and then abstract. They advance from particular images to general terms. Hence the vocabulary of an enlightened society is philosophical, that of a half-civilized people is poetical." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"My group, the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, was one of the principle organizers. So, there was this campaign to support the United Nations General Assembly in asking the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on the legality of threat or use of nuclear weapons." - John Burroughs

"The United States is considered a puritanical society by many Western nations. For example, they can't believe we hassle public servants like General David Petraeus because he had a mistress. In France, if a powerful man doesn't have a mistress, he's considered a wimp." - Bill Oreilly

"I imagine an America that can actually change. That we become a nation that prospers again but without pillaging the resources of nations that make their people hate us. That we become a nation that, as the constitution says in its preamble, its very first paragraph, 'promotes the general welfare' of its people." - Richard Schiff

"Being an Arab leader has its rewards: the suite at the Waldorf-Astoria during the United Nations General Assembly, travel in your own plane, plenty of cash, even job security - whether kings, sheiks or presidents, with or without elections, most serve for life." - Elliott Abrams

"One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things." - Ban Kimoon

"I was profoundly moved to be the first United Nations Secretary-General to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima. I also visited Nagasaki. Sadly, we know the terrible humanitarian consequences from the use of even one weapon. As long as such weapons exist, so, too, will the risks of use and proliferation." - Ban Kimoon

"Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few - the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill." - Smedley Butler

"I think President Trump made his view of the Iran deal very clear before United Nations General Assembly, he considers it nothing short of an embarrassment. The simple truth is that transferring $1.7 billion in cash to the leading state sponsor of terrorism was a terrible idea. There is technical compliance and then there's the spirit of the agreement." - Mike Pence

"I'm very interested in people, in general." - Audrey Tautou

"I'm disappointed in people in general." - Vinton Cerf

"Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men." - Jose Marti

"In general, our generals were outgeneralled." - John Adams

"Men, in general, are but great children." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The news media in general are liberals." - Barbara Walters

"Architecture in general is frozen music." - Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

"Architecture in general is frozen music." - Friedrich von Schelling

"I don't go to parties in general." - Paulo Coelho

"I love memoirs and autobiographies in general." - Brett Davern

"I'm a fan of music in general." - Johnny Galecki

"I fart in your general direction." - Graham Chapman

"I'm not a good collaborator in general." - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

"I'm very, very low-key in general." - Debby Ryan

"I prefer black music in general." - Phil Collins

"In general, comedians are attracted to vice." - Natasha Leggero

"Vegetarians in general don't like me." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"I'm pretty hard on myself in general." - Natalie Portman

"I hate negative ads in general." - Ed Rendell

"I'm a big sports fan in general." - Luke Bryan

"...nobody would think of asking the U.N. General Assembly what it thinks because it is dominated by nations with no power and less legitimacy" - Dick Morris

"My general plan would be to make the States one as to everything connected with foreign nations and several as to everything purely domestic." - Thomas Jefferson

"Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations - adopted unanimously - called for the elimination of nuclear weapons." - Joseph Rotblat

"Make disciples of all the nations in my Name." - Eusebius

"Nations, like individuals, interest us in their growth." - Walter Savage Landor

"Clever policy consists in making nations believe they are free." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity." - John Adams

"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand." - Aphra Behn

"The United Nations has no business in our elections." - David Vitter

"Historically, the host nations do well in Euro 2000." - Trevor Brooking

"The laws expressing the relations between energy and matter are, however, not solely of importance in pure science. They necessarily come first in order ... in the whole record of human experience, and they control, in the last resort, the rise or fall of political systems, the freedom or bondage of nations, the movements of commerce and industry, the origin of wealth and poverty, and the general physical welfare of the race." - Frederick Soddy

"The arts and sciences, in general, during the three or four last centuries, have had a regular course of progressive improvement. The inventions in mechanic arts, the discoveries in natural philosophy, navigation and commerce, and the advancement of civilization and humanity, have occasioned changes in the condition of the world and the human character which would have astonished the most refined nations of antiquity. A continuation of similar exertions is everyday rendering Europe more and more like one community, or single family." - John Adams

"... We in the USA have been depending on prayers, pleading, and self-abasement to a deity to bring us magical advantages, and have been encouraged to attribute our prosperity and general success among nations, to that sort of action. In my opinion, hard work and dedication to logic and reason ought to be recognized as the reasons for our achievements, not appeals to a mythical friend-in-the-sky. We got where we are in spite of, not because of, those incantations." - James Randi

"When you expand the civil-rights struggle to the level of human rights, you can then take the case of the black man in this country before the nations in the UN. You can take it before the General Assembly. You can take Uncle Sam before a world court. But the only level you can do it on is the level of human rights. Civil rights keeps you under his restrictions, under his jurisdiction. Civil rights keeps you in his pocket." - Malcolm X

"The dominant orthodoxy in development economics was that Third World countries were trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty that could be broken only by massive foreign aid from the more prosperous industrial nations of the world. This was in keeping with a more general vision on the Left that people were essentially divided into three categories - the heartless, the helpless, and wonderful people like themselves, who would rescue the helpless by playing Lady Bountiful with the taxpayers' money." - Thomas Sowell

"The Americans had not played a very prominent part in the war of 1914-1918, he (Adolf Hitler) thought, and moreover, had not made any great sacrifices of blood. They would certainly not withstand a trial by fire, for their fighting qualities were low. In general no such thing as an American people existed as a unit; they were nothing but a mass of immigrants from many nations and many races." - Albert Speer

"I am convinced that those societies (such as the Native American peoples) which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments. Among the former, public opinion is in the place of law, & restrains morals as powerfully as laws ever did anywhere. Among the latter, under pretence of governing they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves & sheep. I do not exaggerate." - Thomas Jefferson

"If you look at ISIS, General MacArthur, and General Patton, they're spinning in their graves." - Donald Trump

"In selling his scheme, Obama has been promoting the myth that our system is no better than those of other advanced nations. His recent statements have betrayed his openly contemptuous attitude toward American health care and out top-flight medical profession. His attitude is consistent with his revealed general attitude about America, which he denigrates every time he gets a chance, especially on foreign soil." - David Limbaugh

"Law, in its most general and comprehensive sense, signifies a rule of action; and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action, whether animate, or inanimate, rational or irrational. Thus we say, the laws of motion, of gravitation, of optics, or mechanics, as well as the laws of nature and of nations. And it is that rule of action, which is prescribed by some superior, and which the inferior is bound to obey." - William Blackstone

"True wisdom, in general, consists in energetic determination." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms," - Bruce Willis

"People like change in general, but not in particular." - William J Clinton

"I'm involved in the work around prison rights in general." - Angela Davis

"Today the nations of the world may be divided into two classes - the nations in which the government fears the people, and the nations in which the people fear the government." - Amos Richards Eno Pinchot

"The gross feeder is a man in the larva state; and there are whole nations in that condition, nations without fancy or imagination,whose vast abdomens betray them." - Henry David Thoreau

"I'm a big fan of pirates in general." - Mike Leach

"General rules are dangerous of application in particular instances." - Charlotte Mary Yonge

"It is in general the unexplored that attracts us ..." - Murasaki Shikibu

"The rehearsal process in general is about trusting one another." - George Clooney

"In general, generalization is to lie, to tell lies." - B.S. Johnson

"In general, people are true to their signs." - Drew Barrymore

"In any war who pulls their general out? No one." - Ray Lewis

"Reason can in general do more than blind force." - Gaius C. Gallus

"You know, girls in general are scarier than Voldemort," - Matthew Lewis

"I've always loved spaces and dwellings in general." - Arizona Muse

"In America, as elsewhere, the general irritability level keeps rising." - Edward Abbey

"Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy." - Benjamin Franklin

"Avoid contradicting in general, especially people you love." - Maurice Baring

"Balls in general are not a good looking item." - Scott Disick

"I'm an optimist about humanity in general, I suppose." - Tim Berners-Lee

"I don't think actresses' lives in general are very good" - Claire Bloom

"In general, Hitler embodied the view of any popular newspaper." - A N Wilson

"The most general definition of beauty ... Multeity in Unity." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Reciprocating oral sex is, in general, a very good idea!" - Mallory Ortberg

"Kim's [Kardashian] just a funny person in general." - Kanye West

"I think, charitable foundations are, in general, a good thing." - Jill Stein

"Power is the goal of religion in general." - Norman Lear

"It's really fun to write cuss words. Just in general." - Rashida Jones

"I guess music in general is the transportation business." - Howard Rheingold

"Conservatism in general is bad, and it's racist and sexist." - Rush Limbaugh

"in general, I feel most comfortable between known quantities." - Pam Houston

"Excuse me while I barf in Larry Wall's general direction." - Erik Naggum

"The most general definition of beauty... Multeity in Unity." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Come, my friend, let us cuss things in general." - Robert E Howard

"The president of General Motors was in a foul humor." - Arthur Hailey

"I'm pretty proud of my film music in general." - Randy Newman

"In general confusion youth recognizes itself and rejoices." - Italo Calvino

"Dance, in general, has become more atavistic than artistic." - Ilana Mercer

"I think people in general think more about their insecurities." - Emily Vancamp

"I don't talk much to offensive linemen in general." - Jack Youngblood

"The goal of art-making in general is communication." - Will Cotton

"Fashion is silly. Perhaps I should say fashion in general is silly. But then everything is, in general. If you talk about music in general, it's silly; about magazines, in general, they're silly." - Ann Demeulemeester

"I'm a big fan of matching outfits in general." - Clark Duke

"I have no problems or issues with screenwriting in general." - Bret Easton Ellis

"In general, I almost always watch foreign films." - Alexandra Fuller

"Music in general is looking for something new overall." - Les Claypool

"I don't like to go out in general." - Courteney Cox

"I'm just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general." - Grimes

"My family in general - they're troubled or poorer people." - Rickie Lee Jones

"You know, girls in general are scarier than Voldemort." - Matthew Lewis

"I think money in general hurts all sports." - Will Mcdonough

"In general, every country has the language it deserves." - Jorge Luis Borges

"I don't think actresses' lives in general are very good." - Claire Bloom

"I'm an optimist about humanity in general, I suppose." - Tim Bernerslee

"I have a problem with heights in general - and climbing!" - Jamie Bell

"The principles applied in economic processes are general social principles." - Thomas Sowell

"I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued." - Galen Rowell

"Comedians period, in general, have demons, and myself included." - Paul Mooney

"In general, the Western body has become a global brand." - Susie Orbach

"Just in general, staying healthy and active is important." - Lindsey Vonn

"I just love working with actors in general." - Treat Williams

"In general, I don't feel artists should need producers." - Kip Winger

"Being a family in general is a comedy of errors." - Shannon Woodward

"I love lipbalms in general; they're very important!" - Erin Heatherton

"In general, fashion is challenging. Everything from clothes to fragrances." - Carolina Herrera

"I think society, in general, is hard on women, period." - Faith Hill

"I love animated movies in general. I like making them." - Abigail Breslin

"In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up." - Larry Niven

"The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best, that the states are independent as to everything within themselves and united as to everything respecting foreign nations. Let the general government be reduced to foreign concerns only." - Thomas Jefferson

"A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike." - Woodrow Wilson

"The need for a permanent status resolution approved by Congress is made even more clear to me because of my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations." - Dick Thornburgh

"I take very seriously my responsibility as Secretary-General to make sure that the United Nations is doing everything it can to uphold the universal prohibition on the use of chemical weapons." - Ban Kimoon

"Within a few weeks the organization for the maintenance of international peace and security, established by the San Francisco Charter, will be formally launched through the convocation of the first General Assembly of the United Nations." - Cordell Hull

"I don't want to rescind American directors but I think that European directors in general, because of the size of the nations in Europe are exposed to all different cultures, they can easily travel from one distinct culture to another in a matter of hours - you can drive for two weeks across the United States and you're in the same basic culture - so there is a certain breadth of understanding and sophistication that they bring to it and frankly, in some cases they are less expensive than American directors." - Wes Craven

"We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind. This declaration may well become the international Magna Carta for all men everywhere. We hope its proclamation by the General Assembly will be an event comparable to the proclamation in 1789 [of the French Declaration of the Rights of Man], the adoption of the Bill of Rights by the people of the U.S., and the adoption of comparable declarations at different times in other countries..." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"With highly civilised nations continued progress depends in a subordinate degree on natural selection; for such nations do not supplant and exterminate one another as do savage tribes." - Charles Darwin

"One thing that's clear in the Scriptures is that the nations do not lead people to peace; rather, people lead the nations to peace." - Shane Claiborne



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