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"The United Nations is our conscience. If it succeeds it is our success. If it fails it is our failure." - Barbara Hepworth

"The time has come to recognize the United Nations for the anti-American, anti-freedom organization that it has become. The time has come for us to cut off all financial help, withdraw as a member, and ask the United Nations to find headquarters location outside the United States that is" - Barry Goldwater

"Beneath the surface of states and nations, ideas and language, lies the fate of individual human beings in need. Answering their needs will be the mission of the United Nations in the century to come." - Kofi Annan

"The United Nations exists not merely to preserve the peace but also to make change - even radical change - possible without violent upheaval. The United Nations has no vested interest in the status quo. It seeks a more secure world, a better world, a world of progress for all peoples. In the dynamic world society which is the objective of the United Nations, all peoples must have equality and equal rights." - Ralph Bunche

"The United Nations is the best hope to spare humanity from the barbarity of war, from the senseless death, destruction and dislocation it brings about." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"Remarks to the United Nations Security Council" - Colin Powell

"A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible-indeed, inevitable-the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody." - Arthur C Clarke

"A World Parliamentary Assembly functioning outside the United Nations, or a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly set up as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly pursuant to article 22 of the UN Charter, could start initially as a consultative body and gradually develop into a legislative assembly." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"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

"The global work of the United Nations is not without reason compared to that of a family - striving for a common goal in concert with all members for a better future." - Kofi Annan

"Tell the people of all lands Let's get together the future is in our hands. United nations have to agree To say no to war, and yes to peace." - Country Joe McDonald

"As the United Nations pushes for jurisdiction over the globe, it is important to remember how it has acted in Bosnia. The character of an institution, no less than of an individual, is revealed through actions, not words." - Wendy McElroy

"UNESCO is the conscience of the United Nations." - Federico Mayor Zaragoza

"There's no such thing as the United Nations," - John Bolton

"The League is dead; long live the United Nations!" - Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

"There is no such thing as the United Nations." - John Bolton

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

"This year, the United States renewed funding of reproductive healthcare through the United Nations Population Fund, and more funding is on the way. The U.S. Congress recently appropriated more than $648 million in foreign assistance to family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. That's the largest allocation in more than a decade - since we last had a Democratic president, I might add." - Hillary Clinton

"The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups." - Ginny B. Waite

"The purpose of the United Nations should be to protect the essential sovereignty of nations, large and small." - Nikita Khrushchev

"The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups." - Ginny Brownwaite

"A United Nations that will not stand up for human rights is a United Nations that cannot stand up for itself." - Kofi Annan

"The United Nations is the greatest fraud in history. Its purpose is to destroy the United States." - John E. Rankin

"Particularly here in the United States there is a lack of comprehension about anything to do with the United Nations." - Mary Robinson

"Something that's of common interest to every man, woman and child on the planet must surely be the notion of 'Peace'. Without 'Peace' we cannot survive. Valentine's Day is on the 14 February. Christmas Day is on the 25 December. Peace Day has been established by the United Nations on the 21 September, and the whole world is invited to participate." - Annie Lennox

"We are men and women from many lands, representing a rich variety of cultures. And we have been brought together to work in a great common cause: the survival and progress of mankind. The concept of unity in diversity ... underlies our various pursuits at the United Nations." - Kurt Waldheim

"The bigger the population gets, the more serious the problems become... We have to address the population issue. The United Nations, with the U.S. supporting it, took the position in Cairo in 1994 that every country was responsible for stabilizing its own population. It can be done. But in this country, it's phony to say 'I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration.'" - Gaylord Nelson

"The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships-a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further! ... In Great Britain, the situation is similar. ... Until the figures are reversed, ... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most." - Abraham Flexner

"The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities." - Hillary Clinton

"The forests are the flag's of Nature. They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that sometime an immortal pine will be the flag of a united and peaceful world." - Enos Mills

"Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation..." - Abraham Lincoln

"I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war." - Thomas Jefferson

"The abuse of the veto power has become so predictable that frequently resolutions are not even tabled because of the certainty of a veto against their adoption. Necessary discussion is thereby suppressed. Concerted action by the Security Council, the General Assembly and other United Nations agencies is necessary to prevent major human rights violations, stop ongoing breaches and provide remedies to victims." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"This new declaration which emphasizes the necessity of global disarmament is based on the purposes and principles of the United Nations, in particular the prohibition of the threat and use of force, and on the obligation to negotiate disputes in conformity with the UN Charter. It is a strong and positive example for the entire world." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man." - Haile Selassie

"The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The United Nations ... [is] a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The United Nations cannot stand by and witness the destruction of the people of West Papua." - Bernard Dowiyogo

"The United Nations is proud to have the Adopt-A-Minefield Campaign as a partner." - Kofi Annan

"My vision of a 'new world order' foresees a United Nations with a revitalized peacekeeping function." - George H W Bush

"All countries, big or small, strong or weak, are equal members of the United Nations." - Nong Duc Manh

"The United Nations is our world's greatest mechanism for making peace" - Gillian Sorensen

"If Iraq fails to fully comply, the United States and other nations will disarm Saddam Hussein." - George W Bush

"I was very happy in my job at the United Nations." - Susan Rice

"Let us have no further blind devotion to the communist dominated United Nations!" - Ezra Taft Benson

"...Sound foreign policy is more than arms control, foreign aid and paying (United Nations) dues." - John Mccain

"Here, where the sword united nations drew, Our countrymen were warring on that day!" - Lord Byron

"At the United Nations, a lynch mob for Israel is always just a moment away." - Elliott Abrams

"The United Nations should become a proactive agent in the dissemination of democratic principles." - Michelle Bachelet

"The United Nations offers international legitimacy in what we might do." - Anthony Zinni

"I have never participated directly or indirectly in any business related to the United Nations." - Kojo Annan

"I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons." - Kojo Annan

"The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans." - Mohammed Saeed Alsahaf

"The United Nations system is still the best instrument for making the world less fragile." - Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

"The United Nations has a lot of capacity on the ground." - Stephen Lewis

"I would rather see the United States respected than loved by other nations." - Henry Cabot Lodge

"All countries, big or small, strong or weak, are equal members of the United Nations." - Nong Duc Manh

"If Australia wants an effective United Nations, we have to be comprehensively, not marginally, engaged." - Kevin Rudd

"There is no softer target in GOP primaries than the United Nations and foreign-aid spending." - Elliott Abrams

"I think the American people, understandably, have sort of lost faith in the United Nations." - Cliff Stearns

"The diplomatic representatives of the United States of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews." - Julius Streicher

"The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members." - Harry S Truman

"The United Nations has a proud record of helping millions of people in mine-affected countries." - Ban Kimoon

"The United Nations is committed to ridding the world of anti-personnel landmines." - Ban Kimoon

"The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world." - Ralph Bunche

"We consider that the United Nations' ideal is a Jewish ideal." - David Ben-Gurion

"I'm a member of the US committee o the United Nations." - Betty Hill

"No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization." - Vladimir Putin

"We have helped to organize the United Nations. We believe it will stop aggressor nations from starting wars. Because we believe it, we intend to support the United Nations organization with all the power and resources we possess." - James F Byrnes

"Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened." - Jim Gerlach

"The problem with the United Nations is that while democracy within nations is the best available form of government, democracy among nations can be a moral disaster - especially if some nations are not democracies." - Jonah Goldberg

"The United Nations continues to sense as the forum where nations whose interests clash may lay their cases before world opinion." - Haile Selassie

"A world without the United Nations or with a paralyzed United Nations would be far more costly to all of us and far more dangerous to peace and stability." - Richard Holbrooke

"The United Nations will spearhead our efforts to manage the new conflicts (that afflict our world)....Yes the principles of the United Nations Charter are worth our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." - Colin Powell

"What has happened to the dreams of the United Nations' founders? What has happened to the spirit which created the United Nations? The answer is clear: Governments got in the way of the dreams of the people." - Ronald Reagan

"Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations, the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall." - Nick Lampson

"I cannot say that the attitude of the United Nations always is for the Israeli attitude. Israel, I think, has been under severe attacks by members of the United Nations many times." - Ariel Sharon

"The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period." - Kim Young-sam

"If the United States marches into Iraq without the backing of the United Nations, that will be done entirely without the backing of the American people." - Richard Gere

"Nations decide upon their own destinies, and those choices are not the business of the United States if they do not threaten the United States." - Pat Buchanan

"If the United Nations is not as united as it should be, that is because it is a reflection of the world we live in." - Kofi Annan

"The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period." - Kim Y. Sam

"The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution." - Vernon A Walters

"The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period." - Kim Youngsam

"United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations." - Jim Gerlach

"I spend every day up at the United Nations where I have to interact with 192 other countries. I know how well the United States is viewed." - Susan Rice

"The United States of America is still run by its citizens. The government works for us. Rank imperialism and warmongering are not American traditions or values. We do not need to dominate the world. We want and need to work with other nations. We want to find solutions other than killing people. Not in our name, not with our money, not with our children's blood." - Molly Ivins

"Holy shadows of the dead, I'm not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people, to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions." - Alexander The Great

"Today, the United States stands as a beacon of liberty and democratic strength before the community of nations. We are resolved to stand firm against those who would destroy the freedoms we cherish. We are determined to achieve an enduring peace - a peace with liberty and with honor. This determination, this resolve, is the highest tribute we can pay to the many who have fallen in the service of our Nation." - Ronald Reagan

"Emblem: the carapace of the great crowned snail is painted with all the flags of the United Nations." - Mason Cooley

"Did you know that the black suited organization that attacked the Koresh cult was a United Nations task force?" - Kent Hovind

"The United Nations stands for the freedom and equality of all peoples, irrespective of race, religion, or ideology." - Ralph Bunche

"The United Nations was set up not to get us to heaven, but only to save us from hell." - Winston Churchill

"The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down." - Conor Cruise O'Brien

"Israel does not respect the principles or purposes of the United Nations charter nor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," - Evo Morales

"I want to extend condolences to the families of those who died in the service of the United Nations." - Al Gore

"I voted to threaten the use of force to make Saddam Hussein comply with the resolutions of the United Nations." - John F Kerry

"It is clear that the international community has no other universal organisation of the likes of the United Nations." - Vladimir Putin

"I also believe that member states of the United Nations should live up their obligations to pay their dues." - Alex J. Morrison

"After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention." - Adlai Stevenson

"[On war debts incurred by foreign nations to the United States:] They hired the money, didn't they?" - Calvin Coolidge

"After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention." - Adlai Stevenson

"The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal." - Ginny B. Waite

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

"In tomorrow's world we must all work together as hard as ever, if we're truly to be United Nations" - Elizabeth II

"We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation." - Dean Acheson

"You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down." - Conor Cruise Obrien

"Because when I have been busy at the United Nations during crises, it has meant working day and night." - Pauline Frederick

"It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment." - Jesse Helms

"Notoriously, the United States is the most religious of the Western advanced nations. It's a bit mysterious why that is." - Richard Dawkins

"Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United States of any of its neighboring nations." - Dennis Kucinich

"After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention." - Adlai E Stevenson

"Charity plays an important role in upholding the values and advancing the work of the United Nations." - Ban Kimoon

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

"I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations." - Mangosuthu Buthelezi

"The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal." - Ginny Brownwaite

"I am Michael, and I am part English, Irish, German, and Scottish, sort of a virtual United Nations." - Michael Scott

"I also believe that member states of the United Nations should live up their obligations to pay their dues." - Alex Morrison

"I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new impetus to the work of the United Nations." - Harri Holkeri

"There are many who criticise the United Nations. And those of us who know this institution well know that it is not immune from criticism. But those who argue against the United Nations advance no credible argument as to what should replace it. Whatever its imperfections, the United Nations represents a necessary democracy of states." - Kevin Rudd

"... France is the genius among nations." - Gertrude Atherton

"For the world to supersede the United States and for the United States to become subservient to the world, which is the United Nations in practical application, just rubs people the wrong way. Because the United Nations is nothing but a fleece organization, fleecing our money, under the guise that we owe it because we've committed so many injustices and transgressions." - Rush Limbaugh

"The United Nations is an indispensable but deeply flawed organization. It is valuable to the United States, and the United States is invaluable to it. We need to reform it." - Richard Holbrooke

"If Christian nations were nations of Christians, there would be no wars." - Soame Jenyns

"The founders of the United Nations expected that member nations would behave and vote as individuals after they had weighed the merits of an issue - rather like a great, global town meeting. The emergence of blocks and the polarization of the United Nations undermine all that this organization initially valued." - Ronald Reagan

"For the sake of convenience of discussion, arbitrary terms have been used in designating the union [a federal league of nations proposed by Minor], the compact, and the officials supposed to act under it. Thus the union is spoken of as 'The United Nations'; the compact of government, as the 'Constitution' of the United Nations." - Raleigh C. Minor

"Nobody has ever said in the United States government that we are going to war next month. No decision has been made by the president because, as he said to the United Nations, he wants the United Nations to live up to its responsibilities and he wants Saddam Hussein to cooperate." - Colin Powell

"As the president has said, if the United Nations will not disarm Saddam Hussein, it will be another international organization, a coalition of the willing that will be made up of numerous nations that will disarm Saddam Hussein." - Ari Fleischer

"Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century." - Tran Duc Luong

"The aim of political institutions like the United Nations is to draw the line between struggle and conflict and to make it possible for nations to stay on the right side of that line..." - Javier Perez De Cuellar

"The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire, the United Nations is a disunited collection of regimes, many of which do not represent the nations they govern." - George Will

"The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century." - Adlai Stevenson

"The United Nations has long sought the ability to raise revenues in this manner as a means of reducing its reliance on American and other member nations' dues to sustain the UN's operations." - Frank Gaffney

"The Jew is upset because the nations of the world - the United Nations - lash him, brand him as racist and evil, hate him and openly demonstrate their desire to destroy him." - Meir Kahane

"There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters." - Alan Cranston

"The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism." - Christopher Dawson

"Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him." - Ron Paul

"We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy." - Dick Cheney

"Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century." - Tran Duc Luong

"The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century." - Adlai E Stevenson

"It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations." - James F Byrnes

"The United States is the first nation to regularly conduct strikes using remotely piloted aircraft in an armed conflict. Other nations also possess this technology. Many more nations are seeking it, and more will succeed in acquiring it." - John O Brennan

"But you'll notice, you will notice that Russia and China, invariably at the United Nations, move to block American action, to repress or hem in or punish other kinds of outlaw. Who stands behind Mugabi at the United Nations? Russia and China do. Who tried successfully to prevent the United Nations from speaking with one voice on its most signal violation of its resolutions, Iraq? Russia and China, again. North Korea the same. Burma the same." - Christopher Hitchens

"Norway, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom are among the least religious societies on earth. According to the United Nations' Human Development Report (2005), they are also the healthiest, as indicated by life expectancy, adult literacy, per capita income, educational attainment, gender equality, homicide rate, and infant mortality. . . . Conversely, the fifty nations now ranked lowest in terms of the United Nations' human development index are unwaveringly religious." - Sam Harris

"Everybody knows that the United Nations is not the Secretary-General; he has an important position, but the United Nations is the states within this organization, and to be frank, most of the people say only the five permanent members; this is the United Nations because they have the veto, they can do whatever they want and they can refuse whatever they want, and if there's a reform that is very much needed for this organization." - Bashar al-Assad

"We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind. To do so effectively, the world needs a global ethic with values which give meaning to life experiences and, more than religious institutions and dogmas, sustain the non-material dimension of humanity. Mankind's universal values of love, compassion, solidarity, caring and tolerance should form the basis for this global ethic which should permeate culture, politics, trade, religion and philosophy. It should also permeate the extended family of the United Nations." - Wangari Maathai

"The gap between the rich and the poor is wider in the United States than it is in any of the other industrialized nations." - Gerald Celente

"The United Nations Childrens Fund reports that more than 18 million children worldwide have lost both parents to the ravages of AIDS, starvation, war or natural disasters." - Foster Friess



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