We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracle but the Constitution.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.Alexander Hamilton
Television was supposed to be a national park. (Instead) it has become a money machine... It’s a commodity now, just like pork bellies.fred w. friendly
To conclude this personal note, I, William Joyce, will merely say that I left England because I would not fight for Jewry against the Führer and national Socialism, and because I believe most ardently, as I do today, that victory and a perpetuation of the old system would be an incomparably greater evil for [England] than defeat coupled with a possibility of building something new, something really national, something truly socialist.william joyce
You have drunk deep at the springs of western knowledge. While you will not hesitate to absorb for your benefit and for the national good the best elements in western culture and thought, you will not in any case permit the destruction of the vital elements of your own civilisation.syama prasad mookerjee
Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.yitzhak rabin
Why are we seeing George Bush on TV every two hours for nine or ten days at a time, like some kind of mutated Mr. Rogers clone? Something is dangerously wrong in any country where a monumentally-failed backwoods politician can scare our national TV networks so totally that they will give him anything he wants.hunter s. thompson
The nation has placed its faith in the precept that all laws should be inspired by actual needs here on earth as a basic fact of national life.Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use of any other drug with special horror.William S. Burroughs
Yet this is a truth people so easily seem to forget and begin to prize local, sectional or provincial interests above and regardless of the national interests. It naturally pains me to find the curse of provincialism holding sway over any section of Pakistan. Pakistan must be rid of this evil.muhammad ali jinnah
Fifty years from today, Americans will revere the name, 'Obama.' Because like his Canadian predecessors, he chose the tough responsibilities of national leadership over the meaningless nostrums of sterile partisanship that we see too much of in Canada and around the world.brian mulroney
Since liberalism has become a kind of official party line, we have been enjoined against saying things about races, religions or national groups, for after all, there is no categorical statement without its implication of value, and values begin divisions among men. We must not define, subsume, or judge; we must rather rest on the periphery and display “sensibility toward the cultural expressions of all lands and peoples.” This is a process of emasculation.richard weaver
(Archie and Mike are talking about the benefits of the USA) Archie: They got the greatest country in the world here. The highest standard of living. The grossest national product.
This concept of "national defense" cannot be deemed an end in itself, justifying any exercise of legislative power designed to promote such a goal.
The European parliament has suddenly come into its own. It marks another shift in power between the three central EU institutions. Last week's vote suggests that the directly elected MEPs, in spite of their multitude of ideological, national and historical allegiances, have started to coalesce as a serious and effective EU institution, just as enlargement has greatly complicated negotiations inside both the Council and Commission.
All that is best in the great poets of all countries is not what is national in them, but what is universal.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Far from blushing at conduct so contrary to equity , to right, and to national honesty , they boast of their dexterity, and pretend that they deserve the name of great negotiators.
The Jews are among the aristocracy of every land; if a literature is called rich in the possession of a few classic tragedies, what shall we say to a national tragedy lasting for fifteen hundred years, in which the poets and the actors were also the heroes.george eliot
It's the one species I wouldn't mind seeing vanish from the face of the earth. I wish they were like the White Rhinosix of them left in the Serengeti national Park, and all males.Alan Bennett
For the same reason I read the national Geographic, I like to see places I will never visit.edward berays
We believe on this earth in Adolf Hitler alone! We believe in national Socialism as the creed which is the sole source of grace! We believe that Almighty God has sent us Adolf Hitler so that he may rid Germany of the hypocrites and Pharisees.robert ley
Willingham, waiting in the batters box, Wagner ready, the 1–0 pitch, swing and fly ball to left, Floyd under it, he's there, put it in the books, The New York Mets have won the 2006 national League Eastern Division Championship and the party is under way.howie rose
Is it really likely that a national Planning Officer would have a better judgement of 'the number of cars, the number of generators, and the quantities of frozen foods we are likely to require in, say, five years,' than Ford or General Motors etc., and, even more important, would it even be desirable that various companies in an industry all act on the same guess?friedrich hayek
This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest ... in our magnificent national Parks ... Nature's sublime wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world.john muir
The level and extent of global interest in Gross national Happiness in the wake of the General Assembly resolution and the Bhutan-sponsored High Level Meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York on April 2, 2012 have been truly astounding and inspiring as well as deeply humbling. Some of the finest minds in the world today are engaged in exploring and understanding the scope and sweep of this revolutionary ideal of human well-being and societal progress.
national pride is to countries what self-respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement.