nations

A Quote by Aphra Behn on language, money, nations, and understanding

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689)

Source: The Rover

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A Quote by Anita Loos on art, education, inflation, life, nations, obsession, people, politics, popularity, sex, and taxes

That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.

Anita Loos (1888 - 1981)

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A Quote by Anita Loos on adulthood, certainty, logic, nations, obsession, and sex

It's true that the French have a certain obsession with sex, but it's a particularly adult obsession. France is the thriftiest of all nations; to a Frenchman sex provides the most economical way to have fun. The French are a logical race.

Anita Loos (1888 - 1981)

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A Quote by Andrew William Mellon on danger, disaster, finance, money, and nations

A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.

Andrew William Mellon (1855 - 1937)

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A Quote by Andrew Marvell on good, nations, and world

The world in all doth but two nations bear- The good, the bad; and these mixed everywhere.

Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)

Source: The Loyal Scot , 1650-1652

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A Quote by André Maurois on conflict, crisis, marriage, and nations

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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A Quote by André Malraux on america, conquest, effort, generations, history, energy, nations, power, and world

In the course of history, all empires have been created with premeditation, by an effort often sustained over several generations. Every power has been Roman to a degree. The United States is the first nation to become the most powerful in the world without having sought to be so. Its exceptional energy and organization have never been oriented toward conquest.

Andre Malraux (1901 - 1976)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on authority, nations, and obedience

REPUBLIC, n. A nation in which, the thing governing and the thing governed being the same, there is only a permitted authority to enforce an optional obedience.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on enemies, honor, and nations

OVATION, n. n ancient Rome, a definite, formal pageant in honor of one who had been disserviceable to the enemies of the nation. A lesser "triumph."

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on assumptions, dogs, and nations

J, n. A consonant in English, but some nations use it as a vowel . . . from a Latin verb, "jacere", "to throw," because when a stone is thrown at a dog the dog's tail assumes that shape.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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