A Quote by Pope John XXIII on equality, nations, peace, and trust

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.

Pope John XXIII (1881 - 1963)

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A Quote by Pope Pius XII on hope, inspiration, labor, losing, men, nations, and work

If a worker is deprived of hope to acquire some personal property, what other natural stimulus can be offered him that will inspire him to hard work, labor, saving and sobriety today, when so many nations and men have lost everything and all they have left is their capacity for work?

Pope Pius XII (1876 - 1958)

Source: Radio broadcast, September 1, 1944

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A Quote by Pope John Paul II on family, nations, and world

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

Pope John Paul II (1920 -)

Source: Observer, London, December 7, 1986.

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on compromise, happiness, life, and nations

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on bravery, country, fear, friendship, giving, god, guilt, heaven, justice, nations, nature, power, time, and weakness

. . . I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us! . . . Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. . . . Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave . . . . . . Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech before the Virginia House of Burgesses

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on nations, people, power, punishment, and revolution

O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone. . . . Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation . . . inflicted by those who had no power at all?

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia ratifying convention, June 2–June 26, 1788. W. Wirt’s Patrick Henry.

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A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on nations


Nations and empires flourish and decay, By turns command, and in their turns obey.

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on discontent, nations, and progress

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Woman of No Importance

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A Quote by Oscar S. Straus on church, good, government, guidance, liberty, nations, organize, practicality, principles, and time

This is the first nation that organized government on the basis of universal liberty with a free Church and a free State. This meant much at the time; it means much now and will continue to be the beacon of light and guidance for ourselves and of other nations. All that is good and practical and wise in the new developments can best be worked out under our form of government without destroying any of the basic principles upon which it rests.

Oscar S. Straus

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A Quote by General Omar Nelson Bradley on america, dedication, faith, fear, food, fraud, hope, hunger, justice, nations, power, struggle, suspicion, trust, and world

It is to the United States that all freemen look for the light and the hope of the world. Unless we dedicate ourselves completely to this struggle, unless we combat hunger with food, fear with trust, suspicion with faith, fraud with justice - and threats with power, nations will surrender to the futility, the hopelessness, the panic on which wars feed.

Omar Nelson Bradley (1893 - 1981)

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