It’s not our job to choose the best Sunday school teacher, like Jimmy Carter was. It’s our job to choose who would defend and protect our nation, who would be the best president.
In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: ‘We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.’
Catholic schools in our Nation’s education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children.
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path.
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
Under a dictatorship, a nation ceases to exist. All that remains is a fiefdom, a planet of slaves regimented by aliens from outer space.
The Nation of Islam provides an antidote in the United States to fundamentalist Islam – which is why individuals from America have to go abroad to find radical teachings.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else’s affairs.
I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.
None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.
In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.
Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents.
America gives every appearance of being a nation besotted with trashiness – divorce, illegitimacy, casual Fridays.
As a nation, Kuwait has been, arguably, free of freedom itself. Claimed in turn by Constantinople, Riyadh, and Baghdad, Kuwait has survived by playing Turks off Persians, Arabs off one another, and the English off everyone.
America has to act. But, when America acts, other nations accuse us of being ‘hegemonistic’, of engaging in ‘unilateralism’, of behaving as if we’re the only nation on earth that counts. We are.
If you want a nation to have space exploration ambitions, you’ve got to send humans.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
All of these young people have some kind of potential in them. And if we don’t invest in them as a nation, regardless of where they come from or what color they are, if we don’t invest in them, we lose.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.
The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.
But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
No nation should stoke instability in its neighbor’s country.
No nation should threaten its neighbors by massing troops along the border.
The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution.
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