As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art: they
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women, the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue.
Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.
There is no country in the world with the diversity, confidence and talent and black pride like Nigeria.
To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable.
Nigeria is like everywhere, really: there are some beautiful places that have been invested in and others that haven’t been.
Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations.
Bad men cannot make good citizens.
Every rabbit-nation will find its tyrant! Oppressors are the destiny of coward and submissive nations!
A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass Rather, a nation is defined by adverse people who have been unified by a cause and a value system and who are committed to a vision for the type of society they wish to live in and give to the future generations to come.
What we need now is a nation of great people who live to positively impact others and build enduring legacies
It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.
One person is nothing. Two people are a nation.
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.
The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained...
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