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The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate.. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred...More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In an experience of women that extends over many nations and three separate continents, I have never looked upon a face which gave a clearer promise of a refined and sensitive nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world gave a chance for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
America -- rather, the United States -- seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, over-friendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile. The chuckle among the nations of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The idea that nations should love one another, or that business concerns or marketing boards should love one another, or that a man in Portugal should love a man in Peru of whom he has never heard --it is absurd, unreal, dangerous. The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God is concerned with nations, but nations also need to be concerned with God. No nation can have a monopoly on God, but God will bless any nation whose people seek and honor His will as revealed by Christ and declared through the Holy Spirit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to another -- and always into a better set -- things might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the ocean -- there is nothing there. It will be what men and circumstances make it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men may be linked in friendship. Nations are linked only by interests.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters and the smallest like prostitutes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more prosperous and settled a nation, the more readily it tends to think of war as a regrettable accident; to nations less fortunate the chance of war presents itself as a possible bountiful friend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters -- not to talk in armies and nations and numbers -- but to track it home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman, as a respecter of the rights of little nations (like little Belgium), as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Logicians may reason about abstractions. But the great mass of men must have images. The strong tendency of the multitude in all ages and nations to idolatry can be explained on no other principle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Today the nations of the world may be divided into two classes -- the nations in which the government fears the people, and the nations in which the people fear the government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are for aiding our allies by sharing some of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we are against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We are helping 107 We spent $146 billion. With that money, we bought a 2-million-dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenya government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -- the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those old faces, in Pasadena, California, and Tucson, Arizona, and Dallas, crumpling in hatred and fear at the mention of the United Nations or those liberals in government who constitute for them the fifth column of communism, yearn for an America that is as far from the society of the present as is the extended family system in village India.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms. Armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great destroyers of nations and men are comfort, plenty and security. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Other nations use force; we Britons alone use Might.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[last title card]
Title card: In January 2003, forty nations signed "The Kimberley Process" - an effort to stem the flow of conflict diamonds.
Title card: But illegal diamonds are still finding their way to market. It is up to the consumer to insist that a diamond is conflict-free.
Title card: Sierra Leone is at peace.
Title card: There are still 200,000 child soldiers in Africa.More [04/07/2007 12:04:00]
“We're talking about a constitution that is in its third century. That's really quite remarkable among any of the nations of the world. It suggests an essential stability of our political system that many may envy but not many can emulate.”More [08/07/2007 12:08:00]
We have always stated that we would like to bring Yugoslavia into the family of democratic nations of modern Europe, but that requires Belgrade to behave by the standards of a modern democratic governmentMore [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Resolution 1546 defines the key political tasks in which the United Nations shall play a leading and vital role to support Iraqi efforts. This resolution makes clear Iraq’s sovereignty will be undiluted,More [08/21/2007 12:08:00]
The council fully supports France, and fully supports [United Nations operations in the Ivory Coast] in actions taken to protect the cease-fire.More [09/02/2007 12:09:00]
The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong.More [10/09/2007 12:10:00]
[last lines]
President: Good evening. Although I shall not be present at this historic summit meeting, I present this in the hope that our great nations may learn to live in peace...More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
Juan Perón: Dice are rolling - the knives are out. Would-be presidents are all around, I don't say they mean harm, but they'd each give an arm... to see us six feet underground.
Eva Perón: It doesn't matter what those morons say. Our nations leaders are a feeble crew. There's only twenty of them anyway. What is twenty next to millions who are looking to you? All you have to do is sit and wait, keeping out of everybody's way. We'll... you'll be handed power on a plate when the ones who matter have their say, and with chaos installed... you can "reluctantly" agree to be called.
Juan Perón: There again, we could be foolish not to quit while we're ahead. For distance lends enchantment, and that is why... all exiles are distinguished. More important - they're not dead. I could find job satisfaction in Paraguay.
Eva Perón: This is crazy defeatist talk! Why commit political suicide? There's no call for any action at all... when you have unions on your side.More [10/18/2007 12:10:00]
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.More [10/21/2007 12:10:00]
George W. Bush: I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you.
[George W. Bush brandishes a golf club]
George W. Bush: Now, watch this drive.More [10/28/2007 12:10:00]
Harold: What were you fighting for?
Maude: Oh, big issues. Liberty. Rights. Justice. Kings died, kingdoms fell. I don't regret the kingdoms - what sense in borders and nations and patriotism? But I miss the kings.More [02/06/2008 12:02:00]
Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.More [03/04/2008 12:03:00]
Jonathan: [shortly before Saul's last stand at Mount Gilboa] David is not among the enemy, Father. It's not your honor that's at stake. It's the lives of our men.
Saul: I will ride out against the Philistines. If I ride alone, so be it.
Nathan: [rallying the Israelite troops while preparing to offer a sacrifice] Rouse yourselves in anger! Lay nations at our feet! Whet your flashing swords! Make your arrows drunk with blood!
Saul: [cutting in] My Lord, *I* am your sacrifice.
Nathan: This day, you will surely die.
Saul: Then my prayer will be answered at last.
Nathan: The Lord scorns your prayers. He has utterly rejected you.
Saul: And Samuel, too. And Abraham and Isaac and Jacob! Even David will be forsaken at the end, for in death, we are all cut off from God's care. What purpose, then, in serving Him? He wrestles with man for the nighttime of his life, but at daybreak, He is gone.
[calling out]
Saul: Who marches with the king and his sons?More [06/04/2008 12:06:00]
High Lama:
It is the entire meaning and purpose of Shangri-La. It came to me in a vision, long, long ago. I saw all the nations strengthening, not in wisdom, but in the vulgar passions and the will to destroy. I saw the machine power multiplying, until a single weaponed man might match a whole army. I foresaw a time when man, exalting in the technique of murder, would rage so hotly over the world, that every book, every treasure, would be doomed to destruction. This vision was so vivid and so moving, that I determined to gather together all things of beauty and of culture that I could, and preserve them here, against the doom toward which the world is rushing. Look at the world today. Is there anything more pitiful? What madness there is! What blindness! What unintelligent leadership! A scurrying mass of bewildered humanity, crashing headlong against each other, propelled by an orgy of greed and brutality. A time must come my friend, when this orgy will spend itself. When brutality and the lust for power must perish by its own sword. Against that time, is why I avoided death, and am here. And why you were brought here. For when that day comes, the world must begin to look for a new life. And it is our hope that they may find it here. For here, we shall be with their books and their music, and a way of life based on one simple rule: Be Kind! When that day comes, it is our hope that the brotherly love of Shangri-La will spread throughout the world. Yes, my son; When the strong have devoured each other, the Christian ethic may at last be fulfilled and the meek shall inherit the earth.

Robert Conway:
I understand you father.

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