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Carl SaganNational boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars.

 - Carl Sagan

Tags:   borders  earth  nations  religion  

Winston ChurchillWe 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.

 - Winston Churchill

Tags:   nations  prosperity  taxation  

Aphra BehnMoney speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

 - Aphra Behn

Tags:   money  nations  

Edward AbbeyMy loyalties will not be bound by national borders, or confined in time by one nation's history, or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language and culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to the singing stars, to the very end of space and time.

 - Edward Abbey

Tags:   culture  earth  history  loyalty  nations  

AristotleBut the whole vital process of the Earth takes place so gradually and in periods of time which are so immense compared with the length of our life, that these changes are not observed, and before their course can be recorded from beginning to end whole nations perish and are destroyed.

 - Aristotle

Tags:   change  history  nations  time  

Niccolo MachiavelliThe principal foundation of all states are good laws and good arms.

 - Niccolò Machiavelli

Tags:   defense  laws  nations  

Mahatma GandhiWhat is true of individuals is true of nations. One cannot forgive too much. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

 - Mahatma Gandhi

Tags:   forgiveness  nations