quote by Barack Obama

The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.

— Barack Obama

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Israel is a colonialist-imperialist phenomenon.

There is no such thing as an Israeli people. Before 1948, world geography knew of no state such as Israel. Israel is the result of an invasion, of aggression.


It's time for Black people to stop playing the separating game of geography, of where the slave ship put us down. We must concentrate on where the slave ship picked us up.

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God created war so that Americans would learn geography.

We simply need that wild country available to us.

.. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.

Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future


John Hall, my geography teacher at school inspired me to a lifelong interest in geography and a curiosity about our world which has stayed with me through my life. Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.

Without geography you're nowhere.

Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.

If geography is prose, maps are iconography.


If you know a country's geography, you can understand and predict its foreign policy.

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.

In our changing world nothing changes more than geography.

The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats.

The reason for our success is no secret.

It comes down to one single principle that transcends time and geography, religion and culture. It’s the Golden Rule – the simple idea that if you treat people well, the way you would like to be treated, they will do the same.


I don’t want to make an incremental change in some technology in my life.

I want to create a whole new technology, and one that is aimed at helping humanity at all levels regardless of geography or ethnicity or age or gender.

It is impossible to understand history, international politics, the world economy, religions, philosophy, or ‘patterns of culture’ without taking geography into account.

For whatever you're doing, for your creative juices, your geography's got a hell of a lot to do with it. You really have to be in a good place, and then you have to be either on your way there or on your way from there.

Place is security, space is freedom.

Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'


To make revolution in Korea we must know Korean history and geography as well as the customs of the Korean people. Only then is it possible to educate our people in a way that suits them and to inspire in them an ardent love for their native place and their motherland.

Geography prepares for the world of work - geographers, with their skills of analysis are highly employable!

I like geography. I like to know where places are.

I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods. Very much alone in my work, I am almost jealous of it. Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work.

What makes a nation in the beginning is a good piece of geography.


Geography is the art of the mappable.

The fake Zionist [regime] will disappear from the landscape of geography.

Geography blended with time equals destiny.

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

The great thing about cinema is that it's a great binder.

It brings people from across the world together, often erasing the lines between geographies, languages, familiarity, and the like. Cinema is art and art, they say, is a reflection of life and society, so the way we tell our stories is the main differentiator for me.


Geography was not furthered by the achievement, scientific progress was scarcely hastened, and nothing new was discovered. Yet the names of Hillary and Tenzing went instantly into all languages as the names of heroes, partly because they really were men of heroic mold but chiefly because they represented so compellingly the spirit of their time.

Geography is the study of earth as the home of people

The reality is that capital punishment in America is a lottery.

It is a punishment that is shaped by the constraints of poverty, race, geography and local politics.

If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.