quote by Rigoberta Menchu

Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples.

— Rigoberta Menchu

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National identity quote Don't let your struggle become your identity.

Don't let your struggle become your identity.

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Knowledge of one's identity, one's self, community, nation, religion, and God, is the true meaning of resurrection, while ignorance of it signifies hell.

The Palestinian people have no national identity.

I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel.

National identity quote Don't let your struggle become your identity.

Don't let your struggle become your identity.

If you want to control the world you need to control the oil.

Therefore the destruction of Iraq is a prerequisite to controlling oil. That means the destruction of the Iraqi national identity, since the Iraqis are committed to their principles and rights according to international law and the U.N. charter.

Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU.

Europe is my home, Europe is my continent.

Europe is where we live. The European Union is a political bureaucratic organization that took away our identity and our national sovereignty. So, I would get rid of the European Union and be a nation-state again.

National identity quote Don't let your struggle become your identity

Don't let your struggle become your identity

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The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.

The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.

Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.

National identity quote Today let your identity be a giant question mark...

Today let your identity be a giant question mark...

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You talked about national identity cards and the terrorism bill.

We have made a government that has grown used to viewing us as subjects, has grown used to seeing its role as commanding us.

Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity.

True peace must be anchored in justice and an unwavering commitment to universal rights for all humans, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin or any other identity attribute.

National identity quote When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when p

When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when poverty comes it brings in its wake of thousands of crimes.

Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity.

We don't need a nation that has national identity cards.

Identity is a concept of our age that should be used very carefully.

All types of identities, ethnic, national, religious, sexual or whatever else, can become your prison after a while. The identity that you stand up for can enslave you and close you to the rest of the world.

National identity quote The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Nations which don't find their national identities will be preyed upon by other nations.

As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.

Early on, New York already had a national and even international identity.

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation - especially in the suburbs.

I do believe, separate and apart from any particular election or movement, that we are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an us and a them.

One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.

From the right, you get demagogues shouting about brown-skinned anchor babies and clamoring to deport the undocumented. From the left, you get advocacy for the oppressed but otherwise, when it comes to national civic identity, mainly silence.

The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others.

The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity.

It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them.

In the '30s and '40s, the search for Hungarian national identity led famously to an alliance with Hitler and the destruction of more than a half million of the nation's Jews. And here we are now, more than 70 years later, witnessing a resurgence of xenophobia and authoritarianism, and not just in Eastern Europe.

National identity is a motion. It's something you're inside, you don't get what's happening, you can't see it from above. And that's where you have to write. You can't see what's happening now or what's going to happen, so you just dive into it and write.

A profession that we are a nation "under God" is identical, for establishment clause purposes, to a profession that we are a nation "under Jesus," a nation "under Vishnu," a nation "under Zeus," or a nation "under no god," because none of these professions can be neutral with respect to religion.

Vietnam is unique of all the countries in the world, I believe, in having the longest continuous struggle against foreign aggression of any country that has retained its national identity.

Identity is marketed in national capitalism as a property.

It is something you can purchase, or purchase a relation to. Or it is something you already own that you can express: my masculinity, my queerness . But identity need not be simply a caption for an image of an unchangeable concrete self. It is also a theory of the future, of history.

Are we all clear that we want to build something that can aspire to be a world power? In other words, not just a trading bloc but a political entity. Do we realise that our nation states, taken individually, would find it far more difficult to assert their existence and their identity on the world stage.

I think globalization actually maintains and fosters various elements of national and cultural identities. I don't think everything is being homogenized. If anything, your food, your culture, and your ethnicity might become part of the globalized world, and thus absorbed by other countries.

A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.

We really believe our national interests are identical with European interests.

Different nations have different ways of forming their national identity.

In America, for instance, the model was one of homogeneity breaking from different backgrounds, and the whole effort was to blend them all together like a wonderful making of a milkshake!

Some of the best work that's happening right now is from architects who have remained in their home countries and who have focused on a local or national identity and the idea of critical regionalism.

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