106 National Sovereignty Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of national sovereignty quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about sovereignty.

The Most Famous National Sovereignty Quotes (Best in 2024)

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There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty. — Edward Heath

The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions. — George Soros

Respect for sovereignty means to not allow unconstitutional action and coup d'états, the removal of legitimate power. — Vladimir Putin

Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure. — Seneca The Elder

Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure. — Seneca

If you want to be sovereign, act sovereign. — Vine Deloria Jr.

Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone, whether citizen or foreigner. — Ludwig von Mises

You don't defend national sovereignty with flags, cheap election rhetoric, and advertising campaigns. — Stephen Harper

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? — Saint Augustine

No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people. — Julius Nyerere

Short National Sovereignty Quotes

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  • There is only one China. Taiwan is not independent. It does not enjoy sovereignty as a nation. — Colin Powell
  • I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence. — Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU should be a warning to Americans. — Phyllis Schlafly
  • The States are nations. — Daniel Webster
National sovereignty 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.

Nation Freedom Quotes

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The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

The hardest lesson of my life has come to me late. It is that a nation can win freedom without its people becoming free. — Joshua Nkomo

National sovereignty 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.

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. — Benjamin Franklin

If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. — Samuel Adams

Don't see others doing better than you, beat your own records everyday, because success is a fight between you and yourself. — Chandra Shekhar Azad

The shots that hit me are the last nails to the coffin of british rule in India. — Lala Lajpat Rai

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action. — Sarojini Naidu

In Tanzania, it was more than one hundred tribal units which lost their freedom; it was one nation that regained it. — Julius Nyerere

Our nation is like a tree of which the original trunk is swarajya and the branches are swadeshi and boycott. — Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Sovereignty Quotes

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Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers. — Bhagat Singh

A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy, no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath is an idol. — R. C. Sproul

The fusion (of economic functions) would compel nations to fuse their sovereignty into that of a single European State. — Jean Monnet

The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. — Kwame Nkrumah

There is no real peace in Europe, if the states are reconstituted on a basis of national sovereignty. (…) They must have larger markets. Their prosperity is impossible, unless the States of Europe form themselves in a European Federation. — Jean Monnet

Democracy and liberty are not the same. Democracy is little more than mob rule, while liberty refers to the sovereignty of the individual. — Walter E. Williams

I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry. [Lat., Uxorem accepi, dote imperium vendidi.] — Plautus

When you go through a trial, the sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which you lay your head. — Charles Spurgeon

No one should underestimate the resolve, the will, and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity. — Xi Jinping

True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate. — Marquis de Lafayette

State Sovereignty Quotes

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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. — Geert Wilders

While there are still imperialist aggressors, the state that has no defense power of its own to protect its sovereignty against the internal and external enemies is, in fact, not a fully independent and sovereign state. — Kim Il-sung

United States Government needs to acknowledge and respect our sovereignty, treaties, traditional Native American values, and our human rights as a people, which under the law as written we deserve, and which should be protected. — Leonard Peltier

In this relation, then, the proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several states, a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects. — James Madison

Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man's universal vision... The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty... More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken. — Zbigniew Brzezinski

Each state enjoys sovereign power. — Gouverneur Morris

To bring about government by oligarchy, masquerading as democracy, it is fundamentally essential that practically all authority and control be centralized in our Federal government. . . The individual sovereignty of our states must first be destroyed. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our servants (weaker nations) are becoming our masters. You have my word: As long as there is life in me, I will spend the rest of my days fighting to restore the lost sovereignty of the United States. — Pat Buchanan

So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation. — Joseph Story

We believe that human rights transcend boundaries and must prevail over state sovereignty. — Jose Ramos-Horta

Sovereignty Means Quotes

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Decentralization is only a means towards the key to blockchain value, trust minimization, which brings a host of benefits: immutability, censorship resistance, global seamlessness, monetary and financial sovereignty. Other kinds of decentralization are security theater. — Nick Szabo

By Revolution, we mean the ultimate establishment of an order of society which may not be threatened by such breakdown, and in which the sovereignty of the proletariat should be recognized and a world federation should redeem humanity from the bondage of capitalism and misery of imperial wars. — Bhagat Singh

In the age of globalization pooled sovereignty means more power, not less. — Jose Manuel Barroso

Alzheimer's disease is never an 'accident' in a marriage. It falls under the purview of God's sovereignty. In the case of someone with Alzheimer's, this means God's unconditional and sacrificial love has an opportunity to be even more gloriously displayed in a life together. — Joni Eareckson Tada

Political sovereignty is but a mockery without the means of meeting poverty and illiteracy and disease. Self-determination is but a slogan if the future holds no hope. — John F. Kennedy

Respecting the sovereignty means preventing coups, unconstitutional actions and illegitimate overthrowing of the legitimate government. All these things should be totally prevented. — Vladimir Putin

Nuclear weapons and other weapons are the means to protect our sovereignty and legitimate interests, not the means to behave aggressively or to fulfil some non-existent imperial ambitions. — Vladimir Putin

Popular sovereignty has to be given by a people to itself, and this is the important meaning of self-determination. — Judith Butler

Tribal sovereignty means that. It's sovereign. You're a... you're a... you've been given sovereignty and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. — George W. Bush

When globalisation means that many of the services that individual governments used to have direct power over are privatised, in education and health, even prison services, nonetheless national sovereignty still needs to be exercised. — Mary Robinson

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Austerity is not part of the European treaties; democracy and the principle of popular sovereignty are. — Alexis Tsipras

Where is democratic process or popular sovereignty for the endangered population? It cannot be "given" or "allocated" by some other power without that same power claiming the right to withdraw what it gives. — Judith Butler

It was the French Revolution that served as the catalyst of this renovation. Its impact was to make the concept of popular sovereignty the new moral justification for the political system of historical capitalism. — Immanuel Wallerstein

Quite simply, there can be no popular sovereignty without a real belief in the value of government. If government does not assume and carry out public responsibilities, less accountable institutions such as the corporation will do the job in their own self-interest. — Charles Derber

Has it popular sovereignty not got down as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death? — Abraham Lincoln

Was all of Stephen A. Douglas's promotion of 'popular sovereignty' a plausible device for getting him elected president? With his death in June, 1861, any possible answer to that question went to Douglas's grave with him. — Allen C. Guelzo

Now what is Judge Douglas Popular Sovereignty? It is, as a principle, no other than that, if one man chooses to make a slave of another man, neither that other man nor anybody else has a right to object. — Abraham Lincoln

People Writing About National Sovereignty

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More National Sovereignty Quotes

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Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel. — Yasser Arafat

I think everybody in Ukraine is so tired about Burisma. We have our own country. We have our independence, we have our problems and questions. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The State is a tax farm, and you are the crop. This farming operation harvests the fruits of taxpayer labor through both taxation and inflation. With the rise of Bitcoin, inflation is in decline as a revenue source for The State, and taxation is more difficult to impose. As state revenues continually decline, we will move into a world characterized less by nation-states and more by sovereign individuals. — Robert Breedlove

This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept. — Zbigniew Brzezinski

In the face of serious provocations from separatist activities by Taiwan independence forces and interference in Taiwan affairs by external forces, we have resolutely waged a major struggle against separatism and interference, demonstrating our strong determination and ability to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity and oppose Taiwan independence. — Xi Jinping

There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate. —MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE — Michelle Moran

If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation. The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations. — Donald Trump

The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests. — Xi Jinping

The Council on Foreign Relations is the American branch of a society which originated in England ... [and] ... believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established. — Carroll Quigley

A small nation, faced with the denial of its sovereignty — indeed, of its very existence — reminded us that the price of freedom is high but never so costly as the loss of freedom. — Ronald Reagan

Free trade is the serial killer of American manufacturing and the Trojan Horse of world government. It is the primrose path to the loss of economic independence and national sovereignty. Free trade is a bright, shining lie. — Pat Buchanan

Nations sometimes flourish by denying the crimes that brought them into being. Only when the original invasion, occupation, extermination or usurpation has been safely thrust into the political unconscious can sovereignty feel secure. — Terry Eagleton

We believe that big nations should not bully smaller nations, and that the sovereignty of nations must be respected. And we have long urged that disputes be resolved peacefully, including through mechanisms like international arbitration. — Barack Obama

No national sovereignty rules in outer space. Those who venture there go as envoys of the entire human race. Their quest, therefore, must be for all mankind, and what they find should belong to all mankind. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Our great civilization, here in America and across the civilized world has come upon a moment of reckoning. We've seen it in the United Kingdom, where they voted to liberate themselves from global government and global trade deal, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. — Donald Trump

The single most important duty of the federal government is to protect and defend our national sovereignty. There are new and disturbing reports of American nuclear submarines passing though Canadian waters without obtaining the permission of, or even notifying, the Canadian government. — Stephen Harper

Change no man’s religion, change no man’s politics, interrupt the sovereignty of no nation. Instead, teach Man to use what he has and what he knows to the factual creation, within any political reference, of a civilization on Earth for the first time. — L. Ron Hubbard

A European currency will lead to member-nations transferring their sovereignty over financial and wage policies as well as in monetary affairs... It is an illusion to think that States can hold on to their autonomy over taxation policies. — Hans Tietmeyer

National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement. A government that will not perform the role of a government forfeits the rights of a government. — Richard Perle

As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization, I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional processes of the member states define the status of territories under their sovereignty. — Dick Thornburgh

The invention of the concept of sustainable human development and that of so-called human security, as opposed to territorial security of nation- states, and its promotion by the UN is in clear contradiction to all that we, the Group of 77, and the UN Charter itself consider inalienable, namely national sovereignty and security. — Pranab Mukherjee

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. — Ulrich Beck

Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine the values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are. — Donald Trump

Principles-and I have in mind such principles as states' rights or national sovereignty or the free market or pacifism-have a way of drying up while the sap of life goes flowing in another direction. — Max Lerner

Within the next hundred years...nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority... National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all. — Strobe Talbott

Nations are in effect ceding portions of their sovereignty to the international community and beginning to create a new system of international environmental governance. — Lester R. Brown

The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. — David Rockefeller

The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations. — Arthur Henderson

But I am sure also that from a political point of view, and from a social point of view the federal link, without infringing the sovereignty of any of the nations which might take part in such as association, could be beneficial. — Aristide Briand

A system of world order-preferably a system of world government -is mandatory... The proud nations someday will see the light and, for the common good and their own survival, yield up their precious sovereignty. — Walter Cronkite

On the Native American front, we have turned a new page in the 400-year history of the interface between the American settlers of this country and the nation's first Americans. That's included a new relationship where the sovereignty of tribes is in fact recognized. — Ken Salazar

We are now physically, politically, and economically one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible. — John Boyd Orr

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