Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They tempt the evil-minded.— Julius Nyerere
Instructive Small Nations quotations
The lion doesn't turn around when the small dog barks.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Sometimes I find myself thinking, rather wistfully, about Lao Tzu's famous dictum: 'Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish.' All around me I see something very different, let us say - a number of angry dwarfs trying to grill a whale.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined, that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the play thing of one small corner of the world
A small nation can fight a superpower with determination and dedication.
I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
One small positive thought in the morning can change you whole day.
We shall fight for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
Monopolies, oligarchy, the striving for domination and not for freedom, the exploitation of an increasing number of small or weak nations by a handful of the richest or most powerful nations -- all these have given birth to those distinctive characteristics of imperialism which compel us to define it as parasitic or decaying capitalism.
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart.
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production.
I don't read such small stuff as letters, I read men and nations.
I can see through a millstone, though I can't see through a spelling-book. What a narrow idea a reading qualification is for a voter!
All the other large and small nationalities and peoples are destined to perish before long in the revolutionary world storm. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only of reactionary classes and dynasties, but also of entire reactionary peoples. And that, too, is a step forward.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
The Americans expect great things of me .
.. If the small Czech nation can have such musicians, they say, why could not they, too, when their country and people is so immense.
We are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed, in defiance of international good faith, by the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.
Before peace between the nations, we have to find peace inside that small nation which is our own being.
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.
Dream Big. Start small. Act now.
The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.
The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.
Race, blood, lineage, and nationality don't matter;
they're just the way that small minds keep score. All that matters about blood is that it's warm and that it beats through a loving heart.
Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your blessings, not your problems.
I believe that there is no test of greatness in periods, nations or men more sure than the development, among them or in them, of a noble grotesque, and no test of comparative smallness or limitation, of one kind or another, more sure than the absence of grotesque invention, or incapability of understanding it.
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.
Small business in America is what fuels the American economy.
We need more small business to assist us in creating a great nation and in creating more jobs. It's this frontier that is endless in terms of opportunity and potential.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way
one reason we haven't any national art is because we have too much magnificence.
All our capacity for admiration is used up on the splendor of palace-like railway stations and hotels. Our national tympanum is so deafened by that blare of sumptuousness that we have no ears for the still, small voice of beauty.
Forcing automakers to sell smaller cars to improve fuel economy [is like].
.. fighting the nation's obesity problem by forcing clothing manufacturers to sell garments in only small sizes.
If you belong to a small country that is geopolitically not that important, or strategically not that important, you have no place among nations. Those countries are neglected and left to fend for themselves.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, by the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The Jews are the most hateful and the most shameful of the small nations.
The right is more precious than peace.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
The virtue of small government is that the mistakes are small as well.
..If you want to leave a nation you think is corrupt, inefficient, militaristic, oppressive, repressive, but you don't want to move to Canada or France, what do you do? Well, the way is through secession, where you could stay home and be where you want to be.
Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the other laureates have all come from different countries from all over the world and we all were equally received here with signs of sympathy.
As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated.
In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff at a multi-national company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement.