We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us. Let us always remember that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation.— Tunku Abdul Rahman
Surprising United Nations quotations
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one's breath.
During my term in AU, I will initiate an organised compensation claim for Africa and I will fight for a greater voice for Africa in the United Nations Security Council. If they (Western nations) do not want to live with us fairly, it is our planet and they can go to other planet.
In Tanzania, it was more than one hundred tribal units which lost their freedom;
it was one nation that regained it.
Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.
I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood.
I am proud of my country. But we need to unite to make a unified India, free of communalism and casteism. We need to build India into a land of equal opportunity for all. We can be a truly great nation if we set our sights high and deliver to the people the fruits of continued growth, prosperity and equal opportunity.
The United States of America is a nation where people are not united because of those three glaring frailties: racism, injustices and inequities.
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.
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
In the United States, the Constitution is a health chart left by the Founding Fathers which shows whether or not the body politic is in good health. If the national body is found to be in poor health, the Founding Fathers also left a prescription for the restoration of health called the Declaration of Independence.
If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high time we overturn citizens united.
We are all connected. What unites us is our common humanity. I don't want to oversimplify things - but the suffering of a mother who has lost her child is not dependent on her nationality, ethnicity or religion. White, black, rich, poor, Christian, Muslim or Jew - pain is pain - joy is joy.
Our path to Palestine will not be covered with a red carpet or with yellow sand.
Our path to Palestine will be covered with blood... In order that we may liberate Palestine, the Arab nation must unite, the Arab armies must unite, and a unified plan of action must be established.
Manpower without Unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
The United States government has always been proud of the welcome it has extended to good men of every nation, seeking freedom and homes and bread.
The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.
In the United States in 2009, more than 10.
2 billion trips were taken on transit trains and buses. So far, the nation has not experienced a major transit attack since Sept. 11, but the March 2010 Moscow subway bombings and earlier train attacks in London and Mumbai show that we must be prepared.
Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.
One morning, just like 9/11, there's going to be a disaster.
I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea.
I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua.
The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law, a war that was wrong and immoral.
The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous.
Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland.
If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States.
We are the biggest donor to the United Nations, contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget.
I am looking to have a place under the sun for our new generations to live in peace far away from repression, from terrorism, to live as human beings freely in this free world. That is what I am looking for. I am not asking for the moon. I am asking for the United Nations legality to be implemented.
Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon.
If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
I never use the word nation in speaking of the United States.
I always use the word Union or Confederacy. We are not a nation but a union, a confederacy of equal and sovereign States.
To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.
We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities.
For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation.
We make Marines, and we win battles.
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect.
We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups.
There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go.
Ten years ago in Nairobi we said that the participation of women in the decision-making and appraisal processes of the United Nations was essential if the organization was to effectively serve women's interests.
Iceland sets a world-record. The United Nations asked people from all over the world a series of questions. Iceland stuck out on one thing. When we were asked what do we believe, 90% said, 'ourselves'. I think I'm in that group. If I get into trouble, there's no God or Allah to sort me out. I have to do it myself.
The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point.