We do not deny any nation's legitimate interest in security. But protecting the security of one nation by robbing another of its national independence and national traditions is not legitimate. In the long run, it is not even secure.
Whether one or many, I must declare my faith that it is better for India to discard violence altogether even for defending her borders.
Citizenship is what makes a republic; monarchies can get along without it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
A nation is only an individual multiplied.
The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.