Phrases with "nations"

Rudyard Kipling I have, I confess it now, done my best for about twenty years to make all the men of the sister nations within the Empire interested in each other. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Louisa May Alcott Many nations are represented, many languages spoken, many costumes worn, and on a sunny day the spectacle is as gay and brilliant as a carnival. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

M. P. Shiel The fleet could hardly return in less than five days—if it returned! Would the hostile nations be good enough to await its return? The lightning would be “near”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Since then I’ve had difficulty in separatin’ the two nations in name, climate and geographic disposition. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When the Pact was inaugurated, all the nations started trusting one another. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Catherine Helen Spence A bi-metallic basis was introduced into most of the European nations as a stop-gap, but that was not satisfactory, and finally, other solid security was taken. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Such nations have no need of wars to save them. Memories and Studies by William James

Francis Bacon So then, that part of intercourse which could be from other nations to sail to us, you see how it hath long since ceased; except it were by some rare accident, as this of yours. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

But amongst the lower classes, the worship is emphatically the worship of Her who Herself predicted, “From henceforth all nations shall call me blessed. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Olaf Stapledon First, then, although the nations and races were still violently opposed to one another in sentiment, the world was already becoming a single economic system. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells The world heard once more of the rights of peoples and nations to be free and sovereign within their borders. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

But among them they had seven principal nations that were sovereigns of them all. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Anthony Trollope This is he whose fulness and culture of speech the nations have admired, and whose eloquence has been allowed to prevail over the people. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Rudyard Kipling And then all the other nations of the earth would rise up and hammer it to pieces. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

G. K. Chesterton Long afterwards the words found their way into verse which expressed a certain consciousness of the combination, and of the blend of nations in his blood. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry David Thoreau The gross feeder is a man in the larva state; and there are whole nations in that condition, nations without fancy or imagination, whose vast abdomens betray them. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

H. G. Wells Before his staggering mind passed strange vast images as they talked, of great issues at a crisis, of nations in tumultuous march, of continents overthrown, of famine and destruction beyond measure. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

We kept informing the atmosphere as to the glory and preeminence of the United States and its ability to subdue, outjump, and eradicate the other nations of the earth. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Other nations suffer terribly from the Mandarin disease. Memories and Studies by William James

Other European nations are depicted elsewhere in these Medinet Habu sculptures. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. G. Wells What better stewards could you find for the wealth of nations than the Jews? And for the honours? That always had been the role of the Jews—stewardship. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

It was pointed out to me that these Eastern nations were not far removed from a savage state. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Elizabeth Gaskell Few beyond that circle of hills knew that she, whom the nations praised far off, lay dead that Easter mooring. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Benjamin Disraeli The next step in deChristianizing the political life of nations is to establish national education without Christianity. This is systematically aimed at wherever the revolution has its way. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Thomas Paine Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits, is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Olaf Stapledon It becomes, in fact, the Second Human Species. When your Great War ended, it seemed to the soldiers of all the nations that a new and happier age had dawned. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Sir Walter Scott The earlier literature of the northern nations did not escape the study of one who read rather to awaken the imagination than to benefit the understanding. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Ford Madox Ford Owing to the military genius of the French, who, by then, had the supreme command, the enemy nations were daily being forced to abandon great stretches of territory. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

To what strange nations shalt not thou resort, Driv’n to solicit aid at ev’ry court! The cause the same which Ilium once oppress’d; A foreign mistress, and a foreign guest. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Sir Walter Scott To trace the connection of nations by their usages, and the similarity of the implements which they employ, has been long my favourite study. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

The philosopher, therefore, sees clearly the necessity of a war, and regrets that sometimes nations do not wait for grounds of war so solid. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

As a proof, observe that you sympathize with the romantic love of other times or nations only in proportion as you sympathize with their poetry and imaginative literature. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Benjamin Disraeli Hitherto my services for the Moslemin have been confined to acting against nations of their own faith. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

George Meredith Of nations to think my heart is as an infidel—very heavy. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Ford Madox Ford Now he was asked if his men wanted lecturing on the causes of the war and whether he — he, good God! — would not like to give the men cosy chats on the nature of the Enemy nations . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

In the internal affairs of the leading nations the transformation scenes were often as rapid as those of a pantomime. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Oscar Wilde He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

But, however tranquil at heart, there is not a reign upon record in which the nation was not engaged in war against the barbarous nations on the frontier. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Whole nations have done without this art. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Rudyard Kipling Later on the civilized nations will know more, and will wonder and laugh together at their old blindness. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

The young men, fresh from a public school, found America so totally unlike all the nations with which their reading had made them acquainted, that it was indeed a new world to them. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

We manage things of greatest weight In all the world’s affairs of state Are ministers of war and peace, That sway all nations how we please. Hudibras by Samuel Butler [1663-1668]

John Locke Whole nations reject several moral rules. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

His race was a fetish with him, and he compared it at length with most of the other nations in western Europe, to their extreme detriment. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Thomas Paine All nations and ages have been subject to them. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

That which all nations and peoples, and all individuals, prize and desire above everything else in life, is liberty. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Charles Dickens That immense country, made independent under WASHINGTON, and left to itself, became the United States; one of the greatest nations of the earth. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Thou, mighty walls for mighty nations build; Nor let thy weary mind to labors yield: But change thy seat; for not the Delian god, Nor we, have giv’n thee Crete for our abode. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Miles Franklin I hung on secretly to my faith that the greatest nations would always be those where women were freest. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Thomas Hardy It was an era of great hope and activity among the nations and industries. The Fiddler of the Reels by Thomas Hardy [1893]

For in it we have the germ of that beautiful system of intercommunication, which binds all the nations of Christendom together as one vast commonwealth. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

As for our racial origins, there are representatives of a great many nations among us, though it is perhaps natural that Tibetans and Chinese make up the majority. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Ralph Waldo Emerson If a talent is anywhere born into the world, the community of nations is enriched; and, much more, with a new degree of probity. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

H. G. Wells But the staring truth of the matter is that an unco-ordinated scramble between individuals and nations alike, demoralises all concerned. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

M. P. Shiel The small violation consists in the claim by nations to have taken, without having moved, sites called “countries”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Robert Green Ingersoll They demand a man broad enough to comprehend the relations of this government to the other nations of the earth. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Thomas Paine As individuals we profess ourselves Christians, but as nations we are heathens, Romans, and what not. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Thomas More The Utopians call those nations that come and ask magistrates from them, neighbors; but those to whom they have been of more particular service, friends. Utopia by Thomas More

John Locke These are instances of nations where uncultivated nature has been left to itself, without the help of letters and discipline, and the improvements of arts and sciences. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

E. Phillips Oppenheim With America and the four civilised nations of Europe united, she will scarcely blacken the pages of history by attempting a bellicose attitude. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

All nations meet in a convent. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Kenneth Grahame There, sooner or later, the ships of all seafaring nations arrive; and there, at its destined hour, the ship of my choice will let go its anchor. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

I cannot determine which of the three nations ought to be honoured with the palm; but happy the writer who could display their various merits. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

It ceased, and there was little prospect that another generation would see it relighted; for the disturber of peace was a prisoner forever, and all nations were exhausted. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

While Adrian with poetic fervour discoursed of the glorious nations of the dead, of the beauteous earth and the fate of man, she crept near him, drinking in his speech with silent pleasure. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

G. K. Chesterton There had been many other such meetings in the later phases of the matter as, one after another, the smaller nations gave up the struggle, or the greater nations came in to coerce them. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Maria Edgeworth He spoke of the causes of England’s prosperity, the means by which she maintains her superiority among nations — her equal laws and their just administration. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Robert Green Ingersoll Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge! Some nations have borrowed their gods; of this number, we are compelled to say, is our own. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope They chose the latter way, as being the readier and the surer, as most seceding nations have done. North America by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli The destiny of nations appears to have decreed that a society should periodically, though rarely, flourish, characterised by its love of the Fine Arts, and its capacity of ideal creation. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

With the right of conquest, thus conferred, came also the obligation, on which it may be said to have been founded, to retrieve the nations sitting in darkness from eternal perdition. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Forbid them to hold forth upon the freedom of nations and the wrongs of mankind, and they’ll quarrel with Mrs. Jones about the shape of a mantle or the character of a small maid-servant. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The negotiations were carried on secretly between the two nations by the purser of that steamer. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

The bourgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilisation. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Radclyffe Hall Hers was a militant, intellectual Christ; the Leader of great armies, the Ruler over the nations of the earth, the Companion of wise men and kings, the Friend of little children and simple people. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

The consequence of this intercourse with foreign nations is, that the feet of their women are allowed to grow, and they dress now in the European style. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

H. G. Wells And a second leading aspect of his original scheme had been the examination of the ways of government in cities and the shifting and mixture of nations and races. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Surely the time has not arrived for her to take a back seat on that coach, and to let other nations do a work which she ought to do herself. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

John Hill Burton As there are mischiefs to be abstained from in war, there are services for nations to perform to each other in time of peace. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Anthony Trollope According to existing theories of government the armies of nations are but the tools of the governing powers. North America by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim No nation in the world would dream of attacking Germany, nor has Germany the slightest intention of imperilling her coming supremacy amongst the nations by such crude methods as military enterprise. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Leslie Stephen Besides, we may say nations if we allow the Scotch to be a nation, and to have gaiety—which they have not. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

H. G. Wells My uncle hung fire for a moment and it seemed to me the fate of nations trembled in the balance. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Henry David Thoreau Successive nations perchance have drank at, admired, and fathomed it, and passed away, and still its water is green and pellucid as ever. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Robert Green Ingersoll We have, I say, what they call the Christian religion, and, I find, just in proportion that nations have been religious, just in the proportion they have gone back to barbarism. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jeremy Bentham What is more, as the languages of nations are commonly different, as well as their laws, it is seldom that, strictly speaking, they have so much as a single word in common. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Thomas Paine France, since the Revolution, has been more indifferent as to foreign possessions, and other nations will become the same when they investigate the subject with respect to commerce. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

These twelve laws he has taken so much trouble to circulate to all the nations of the earth, that it must be quite unnecessary to repeat them here. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Mark Twain The reason is that Spain sends her heaviest ships of war and her loudest guns to astonish these Muslims, while America and other nations send only a little contemptible tub of a gunboat occasionally. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Thomas Paine If any two nations are so, then must all nations be so, otherwise it is not nature but custom, and the offence frequently originates with the accuser. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Jules Verne Les nations ne sont pas encore mûres pour l’union. Robur-le-Conquerant by Jules Verne [1886]

The counter-charge about the Scotch found equally willing hearers among the mass in England. Never had cool-headed statesmen a harder task in preventing two nations from coming to blows. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

John Ruskin The distances of nations are measured, not by seas, but by ignorances; and their divisions determined, not by dialects, but by enmities. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

H. G. Wells But there you are! The fighting is going on already; the old order takes the defensiveoffensive defensive — and men are being hunted and wounded and killed in the name of nations and tyrannies. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Rudyard Kipling We argued about the Japanese in the train, about his present and his future, and the manner in which he has ranged himself on the side of the grosser nations of the earth. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Percy Bysshe Shelley It is almost a proverbial remark, that those nations in which the penal code has been particularly mild, have been distinguished from all others by the rarity of crime. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was, indeed, a majestic idea that the destiny of nations should be revealed, in these awful hieroglyphics, on the cope of heaven. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Gustave Flauber The nations roared like billows around her, and the slightest storm shook this formidable machine. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

David Hume But nations can subsist without intercourse. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Henry David Thoreau He is the Great Western Pioneer whom the nations follow. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Here are a few, but the whole tract may be read in less than an hour: “The whole world, as to trade, is but as one nation or people, and therein nations are as persons. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Wilkie Collins The great peace was proclaimed, and the nations rested at last. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Edgar Allan Poe A shoot of that old vine that made The nations silent in its shade. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

They were sunk at that time in a deeper slough of barbarism than the livelier nations around them, and took, in consequence, a longer period to free themselves from their prejudices. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Borrow How the rage for scribbling tempts people at the present day to write about lands and nations of which they know nothing, or worse than nothing. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

A curious Basque story shows that among this strange Turanian people, cut off by such a flood of Aryan nations from any other members of its family, the same superstition remains. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Samuel Johnson On one side of it they show caves, into which the rude nations of the first ages retreated from the weather. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Robert Green Ingersoll Her temples were “carpeted with knees,” and the wealth of nations adorned her countless shrines. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Berkeley Qu. Whether the wealth of the richest nations in Christendom doth not consist in paper vastly more than in gold and silver? 12. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Samuel Johnson Migration, while the state of life was unsettled, and there was little communication of intelligence between distant places, was among the wilder nations of Europe, capricious and casual. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Other nations have been involved in as great calamities, and have shed as much blood; but then the blood they spilt in defence of their liberties only enslaved them the more. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn When my country shall have taken her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

H. G. Wells Periods, nations and races they would consider only in so far as these provided them with material facts. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope But if he could speak winged words — words that should fly all over Rome, that might fly also among subject nations — then would the judges not dare to carry out this portion of the scheme. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

The great roads ran below him, to Rome, to Paris, to Aix, to Byzantium, and the nations established themselves in cities upon them. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

More than all nations they flatter their women, and despise them. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The nations of Anahuac had no large domesticated animals, and were unacquainted with any beast of burden. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Lady Morgan Casting up her eyes to that Heaven whence they seem to have caught their emanation, she said, “I do not wonder that unenlightened nations should worship the moon. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

G. K. Chesterton It was not inevitable in the least; it would have been perfectly easy to make peace with the Boers as Christian nations commonly make peace with their conquered enemies. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Andrew Lang Mr. Müller says that De Brosses ‘holds that all nations had to begin with fetichism, to be followed afterwards by polytheism and monotheism. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Gissing There has but to arise some Lord of Slaughter, and the nations will be tearing at each other’s throats. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

John Lewis Burckhard They include them all in the appellation of Káfer, without having any clear ideas of the different nations of which they are composed. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Charlotte Perkins Gilman As more and more people came to us, the other nations got rather alarmed, and began to establish counter attractions—to keep their folks at home. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

The problem is, then, how can men be trained up to their most useful pitch of energy? And how can nations make such training most accessible to all their sons and daughters. Memories and Studies by William James

From this period hostilities between the two nations continued with more or less activity, but with unsparing ferocity. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Gertrude Stein That they are the only two western nations that can realise abstraction. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

The policy of the two nations displayed the principle of fear as contrasted with the principle of love. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Bram Stoker This impostor was perhaps the only one who in the history of nations prospered finally in his fraud. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

John Stuart Mill If a similar change should befall the nations of Europe, it will not be in exactly the same shape: the despotism of custom with which these nations are threatened is not precisely stationariness. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Richard Burton As among certain nations further West, a layer of ashes overspreads the fire: the mine is concealed by a green turf fair to look upon. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Black Surely human nature must be very much the same when this simple description of a quiet English home went straight to the heart of nations in both hemispheres. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

David Hume But those, who can enlarge their view to contemplate distant nations and remote ages, are still more surprized at the great inconsistence and contrariety. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume

Wilkie Collins There is something in directing the destinies of nations wonderfully attractive to me in my present state of feeling. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

So may our ransomed country, like the city of the promise, lie forever foursquare under Heaven, and the ways of all the nations be lit up by its light. Memories and Studies by William James

The effects of severe epidemics and wars are soon counterbalanced, and more than counterbalanced, in nations placed under favourable conditions. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells The peace between nations is also a peace between individuals. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

M. P. Shiel I have in my mind merely the relative depth and extent—the non-insularity, in fact—of the impressions made by the several nations on the world. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Francis Bacon History of the Food of Man; and of all things Eatable and Drinkable; and of all Diet; and of the variety of the same according to nations and smaller differences. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

Likewise he must be made to understand that although conjugal fidelity is highly commendable, all civilized nations are distinguished by a faithful adherence to the opposite practice. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

All of us nations in Europe, without one exception, have shown our philosophy in that way at times. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

With highly civilised nations continued progress depends in a subordinate degree on natural selection; for such nations do not supplant and exterminate one another as do savage tribes. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Rudyard Kipling God does not make the nations ringstraked. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Robert Green Ingersoll The plans of mankind will no longer be interfered with by the finger of a supposed omnipotence, and no one will believe that nations or individuals are protected or destroyed by any deity whatever. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

The seers of political economy tell us that if the stars continue to be propitious, it is certain that a day will come which will usher in a union of the Anglo-Saxon nations of the world. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Thomas Paine Most nations have let slip the opportunity, and by that means have been compelled to receive laws from their conquerors, instead of making laws for themselves. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

I have also a strong desire to see those nations which do not adopt your institutions, and which you consider as savages. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Walter Scott Yet, Corah, thou shalt from oblivion pass; Erect thyself, thou monumental brass, High as the serpent of thy metal made, While nations stand secure beneath thy shade. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Legally and politically, that is, conventionally, the differences are even greater on a comparison of nations and eras. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

William Dampier Here we met with two proas belonging to the Sologues, one of the Mindanayan nations before mentioned. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He quickly indicated the position of the inland sea and close beside it, the city of Phutra, where one of the powerful Mahar nations had its seat. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

But a taste beyond this, however desirable it may be that every one should possess it, is not to be implanted at once; it must be gradually developed both in nations and individuals. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Not he, whom thou and lying fame conspire To call thee his — not he, thy vaunted sire, Thus us’d my wretched age: the gods he fear’d, The laws of nature and of nations heard. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

It was neither wise nor just to insult foreign nations with assumptions which no longer stood upon any basis of reality. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Robert Green Ingersoll Rome fell, and Christians from her territory, with the red sword of war, carved out the ruling nations of the world, and now Christ sits upon the old throne. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll They also found that other nations were even happier and more prosperous than their own. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Also, many other nations had some better things than we did, you remember. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Ralph Waldo Emerson To this partiality the history of nations corresponded. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Vast crowds of vanquish’d nations march along, Various in arms, in habit, and in tongue. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

H. G. Wells Whatever constructive guiding intelligence there had been among the nations vanished in the passionate stresses of the time. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson You would say, this rabble of nations might be spared. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

They stood alone, with the nations of Anahuac banded against them. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

The constitution of the late monarchy of Oceana is to be considered in relation to the different nations by whom it has been successively subdued and governed. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

George Meredith When nations gain the pitch where rhetoric Seems reason they are ripe for cannon’s food. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

Besides, the two nations appear to me quite opposite in character, with regard both to good and evil. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Rudyard Kipling Patience, endurance, and good-will are not spectacular virtues, but they underlie the foundations of honour, respect, and enduring affection between nations as between individuals. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

After a while he stepped quietly into the chart-room, and opened his International Signal Code-book at the plate where the flags of all the nations are correctly figured in gaudy rows. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Rudyard Kipling Our four young nations — the Big Four — have a long, an uphill, and a triumphant road to tread. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

The diff’ring nations rise, And shouts and mingled murmurs rend the skies, Acestus runs with eager haste, to raise The fall’n companion of his youthful days. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope But so have all political parties among all free nations much to bear from political opponents, and yet other free nations do not go to pieces. North America by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Paine Had your powers been ever so great they were nothing to us, further than we pleased; because we had the same right which other nations had, to do what we thought was best. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Charles Kingsley All the strange and dim legends of white Indians, and of nations of a higher race than Carib, or Arrowak, or Solimo, which Amyas had ever heard, rose up in his memory. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

G. K. Chesterton These nations are really in danger of going off their heads en masse; of becoming one vast vision of imbecility, with toppling cities and crazy country-sides, all dotted with industrious lunatics. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Samuel Johnson All nations have a tradition, that their earliest ancestors were giants, and these stones are said to have been thrown up and down by a giant and his mistress. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Nay, I will say as a woman of common honesty; since there is no nice point of honour in question, only the plain laws of mine and thine, which I believe are the same among all nations and creeds. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Paine But as nations proceed in the great business of forming constitutions, they will examine with more precision into the nature and business of that department which is called the executive. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am to do nothing which will make a laughing stock of the Department or which will evoke even questions from nations with whom we are upon friendly terms. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether we do not yearly consume of French wines about a thousand tuns more than either Sweden or Denmark, and yet whether those nations pay ready money as we do? 242. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Anthony Trollope By those laws, as they are construed, everything is to be done for two nations at war with each other; but nothing is to be done for all the nations of the world that can manage to maintain the peace. North America by Anthony Trollope

The deadliest enemies of nations are not their foreign foes; they always dwell within their borders. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells The nations that have had fermented drinks the longest are also those that have been civilized the longest. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

There are other nations beside ours. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Anthony Trollope I for one cannot think that two nations situated as are the States and England should permanently quarrel and avoid each other. North America by Anthony Trollope

It had provoked conflicts, encouraged ambitions, and had lured some nations to destruction — as we know. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

For the other nations mentioned, see references in Lawrence, Lectures on Physiology, &c. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins Different nations — different customs. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Jack London Could we but find time and opportunity and utilize the last bit and every bit of the unborn life that is in us, we could become the fathers of nations and populate continents. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Robert Green Ingersoll For ages all nations supposed that the sick and insane were possessed by evil spirits. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Talking about slaves makes me always feel for this unfortunate land, and reflect how foolish are all those outer nations who allow the slave trade to go on. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Thomas Paine A single expression, boldly conceived and uttered, will sometimes put a whole company into their proper feelings: and whole nations are acted on in the same manner. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Percy Bysshe Shelley The incorporation of the Celtic nations with the exhausted population of the south, impressed upon it the figure of the poetry existing in their mythology and institutions. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mussolini had bombed the Abyssinians while fifty-three nations (I think it was fifty-three) made pious noises ‘off’. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Thomas Paine As the barbarism of the present old governments expires, the moral conditions of nations with respect to each other will be changed. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Anthony Trollope He has all the foreign nations to look after. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson For although two nations use the same words and read the same books, intercourse is not conducted by the dictionary. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Samuel Johnson Their usefulness to the age in which they were written is sufficiently attested by the translations which almost all the nations of Europe were in haste to obtain. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Sinclair Lewis Seven means we’ll get ready to follow all the European nations in trying to hog the whole world. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells We restore what individuals and groups and gangs and nations have appropriated in the past. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

The animosity of the two nations was not confined to these harmless, though bitter jests, but showed itself in regular cartels of defiance, which daily passed between the principal chieftains. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]