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[[File:Betsy-Ross-Flag.jpg|thumb|As nations are among the largest and the most complete divisions into which society is formed, the grandest aggregations of organized human power, as they raise to observation and distinction the world's greatest men, and call into requisition the highest order of talent and ability for their guidance, preservation and success, they are ever among the most attractive, instructive and useful subjects of thought, to those just entering upon the duties and activities of life. ~ [[Frederick Douglass]]]]
[[File:Bandeira do Brasil.JPG|thumb|The simple organization of a people into a national body, composite or otherwise, is of itself an impressive fact. As an original proceeding, it marks the point of departure of a people, from the darkness and chaos of unbridled barbarism, to the wholesome restraints of public law and society. It implies a willing surrender and subjection of individual aims and ends, often narrow and selfish, to the broader and better ones that arise out of society as a whole. It is both a sign and a result of civilization. ~ [[Frederick Douglass]]]]
[[File:UN Members Flags2.JPG|thumb|A knowledge of the character, resources and proceedings of other nations, affords us the means of comparison and criticism, without which progress would be feeble, tardy, and perhaps, impossible. It is by comparing one nation with another, and one learning from another, each competing with all, and all competing with each, that hurtful errors are exposed, great social truths discovered, and the wheels of civilization whirled onward. ~ [[Frederick Douglass]]]]
[[File:Flag of ireland.jpg|thumb|I cannot conceive how any man can have brought himself to that pitch of presumption, to consider his country as nothing. ~ [[Edmund Burke]]]]
[[File:Chinese flag (Beijing) - IMG 1104.jpg|thumb|May she always be in the right! But, our country. Right, or wrong. ~ [[Stephen Decatur]]]]
[[File:Drapeaux français.jpg|thumb|Country is that spot to which our heart is bound. ~ [[Voltaire|François-Marie Arouet]]]]
[[File:American flag 2011.jpg|thumb|When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness, when these things can be said, then may the country boast. ~ [[Thomas Paine]]]]
[[File:Girl in front of flag.jpg|thumb|What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? ~ [[Thomas Jefferson]]]]
[[File:Union flag.jpg|thumb|My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent. Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil. Be blessed with health, and peace, and sweet content! ~ [[Robert Burns]]]]
[[File:South Vietnamese flag parade.jpg|thumb|The country remains, everything remains. The country is lost, everything is lost. ~ [[w:Nguyễn Văn Thiệu|Van Thieu Nguyen]]]]
[[File:White flag waving.svg|thumb|Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. ~ [[Ulysses S. Grant]]]]
[[File:XVIII_Abn._Corps_headquarters,_2009.jpg|thumb|If your country needs you, you should be right there; that is the way I felt when I was young, and that's the way I feel today. ~ [[Frank Buckles]]]]
[[File:Estonia's Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge.jpg|thumb|God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his Foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, “This is my Country.” ~ [[Benjamin Franklin]]]]
[[File:Flag-of-the-United-Nations.jpg|thumb|The idea of countries is going by the boards. Young people are getting wonderfully uprooted and they're too strong to get sucked into this... ~ [[Buckminster Fuller]]]]
[[File:2010 Thorpe Cup 20.jpg|thumb|If the war is lost, the nation will also perish. This fate is inevitable. There is no necessity to take into consideration the basis which the people will need to continue even a most primitive existence. On the contrary, it will be better to destroy these things. ~ [[Adolf Hitler]]]]

- Rupert Loup 22:04, 29 June 2020 (UTC)