Top Sovereignty Quotes

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1. "When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
2. "Do you find yourself in a dry place today? Don't look back toward the land of your bondage, or even to the place where God miraculously saved you from your enemies. Those seasons are over and he is now offering you a great opportunity. He is longing to reveal his sovereignty to you by providing for you in this most hot and dry place."
Author: Amy Layne Litzelman
3. "The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations."
Author: Arthur Henderson
4. "In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?"
Author: Augustine Of Hippo
5. "Every created thing in the whole universe is but a door leading into His knowledge, a sign of His sovereignty, a revelation of His names, a symbol of His majesty, a token of His power, a means of admittance into His straight Path...."
Author: Bahá'u'lláh
6. "Accepting federal funding undermines state sovereignty as states become beholden to federal requirements in order to keep the money flowing."
Author: Bob Barr
7. "You know, we do not want the militarization of Haiti. We do not see a Haitian as a protectorate where it relinquishes its own sovereignty."
Author: Danny Glover
8. "As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization, I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional processes of the member states define the status of territories under their sovereignty."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
9. "However, the sovereignty of the states is constitutionally defined and recognized, while the powers of the local government in Puerto Rico are defined by, and subject to alteration under, federal statutory law."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
10. "For it was only via the idea of God that we were able to develop all our ideas about a unified self, reason, a unified law-governed cosmos, sovereignty, property, supervision (Providence) and management, long-term purposes and action to attain them and so on. God taught us everything, so that we are eternally grateful to God even as we now leave him behind."
Author: Don Cupitt
11. "Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security."
Author: Douglas Feith
12. "A young woman asked the great preacher Charles Spurgeon if it was possible to reconcile God's sovereignty and man's responsibility. "Young woman," said he. "You don't reconcile friends"
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
13. "Oh! in his rapture he was weeping even over those stars, which were shining to him from the abyss of space, and "he was not ashamed of that ecstasy." There seemed to be threads from all those innumerable worlds of God, linking his soul to them, and it was trembling all over "in contact with other worlds." He longed to forgive everyone and for everything, and to beg forgiveness. Oh, not for himself, but for all men, for all and for everything. "And others are praying for me too," echoed again in his soul. But with every instant he felt clearly and, as it were, tangibly, that something firm and unshakable as that vault of heaven had entered into his soul. It was as though some idea had seized the sovereignty of his mind -- and it was for all his life and for ever and ever. He had fallen on the earth a weak boy, but he rose up a resolute champion, and he knew and felt it suddenly at the very moment of his ecstasy. And never, never, his life long, could Alyosha forget that minute."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
14. "Liberals think their campaign against Wal-Mart is a way of introducing the subject of class into America's political argument, and they are more correct than they understand. Their campaign is liberalism as condescension. It is a philosophic repugnance toward markets, because consumer sovereignty results in the masses making messes. Liberals, aghast, see the choices Americans make with their dollars and their ballots and announce — yes, announce — that Americans are sorely in need of more supervision by . . . liberals."
Author: George F. Will
15. "Sovereignty, loyalty, and solitude."
Author: Georges Bataille
16. "The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union."
Author: Gerry Adams
17. "Like other countries in the world, China must uphold its own sovereignty, territorial integrity and development interests. At the same time, we are willing to properly handle differences and disagreements in state-to-state relations."
Author: Hu Jintao
18. "God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about."
Author: Jerry Bridges
19. "The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition."
Author: John Acton
20. "Prayer is not an attempt to get God to agree with you or provide for your selfish desires, but that it is both an affirmation of His sovereignty, righteousness, and majesty and an exercise to conform your desires and purposes to His will and Glory"
Author: John F. MacArthur Jr.
21. "Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty."
Author: John Lothrop Motley
22. "There is no broader way to apostasy than to reject God's sovereignty in all things concerning the revelation of himself and our obedience..."
Author: John Owen
23. "The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small."
Author: John Piper
24. "Alzheimer's disease is never an 'accident' in a marriage. It falls under the purview of God's sovereignty. In the case of someone with Alzheimer's, this means God's unconditional and sacrificial love has an opportunity to be even more gloriously displayed in a life together."
Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
25. "In the age of globalisation, pooled sovereignty means more power, not less."
Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
26. "To hear these defenders of democracy talk, one would think that the people deliberate like a committee of wise men, whereas in truth judicial murders, foolhardy undertakings, wild choices, and above all foolish and disastrous wars are eminently the prerogatives of this form of government."Study on Sovereignty."
Author: Joseph De Maistre
27. "Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies.Aristocracy with the meaning - the best are ruling.Peoples do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its "people's sovereignty" the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don't want to be recognized."
Author: Joseph Goebbels
28. "Human fallibility recognised, God's sovereignty trusted; these are also the only stable foundations for human beings in society."
Author: Justin Welby
29. "Many of us think in terms in parental determinism: 'If I push all the right buttons my kids are going to turn out OK.' I want to instill in myself and my people a wonderful dose, not of carelessness, but of God's sovereignty. He knows the hairs on your kids' heads."
Author: Kevin DeYoung
30. "On accepting adversity in our lives: Always it is initiated by an act of will on our part; we set ourselves to believe in the overruling goodness, providence, and sovereignty of God and refuse to turn aside no matter what may come, no matter how we may feel. I mistakenly thought I could not trust God unless I felt like trusting Him. Now I am learning that trusting God is first of all a matter of the will. I choose to trust in God, and my feelings eventually follow."
Author: Margaret Clarkson
31. "Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty."
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
32. "If my words don't flow out of a heart that rests in God's control, sovereignty, then they come out of the heart that seeks control so I can get what I want."
Author: Mark Driscoll
33. "Freedom, or individual liberty, was a basic premise of the Spanish anarchist tradition. "Individual sovereignty" is a prime tenet of most anarchist writing; the free development of one' s individual potential is one of the basic "rights" to which all humans are born. Yet Spanish anarchists were firmly rooted in the communalist-anarchist tradition. For them, freedom was fundamentally a social product: the fullest expression of individuality and of creativity can be achieved only in and through community. As Carmen Conde (a teacher who was also active in Mujeres Libres) wrote, describing the relationship of individuality and community: "I and my truth; I and my faith ... And I for you, but without ever ceasing to be me, so that you can always be you. Because I don' t exist without your existence, but my existence is also indispensable to yours."
Author: Martha A. Ackelsberg
34. "You will make the boy Thief king?" he [Nahuseresh] said. "When you could have had me?"Attolia allowed a slight smile."A fine revenge for the loss of a hand," said the Mede, close to snarling."I will have my sovereignty," said Attolia thinly."Oh, yes, a fine one-handed figurehead he will make," spat Nahuseresh. Then he remembered Attolia's flattery earlier that morning. "Or do I insult your lover?" he asked."Not a lover," said Attolia. "Merely my choice for king."
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
35. "I think there really is no shortcut to sovereignty."
Author: Paul Bremer
36. "Sovereignty was not an issue in this campaign. The sovereignty numbers that were there before the campaign are still there. Sovereignty is as alive as it was. But there is work to do to convince Quebecers."
Author: Pauline Marois
37. "For me, everything is still possible and I am as determined as ever. I believe first that the project of a people does not die. It is the project of freedom for a people, it is a project of sovereignty. And since the nation exists, it has the right to its own state. I will work to advance it in that direction."
Author: Pauline Marois
38. ". . . we come astonishingly close to the mystical beliefs of Pythagoras and his followers who attempted to submit all of life to the sovereignty of numbers. Many of our psychologists, sociologists, economists and other latter-day cabalists will have numbers to tell them the truth or they will have nothing. . . . We must remember that Galileo merely said that the language of nature is written in mathematics. He did not say that everything is. And even the truth about nature need not be expressed in mathematics. For most of human history, the language of nature has been the language of myth and ritual. These forms, one might add, had the virtues of leaving nature unthreatened and of encouraging the belief that human beings are part of it. It hardly befits a people who stand ready to blow up the planet to praise themselves too vigorously for having found the true way to talk about nature."
Author: Pythagoras
39. "To say that God's sovereignty is limited by man's freedom is to make man sovereign."
Author: R.C. Sproul
40. "If God be denied, then His sovereignty and infallibility accrue to other agencies."
Author: R.J. Rushdoony
41. "In Cuba, taking into account the long fight for our independence and sovereignty, we will defend the one-party system in the face of the games, demagogy and the marketing of politics."
Author: Raul Castro
42. "National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement. A government that will not perform the role of a government forfeits the rights of a government."
Author: Richard Perle
43. ". . .but he'd seen elite warriors go down in flames enough times to struggle with the sovereignty of God yet yield to it"
Author: Ronie Kendig
44. "In restoring man from evil sovereignty, we must cheat."
Author: Sun Myung Moon
45. "Our first object is... the obtaining of sovereignty, assured by international law, over a portion of the globe sufficiently large to satisfy our just requirements."
Author: Theodor Herzl
46. "The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others."
Author: Ulrich Beck
47. "Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile."
Author: William Lyon Mackenzie King
48. "I think he'll be to Rome as is the osprey to the fish, who takes it by sovereignty of nature."
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people."
Author: Woodrow Wilson
50. "We are today engaged in a war. It is an economic war over oursovereignty as human beings with inalienable rights to life, liberty, andthe pursuit of happiness. The "pursuit of happiness" means the rightto create wealth through our labor and to enjoy the fruits thereof.The battle now is over who has the moral, the ethical, and the legalright to the fruits of our labor. Are we to be free, or are we to beslaves? Just whose money is it anyway?"
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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