Nations are as equal as so many madmen or drunkards.
~ The Big Time
by Fritz Leiber
Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
~ Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift
"Nations at war are wild beasts," she replied. "The passions of these hordes of men are not an example for a living soul. Our souls grow up to the light: we must keep eye on the light, and look no lower."
~ The Adventures of Harry Richmond
by George Meredith
There seemed to be nothing to see; no fences, no creeks or trees, no hills or fields. If there was a road, I could not make it out in the faint starlight. There was nothing but land: not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made.
~ My Antonia
by Willa Cather
"I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars."
~ Howards End
by E. M. Forster