Top 15 Nation-Building Quotes

In this post, you will find great Nation-Building Quotes from famous people, such as Eric Greitens, Miguel Syjuco, Pranab Mukherjee, Ron Paul, Arundhati Bhattacharya. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

As the Obama administration negotiates with the Karzai

As the Obama administration negotiates with the Karzai government and with Pakistan, we may be tempted to make commitments that, in the name of nation-building, restrict our ability to fight terrorists. If we must involve the Afghan government in every night raid, our operations will slow and targets will escape.
Fiction is a very powerful tool for teaching history. The Philippines was the first Iraq, the first Vietnam, the first Afghanistan, in the sense that it was the United Statesinitial or baptismal experience in nation-building.
We are all equal children before our mother; and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution.
How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don’t police the world. That’s conservative, it’s Republican, it’s pro-American – it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution.
We have been partners in nation-building and take our role in building the nation very proudly.
In general, Americans are not very good at nation-building and not very good colonialists.
Francis Fukuyama
We dream of nation-building. We cannot achieve this by fomenting social divisions.
Many of the ethnic and other parochial tensions that have tended to create insecurity and outright conflict, time and time again, are largely as a result of failure to deliberately undertake nation-building efforts.
There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we’re going to engage in and what the parameters of that are.
Economic growth is not sustainable without nation-building and, even of greater importance, state building.
Before Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, there was the same sort of talk of young men sacrificing their lives so that a country might grow – that somehow it had been a great nation-building success for Newfoundland.
After 9/11, a few hundred CIA and Special Operations personnel, backed by airpower and Afghan militias, devastated Taliban and al-Qaeda forces. That effort has since turned into a conventional Pentagon nation-building exercise and gone backward.
We’ve been in the nation-building business since World War I, and especially since WWII. The goal is not a Jeffersonian Democracy in Afghanistan, but a representative government that respects human rights, protects its own people, and is a friend of the West. These are very realistic – and necessarygoals.
The one sure way of participating in the process of nation-building is to vote on the election day.
It’s not the job of the U.S. military to do nation-building or produce democratic utopias.