— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Context: In the city set upon slime and loam, They cry in their Parliament, "Who goes home?" And there comes no answer in arch or dome, For none in the city of graves goes home. Yet these shall perish and understand, For God has pity on this great land.
„First, justice was the promise that all who made the journey would share in the fruits of the land. In a land of great wealth, families must not live in hopeless poverty. In a land rich in harvest, children just must not go hungry. In a land of healing miracles, neighbors must not suffer and die unattended. In a great land of learning and scholars, young people must be taught to read and write.“
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
„I seem to see a great university, great in endowment, in land, in buildings, in equipment, but greater still, second to none, in its practical idealism, and its social usefulness.“
— Robert Clarkson Clothier American academic administrator 1885 - 1970
http://www.rutgers.edu/about-rutgers/robert-c-clothier November of 1932
„The landed interest is the great foundation upon which rest the fabric of society, and the institutions of the country. I mean no disparagement to manufactures and commerce; I know how essential they are to the happiness and prosperity of the country, and how much they add even to the value of the land. But the land of the country is the country itself, and the owner of the land has the deepest and most permanent interest in its well-being; tied down to the soil, he must share the fortunes of his country, whether in its greatness or its fall.“
— Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston British politician 1784 - 1865
Speech in the House of Commons (3 March 1831), quoted in George Henry Francis, Opinions and Policy of the Right Honourable Viscount Palmerston, G.C.B., M.P., &c. as Minister, Diplomatist, and Statesman, During More Than Forty Years of Public Life (London: Colburn and Co., 1852), pp. 172-173.
„Having a tradition is a great thing to work within, and maybe today [it] is the only way to really land musically dramatic work.“
— Alan Menken American musical theatre and film composer and pianist. 1949
Inside Movies interview 24 Nov 2010 http://insidemovies.ew.com/2010/11/24/alan-menken-tangled/.
„A Continent is a great quantity of Land, not separated by any Sea from the rest of the World, as the whole Continent of Europe, Asia, Africa.“
— Peter Heylin English ecclesiastic and author of polemical, historical, political and theological tracts 1599 - 1662
— Zell Miller Politician and United States Marine Corps officer 1932
Miller asked in March 2007 during a fund-raiser in Macon, Georgia, for Sav-A-Life Care Center, a crisis pregnancy center. Sav A Life Care Center > Home<!-- Bot generated title --> http://www.salmacon.com/
„The great fact was the land itself, which seemed to overwhelm the little beginnings of human society that struggled in its sombre wastes.“
— Willa Cather American writer and novelist 1873 - 1947
Context: The great fact was the land itself, which seemed to overwhelm the little beginnings of human society that struggled in its sombre wastes. It was from facing this vast hardness that the boy's mouth had become so bitter; because he felt that men were too weak to make any mark here, that the land wanted to be let alone, to preserve its own fierce strength, its peculiar, savage kind of beauty, its uninterrupted mournfulness. Part I, Ch. 9
„A Lady with a Lamp shall stand
In the great history of the land,
A noble type of good,
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882
Santa Filomena, st. 10 (1858).
„God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single land.“
— Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941
„When Israel was from bondage led,
Led by the Almighty's hand
From out of foreign land,
The great sea beheld and fled.“
— Abraham Cowley British writer 1618 - 1667
Book I, lines 483-486
„Our lives on this planet are too short and the work to be done too great to let this spirit flourish any longer in our land.“
— Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968
Context: Our lives on this planet are too short and the work to be done too great to let this spirit flourish any longer in our land. Of course we cannot vanquish it with a program, nor with a resolution. But we can perhaps remember, if only for a time, that those who live with us are our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek, as do we, nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and in happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can. Surely, this bond of common faith, this bond of common goal, can begin to teach us something. Surely, we can learn, at least, to look at those around us as fellow men, and surely we can begin to work a little harder to bind up the wounds among us and to become in our own hearts brothers and countrymen once again.
„Our battle with our enemy is great... this is a battle between Islam and unbelief on this land. In this battle, the crusaders united with the World Zionism.“
— Ibrahim Mudeiris
'Mr. Bush. These decisions and statements will only lead you to the garbage can of history.' http://www.memritv.org/Transcript.asp?P1=37 April 2004