100+ Best Republic Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic. There is no way to improve upon that. But what we can do is to find new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny. — Barbara Jordan

If we accept the logic of the Declaration, reverence for God is not just a matter of religious faith, it is the foundation of justice and citizenship in our republic. — Alan Keyes

This republic represents the greatest basis for that universal socialist order, the creation of which is at the present time the historic task of the International Proletariat. — Karl Liebknecht

We believe that the presence of the British military forces in Basra has led to the destabilization of the security situation in the city. The Islamic Republic of Iran demands the immediate withdrawal of British forces from Basra. — Manouchehr Mottaki

I used to work for a management consulting company, so I dressed differently – business casual, probably a lot of things from Banana Republic. My wardrobe now is definitely more expensive, but I always dress for the occasion. — John Legend

People tend to overlook the fact that North Korea’s economy collapsed at about the same time as South Koreans lost faith in their own state. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a time when South Koreans were questioning the very legitimacy of their republic. — Brian Reynolds Myers

Communism may be over as an economic system, but as a model of state domination, it is very much alive in the People’s Republic of China and in Putin’s police state. — Michael Ignatieff

The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke’s philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example. — Robert Trout

Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women. — Delphine de Girardin

The new republic should be based on diversity, respect and equal rights for all. — Evo Morales

My countrymen have commissioned a bust of the Republic. It will be placed on the fountain of my native town. — Camille Claudel

The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz’s influence was suppressed. — Robert Trout

There is no question that the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Liberation Army are intent on acquiring U.S. military technology. — Christopher Cox

The transformation of the United States from a traditional republic to a democratic nation run in large measure by a single executive took a couple of hundred years. — Noah Feldman

Citizenship consists in the service of the country. — Jawaharlal Nehru

The American ‘unum’ has been lost since the Sixties. If this continues, there will soon be no unifying American identity and vision to balance the ‘pluribus,’ and the days of the Republic will be numbered. — Os Guinness

I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor. — Grover Cleveland

When I went around promoting ‘Crumb,’ there would be days I’d wake up in, like, Houston or Cleveland, and I’d step outside the hotel and get no idea where I was. It all looks the same: one big corporate, consumer theme park. It’s all, ‘Here’s the Starbucks, and here’s the Gap, and we’ll go over to Banana Republic and the Cineplex.’ — Terry Zwigoff

In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of – two men, who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county; which, in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any other two men in the county. — Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made. — Sean Brady

The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone. — Bill Alexander

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments – a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared. — William Jennings Bryan

I believe that the capital of the Republic of Albania is a suitable venue for discussing the dialogue among religions and civilizations, notably in the countries of South East Europe, because we are well familiar with this country’s track record of religious tolerance. — Georgi Parvanov

We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she’s carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions. — Melinda Gates

The best way to help the Latino community is to give back. I love giving back; I’m quiet about God and what I do, but we do a lot in the Dominican Republic. — Daddy Yankee

Five to 10 years from now, if not sooner, the vast majority of ‘The New Republic’ readers are likely to be reading it on a tablet. — Chris Hughes

I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama, on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe. — Ruben Blades

We are at a very important and delicate point in our relationship with the People’s Republic of China and how this is handled will go a long way as to the future of that relationship, — Chuck Hagel

My fate is to be President of the Republic – or leader of the opposition. — Georges Pompidou

Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States – no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for their section of the Republic. — Robert Toombs

With the lessons taken from the financial crisis in 1997, the Republic of Korea has been able to surmount the global economic crisis rather successfully. — Lee Myung-bak

Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. — Gerald R. Ford

I would like to stress here that a lasting peace in the Chechen republic and so-called peace talks with the bandits are not the same thing, and I would ask everyone to make no mistake about that — Boris Yeltsin

How could you say the best form of government is a republic if you think the universe is a monarchy? — Alan Watts

Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander. — Victor Hugo

In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws. — Emile M. Cioran

There is a peculiar contradiction in trying to be a member of a republic while believing that the universe is a monarchy. — Alan Watts

And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies and forget that we had a republic. — Robert W. Welch, Jr.

Dan, I’m not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I’d explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago. — Alan Moore

To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens, and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together. — Benjamin F. Wade

The president of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the commander of the armed forces, full stop. — Mohammed Morsi

I’ve won some awards. ‘Time’ magazine designated me as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th century. Oh, and I’ve got some honorary citizenships, like from the Conch Republic of the Florida Keys. But the one thing I am proud of is I didn’t get the Chevron environmental award. Never did get that one. — Paul Watson

I have seen and drawn dying, poisoned worlds. I published a book of drawings called ‘Death of Wood’ about one such world, on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and what was then still the German Democratic Republic. — Gunter Grass

The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world. — Karl Liebknecht

World War II made prosperous the United States, which had been undergoing a depression for a dozen years, and made very rich those magnates and their managers who govern the republic – with many a wink – in the people’s name. — Gore Vidal

The Senate was an odd compromise between the founders and the early leaders of the republic who wanted a single house which was based on popular sovereignty representing the people and those founders who wanted two houses, the upper house, the Senate, being the more aristocratic. — George Packer

When I wrote ‘Your Republic Is Calling You,’ it was Franz Kafka’s writing that I had most in mind, and James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses.’ Entirely out of the blue, Kafka’s characters receive an order to go somewhere, and when they try to comply, they never quite manage it. Ki-yong in ‘Your Republic Is Calling You’ is precisely that sort of character. — Kim Young-ha

If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist. — Steve Stockman

This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it. — Elmer Davis

Honduras was the original ‘banana republic,’ and its poverty remains extreme. — Elliott Abrams

As a president I will be like the candidate that I am, a respectful candidate, a rallying candidate, a normal candidate for a normal presidency, at the service of the Republic. — Francois Hollande

That is why I came to conclusion that the election must take place, so that the republic can have a government. If I were to say that everything will change for the better immediately, that would not be true. The struggle will continue for a long time. — Akhmad Kadyrov

Land in Hawaii is money. What I’m talking about here is ceded land – land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood. — Neil Abercrombie

The United States has been fighting African pirates since the early days of the republic – battles so formative that, among other things, they established a long-standing pattern of dealing with foreign policy problems through armed interventions and also inspired the iconic phrase ‘the shores of Tripoli’ in the Marine Corps hymn. — Nick Turse

The difference is that for a soundly conceived and solidly endowed republic it takes a great deal longer for those seeds to germinate and the plants to grow. — Robert W. Welch, Jr.

The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people. — Bill Alexander

The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence. — Mercy Otis Warren

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money. — Alexis de Tocqueville

I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran. — Hassan Rouhani

This liberal progressive agenda… is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic. — Allen West

The majority of Taiwan people cannot accept Taiwan becoming a second Hong Kong, nor can we accept Taiwan becoming a local government of the People’s Republic of China or a Special Administrative Region of China. — Chen Shui-bian

The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was. — Thomas Carlyle

So as far as Serbia is concerned, it does not have the right to influence the privatization or to claim any property, because Kosovo is a former member of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. — Ibrahim Rugova

We’ll be a pretty competitive club. But when you’re in a pool with the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, it’s going to be tough. — Glenn Williams

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant. — Martin Van Buren

We have never done this before. Never in the history of our republic have we ever financed a conflict, military conflict, by borrowing money from somewhere else. — Bill Clinton

Racial rhetoric has been entwined with government from the start, all the way back to when the enemy was not Obamacare but the Grand Army of the Republic (and further in the past than that: Thomas Jefferson, after all, was derided as ‘the Negro President’). — Rick Perlstein

The very idea of the law in a constitutional republic involves the requisite that it be a rule, a guide, uniform, fixed and equal, for all, till changed by the same high political power which made it. This is what entitles it to its sovereign weight. — Levi Woodbury

In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

What has become clear to many Americans is that the electoral system is bankrupt. As the political process becomes more privatized, outsourced, and overrun with money from corporations and billionaires, a wounded republic is on its death bed, gasping for life. — Henry Giroux

The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another – no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. — Friedrich Engels

Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together. — Joseph Pulitzer

Dominican Republic is, is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etcetera. — Pat Robertson

And we will accept the creation of the Iberian Federation of a socialist republic which will give each region the right to construct its life in accordance with its economic possibilities and political preponderance. — Federica Montseny

We are aware that in 2005 our efforts to preserve the stability and prestige of the Republic of Bulgaria in the area of foreign policy, and our efforts to attain fully our strategic goals will be mostly contingent upon the way we address our domestic priorities. — Georgi Parvanov

I started, actually, as an analyst on African affairs, mainly on Al Jazeera. I remember the first few series were about Saudi students, and the negotiations between the government and the Sudanese rebels in the south. And then, slowly, I was speaking about Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and a few other places. — Wadah Khanfar

United States’ transfer of technology to the People’s Republic of China has been the target of serious PRC efforts over the last two decades, — Christopher Cox

The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes. — William Alexander

The rise of the presidency began with the Louisiana Purchase, which in 1803 doubled the land mass of the United States. History taught the framers that, just as Rome changed from republic to empire with conquest of new lands, territorial acquisition would lead to the centralization of political power. — Noah Feldman

This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic. — James Bovard

The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength — Georg Buchner

We are going to show that the Dominican Republic has a great talent for baseball. — Miguel Tejada

In the best days of our republic Americans were fiercely proud of the fact that rich and poor met on such equal terms in so many ways, and without the slightest trace of hostility. — Robert W. Welch, Jr.

When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror. — Thomas Day

Most of the time when people work with an artist, they don’t give them what they need for the future, they give them what their last album sounded like. So it’s like, ‘Oh, One Republic needs a song, why don’t we send them 10 that sound like ‘Apologize?’ — Benny Blanco

The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations. — Joseph Pulitzer

The Czech Republic is a dynamic United Nations Member State, active on the Human Rights Council, contributing to the peaceful settlement of disputes, and helping other countries to achieve a democratic transition. — Ban Ki-moon

Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights. — Walter Ulbricht

Of John Le Carre’s books, I’ve only read ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold,’ and I haven’t read anything by Graham Greene, but I’ve heard a great deal about how ‘Your Republic Is Calling You’ reminded English readers of those two writers. I don’t really have any particular interest in Cold War spy novels. — Kim Young-ha

The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values, not on ethnic groups. Those ideals and values include economic opportunities, language and educational opportunities, religious rights, and political processes. — Boris Trajkovski

I began my journalistic career on the day Ronald Reagan was sworn in. That’s the day I showed up for work at ‘The New Republic’ magazine. — Charles Krauthammer

The republic I fell in love with, the republic I risked my life to defend, the values I hold dear, the integrity that we all share – these do not know prejudice and they do not accept partiality. — Allen West

In a banana republic, one might slip on a banana peel but things do work – now and then for the people, albeit inefficiently and unreliably. — George Ayittey

The city of Tehran is a very modern metropolis, and there’s an emphasis in the Islamic republic on science and advancement and technology. — Hooman Majd

For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God. — Lionel Blue

I lived in the Republic of Ireland. I wrote a book about the North but as an outsider. The hatreds there were not mine. I never felt them. I liked how open in most ways Catalan nationalism was, compared to Irish nationalism. I disliked the violence and cruelty in Ireland. — Colm Toibin

The principal of unity and indivisibility of the republic are the essential reference points. — Giorgio Napolitano

Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic. — John Steinbeck

Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations, the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall. — Nick Lampson

The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant. — Samuel Richardson

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