Borders Quotes

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.-Norman Mailer

As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole--the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration. We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.-Stephen R. Covey

China has no income tax, no unemployment and not a single soldier outside its borders.-Chou En Lai

Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.-Walter Benjamin

Ideas cross mountains, borders, and seas. They go anywhere a man can go...-The Houston Times

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.-Ronald Reagan

Sensual pleasures are like soap bubbles, sparkling, effervescent. The pleasures of intellect are calm, beautiful, sublime, ever enduring and climbing upward to the borders of the unseen world.-John H. Aughey

The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it. The fault lies with your moldy systems, your logic of 2 + 2 = 4. The fault lies with you, Chancellors, caught in the net of syllogisms. You manufacture engineers, magistrates, doctors, who know nothing of the true mysteries of the body or the cosmic laws of existence. False scholars blind outside this world, philosophers who pretend to reconstruct the mind. The least act of spontaneous creation is a more complex and revealing world than any metaphysics.-Antonin Artaud

Yet, Puerto Rico's economic convergence and political integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest - even though the island has been within the national borders, political system and customs territory of the U.S. for a century.-Dick Thornburgh

This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law.-John Boehner

To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way, and we don't control our own borders.-Tom Tancredo

Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation.-Fatos Nano

Today, Germany is on the borders of Europe everywhere.-Heinrich Himmler

Unprovoked attacks on Israel's borders, murdering Israeli soldiers, taking Israeli hostages and showering rockets targeting and killing Israeli civilians are not furthering any legitimate goal.-Alcee Hastings

We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation.-Marsha Blackburn

We also need to strengthen the security of our borders and ports and strictly control immigration.-Jim Ramstad

We can control our borders, we just choose not too.-Tom Tancredo

We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise.-John Shadegg

We have terrorists coming into the country both through our Northern and Southern borders.-Tom Tancredo

We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not.-Michael Bloomberg

We need to be more careful, but more compassionate. We must strike, not deal with terrorists, but to broaden our understanding of the world outside our borders.-Ricardo Lagos

We need to make sure we have secure borders.-Bob Corker

We should be able to support our own economy within our own borders.-Dennis Weaver

We're fighting an enemy that is far different than any we have got before. It's a nontraditional kind of war, and I think we need to step back, recalibrate how we go about protecting our borders and protecting our people, and resetting our position in the world.-Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Well, I think we need to have attrition by enforcement. We need to secure our borders. We need to enforce our laws.-Allen West

When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.-Frederic Bastiat

When I went to law school, which after all was back in the dark ages, we never looked beyond our borders for precedents. As a state court judge, it never would have occurred to me to do so, and when I got to the Supreme Court, it was very much the same. We just didn't do it.-Sandra Day O'Connor

When one cow was found with BSE in 2003, many of our trading partners closed their borders to our beef.-Mike Johanns

When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans.-Ulrich Beck

Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.-Michael Ignatieff

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.-James K. Polk

Respect and affection for animals, particularly those who share our homes, recognize no geographic borders.-Nick Clooney

Secure our borders first. Let us know and let us make sure the American people know that we're taking care of the important business of dealing with the illegal immigration into this country. You cannot begin to address the concerns of the people who are already here unless and until you have made certain that no more are coming in behind them.-Michael Steele

Serial killers are everywhere! Well, perhaps not in our neighborhood, but on our television screens, at the movie theatres, and in rows and rows of books at our local Borders or Barnes and Noble Booksellers.-Pat Brown

Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.-Jacques Chirac

The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created to help border forces in Europe cooperate more.-Gijs de Vries

The Hussein regime's support for terrorism, within and outside of its borders, its appetite for the world's most dangerous weapons, and its openly declared hostility to the United States were a combination that was a gathering and growing danger to our country.-Jim Gerlach

The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide-ranging and complex, but there is no question about the need to secure our borders.-Roger Wicker

The people of South and Central Texas and the Coastal Bend need jobs, they need health care, they need water infrastructure improvements, they need a quality education, and they need the resources to keep our borders safe and secure.-Ruben Hinojosa

The threat of terrorism is great and with today's porous borders, someone could bring a biological weapon into our country or sneak a dirty bomb across unmanned portions of our borders.-Bobby Jindal

The very heart of being a sovereign nation is providing security of one's borders, of one's internal situation, and security against anyone attacking one's nation. That is the very heart of what I believe is sovereignty.-John Warner

The voters in my district, and around the country, have demanded that Congress get a hold on the influx of illegal immigrants and tighten the security around our borders.-John Linder

There are a few Chinese smuggled in over the borders of British Columbia on the north and Mexico on the south.-Denis Kearney

There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders.-Stephen Harper

There is a certain amount of momentum that is achieved when one country after another reopens their borders.-Mike Johanns

There is no question that we must do more to secure our borders - but how we go about securing them is also important.-Mark Udall

These are our borders, and we have to secure our borders.-Robert Brady

This election is a critical step in that overall plan - transforming the Iraqi government into a fully constitutional one, able to secure its own borders and ensure the safety of its citizens.-John M. McHugh

This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation.-Bill Frist