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In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. - Julia Child

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. - Barack Obama

Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, 'If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you? - Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the past 15 years or so, British governments have tried to persuade the rest of us that the best judges of the national interest are businessmen. This may be a ridiculous statement, but, ominously, fewer and fewer people laugh at it. - Neil Ascherson

Sex is the Tabasco Sauce which an adolescent national palate sprinkles on every course in the menu. - Mae West

I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughan

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. - Richard Buckminster Fuller