The Brains set up the Planetary Council-- the alien version of the United Nations-- several generations before to mediate between the warring planets within the Five Galaxies.
Gentilis in Latin, properly meaning "tribesman," came to be used of foreigners and non-Roman peoples, and was adopted in ecclesiasticaI usage for the non-Christian nations and in the Old Testament for non-Jewish races.
Retaining their original language and preserving the customs and institutions of remote antiquity, they present a distinct type, and differ in many essential particulars from the other nations of the peninsula.
The native folklore and poetry of the Albanians can hardly compare with that of the neighbouring nations in originality and beauty.
He will soon shake all nations and their choicest gifts will be brought to adorn His house.
20-23, Zerubbabel is assured of God's special love and protection in the impending catastrophe of kingdoms and nations to which the prophet had formerly pointed as preceding the glorification of God's house on Zion.
In thus looking forward to a shaking of all nations Haggai agrees with earlier prophecies, especially Isa.
Mendelssohn asserted the pragmatic principle of the possible plurality of truths: that just as various nations need different constitutions - to one a monarchy, to another a republic, may be the most congenial to the national genius - so individuals may need different religions.
"The four nations that inhabit the Land of Oz," was the reply.
Is our nation so poor or so weak that we must resort to the ultimate in pragmatism and befriend nations in the name of commerce or prosperity or military security while turning a blind eye to the suffering of their people?
War occurs for a very simple reason: To some nations at some time, war is preferable to peace.
If it can be demonstrated that in the future, peace will always be preferable to all nations, then war will end.
No such system of laws controls relations among nations, no significant world police force exists, and the world court system is very weak.
As the poorest nations become wealthier, they too will grow less and less inclined toward war.
Since the poorest nations will improve their financial conditions indefinitely, this is a long-term trend toward peace.
It is a pacific system, operating to cordialize mankind, by rendering nations, as well as individuals, useful to each other.
My mind stirred with the stirring times, and the characters round which the life of two contending nations centred seemed to move right before me.
But Hugo and Goethe and Schiller and all great poets of all great nations are interpreters of eternal things, and my spirit reverently follows them into the regions where Beauty and Truth and Goodness are one.
Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave.
It would put nations on the alert.
Individuals, like nations, must have suitable broad and natural boundaries, even a considerable neutral ground, between them.
Who knows in how many unremembered nations' literatures this has been the Castalian Fountain? or what nymphs presided over it in the Golden Age?
Nations come and go without defiling it.
The gross feeder is a man in the larva state; and there are whole nations in that condition, nations without fancy or imagination, whose vast abdomens betray them.
I think that he should keep a caravansary on the world's highway, where philosophers of all nations might put up, and on his sign should be printed, Entertainment for man, but not for his beast.
But as soon as the necessity for a general European war presented itself he appeared in his place at the given moment and, uniting the nations of Europe, led them to the goal.
Modern history has rejected the beliefs of the ancients without replacing them by a new conception, and the logic of the situation has obliged the historians, after they had apparently rejected the divine authority of the kings and the "fate" of the ancients, to reach the same conclusion by another road, that is, to recognize (1) nations guided by individual men, and (2) the existence of a known aim to which these nations and humanity at large are tending.
In 1812 it reaches its extreme limit, Moscow, and then, with remarkable symmetry, a countermovement occurs from east to west, attracting to it, as the first movement had done, the nations of middle Europe.
For a reply to these questions the common sense of mankind turns to the science of history, whose aim is to enable nations and humanity to know themselves.
Then the skillful statesmen and diplomatists (especially Talleyrand, who managed to sit down in a particular chair before anyone else and thereby extended the frontiers of France) talked in Vienna and by these conversations made the nations happy or unhappy.
All that would be interesting if we recognized a divine power based on itself and always consistently directing its nations through Napoleons, Louis-es, and writers; but we do not acknowledge such a power, and therefore before speaking about Napoleons, Louis-es, and authors, we ought to be shown the connection existing between these men and the movement of the nations.
Biographical historians and historians of separate nations understand this force as a power inherent in heroes and rulers.