National Interest Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best National Interest Quotes from famous authors such as Kevin Rudd, Matteo Salvini, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Dominic Raab, Dick Morris. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

My fundamental interests are to preserve the good name and standing of this Australian Labor Party and to act in the national interest on behalf of the Australian Government.
Kevin Rudd
The national interest is the priority. If not, what’s the point in continuing to give money to the E.U.?
Matteo Salvini
I will not stand idly when anyone gets in the way of the national interest and tries to block the national vision. From where I sit, I can tell you, a president is always as strong as she wants to be.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Shrouded by the ‘dodgy dossier,’ which warped opaque intelligence, none of the stated war aims in Iraq spoke to the British national interest. Illusory dreams of bringing Western-style democracy to the Middle East were punctured by failures of planning and strategy, as catalogued before the Chilcot Inquiry.
Dominic Raab
Idealism that makes no distinction between areas where our national interest lies and those from which it is remote does no good for America. The weariness of the post-Versailles, post-Korea, post-Vietnam eras is never far from the national mood.
Dick Morris
I had opposed the Jet-Etihad FDI arrangement on the ground of the disproportionate share of airspace given to Etihad, which is against the interest of domestic passenger traffic and also against national interest.
Subramanian Swamy
Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
Richard V. Allen
Newspapers can make their own judgment in terms of who they support in a general election. Our responsibility is to make a considered judgment about where the national interest lies.
Douglas Alexander
Germany has to put the broader European interest on the same level as its own national interest, or the euro is toast.
John Lanchester
You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime.
William C. Kirby
I mean, republics have fallen because of Praetorian Guard mentality where government officials get very arrogant, they identify the national interest with their own political preferences and they feel that anyone who has a different opinion, you know, is somehow an enemy of the state.
William Barr
Real government is about looking beyond the vested to the national interest, setting up the necessary conditions to enable the next, more enabled and more empowered generation to achieve a country as prosperous, a people as content, as ours deserve to be.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
When it’s well managed, migration works in the national interest, for our communities, economy and country.
Priti Patel
If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest.
Jimmy Breslin
Mitt Romney’s only bottom line is the one at the end of his own bank statement. The problem is that he confuses his own narrow, self-interest – and that of people like him – with the national interest. He thinks as long as we do right by the Mitt Romneys of the world, America will be just fine.
Chuck Schumer
After everyone has had a chance to bluster, posture, and pontificate, we are left with one basic question: under any foreseeable circumstance, would it be in our national interest to default on our debt? The answer is unequivocally no.
John Sununu
The appetite of the British people for a long-term involvement in another Middle Eastern conflict could not be weaker. There is no wish to have any further long-term obligations of a military kind that do not affect the most direct national interest.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
We are a party which believes that we work in the national interest, not just to please my opposition.
Nirmala Sitharaman
When national policy becomes hostage to regional interests, the federal government becomes paralysed and would be unable to act in the larger national interest.
Sanjaya Baru
What governments and people don’t realise is that sometimes the collective interest – the international interest – is also the national interest.
Kofi Annan
Tackling deprivation around the world is a moral imperative and firmly in Britain’s national interest.
Andrew Mitchell
I have no spy stories to tell, because I saw no spies. Nor did I understand, at that time, any opposition between American and Russian national interest.
Elia Kazan
My belief is that the nation-state remains the one entity that can function, the one entity that can demand sacrifice from its constituents in the national interest.
Jeff Sessions
Trump is beset by clear and alarming conflicts between his international business concerns and the national interest.
Joy Reid
As we realize that more and more things have global impact, I think we’re going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest.
Peter Singer
Too often, we restrict trade that would create U.S. jobs and is in our national interest.
Henry Paulson
The public interest is not always the same as the national interest. Going to war with people who are not our enemy in places that are not a threat doesn’t make us safe, and that applies whether it’s in Iraq or on the Internet. The Internet is not the enemy. Our economy is not the enemy.
Edward Snowden
We pay a price when special interests win out over the collective national interest.
Chris Christie
It is in our national interest for Congress to act on immigration reform in a comprehensive manner.
Dan Lipinski
I certainly believe that improving our intelligence is of important national interest.
Jeff Sessions
As an MP, my first duty is to act in the national interest, regardless of party affiliation.
Dominic Grieve
We do foreign assistance for altruistic reasons, certainly for humanitarian reasons, of course. But the main reason we do foreign assistance is we do it in the American national interest.
Roger Wicker
We shouldn’t be thinking about individuals or departments. We should be thinking about national interest. Lifting the standard of Pakistan squash is like working towards national interest.
Jahangir Khan
There is very little chance of the modern Republican Party putting the national interest above their own partisan interests.
Mehdi Hasan
I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs.
William Weld
It is in the national interest to have the Flying Kangaroo. It’s in the interests of our tourism industry. It’s in the interests of jobs here in Australia.
Anthony Albanese
The New Order wants to put our national interest in the driving seat while continuing with our ideology to fight against colonialism and imperialism.
Any effort which wittingly or unwittingly draws a wedge between the people and Armed Forces of Pakistan undermines the larger national interest.
Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
A wartime Minister of Information is compelled, in the national interest, to such continuous acts of duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig.
Claud Cockburn
A desire to see significant reform and change is perfectly compatible with our belief that membership of the E.U. is in our national interest.
David Lidington