Mahatma Gandhi said you can judge a nation by how it treats its animals.
Aristotle has been often quoted as saying you can judge a nation by the way they treat their most vulnerable citizens.
PRESIDENT KENNEDY ONCE SAID THAT YOU CAN JUDGE A NATION NOT JUST BY THE PEOPLE - THE MEN AND WOMEN - THAT IT PRODUCES, BUT ALSO BY THE PEOPLE A NATION REMEMBERS.
"You can judge a nation by the men it produces, and other than hockey players, whores and William Shatner, you people have not produced a lot. . ."
Heather French addressed about 300 veterans and special guests yesterday at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans. "I believe you can judge a nation by how well they serve those who served them," French said. "I think the best way to honor those who didn't make it home is to serve the living who fought."