State commonly refers to either the present condition of a system or entity, or to a governed entity (such as a country) or sub-entity (such as an autonomous territory of a country).
Famous quotes containing the word state:
“The twelve Cells for Incorrigibles ... are also carved out of the solid rock hill. On the walls of one of the cells human liberty is clearly inscribed, with the liberty in significant quotation marks.”
—Administration in the State of Ariz, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.”
—Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (18701924)
“A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)