Country Quotes

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The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Thomas Paine

We can have no 50 - 50 allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
Teddy Roosevelt
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington
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America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
Peter Kropotkin
The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
Theodore Roosevelt
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
J. William Fulbright, Speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Assn. April 28, 1966
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
Simone Weil, The Need for Roots (1949)
I defended this country as a young man, and I will defend it as president.
John Kerry, speech in New York, August 24, 2004
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Clifton Fadiman
Where would this country be without this great land of ours?
Ronald Reagan
Stranger in a strange country.
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. ... It is time now to write the next chapter - And to write it in the books of law.
Lyndon B. Johnson
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese.
Charles De Gaulle
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.
Charles Sumne
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
Sir Henry Wotton
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.
Archibald Cox
God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country.
Benjamin Franklin, letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
Lord Acton
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering.
Daniel Webste
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis
I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
Nathan Hale
Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.
Alf Landon, during his speech in his presidential campaign against FDR
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle, in "Les Mots du General", 1962
And that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
In love of home, the love of country has its rise.
Charles Dickens
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
Mark Twain
What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
Henry David Thoreau
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first - Class management.
Senator Soape
So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.
Mark Twain
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
Pierre Trudeau
To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human... Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.
John Comenius