Country Quotes

William shakespeare,
Five thousand balloons, capable of raising two men each, could not cost more than five ships of the line; and where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense as that 10, 000 men descending from the clouds might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?
Benjamin Franklin
The true test of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops? no, but the kind of man the country turns out.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Neville Chamberlain
Theodore roosevelt - a man who is good enough to shed his blood for...
Ronald reagan - i call upon the scientific community in our...
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 English country gentleman galloping after a fox - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
There is no reason for anyone in the country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handguns use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.
Michael Gartne
I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.
Golda Mei
For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms.
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine
No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level - - I mean the wages of decent living.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Charles De Gaulle
Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping?
Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Bolt from the Blue, 1994
Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.
Pat Paulsen
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Ronald Reagan
The man who prefers his country before any other duty duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
Lord Acton
Today, there is a drug and alcohol abuse epidemic in this country. And no one is safe from it - Not you, not me and certainly not our children, because this epidemic has their names written on it.
Nancy Davis Reagan
How can one conceive of a one party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese.
Charles de Gaulle
Great artists have no country.
Alfred du Masset
For what were all these country patriots born To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn.
George Gordon Byron
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - - Ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
Albert Camus
Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country did to you.
KMFDM, from "Dogma".
I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
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.
Mark Twain
Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen. ... Their faith is their passport.
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.
Hai
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
Sir Henry Wotton
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
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese.
Charles De Gaulle
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin
Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse; but talking is not always to converse, not more distinct from harmony divine, the constant creaking of a country sign.
William Cowpe
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Sir Winston Churchill
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle