Country Quotes

Edward abbey - a patriot must always be ready to defend his...
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln

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
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
Franklin d. roosevelt - as americans, we go forward, in the service of...
Walt whitman, preface to leaves of grass, 1855 - the proof of a poet is that his country absorbs...

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 most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
Lord Acton
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis
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
My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Charles De Gaulle
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.
William Shakespeare
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
Pierre Trudeau
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
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
Annie Besant
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 thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Oscar Wilde
A country losing touch with its own history is like an old man losing his glasses, a distressing sight, at once vulnerable, unsure, and easily disoriented.
George Walden
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese.
Charles De Gaulle
The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
George W. Bush, Inaugural address, 2001
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
Sir Henry Wotton
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
Garry Trudeau
We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.
Paul Weyrich
The country has charms only for those not obliged to stay there.
Edouard Manet
The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far - Spread magazine, rules the country.
Learned Hand
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
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Jr.
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis
A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. ... We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time.
Charles De Gaulle
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
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
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
Nathan Hale