Country Quotes

George santayana - america is a young country with an old mentality....
Those who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. Thus, there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court awed by the fear of an armed people.
Aristotle

A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - - Ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1961
Elayne boosle - when women are depressed they either eat or go...
Eugene mccarthy - this is, i say, the time for all good men not to...

The man who prefers his country before any other 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
In a way the CID man was pretty lucky, because outside the hospital the war was still going on. Men went mad and were rewarded with medals. All over the world, boys on every side of the bomb line were laying down their lives for what they had been told was their country, and no one seemed to mind, least of all the boys who were laying down their young lives.
Joesph Heller, Catch - 22
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - - And nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Elvin Stackman
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.
Samuel Adams
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)
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back; a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Anais Nin
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
General George Patton
Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right.
Carl Schurz
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
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping.
Jeff Melvoin
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.
George W. Bush, September 2, 2004, The Republican National Convention, N. Y.
How can one conceive of a one - Party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheeses.
Charles De Gaulle
As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow - Citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
Tench Coxe
I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave.
Sydney Smith
I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.
G. K. Chesterton
I would die for my country, but I could never let my country die for me.
Neil Kinnock
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
A country which proposes to make use of modern war as an instrument of policy must possess a highly centralized, all - Powerful executive, hence the absurdity of talking about the defense of democracy by force of arms. A democracy which makes or effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic.
Aldous Huxley
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Will Rogers
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 2
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
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
When an American says that he loves his country, he... means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self - Respect.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine
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 English country gentleman galloping after a fox - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
Great artists have no country.
Alfred du Masset
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
In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
Charles Francis Adams, Sr.