Country Quotes

Franklin p. adams - there are plenty of good five - cent cigars in...
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Franklin P. Adams

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
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John kerry, speech in new york, august 24, 2004 - i defended this country as a young man, and i...
Herbert hoove - my country owes me nothing. it gave me, as it...

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
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
Ronald Reagan
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 F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country.
Eugene McCarthy
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
Dans ce pays - Ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres. In this country England it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. from Candide.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini
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
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)
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
What pity is it that we can die but once to serve our country.
Joseph Addison
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
Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right.
Carl Schurz
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
Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Willa Cathe
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Thomas Paine
No country can be described as free - But each has different degrees of bondage.
Agatha Christie, Appointment with Death
I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
Albert Camus
Great artists have no country.
Alfred du Masset
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington
When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir.
Thomas Paine, Common Sense
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 quality of American life must keep pace with the quantity of American goods. This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
John F. Kennedy
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
What is good for the country is good for General Motors and vice versa.
Charles E. Wilson
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
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
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
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.
Hai
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
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.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle