Country Quotes

John f. kennedy, inaugural address, jan. 20, 1961 - and so, my fellow americans, ask not what your...
Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.
Mark Twain

The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. ... With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
Edward R. Murrow
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
Charles e. wilson - what is good for the country is good for general...
Herbert hoove - my country owes me nothing. it gave me, as it...

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin
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
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
Will Rogers
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
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
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
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale, last words, 22 September 1776
I would die for my country, but I could never let my country die for me.
Neil Kinnock
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
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon
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.
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
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
How can one conceive of a one - Party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheeses.
Charles De Gaulle
You have to be realistic about terrorism. Certain groups of people, certain groups, Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montanta, are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time.
George Carlin, You Are All Diseased
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
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
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Diane Ackerman
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
Louis Pasteu
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
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 object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
General George Patton
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley, The Go - Between
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
If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering.
Daniel Webste
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
Elayne Boosle
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle, in "Les Mots du General", 1962
My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Charles De Gaulle
There are plenty of good five - Cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country really needs is a good five - Cent nickel.
Franklin P. Adams
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
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping.
Jeff Melvoin