Country Quotes

Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country did to you.
KMFDM, from "Dogma".
John f. kennedy, inaugural address, jan. 20, 1961 - and so, my fellow americans, ask not what your...

Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.
Pat Paulsen
How can one conceive of a one party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese.
Charles de Gaulle
Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.
Alf Landon, during his speech in his presidential campaign against FDR
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

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
If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
Margaret Hilda Thatche
Jeff melvoin, northern exposure, bolt from the blue, 1994 - george washington had a vision for this country....
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first - Class management.
Senator Soape
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Will Rogers
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.
Marquis de Lafayette
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde
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
I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave.
Sydney Smith
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
You can cover a great deal of country in books.
Andrew Lang
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Clifton Fadiman
I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
Nathan Hale
A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
The first who was king was a fortunate soldier Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
Will Rogers
I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians... and Christian values. What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time.
Ralph Reed, Executive Director, the Christian Coalition
And that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
For what were all these country patriots born To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn.
George Gordon Byron
Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia - Denouncing the evils of slavery
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
Plato
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
Sir Henry Wotton
A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis
Away back in that time - In 1492 - There was a man by the name of Columbus came from across the great ocean, and he discovered the country for the white man... What did he find when he first arrived here Did he find a white man standing on the continent then... I stood here first, and Columbus first discovered me.
Chitto Harjo
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
General George Patton
Stranger in a strange country.
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.
Hai
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
Cross - Country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
Steven Wright
The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far - Spread magazine, rules the country.
Learned Hand
For all its flaws, I would feel safer to have my children grow up in a world dominated by the United States than by any other country.
Kobsak Chutikul, (deputy leader in Thailand), AP news release 3/7/03
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
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