Country Quotes

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
Charles de gaulle - once upon a time there was an old country,...

The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping.
Jeff Melvoin
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
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis

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
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
General George Patton
Mark twain, following the equator (1897) - it is by the goodness of god that in our country...
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring.
Oscar Wilde, Jack from The Importance of Being Earnest
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
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
G. K. Chesterton, Flying Inn (1914)
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
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
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
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
I defended this country as a young man, and I will defend it as president.
John Kerry, speech in New York, August 24, 2004
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
Garry Trudeau
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
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle
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
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
No country can be described as free - But each has different degrees of bondage.
Agatha Christie, Appointment with Death
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Diane Ackerman
Live TV died in the late 1950s, electronic bulletin boards came along in the mid - 1980s, meaning there was about a 25 - Year gap when it was difficult to put your foot in your mouth and have people all across the country know about it.
Mark Leepe
Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr.
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
Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country did to you.
KMFDM, from "Dogma".
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
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
The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini
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
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
Mark Twain
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine
I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave.
Sydney Smith
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
Canada is a country so square that even the female impersonators are women.
Richard Benne
What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
Henry David Thoreau
The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.
Willa Sibert Cathe