Country Quotes

Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country did to you.
KMFDM, from "Dogma".
Mark twain - it is by the goodness of god that in our country...

Great artists have no country.
Alfred du Masset
It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!
Richard Jeni
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
I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
Albert Camus

The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.
Willa Sibert Cathe
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
Homer, the iliad - it is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in...
For what were all these country patriots born To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn.
George Gordon Byron
Have you not learned that not stocks or bonds or stately homes or products of mill or field are our country It is the splendid thought that is in our minds.
Benjamin Harrison
Canada is a country so square that even the female impersonators are women.
Richard Benne
What is good for the country is good for General Motors and vice versa.
Charles E. Wilson
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
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
General George Patton
Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
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
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
Louis Pasteu
It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy. Answering North Vietnamese charge that US could not endure.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Ronald Reagan
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
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Diane Ackerman
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance the more we feel how much remains unknown.
Humphrey Davy
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
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
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
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.
Marquis de Lafayette
It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes in The Copper Beeches
I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
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
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington
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 English country gentleman galloping after a fox - - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
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
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, Following the Equator (1897)
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
Elayne Boosle
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - - And nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Elvin Stackman