Country Quotes

Mark twain - in our country we have those three unspeakably...
I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
Nathan Hale

Adlai ewing stevenson - when an american says that he loves his country,...
The true test of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops? no, but the kind of man the country turns out.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude
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
My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Charles De Gaulle

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
America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana
In love of home, the love of country has its rise.
Charles Dickens
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
An ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country; a news - writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself.
Sir Henry Wotton, "Reliquae Wottonianae".
Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
I only regret that I have one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale
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
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
Will Rogers
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 hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far - Spread magazine, rules the country.
Learned Hand
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.
William Shakespeare
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended.
Edward R. Murrow, On Winston Churchill, 1954
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
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle, in "Les Mots du General", 1962
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
Thomas Fulle
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Theodore Roosevelt
The country has charms only for those not obliged to stay there.
Edouard Manet
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
Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse; but talking is not always to converse, not more distinct from harmony divine, the constant creaking of a country sign.
William Cowpe
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.
George W. Bush, September 2, 2004, The Republican National Convention, N. Y.
Tony Montana In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
Scarface
In history as in life it is success that counts. Start a political upheaval and let yourself be caught, and you will hang as a traitor. But place yourself at the head of a rebellion and gain your point, and all future generations will worship you as the Father of their Country.
Hendrik W. Van Loon
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
Charles Francis Adams, Sr.
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
Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right.
Carl Schurz
So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.
Mark Twain
Where would this country be without this great land of ours?
Ronald Reagan