Country Quotes

Carl schurz - our country, right or wrong. when right, to be...
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.
Homer, The Iliad

Humphrey davy - fortunately science, like that nature to which it...
Alexander Hamilton started the U. S. Treasury with nothing - - And that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.
Will Rogers
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
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

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Walt Whitman, Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale, last words, 22 September 1776
What pity is it that we can die but once to serve our country.
Joseph Addison
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
Victor Hugo
In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.
Jeffery F. Chamberlain
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - - Ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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
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 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
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
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering.
Daniel Webste
Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
Mark Twain
The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
Mark Twain
In love of home, the love of country has its rise.
Charles Dickens
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.
Samuel Adams
I defended this country as a young man, and I will defend it as president.
John Kerry, speech in New York, August 24, 2004
The Greeks by their laws, and the Romans by the spirit of their people, took care to put into the hands of their rulers no such engine of oppression as a standing army. Their system was to make every man a soldier, and oblige him to repair to the standard of his country whenever that was reared. This made them invincible and the same remedy will make us so.
Thomas Jefferson
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
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
Idi Amin Dada
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.
Gerald R. Ford
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
Pierre Trudeau
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - - And nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Elvin Stackman
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde
In a way the CID man was pretty lucky, because outside the hospital the war was still going on. Men went mad and were rewarded with medals. All over the world, boys on every side of the bomb line were laying down their lives for what they had been told was their country, and no one seemed to mind, least of all the boys who were laying down their young lives.
Joesph Heller, Catch - 22
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Willa Cather, My Antonia
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
Lord Acton
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 love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James Baldwin
The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini