Country Quotes

Sir winston churchill - when i am abroad, i always make it a rule never...
What is good for the country is good for General Motors and vice versa.
Charles E. Wilson

My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Charles De Gaulle
Sinclair lewis - intellectually, i know that america is no better...
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
Simone Weil, The Need for Roots (1949)
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley

Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen. ... Their faith is their passport.
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
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
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.
A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.
Primo Levi
We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.
Paul Weyrich
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle
There are plenty of good five - Cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five - Cent nickel.
Franklin P. Adams
What can I wish to the youth of my country who devote themselves to science? ... Thirdly, passion. Remember that science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.
Ivan Pavlov
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)
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
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington
In this country England it is well to kill from time to time an admiral to encourage the others.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley, The Go - Between
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Franklin P. Adams
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping.
Jeff Melvoin
How can one conceive of a one - Party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheeses.
Charles De Gaulle
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Thomas Paine
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle, in "Les Mots du General", 1962
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
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
Ronald Reagan
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
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
Elayne Boosle
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".
Our institutions and values are in jeopardy as the mores of the market pervade all social life in this country. Loyalty, honesty, courage, discipline, patriotism, and commitment to family are being crowded out by the goals and rules of economic rationality - - Do whatever makes the most money.
Barry Schwartz
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
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.
Archibald Cox
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
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill