Country Quotes

Franklin p. adams - there are plenty of good five - cent cigars in...
The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.
Willa Sibert Cathe

A country losing touch with its own history is like an old man losing his glasses, a distressing sight, at once vulnerable, unsure, and easily disoriented.
George Walden
Sinclair lewis - intellectually, i know that america is no better...
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.
Golda Mei
The country has charms only for those not obliged to stay there.
Edouard Manet
The love of one? s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals
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
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle
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
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
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
I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
Nathan Hale
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.
Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country did to you.
KMFDM, from "Dogma".
A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
Margaret Mead
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle, in "Les Mots du General", 1962
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
Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.
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
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
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
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
No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards die for their country.
General George Patton
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
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
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
G. K. Chesterton, Flying Inn (1914)
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
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
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
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill
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
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - - And nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Elvin Stackman
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
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
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
America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana