Country Quotes

Garry trudeau - america: the only country in the world where...
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

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
Mark twain - statistics show that we lose more fools on this...
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.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Oscar Wilde
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis
How do you govern a country which has 246 different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle
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
Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.
Paul Tabori, _The Natural Science of Stupidity_. (New York: ChiltonCompany, 1960), p. 104.
A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.
Mark Twain
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
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.
George W. Bush
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
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
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
America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana
The love of one? s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals
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
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
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle
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
For all its flaws, I would feel safer to have my children grow up in a world dominated by the United States than by any other country.
Kobsak Chutikul, (deputy leader in Thailand), AP news release 3/7/03
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
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
Herbert Hoove
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
Sir Henry Wotton
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
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
What is good for the country is good for General Motors and vice versa.
Charles E. Wilson
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
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
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
Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Willa Cathe
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
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping.
Jeff Melvoin
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