Country Quotes

John comenius - to hate a man because he was born in another...
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

Away back in that time - In 1492 - There was a man by the name of Columbus came from across the great ocean, and he discovered the country for the white man... What did he find when he first arrived here Did he find a white man standing on the continent then... I stood here first, and Columbus first discovered me.
Chitto Harjo
John f. kennedy, inaugural address, january 20, 1961 - and so, my fellow americans: ask not what your...
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles De Gaulle

For what were all these country patriots born To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn.
George Gordon Byron
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
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.
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. ... It is time now to write the next chapter - And to write it in the books of law.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country did to you.
KMFDM, from "Dogma".
Great artists have no country.
Alfred du Masset
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
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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
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 F. Kennedy
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Neville Chamberlain
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
Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln
In love of home, the love of country has its rise.
Charles Dickens
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
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
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
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
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.
Mark Twain
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance the more we feel how much remains unknown.
Humphrey Davy
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 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
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
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
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
Louis Pasteu
In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.
Jeffery F. Chamberlain
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
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
Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
How can one conceive of a one party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese.
Charles de Gaulle
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
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