Country Quotes

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Prove
Idi amin dada - in any country there must be people who have to...

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale, last words, 22 September 1776
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
George Eliot
Willa cathe - winter lies too long in country towns hangs on...
George walden - a country losing touch with its own history is...

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
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.
George Burns
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.
George W. Bush
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
Garry Trudeau
If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
Margaret Hilda Thatche
Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
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
No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level - - I mean the wages of decent living.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese.
Charles De Gaulle
The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.
Willa Sibert Cathe
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
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
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
Where would this country be without this great land of ours?
Ronald Reagan
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine
As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow - Citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
Tench Coxe
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley, The Go - Between
Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.
Alf Landon, during his speech in his presidential campaign against FDR
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Jr.
Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country did to you.
KMFDM, from "Dogma".
I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Oscar Wilde
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
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.
Dans ce pays - Ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres. In this country England it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. from Candide.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.
Marquis de Lafayette
Genius is of no country.
Charles Churchill
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
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington
You have to be realistic about terrorism. Certain groups of people, certain groups, Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montanta, are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time.
George Carlin, You Are All Diseased
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
A country which proposes to make use of modern war as an instrument of policy must possess a highly centralized, all - Powerful executive, hence the absurdity of talking about the defense of democracy by force of arms. A democracy which makes or effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic.
Aldous Huxley