Country Quotes

When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir.
Thomas Paine, Common Sense
Sir henry wotton - an ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie...

There are plenty of good five - Cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country really needs is a good five - Cent nickel.
Franklin P. Adams
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
Mark twain - it is by the goodness of god that in our country...
Will rogers - this country has come to feel the same when...

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
I would die for my country, but I could never let my country die for me.
Neil Kinnock
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
Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse; but talking is not always to converse, not more distinct from harmony divine, the constant creaking of a country sign.
William Cowpe
God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country.
Benjamin Franklin, letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789
The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
George W. Bush, Inaugural address, 2001
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
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
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
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin
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
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Clifton Fadiman
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
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
Elayne Boosle
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
There is no reason for anyone in the country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handguns use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.
Michael Gartne
The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, The trouble with this country is....
Sinclair Lewis
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
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.
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
The love of one? s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals
The true test of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops? no, but the kind of man the country turns out.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude
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
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
Lord Acton
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 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
Cross - Country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
Steven Wright
The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.
Richard Milhous Nixon
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde
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.
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