Country Quotes

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. - Idiamin


Today the nations of the world may be divided into two classes -- the nations in which the government fears the people, and the nations in which the people fear the government. - Amos R. E. Pinochet


The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny. - South African Proverb


It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. - Diane Ackerman


It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country. - William J. Durant


My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind. - William Lloyd Garrison


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 Arthur Baldwin


Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. - Thomas Fuller


It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. - Diane Ackerman


I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. - John Wayne


To feel at home, stay at home. A foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It's designed to make its own people comfortable. - Clifton Fadiman


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 Thatcher


Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen. - P. J. O'Rourke


It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning. - George Orwell


Our country is the common parent of all. [La., Patria est communis omnium parens] - Cicero


Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.-Ann Coulter


Ironically, since Obama was elected, for the first time in my life I'm sometimes not proud of my country.-Ann Coulter


If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out.-Ross Perot


It began to dawn on me that perhaps my country needed me more at home than overseas.-Larry David


In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.-Desiderius Erasmus


A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people.-Toni Morrison


In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.-Toni Morrison


Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.-Toni Morrison


For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event.-Toni Morrison


Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.-Homer


This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.-Elbert Hubbard


The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.-John Ruskin


That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.-John Ruskin


And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.-Michelle Obama


For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.-Michelle Obama


Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.-Michelle Obama


Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.-Marshall McLuhan


The time has come to tell the truth about the corruption of the government employee unions in this country.-Newt Gingrich


Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.-Roald Dahl


When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff, Wales.-Roald Dahl


Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.-Bertrand Russell


I did not feel 'evil' when I wrote advertisements for Puerto Rico. They helped attract industry and tourists to a country which had been living on the edge of starvation for 400 years.-David Ogilvy


What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country.-Bill Maher


To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that.-Bill Maher


We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists.-Bill Maher


I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?-Bill Maher


The country has become much more conservative, partly because it's been taken over by the religious right.-Bill Maher


I'm really just a country boy.-Steven Tyler


We may need to change the way we think. As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft, where you go away for the service of your country for three years.-Steven Tyler


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


John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many.-Lyndon B. Johnson


I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.-Lyndon B. Johnson


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


The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.-Lyndon B. Johnson


I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.-Taylor Swift


If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country.-Mel Brooks


It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.-Alexander Hamilton


I believe Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was... a large Arctic region covered with ice.-Robin Williams


I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.-Steve Martin


I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working - when I first moved to Nashville - in a bar in a Holiday Inn.-Jimmy Buffett


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


We've only been wealthy in this country for 70 years. Who said we ought to have all this? Is it ordained?-Jack Welch


If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.-Dolly Parton


I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country.-Arnold Schwarzenegger


In this country, it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any difference if, like me, you couldn't even speak English until you were in your twenties.-Arnold Schwarzenegger


I was born in Europe... and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America.-Arnold Schwarzenegger


There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.-Arnold Schwarzenegger


If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.-Arnold Schwarzenegger


A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.-Aldous Huxley


Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.-Aldous Huxley


Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.-Lord Byron


Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.-Alexis de Tocqueville


In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.-Alexis de Tocqueville


No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.-Alexis de Tocqueville


A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.-James Madison


Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.-James Madison


Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.-Calvin Coolidge


This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them.-William Faulkner


I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.-Robert E. Lee

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