Country Quotes

The man who loves his country prefers its liberty to all other considerations, well knowing that without liberty life is a misery.

Andrew Hamilton

The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He talks to everyone, from Catholic groups, the Republican party network over the country to conservative intellectuals and the Washington media.

David Frum

Im not a member of the permanent political establishment. And Ive learned quickly these past few days that if youre not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But heres a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: Im not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. Im going to Washington to serve the people of this country.

Sarah Palin

An increase of two or three degrees wouldn't be so bad for a northern country like Russia. We could spend less on fur coats, and the grain harvest would go up.

Vladimir Putin

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind

Albert Einstein

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.

Donald Rumsfeld

When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking

Elayne Boosler

How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing!

Neville Chamberlain

I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes.

Don Delillo

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a program would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.

Neville Chamberlain

A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.

Carlo Goldoni

The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.

Nadine Gordimer

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer

Will Rogers

We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us birth, it is with sorrow we are forced by the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood... we bid farewell to it and all we hold dear.

Charles Hicks

This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians

Hugh Downs

I strongly believed that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhalese, but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people, They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things.

Sarath Fonseka

The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire

Richard Milhouse Nixon

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

Adam Smith

As long as Nazi violence was unleashed only, or mainly, against the Jews, the rest of the world looked on passively and even treaties and agreements were made with the patently criminal government of the Third Reich.... The doors of Palestine were closed to Jewish immigrants, and no country could be found that would admit those forsaken people. They were left to perish like their brothers and sisters in the occupied countries. We shall never forget the heroic efforts of the small countries, of the Scandinavian, the Dutch, the Swiss nations, and of individuals in the occupied part of Europe who did all in their power to protect Jewish lives

Albert Einstein

Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, Trust me, they're actually being very un-American.

David Duchovny

The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.

Prince Philip Edinburgh

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy

Roger Nash Baldwin

If we get a government that reflects more of what this country is really about, we can turn the century -- and the economy -- around.

Bella Abzug

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