In this post, you will find great Country Quotes from famous people, such as Sachin Tendulkar, Chuck Norris, Joe Biden, Vladimir Lenin, George McGovern. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
There are over 200 million illiterate women in India. This low literacy negatively impacts not just their lives but also their families‘ and the country’s economic development. A girl‘s lack of education also has a negative impact on the health and well-being of her children.
Given a fair shot, given a fair chance, Americans have never, ever, ever, ever let their country down. Never. Never. Ordinary people like us. Who do extraordinary things.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country.
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
I went to boarding school in the country, so there’s no real differentiation between family and friends. I went there from when I was 8 until I was 17 – it was insane. If you earn my friendship, you are my family, and I’ll do anything for you.
The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders. Such leaders have too many incentives to promote polarizing attitudes and actions that are counterproductive for minorities and disastrous for the country.
It’s impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself.
We stand united, facing the big responsibility to change our country into a nation of justice, solidarity, humanity and green development.
When I won the world championship, in 1972, the United States had an image of, you know, a football country, a baseball country, but nobody thought of it as an intellectual country.
We will not allow our country ever to be at the mercy of commodity price volatility or external markets.
It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.
I’ve heard that the true love of country music is alive and well. That gives me so much hope and so much happiness.
Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.
The greatest thing about America is this country is the place everyone wants to be.
The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is an important authorization for our country and for our citizens, as we have seen so vividly in the last few weeks.
Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.
You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward. That’s how we make progress for ourselves and for our country.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.
Too often, stories about Afghanistan center around the various wars, the opium trade, the war on terrorism. Precious little is said about the Afghan people themselves – their culture, their traditions, how they lived in their country and how they manage abroad as exiles.
You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow, figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases.
America is a fundamentally good country. We have good people with good values who want to do the right thing. But the structures of power that exist are working to their own ends to extend their capability at the expense of the freedom of all publics.
In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
I’d love to go and I’d love to play for my country and go to a World Cup again. I’ve got to accept I’m not in the current squad and just think, ‘If I get it, it’s a bonus and I’ll give it everything.’ But it’s hard to do when you’ve been thinking a different way all your life.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
We need to understand that we are not each others‘ enemies in this country. And it is only the political class that derives its power by creating friction. It is only the media that derives its importance by creating friction… that uses every little thing to create this chasm between people. This is not who we are.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
It’s the first war we’ve ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign.
India does not need to become anything else. India must become only India. This is a country that once upon a time was called the golden bird.
When I was in college, my school newspaper accepted an ad from a Holocaust revisionist organization. This would have been offensive on most college campuses across the country, but I went to a school with a very large Jewish population, so the ad, as you might expect, stirred absolute outrage.
Brazil does not want to become an exporter of crude oil. No. We want to be a country that exports oil byproducts – more gasoline, high-quality oil – and to strengthen the petrochemical industry.
The country makes me more paranoid, you know? I think the crazy people out there are little crazier.
It has nothing to do with money. We don’t play for Australia to get paid. We play for the pride of our country and the opportunity to create history and be the best team in the world.
The transition from dictatorship to democracy is always very difficult, and if you read a history of any country that went through this, it wasn’t easy. And, you know, you don’t end dictatorship one day and next day you have fully fledged democracy.
The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk.
California is a tragic country – like Palestine, like every Promised Land.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
No. I am not a royalist. Not at all. I am definitely a republican in the British sense of the word. I just don’t see the use of the monarchy though I’m fierce patriot. I’m proud proud proud of being English, but I think the monarchy symbolizes a lot of what was wrong with the country.
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one’s country.
If I have to lay an egg for my country, I’ll do it.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country.
I love country music. Like, I really, really, really love country music.
I’m interested in what it means to be an American. I’m interested in what it means to live in America. I’m interested in the kind of country that we live in and leave our kids. I’m interested in trying to define what that country is.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
I would die for my country but I could never let my country die for me.
In this great country, we celebrate success. We don’t want to penalize those who have done well.
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Coming home, we stopped for a bite to eat and ran into a confused waitress. Had a heart-rending time trying to speak the Words of Life to her, and as I think of all this country now, many just as confused, and more so, I realized that the 39th Street bus is as much a mission field as Africa ever was.
It is part of the photographer‘s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.
I see friends who are in different genres of music, and they say they’re so burnt playing the same stuff every night. That’s why you see a country act wanting to go out and play an old classic rock song. But what cracks me up is that they all want to be Jimmy Buffett. I can’t figure that out.
This phenomenon with Betty White is so wonderfully amazing. In a world where ageism runs rampant, out of left field, all of a sudden, the country decides to celebrate Betty White, and she becomes cool at 90. That’s remarkable.
The water system in this country is overwhelmed, and we aren’t putting enough resources towards this essential resource. We simply can’t continue to survive with toxic drinking water.
The greatest movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic.
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
I don’t think any country is perfect. It’s our responsibility to do the best we can do to change the things we don’t like. I think that’s part of social responsibility, and everybody is going to do that in their own way.
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties.
I think the people in this country have had enough of experts with organisations from acronyms saying that they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong.
Where I think people are being offensive to religion in this country – whichever religion that might be, but particularly the one I and many other Christians subscribe to – well, we will just call it out, and we will demand the same respect that people should provide to all religions.
I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse.
To me, country music has always been the home for a great song.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
We now have to see our country surrender to the enemy without demonstrating our power up to 120 percent. We are now on a course for a humiliating peace – or, rather, a humiliating surrender.
Every successful social movement in this country’s history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to the sit-ins at lunch counters throughout the South, no change has been won without disruptive action.
My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It’s when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.
What this country needs is a really good five cent cigar.
From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.
I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn’t come from money, and I didn’t come from circles of power. I didn’t come from the country club; I came from the town park.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
In defence of Madiba’s legacy, we will continue to wage a relentless war on corruption and mismanagement of the resources of our country.
Conservatism is rooted in preservation; progressivism advances alteration. These are different love languages. These languages turn on your view of change itself: When you think of America, do you see a country struggling to be maintained or one striving to be made better?
I wish Obama would focus on governing the United States and would forget his country’s imperialist pretensions.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us know it’s just till election day. It’s an American custom, like eating corn on the cob. And, afterwards, we settle down quite peaceably and agree we’ve got a pretty good country – until next election.
The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better.
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
The Spaniard is gallant and patriotic, and sacrifices everything, in favorable moments, for his country’s good. He has the intrepidity of his bull.
Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives. It’s about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.
We are a wealthy country. We also are the global engine of innovation in health care, whether it’s the pharmaceutical industry or the creation of medical devices.
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.
It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.
The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country.
Black America now has the power to achieve economic inclusion, which we rightfully deserve because we built this country. This is a conversation that white America doesn’t really want to have.
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
An elite is someone who’s for themselves and not for the country.
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
A first difficulty of the Arab movement was to say who the Arabs were. Being a manufactured people, their name had been changing in sense slowly year by year. Once it meant an Arabian. There was a country called Arabia; but this was nothing to the point.
There will be a winner. There will a president-elect. But there will not be a defeated people. Tomorrow, we are only one country, only one Venezuela. Tomorrow in the country there are many problems that we have to resolve. Problems do not wait.
We are a multicultural country – always have been, and to our credit, always will be. It is something that we should be very proud of and embrace.
We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves.
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.’
Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. And you devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anyone.
I can’t imagine there has ever been a more gratifying time or place to be alive than America in the 1950s. No country had ever known such prosperity.
On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro. This is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.
Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country.
Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.
It’s amazing to think how powerful of a force optimism and hope can be. It’s the thing that saves me. I believed that I lived in the greatest country in the world. I still believe that, and consequently, I believed that I had a chance, even though things around me were absolutely crazy and difficult.
If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other, all would be well with the country.
Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
It’s very clear that AI is going to impact every industry. I think that every nation needs to make sure that AI is a part of their national strategy. Every country will be impacted.
I believe that voting is the first act of building a community as well as building a country.
I just think that – when a country needs more income and we do, we’re only taking in 15 percent of GDP, I mean, that – that – when a country needs more income, they should get it from the people that have it.
There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.
If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.
America is not just a country, it’s an idea, and real Americans are getting busy.
The future generation is not going to judge India just on the basis of one election. There are greater things by which the country is judged. The future generation is going to want a strong economy.
I am upset and completely disappointed in the government, the millionaires and billionaires in the U.S. See what’s happening to the country? Look at all the health problems, the economy, the recession and crime.
If imperialism is not banished from the country, China will perish as a nation. If China does not perish, then imperialism cannot remain.
It doesn’t matter what country or what political system you are from. Space brings you together.
I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren’t paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
What does it say about a country that has to force its women into combat?
I fear no motion of no confidence or impeachment, for they are the lawful mechanisms for the people of this beautiful country to remove their president.
If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti – and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera… which can spread like wildfire in Haiti… This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti.
In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
Canada in general is a beautiful country.
We are all different. Yet we are all God’s children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.
I want to continue to stay plugged into New Orleans and help people who are still struggling with the recovery here, and then, if I can help around the country and around the world, absolutely, I’ll be open to that.
It’s time for political leaders across the ideological spectrum to realize that, while partisanship is understandable, hyper-partisanship is destructive to our country. We need more visionary leaders who will earnestly strive for bipartisanship and finding policy solutions that can move America forward.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.
The Negro has been here in America since 1619, a total of 344 years. He is not going anywhere else; this country is his home. He wants to do his part to help make his city, state, and nation a better place for everyone, regardless of color and race.
All of us that have teams want to pick the right people. I’ve thought a lot about that. In the NFL, we’ve got 13 scouts traveling the country. We’re trying to pick 22 year-olds coming out of college who will be successful in the NFL. It’s very hard to do. What I’ve learned is it’s always character first.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
I was deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq with British Special Forces Units. I have great respect for the British military and the country as a whole, so I don’t have anything negative to say about that.
All the United States, it is a society that is split like to the bottom, that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries.
Let’s drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let’s drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.
I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone.
I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.
Our party and the Republic’s government will go hand in hand with anyone who truly desires the country’s reunification and the nation’s peaceful prosperity and will make responsible and patient efforts to accomplish the historic cause of the fatherland‘s reunification.
Agriculture is the backbone of the livelihood security system of nearly 700 million people in the country and we need to build our food security on the foundation of home grown food.
Liberals are some of the most arrogant, condescending smart alecks, but they’re just pure ignorant, and they fit the bill of people who have no love and no respect for the founding of this country.
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
For me, education has never been simply a policy issue – it’s personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country.
Refugees don’t make our country less safe. But xenophobia, fear and hate do.
I love the Country Music Hall of Fame. I don’t think it’s just a hall of fame and it’s not just a museum. It’s a schoolhouse. It’s a place where people from all across the world can come and learn about this great genre that we’re making a living out of.
There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land.
If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
I suggest that ten thousand Negroes march on Washington, D.C., the capital of the Nation, with the slogan, ‘We loyal Negro American citizens demand the right to work and fight for our country.’
When trouble breaks out, our men and women in uniform, they don’t just sit around thinking about it or talking about it – they act. They put on that uniform. They leave their loved ones behind. They go out there. They give orders. They follow orders. They do whatever it takes to keep our country safe.
If you don’t focus on the future generation, it means you are destroying your country.
I cannot accept this country being destroyed by selfish people who only think about themselves.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
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.
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.
So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal.
I have the profoundest respect for people who behave in a generous way because of religion. But I come from a country where the misuse of religion has had catastrophic consequences. One must judge people not by what faith they proclaim but by what they do.
No country is free unless it is democratic.
My mom used to call me a parrot, because the way I spoke would change in every country we’d go to.
Armed Forces Day on May 21, and the Memorial Day weekend that follows, is a time to honor, remember and recognize those who serve and have served our country, as well as those who have died in service. As we reflect, let’s not forget the many sacrifices made at home as well in support of our men and women in uniform.
Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That’s the greatness of this country.
Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start.
The most important thing I want people to know about Haiti is the fact that we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and there is such an opportunity for this to be such a destination. It is not a country that is just turmoil.
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
The privilege of serving my country is not only rooted in my military service, but also in my personal history. I sit here, as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, an immigrant.
There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
And that’s really what’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
There is a power in public opinion in this country – and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers – which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
When you decide to get involved in a military operation in a place like Syria, you’ve got to be prepared, as we learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, to become the government, and I’m not sure any country, either the United States or I don’t hear of anyone else, who’s willing to take on that responsibility.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
I love entrepreneurship because that’s what makes this country grow, and if I can help companies grow, I am creating jobs; I am setting foundations for future generations. It sends the message that the American Dream is alive and well.
Its roots are in American Negro culture, which is part of the whole country’s heritage, but the dance speaks to everyone… Otherwise, it wouldn’t work.
I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.
If you don’t know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.
The beauty of our country is that when it was founded that they took some time to lay out civil liberties in the first 10 Amendments – the Bill of Rights. I’m a firm believer in those civil liberties and the ability to have your own opinion.
Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can’t resolve the problem of women’s pantyhose. There’s no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
I know what motivated you was not just a political campaign. It was your love of our country.
I just passed my identification crisis and came back to country music.
It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.
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.
And the whole thing is that you’re treated like a step-child. Here it was down here, everything in the black, because they were stealing, basically. Stealing from us old country boys down here.
Polls? Nah… they’re for strippers and cross country skiers.
I’m just a simple country girl.
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.
America is the greatest country on Earth – and when people vote with their feet, they come here.
I believe in that old adage that ‘as goes California, so goes the country.’
We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.
Bangladesh is not a rich country, but we have a big heart.
If I don’t die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived.
My internship with Oberoi hotels and later working with the ITC group in Jaipur helped me get a better exposure; I got to meet expatriates and get acquainted with people from different parts of the country.
Our small and peaceful country is threatened daily by covetous and bigoted big powers whose hunger for domination and control of other nations and their resources knows no bounds.
Country’s hip; it’s cool music.
I think big business is a terrible thing for the spirit of the country, as our spirit is the best thing about us.
I don’t think Italy is a racist country, because there are so many immigrants.
When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.
To become a country, and truly call ourselves Canada, it means we must become one.
My mother and father didn’t know anything about instruments. Me just see a man in the country play guitar one time and say, ‘My, the man play that guitar nice.’
With a post Brexit economic policy that sets our economy and country on the right track, with new freedoms, the U.K. will exercise greater fiscal flexibility and regulatory reform to transform our country into a dynamic engine of prosperity, job creation and growth.
I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.
America does not need another political campaign based on denial and avoidance of some of our real problems. It needs a crusade to reform and renew our country, its institutions and political system.
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other.
Malcolm X was the first political person in this country that I really identified with. If he had lived and not been purged, I probably would have joined the Muslims.
We can win respect in the world only if we are strong internally and can banish poverty and unemployment from our country.
If things are going wrong in a country, it’s not usually that we don’t have enough foreigners. It’s usually that we have too many.
If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
My first novel, ‘The Tiger‘s Daughter,’ embodies the loneliness I felt but could not acknowledge, even to myself, as I negotiated the no man’s land between the country of my past and the continent of my present.
I can’t identify a race of people in this country who are more committed to the health of this country, who believe more in the Constitution, who believe more in equality and liberation and fairness to everyone else than black people.
It is very nearly impossible… to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
It was expected of all good middle-class Indian people to build India and, as you know, Indians – when we say, ‘build India,’ it was all about being an accountant, a lawyer, an engineer. So it was this idea that professionals would build the country.
To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.
America is just the country that 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.
I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.
Lebanon is a small country, weak, an army with very humble capabilities.
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent.
There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
Most people don’t want to change. They’re comfortable and set in their ways. But in order to change, you have to be able to agitate people at times. And I think that’s something that’s very necessary for us to improve as a country.
Sir Hugh Greene is the man I hold most responsible for the state of our country today. For 11 years hardly a week went by without a sniping reference to me. And he gave access to anyone who was prepared to say anything morally subversive.
Parliament of the country is the repository of the sovereign will of the people, and its successful functioning is a joint responsibility of both the government and the Opposition.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Our country has often stood like a solid rock in the face of common danger, and there is a deep underlying unity which runs like a golden thread through all our seeming diversity.
The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.
It is with your aid, as the people, that I think we shall be able to preserve – not the country, for the country will preserve itself, but the institutions of the country – those institutions which have made us free, intelligent and happy – the most free, the most intelligent, and the happiest people on the globe.
Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.
My grades put me in about 5,000th place in all of South Korea. If I kept going down that path, I would’ve become a successful man with a regular job. However, I was positive I’d be number one in the country as a rapper. So I asked my mother whether she wanted to have a son who was a first-place rapper, or a 5,000th-place student.
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.
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.
I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. However, the public opinion in this country and throughout the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons, just because of the propaganda that’s been fed to them.
Everyone has to do their part, too. No one is disconnected. And everyone has to improve their skills, take care of their own health to the extent they can and contribute their time and talents to the community and country.
Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.
There are nuts in this country.
As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.
We Americans can be rightly proud of the fact that the right to the free and unfettered exercise of religion is a primary principle in the vision and founding of our country. It defines us as a people, and has uniquely contributed to making this nation great.
The most beautiful thing in Cambodia isn’t the country – it’s the Cambodian people.
Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
I understand everybody in this country doesn’t agree with the decisions I’ve made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand.
I don’t have a personal life. Whatever I have is for the country and society.
I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization.
No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.
We are all in this together. We will all make it or none of us will make it. If everyone cleans up their act except one big ole country, it isn’t going to work.
It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.
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.
In Hungary, if homosexuals would like to live together, they can do so under the civil code. But what we call marriage is exclusively for one man and one woman. We are a Christian country. That’s a historical fact.
Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.
Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country.
What could become a danger to world peace is Iran’s nuclear program and the country’s open threat to annihilate Israel.
In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral & political evil in any country. It is useless to expatiate on its disadvantages.
It’s a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president… except me.
Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.
We are a G20 country. One of the biggest world economies. We’re in the middle of three continents. Changing Saudi Arabia for the better means helping the region and changing the world. So this is what we are trying to do here. And we hope we get support from everyone.
We’re in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
Energy conservation is a responsibility that falls on every country and individual.
Education is the cornerstone of our communities and our country.
And by the way, a piece of news, Israel is the one country in which everyone is pro-American, opposition and coalition alike. And I represent the entire people of Israel who say, ‘Thank you, America.’ And we’re friends of America, and we’re the only reliable allies of America in the Middle East.
Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.
If ever I feel the soul within me elevate and expand to those dimensions not wholly unworthy of its Almighty Architect, it is when I contemplate the cause of my country, deserted by all the world beside, and I standing up boldly and lone and hurling defiance at her victorious oppressors.
This country isn’t a melting pot. Think of this country as a stir fry. That’s what this country should be. A place where people are appreciated for who they are.
A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution.
The country needs fiscal discipline to build a strong economy and for social justice.
No country has ever closely scrutinized itself visually.
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
I like geography. I could tell you the capital of any country you want.
Cross-cultural marriage is difficult, especially when one person has to live in another country. But I thought there was a very good chance of it working because people grow together if they have a common passion.
If presidents can’t do it to their wives, they do it to their country.
My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.
Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues – of my comrades in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me.
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.
There may be some people in the country who forget to perform their duty. You should set an example by doing your job with honesty and faithfulness.
Canada’s the best country in the world.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change.
The president can’t change the country on his own. But what can he do? He can give an example.
I believe agriculture is the key to change for this country.
We believe in freedom, freedom for the people of each country to follow their destiny without external interference.
There is no Left and Right any more. Left and Right is irrelevant… We need big change. We’ve got to get back control of our country.
When money is controlled by a few it gives that few an undue power and control over labor and the resources of the country. Labor will have its best return when the laborer can control its disposal.
For many Taiwanese, almost all Taiwanese, we’d like to we say we are a country, and we have a sovereignty of our own.
What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too.
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.
Before I left China, I was educated that China was the richest, happiest country in the world. So when I arrived Australia, I thought, ‘Oh my God, everything is different from what I was told.’ Since then, I started to think differently.
The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs.
The restaurants express the spirit of the chef, the spirit of the city, the country.
When I was growing up, officers in uniform were very impressive to me. They were doing a job. They were protecting our country; they were heroes. When you wear an old military jacket, there’s some sort of connection to those qualities – to being strong, to being tough, to being a warrior.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger.
I want the violence among young people in this country to stop – particularly gang violence.
One country, one constitution, one destiny.
If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.
America needs a new generation of leaders to address the big issues facing the country: alleviating the middle class squeeze and promoting economic opportunity, confronting the significant national security challenges threatening the safety of our people, and reforming the culture of Washington, D.C.
I don’t care what town you’re born in, what city, what country. If you’re a child, you are curious about your environment. You’re overturning rocks. You’re plucking leaves off of trees and petals off of flowers, looking inside, and you’re doing things that create disorder in the lives of the adults around you.
The Army is into every business in this country. Except hairdressing.
Globalisation has powered economic growth in developing countries such as China. Global logistics, low domestic production costs, and strong consumer demand have let the country develop strong export-based manufacturing, making the country the workshop of the world.
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy.
Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are or where we’re from or what we look like or who we love.
The land is ours. It’s not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people… Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality.
May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.
I never thought that I could reach such a high political position. But I have always been ready to serve my country.
We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
I think that most people who complain about our government have no idea what they’re talking about because they’ve never been to a country with a bad government.
Gluttony is harder than it looks. It’s listed as a sin, as something you give in to, when really it’s a skill, requiring not just hunger but resilience. That’s why the most resilient city in the country, New Orleans, is also the most gluttonous.
I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself.
There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.
I was very upset because I did not have a fair trial to prove my loyalty to this country.
A great emigration necessarily implies unhappiness of some kind or other in the country that is deserted.
Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind.
Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.
You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.
Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
When I hear of nationalism in my country today from the youngsters, I want to sit them down and tell them that flags and songs are not nationalism. Stopping at the traffic signal, opening the door for a lady, doing something for your country is nationalism.
In order to lead a country or a company, you’ve got to get everybody on the same page and you’ve got to be able to have a vision of where you’re going. America can’t have a vision of health care for everybody, green economy, regulations – can’t have a bunch of piece-meal activities. It’s got to have a vision.
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Conservatism is not the problem. Conservatism is the founding of this country, essentially. Conservatism isn’t even really an ideology. Conservatism is just what is right, proper, decent, and moral. That’s all it is.
Food service workers, home care workers, farm workers, and other low-wage workers log long hours. They come home tired after providing services and producing goods that make our country stronger. They deserve fair treatment from their employers, and they deserve a voice in collective bargaining.
America may be the best country in the world, but that’s kind of like being the valedictorian of summer school.
My government is working for the common man. Our priority is the poor of the country. We want good governance through a dynamic and seamless government.
We as Americans believe it’s OK to kill people. We believe it’s OK to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We think it’s OK to invade a country where we think Osama Bin Laden is and he’s in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill. And we have the death penalty; we sanction it.
It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame’s sake.
Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
I have visited slums in Mumbai, I have visited slums in other countries, but nothing is like North Korea because North Korean starvation, it’s a systematic starvation by a country that chose to starve us.
People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all.
Rising prices of essential commodities has affected the day-to-day life of people of this country.
I enjoy very much being in a foreign country, in a new country, new place. And I enjoy also beginning a new book. It’s like being someone else.
One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.
Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
One of the things that amazes me is the amount of functional illiteracy in this country… people can’t read to get around, or people who can’t read the newspaper but can barely read street signs.
It’s a sad day in this country when you can’t talk about law and order unless they want to call you a racist.
What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.
President of the United States is you know, our boss, so you know, the President and the First Lady are kinda like the Mom and the Dad of the country. And when your Dad says something you listen.
Progress is possible, but it is fragile – and across our country, the battles for our most basic civil rights rage on.
If you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
I do feel that I have to use my voice for those that don’t have one. I have to do the best I can in my own work to represent my culture, represent the women of my country, of Latin America. What we stand for. What we’re made of.
Without my family, I’m nothing. They kept me in the right place. I believe that I’m the luckiest person in the country when I’m with them.
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.
I’ll tell you sort of an odd story: My music taste changed on 9/11. And it’s very strange. I actually intellectually find this very curious. But on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded. And country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
The Second Amendment is not just words on parchment. It’s not some frivolous suggestion from our Founding Fathers to be interpreted by whim. It lies at the heart of what this country was founded upon.
No man is a hero in his own country.
We will not accept in our country even a single soldier who will attack Muslims or Arabs.
We as a country have something to learn from Israel, especially in the areas of security and defense, and we will of course be doing that.
There is too much disagreement for disagreement’s sake. In a time of persistent challenges that still call into question our most sacred aspirations as a country, we cannot afford shallow callous divisiveness in our public debate.
Every country has the government it deserves.
If you fall in love with a country and its people, that makes any country warm to you.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
There’s a mental health problem in the sense that people are so afraid of the stigma that they don’t get help. But there’s absolutely a gun control problem in the country.
You raise taxes during an economic crisis time, as we did in – back in the time of Herbert Hoover, you send the country into a depression.
A lot of people don’t understand the Black Panthers Party’s relationship with white mother country radicals.
The king must die so that the country can live.
In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn’t tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.
Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country.
We cannot, as a country, improve economically, socially, and culturally without quality education.
I’m opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education, or public health, period.
Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.
I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country.
Well, in the first place, military service, they don’t call it service for nothing. You are actually serving your country. And it is a worthy and valid vocation.
Let’s build a country of opportunities, where everybody is equal before the law and where the rules of the game are honest and transparent, and the same for everyone.
I’m a registered, vetted gun owner, but that’s because I live way out in the country, like way out in the middle of nowhere.
China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
I try to put myself in others’ shoes: How does any country give up any sovereignty and expect to survive as a government? I don’t think that any Philippine president, or any leader for that matter, can afford to give up any portion of territorial sovereignty. That would be political suicide.
The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
No matter what country, the love our fans have is absolutely amazing and we are so lucky to have so much support from them.
I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated.
Show me the country that has no strikes and I’ll show you the country in which there is no liberty.
So many people in this country have a dual loyalty. They have loyalty to America, but they also are determined to have their parade up Fifth Avenue once a year… a Cuban parade or a Puerto Rican parade – many other countries. So they really don’t forget.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
I don’t mind putting my heart out there for the audience, and for the country music fans… to be vulnerable with them… that’s my job as an artist.
Deep down I have this atavistic feeling that really I should be in the country.
People call me wild. Not really though, I’m not. I guess I’ve never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I’m country.
I believe that a strong man makes a strong country.
That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.
But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you’ve got to compromise. You’ve got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward.
One person alone can’t do anything as important as bringing genuine democracy to a country.
A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.
My fidelity is to my country, not my political party. Country first.
In the heart of the Great Depression, millions of American workers did something they’d never done before: they joined a union. Emboldened by the passage of the Wagner Act, which made collective bargaining easier, unions organized industries across the country, remaking the economy.
Going to another country you’re not in your house, you’re with people you’ve never met before, and I think it’s definitely a good growing experience.
He serves his party best who serves his country best.
As a country, we can’t teach kids how to read and write when we got 18 years to do it. And that’s – that’s a disgrace.
I’m not drawn to actresses, but I have no rules about that. I just want to be around positive people. The toughest thing will be to find a girl who will be prepared to live in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the country. I don’t think L.A.’s the place to find one.
I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence. My passion is to serve the public: to be in the arena of public policy, to have the opportunity to solve problems for our country, to be in a position where I can make a difference.
My personal opinion, Suni Williams – I think that when we really leave the planet – we all go as humans, not as people from one country or another. We are humans; we work together. This is our only planet as human beings that we know of. So we all should have an interest in preserving it.
I lived with my parents in Belarus, and I went to Russian kindergarten, which is where I learned Russian. Belarus had just become an independent country; there was no food in the supermarkets, so it looked very post-war, very Soviet.
Yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant fight together to create the kind of country we all know we can become.
My real personality comes out in the country. More spontaneous, more excited. There’s always someone watching you in the city – you’re a sort of zoo animal. My true nature is to want to hide a bit.
I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board.
Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country’s unity.
The greatness of this country lies in how every single person can exercise their right to be himself or herself.