In every country dogs bite. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The love of country leads me. [ Motto ]
What I am, I owe to my country. [ U. S. Grant ]
Our country is the common parent of all. [ Cicero ]
Tomorrow you will live, you always cry;
In what far country does this morrow lie? [ Cowley ]
And for our country 'tis a bliss to file. [ Homer ]
And there at Venice gave
His body to that pleasant country's earth,
And his pure soul unto his captain Christ,
Under whose colours he had fought so long. [ William Shakespeare ]
Where liberty dwells, there is my country. [ Benjamin Franklin ]
One country, one constitution, one destiny. [ Daniel Webster ]
To God, thy country, and thy friend be true. [ Vaughan ]
Be England what she will,
With all her faults she is my country still. [ Churchill ]
What a pity is it
That we can die but once to save our country! [ Joseph Addison ]
Without a sign his sword the brave man draws,
And asks no omen but his country's cause. [ Homer ]
Go into the country to hear what news in town. [ Proverb ]
Wheresoever we live well, that is our country. [ Proverb ]
Eternal Spirit of the chainless mind!
Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art.
For there thy habitation is the Heart -
The Heart which love of thee alone can bind;
And when thy sons to fetters are consigned -
To fetters and the damp vault's dayless gloom,
Their country conquers with their Martyrdom,
And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind. [ Byron ]
Luther's shoes don't fit every country parson. [ German Proverb ]
In every country the sun rises in the morning. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
There's no glory like his who saves his country. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country. [ Horace ]
The people are the only sovereigns of any country. [ R. D. Owen ]
A wise traveller never depreciates his own country. [ Goldoni ]
Whoever is king, is also the father of his country. [ Congreve ]
The chicken is the country's, but the city eats it. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
This country is not priest-ridden, but press-ridden. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Our country ought to be dearer to us than ourselves. [ Cicero ]
He serves his party best who serves his country best. [ R. B. Hayes ]
He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.
The chickens are the country's, but the city eats them. [ Proverb ]
Our country is that spot to which our heart is attached. [ Voltaire ]
Whoso is wicked in the country, will be so also in town. [ Proverb ]
Sweet is the love of country, sweet to see one's kindred. [ Ovid ]
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors. [ Voltaire ]
He a beast doth die that hath done no good to his country. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The privilege of the country is to be alone, when we like. [ Marmontel ]
What exile from his country is able to escape from himself. [ Horace ]
The love of our country outweighs all other considerations. [ Virgil ]
The clown in his own country, the gentleman where he pleases. [ Spanish Proverb ]
Flowers are as common in the country as people are in London. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]
Let the white man's country be my country, and his kindred my kindred. [ Pocahontas ]
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]
Much money makes a country poor, for it sets a dearer price on everything. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Travellers should correct the vice of one country by the virtue of another. [ Proverb ]
Would I were in that country where they break men's arms that talk of work. [ Proverb ]
No one could ever meet death for his country without the hope of immortality. [ Cicero ]
The children of today will be the architects of our country's destiny in 1900. [ James A. Garfield ]
A blade of grass is always a blade of grass, whether in one country or another. [ Samuel Johnson ]
If a gentleman be to study any language, it ought to be that of his own country. [ Locke ]
America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations. [ Napoleon ]
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. [ Benjamin Disraeli ]
In saying aye or no, the very safety of our country and the sum of our well-being lies. [ L'Estrange ]
No one would ever meet death in defence of his country without the hope of immortality. [ Cicero ]
In this country every one gets a mouthful of education, but scarcely any one a full meal. [ Theodore Parker ]
The union of the states is indissoluble; the country is undivided and indivisible forever. [ David Dudley Field ]
The city does not take away, neither does the country give, solitude; solitude is within us. [ Joseph Roux ]
To judge a country one does not know the language of is like judging a book from the binding.
That soul-subduing sentiment, harshly called flirtation, which is the spell of a country house. [ Beaconsfield ]
The quarrels of lovers are like summer showers that leave the country more verdant and beautiful. [ Mme. Necker ]
That a country may be truly free, the people should be all philosophers, and the rulers all gods. [ Napoleon I ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
We cannot all serve our country in the same way, but each may do his best, according as God has endowed him. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tomb of the Capulets. [ Burke ]
Sleep is a god too proud to wait in palaces, and yet so humble too as not to scorn the meanest country cottages. [ Cowley ]
Why aren't more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren't within everybody's reach. [ S. T. Coleridge ]
It is disgraceful to live as a stranger in one's country, and be an alien in those matters which affect our welfare. [ Manutius ]
It (wine) produces most of the bad effects of ardent spirits, as misused in our country, and is perhaps more insidious. [ Horatio Greenough, the sculptor, of Florence ]
The nature of our constitution makes eloquence more useful and more necessary in this country than in any other in Europe. [ Chesterfield ]
In a free country there is much clamor with little suffering; in a despotic state there is little complaint, but much grievance. [ Carnot ]
Games of chance are traps to catch schoolboy novices and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage. [ Cumberland ]
Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor. [ Daniel Webster ]
By the laws of God, of nature, of nations, and of your country you an and ought to be as free a people at your brethren in England. [ Swift ]
Have I a religion, have I a country, have I a love, that I am ready to die for? are the first trial questions to itself of a true soul. [ John Ruskin ]
There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country. [ Addison ]
The living together for three long, rainy days in the country has done more to dispel love than all the perfidies in love that have ever been committed. [ Arthur Helps ]
As music has been the tardiest of arts to make its way through the great world, so it is peculiarly the tardiest of arts to make its way into a new country. [ T. Tilton ]
A really grand passion is comparatively rare nowadays. It is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. That is the only use of the idle classes in the country. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]
Here, in the country, my books are my sole occupation: books my sure solace, and refuge from frivolous cares. Books the calmers, as well as the instruction of the mind. [ Mrs. Inchbald ]
As a tract of country narrowed in the distance expands itself when we approach, thus the way to our near grave appears to us as long as it did formerly when we were far off. [ Richter ]
National character varies as it fades under invasion or corruption; but if ever it glows again into a new life, that life must be tempered by the earth and sky of the country itself. [ John Ruskin ]
Let there be an entire abstinence from intoxicating drinks throughout this country during the period of a single generation, and a mob would be as impossible as combustion without oxygen. [ Horace Mann ]
Health - the silliest word in our language, and one knows the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]
No man can quite emancipate himself from his age and country, or produce a model in which the education, the religion, the politics, the usages, and the arts of his times shall have no share. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even, than what he condemns, of his character, information, and abilities. No wonder, then, that in this prudent country most people are so shy of praising anything. [ Hare ]
With us all is inconsistency. France, seriously speaking, is the country of wit and folly, of industry and idleness, of philosophy and fanaticism, of gaiety and pedantry, laws and their abuses, good taste and impertinence. [ Voltaire ]
At present, the novels which we owe to English ladies form no small part of the literary glory of our country. No class of works is more honorably distinguished for fine observation, by grace, by delicate wit, by pure moral feeling. [ Macaulay ]
There are no persons more solicitous about the preservation of rank than those who have no rank at all. Observe the humors of a country christening, and you will find no court in Christendom so ceremonious as the quality of Brentford. [ Shenstone ]
By necessaries I understand not only the commodities which are indispensably necessary for the support of life, but whatever the custom of the country renders it indecent for creditable people, even of the lowest order, to appear without. [ Adam Smith ]
Whoever can make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. [ Jonathan Swift ]
The curse and peril of language in our day, and particularly in this country, is that it is at the mercy of men who, instead of being content to use it well according to their honest ignorance, use it ill according to their affected knowledge. [ Richard Grant White ]
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the industries and technologies of tomorrow. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]
The true greatness and the true happiness of a country consist in wisdom; in that enlarged and comprehensive wisdom which includes education, knowledge, religion, virtue, freedom, with every influence which advances and every institution which supports them. [ Henry Giles ]
The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it may be of government; the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country. [ Cowley ]
No man of honor, as the word is usually understood, did ever pretend that his honor obliged him to be chaste or temperate, to pay his creditors, to be useful to his country, to do good to mankind, to endeavor to be wise or learned, to regard his word, his promise, or his oath. [ Swift ]
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. That is the reason why people who live out of town are so uncivilized. There are only two ways of becoming civilized. One is by being cultured, the other is by being corrupt. Country people have no opportunity of being either, so they stagnate. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
The very greatest genius, after all, is not the greatest thing in the world, any more than the greatest city in the world is the country or the sky. It is the concentration of some of its greatest powers, but it is not the greatest diffusion of its might. It is not the habit of its success, the stability of its sereneness. [ Leigh Hunt ]
Every breeze wafts intelligence from country to country, every wave rolls it, all give it forth, and all in turn receive it. There is a vast commerce of ideas, there are marts and exchanges for intellectual discoveries, and a wonderful fellowship of those individual intelligences which make up the mind and opinion of the age. [ Daniel Webster ]
The unaffected of every country nearly resemble each other, and a page of our Confucius and your Tillotson have scarce any material difference. Paltry affectation, strained allusions, and disgusting finery are easily attained by those who choose to wear them; they are but too frequently the badges of ignorance or of stupidity, whenever it would endeavor to please. [ Goldsmith ]
Among the smaller duties of life, I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due. Reputation is one of the prizes for which men contend: it is, as Mr. Burke calls it,
the cheap defense and ornament of nations. It produces more labor and more talent than twice the wealth of a country could ever rear up. It is the coin of genius, and it is the imperious duty of every man to bestow it with the most scrupulous justice and the wisest economy. [ Sydney Smith ]
Gentlemen, do you know what is the finest speech that I ever in my life heard or read? It is the address of Garibaldi to his Roman soldiers, when he told them:
Soldiers, what I have to offer you is fatigue, danger, struggle and death; the chill of the cold night in the free air, and heat under the burning sun; no lodgings, no munitions, no provisions, but forced marches, dangerous watchposts and the continual struggle with the bayonet against batteries; - those who love freedom and their country may follow me. That is the most glorious speech I ever heard in my life. [ Kossuth ]