Quotation Explorer - 'Citizens'

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. - Harry S Truman
What the United States call democracy is actually a vertical model of remote governance by oligarchs—economic barons and their political representatives. The result is that citizens in the United States have little control over what the U.S. government does. - S. Brian Willson
The rate spread of EBOLA VIRUS in West Africa, is big tragedy. It is a fatal disease in the history of the world. Intensive education (formal and informal approaches) of the citizens of African can help prevent the spread. International cooperation is urgently needed to combat the EBOLA virus. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A country cannot change, be transformed or developed as long as there is no truth and honesty as an everyday principle among the citizens of the nation. - Sunday Adelaja
A state of war is not a blank check for the president when it comes to the rights of the nation's citizens. - Sandra Day O'Connor
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill their.s - Elbert Hubbard
CLIO, n. One of the nine Muses. Clio's function was to preside over history -- which she did with great dignity, many of the prominent citizens of Athens occupying seats on the platform, the meetings being addressed by Messrs. Xenophon, Herodotus and other popular speakers. - Ambrose Bierce
This is a celebration of individual freedom, not of homosexuality. No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody. - Rita Mae Brown
...in the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.
And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. - John F. Kennedy
The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens. - Wendell Willkie
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens tax livestock labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters. - Stefan Molyneux
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens. - William Beveridge
What is equity? It is the quality of citizens of a given society to relate to each other in fairness and impartiality - Sunday Adelaja
Although we, as Christians, are living in Sodom, we are not to become citizens of Sodom. . The story of Sodom is God's reminder to the modern world - Sunday Adelaja
When the citizens of a nation have been made to love and adhere to values and virtues, then they make better choices. - Sunday Adelaja
In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance - Thomas Jefferson
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens. - Woodrow Wilson
Allowing ourselves to become a nation of silent, secretive, timid citizens is likely to result in a system of democracy and justice that is neither very democratic nor very just. - Dahlia Lithwick
In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler’s increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals. - Paul Lafargue
When value systems are embraced by a nation, when the citizens of a country are truly rich in virtues, then material wealth is a matter of time. Moreover, these material wealth don’t just come and go, they come to stay as long as the virtues remain in the fabric of the nation - Sunday Adelaja
In nations where to most people, the personal responsibility of a citizen towards the nation does not really mean anything, most citizens of such nations end up playing the blame game - Sunday Adelaja
The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens. - Mike Klepper
When value systems are embraced by a nation, when the citizens of a country are truly rich in virtues, then material wealth is a matter of time. - Sunday Adelaja
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. - George W. Bush
[T]he success of democracy depends, in the end, on the reliability of the judgments we citizens make, and hence upon our capacity and determination to weigh arguments and evidence rationally. - Irving M. Copi
the government tends to act like a corporation treating the public as its consumers rather than its citizens - Fairclough Norman
Most USA citizens never realize that the systems of public protection are essentially useless until they try to use them. At that point they learn the hard way that government agencies like OSHA, FCC, FDA, police internal affairs, disability, and the like do not work for them. - Steven Magee
A committed citizens can move a country. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We are all citizens of the world and we owe it to the world to make it a better place. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
We owe our children the most vulnerable citizens in any society a life free from violence and fear. - Nelson Mandela
God is not on the side of any nation, yet we know He is on the side of justice. Our finest moments [as a nation] have come when we faithfully served the cause of justice for our own citizens, and for the people of other lands. - George W. Bush
Let us all choose to become citizens of humanity rather than citizens of hate; perhaps collectively we can achieve the salvation of the human race from its own evil…. - Husam Wafaei
The Constitution is colorblind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. - John Marshall
The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire
Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it?Toby: God bless America. - Aaron Sorkin
There was one thing the experience had taught him. He said he'd learned that when millions of people, a whole political system, countless numbers of citizens who believed in God, said they were going to kill you - just listen to them. - Terry Hayes
To an extent, we get the big businesses we deserve. No conversation about the role of business in society is complete without considering the role of the public. Ultimately it is the public as consumers, as citizens who create the environment in which business operates. - Jon Miller
I can never do justice to the great feeling of amazement and encouragement I felt when, perhaps for the first time in American history, white citizens of a Southern state banded together to come to Selma and show their indignation about the injustices against the African-Americans. - Amelia Boynton Robinson
This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the right of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America - Paul Robeson
An anarchist government somehow creates an impression in the hearts of citizens that no one cares. - Amit Kalantri
Government today is growing too strong to be safe. There are no longer any citizens in the world there are only subjects. They work day in and day out for their masters they are bound to die for their masters at call. Out of this working and dying they tend to get less and less. - H.L. Mencken
Our readers are curious, creative, and compassionate fairy punks who are citizens of the world. - Quail Bell Magazine
A prince ... is only the first servant of the state, who is obliged to act with probity and prudence. ... As the sovereign is properly the head of a family of citizens, the father of his people, he ought on all occasions to be the last refuge of the unfortunate. - Frederick II of Prussia
The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time. - Norman Cousins
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others. - Theodore Roosevelt
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of magic. - Carl Sagan
A country that denies it, citizens, the opportunity to "civil liberties", better health care, schools, roads, electricity and water. Is a country on a brink of no return. - Henry Johnson Jr
Communism in a capitalist world requires eliminating the hope of the citizens for owning what others own. - Osman Doluca
We should resolve now that the health of this nation is a national concern; that financial barriers in the way of attaining health shall be removed; that the health of all it's citizens deserves the help of all the nation. - Harry Truman
If a nation blames other nations for their problems, most likely the citizens of the nations will do the same thing. - Debasish Mridha
The city is dirty due to the laziness of the citizens in the country. - Lailah Gifty Akita
One may lack words to express the impact of beauty but no one who has felt it remains untouched. It is renewal, enlargement, intensification. The parks preserve it permanently in the inheritance of the American citizens. - Bernard DeVoto
he citizens must begin to work to clean the city and country of any dirt. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. - Winston S. Churchill
Edward Snowden isn't a traitor. He reported the crime of conspiracy to deny citizens of their constitutional rights. NetworkEtiquette.net - David Chiles
I will follow anyoneAnd ask everyoneTo stand together as one nationAgainst the killing of innocent citizens - Widad Akreyi
An act of charity by the citizens questions the worthiness of the government. - Amit Kalantri
The action or inaction of any government does not negate the Personal Responsibility of the citizens. - Sunday Adelaja
No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
When citizens of a country or nation believe in superstitions or dogma, they will inevitably suffer from tremendous misery or tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
In the era of angry and aggressive policing, it is an honorable service to your fellow citizens to video record police officers interactions with the common people. - Steven Magee
We are citizens who love to fake life than dig deep into our reality to discover the truth and make amends and correct our own wrongdoings, because we are reluctant to learn from our past. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
A government that kills its own citizens is like a parent that kills their own kids aka filicide or like a mother that kills her unborn by abortion . - Youns Hussein
There is no reason to think a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens cannot change the world; Indeed, that's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. - Thomas Jefferson
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. - George Jean Nathan
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. - Simone Weil
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
What, after all, was the point of civilization if not the well-being of citizens? - Ann Leckie
When God speaks about equity, that choice of word, makes us understand that God is not referring to the leaders of the land or the elite this time around. He is actually talking about how ordinary citizens of the land relate to each other in fairness and impartiality. - Sunday Adelaja
To improve a country, educate the citizens. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Immature citizens in several sizes were massed before a large factorylike structure where advanced techniques transformed them into true-thinking right-acting members of the three social classes, lower, middle, and upper middle. - Donald Barthelme
No rules for the rulers is tyranny for the subjects. Freedom for politicians is enslavement for citizens. - Stefan Molyneux
Fear is a product of doubt. it is a negative energy. Fear is an opposite of faith. Law is not necessary for people who have freedom. Law is the control switch that produces fear. That Fear produces lawful citizens is a delusion, it only creates fearful citizens . - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Your neighbors are not all sheep. Your political opponents are not all evil or fools. Try talking to those you despise. They are your fellow citizens. And together, we are not lesser than any "greatest generation.". - David Brin
I have been the patient one. I have waited for the world to stop being silly. I have waited for it to stop wars. I have waited for politicians to be honest. I have waited for real estate men to be good citizens. But while I wait, I dance! - Ray Bradbury
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one part of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. - Ron Paul
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this. - Woodrow Wilson
Immediately after his re-election [Cameron] announced: For too long we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens so long as you obey the law we will leave you alone. A statement so far to the right that it conceded the political centre ground to Judge Dredd. - Frankie Boyle
If we could survive without a wife, citizens of Rome, all of us would do without that nuisance; but since nature has so decreed that we cannot manage comfortably with them, nor live in any way without them, we must plan for our lasting preservation rather than for our temporary pleasure. - Augustus
The holy country is occupied by holy citizens. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Ours was not one of those nice, quaintly old-fashioned mobile homes that senior citizens putter around in. We lived in the beat-up tin can of clichéd poverty. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. - Susan B. Anthony
I won't say that all senior citizens who can't master technology should be publicly flogged, but if we made an example of one or two, it might give the others incentive to try harder. - Chuck Lorre
We are not subjects of an autocratic King, but are citizens of the country contributing to the advancement of our people who pay taxes out of their hard earned income. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens. - H.L. Mencken
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice. - Max Nordau
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life. - Jimmy Carter
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. - Aristotle
The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precept, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation. - William McKinley
I'm not naive or innocent, and neither are you, folks! We all know, to win in politics, you can't just be on the right team, fighting for the right thing and wanting to do a little bit of good for your fellow citizens. You've also got to be able to afford to compete. - Radwan Chowdhury
As long as the constitution of my country is not amended to cut down the sizes of the dreams of its citizens, I have the freedom to dream extra largest dreams. I am even dreaming over-size dreams now. - Israelmore Ayivor
It's one thing to stick to your guns. It's quite another to hold those guns to the heads of your citizens. - Lori Goodwin
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