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Citizens Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Citizens

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If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Values Government Political

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

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We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
By a continuing process of inflation,
governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.
- Arlen Specter


 

This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
- Plato

Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming
with data that will allow citizens to use facts and
figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in.
- Grace Napolitano

Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility
of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want.
- Eliot Ness

An energy tax punishes senior citizens,
it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you.
This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job.
- Newt Gingrich

In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress.
It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted,
even while being threatened with death.
- John Linder

The class of citizens who provide at once their own
food and their own raiment,
may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
- James Madison

Long lives aren't natural.
We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention
as toasters or penicillin.
- Doug Coupland

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every
military operation in this new kind of war.
Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
- David Hackworth

Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes,
farms and small businesses to make way for shopping
malls or other developments.
- Bob Goodlatte

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens,
our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of
crediting the positive note.
- Seamus Heaney

The Constitution of the United States was made by white men,
the citizens and representatives of twelve slaveholding
and one non-slaveholding State;
and it was made for white men.
- John H. Reagan

Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics.
There are social cross-currents.
We see failed marriages.
But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens.
- Earl Blumenauer

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance
to the citizens of a democracy.
- Bertrand Russell

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their
ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free
people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
- Harlan Stone

The idea is to bring art to people who might never really interact with it.
It's for all citizens, and it's about making the city
more interesting and more visually significant.
- Susan Davis

The citizens of America expect more.
They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems.
- Barbara Jordan

Murder is not the crime of criminals,
but that of law-abiding citizens.
- Emmanuel Teney

We have never yet had a labor Government that knew
what taking power really means;
they always act like second-class citizens.
- Dora Russell

Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have
been turned into second-class citizens by a government
that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God.
- Michael Newdow

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
- Winston Churchill

When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965,
about half of a senior's health care spending was on
doctors and the other half on hospitals.
- Dennis Hastert

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.
- Russ Carnahan

The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept
the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one
of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror.
- Richard Perle

The most important thing we stressed is that we want
those kids to be productive citizens.
- Troy Vincent

We must remember that politics is more than a power game.
The core of politics in my view is to serve our citizens,
to serve our fellow human beings.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

After a lifetime of working, raising families,
and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways,
senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.
- Charlie Gonzalez

Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA -
ordinary citizens don't need guns,
as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
- Heinrich Himmler

Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice -
including the elderly and persons with disabilities -
and their families -
who rely on the state for their care.
- Kathleen Blanco

If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens,
but good citizens - men and women of sound bodies,
clear minds and clean souls.
- Arthur Capper

Hamas is responsible for countless homicide bombings
that have killed hundreds of Israeli citizens.
They have waged a terror war with the sole intent of
murdering innocent people.
- Vito Fossella

Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises
the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived:
the inviolable dignity of human persons.
- Helen Prejean

When you have police officers who abuse citizens,
you erode public confidence in law enforcement.
That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.
- Mary Frances Berry

The White House looked into a plan that would allow
illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.
The plan called for a million Mexicans to marry a million of our ugliest citizens.
- Dennis Miller

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled,
the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Let us seize the special opportunity that is ours to
act boldly and decisively at a time when the eyes of our fellow citizens,
both present and future, are upon us.
- Bob Taft

A country so rich that it can send people to the moon
still has hundreds of thousands of its citizens who can't read.
That's terribly troubling to me.
- Charles Kuralt

Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first.
- Clarence Day

The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.
- Medgar Evers

These are people who haven't gone through the legal
means to becoming citizens like our forefathers did.
They want all the benefits but none of the responsibilities.
- Matt Dillon

The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under
the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression.
- Ramman Kenoun

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

Like all citizens, Ms.
McNeill has the right to be free from unlawful employment
practices such as sex discrimination and retaliation.
- John Hawkins

Curses on the law!
Most of my fellow citizens are the sorry consequences
of uncommitted abortions.
- Karl Kraus

But the citizens of Cincinnati loved their Reds because they won,
no matter what their addresses had been the year before.
They rooted for the Old-English 'C' on the players' shirts.
- John Thorn

The value of government to the people it serves is
in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves
display in the affairs of state.
- William Scranton

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages,
they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and
patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
- James Madison

When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put
a criminal back out on the street,
then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.
- Gary Bauer

These manly sentiments, in private life,
make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
- James Otis

This Administration has led us into an area without vision.
Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens,
and the military is under his direction.
- Martin Sheen

We are taking the steps necessary to be ready to send
whatever assistance is requested of us,
and we are preparing to receive citizens who seek refuge in our state.
- Jennifer Granholm

We have no more fundamental obligation in government
than to ensure the safety of our citizens.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

What the Idaho Health Freedom Act says is that the
citizens of our state won't be subject to another federal
mandate or turn over another part of their life to government control.
- Butch Otter

Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows
nor tolerates classes among citizens.
- John Marshall Harlan

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens,
heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation
in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.
- Jim Garrison

Markets are very important but for the government the citizens are more so.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing,
and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an
independent and virtuous Judiciary.
- Andrew Jackson

A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city
bureaucracy provides its citizens.
- John Hickenlooper

We are also ignoring and underfunding high speed rail
which is one of the best ways to move citizens and
improve congestion on our highways.
- Corrine Brown

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens,
and they will quickly become good wives;
-
that is,
if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake,
tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods,
tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

The EU will face problems similar to the US:
an increasing gap between the citizens and decision
makers in Brussels and a perceived or even real lack of democracy.
- David Korten

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally
okay to attack American troops.
- Marty Meehan

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
- Daniel Webster


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