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Citizenship Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Citizenship

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Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door,
regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay.
- Gary Miller

Government health care changes the relationship between
the citizen and the state,
and, in fact, I think it's an assault on citizenship.
- Mark Steyn

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship,
but whether your parents are citizens,
and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing
people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.
- David Blunkett

There's no such thing as second class citizenship.
That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
- H. Rap Brown

The right of every American to first-class citizenship
is the most important issue of our time.
- Jackie Robinson


 

Experts always know everything but the fine points.
When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew
how the White House came to be called the White House.
- Hedy Lamarr

Suffrage is a common right of citizenship.
Women have the right of suffrage.
Logically it cannot be escaped.
- Victoria Woodhull

Becoming a resident of a state may confer the right
to get a driver's license,
but it does not and should not confer citizenship.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.
- Anthony Hopkins

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism,
American citizenship is a very precious possession.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Birth on U.S.
territory has never been an absolute claim to citizenship.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines
of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship
are such as these who take the law into their own hands.
- John L. Lewis

On the other hand, the vast majority of all westernized countries,
including every single European country along with Israel and Japan,
do not offer birthright citizenship.
- Nathan Deal

The social and industrial structure of America is founded
upon an enlightened citizenship.
- Bainbridge Colby

The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.
- Bainbridge Colby

Full participation in government and society has been
a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship
and equal protection of all.
- Charles Rangel

We started a movement...
to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.
- Andrew Shue

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
- James H. Meredith

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the
citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn

Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed
papers to trade in their U.S.
corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda.
- Richard Neal

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor
of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
- Patrick Henry

Therefore one should speak at the same time of national
citizenship and wider European citizenship.
- Jacques Delors

Ours is an open and accepting society,
and has historically provided an avenue for lawful
immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
- Spencer Bachus

We also have a program in place for low income people.
A family of four making $26,000 a year can receive medical coverage,
irrespective of citizenship or what documents.
- George Pataki

No other country on earth could have provided such
tremendous opportunities and we should never take the
privilege of our citizenship for granted.
- Jane D. Hull

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed.
We need reform that provides hardworking people of
good character with a real path towards citizenship.
- Joe Baca

Business owners have made a strong case to me that they need guest workers.
But none has suggested that these workers should be
placed on a path to citizenship.
- John Shadegg

Well I don't know, I might have lost my citizenship,
I don't think you can lose your citizenship though.
- Tommy Chong

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
- Ralph Nader

Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when
entering another country?
- Gwen Ifill

We watched the U.S.
citizenship immigration services web site in March.
They had six million, two hundred thousand hits,
and two million people downloaded applications for citizenship.
So what we're doing is attempting to help people in that process.
- Luis Gutierrez

Through the years I have received my share of recognition
for efforts in the fields of sports,
the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people,
labor's rights and the fight for peace.
- Paul Robeson

Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born -
about half of adults in this group -
English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship.
- Linda Chavez

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice,
racism and stereotyping on a society.
It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship
and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
- Tim Holden

We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders,
deal with those already here and address our labor needs.
But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens
and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise.
- John Shadegg

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21
years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship.
Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I
walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live.
If you try to obtain citizenship in it,
at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives
and treasure and move away beyond the hills.
- O. Henry

The cry comes from the friends of the school-room,
from those who would give the State a strong,
great, noble citizenship, for protection from the curse of drunkenness.
This cry should be heard and answered by every lover of his fellow-men,
no matter where his home may be.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence,
courage and willingness to serve.
When we deny people the chance to serve because of
their sexual orientation,
we deprive them of their rights of citizenship,
and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
- Diane Feinstein

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling,
I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship.
The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years
of law enforcement have had one thing in common:
Every single one was a liar.
- J. Edgar Hoover

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

The American system of democracy is founded on the
concept that every citizen has the right to vote,
to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.
- Barbara Mikulski

I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country
rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
- Bao Dai

But always I was a private citizen whose activities
in government or political party were appointive.
- Jane Byrne

Every citizen should be a soldier.
This was the case with the Greeks and Romans,
and must be that of every free state.
- Thomas Jefferson

I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public
opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be
an elected public servant to perform a public service.
- Warren Beatty

A woman is a citizen who works for Mexico.
We must not treat her differently from a man,
except to honor her more.
- Adolfo Lopez Mateos

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change
a delinquent into a solid citizen.
- Philip Wylie

The citizen parties, by an absolute majority,
elected a National Socialist Government.
- Fritz Sauckel

No matter what name we give it or how we judge it,
a candidate's character is central to political reporting
because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.
- Roger Mudd

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
- George Washington

But I don't want anybody to say have the right to say
well if you bloody Brits don't like it go home.
And they have the right to say that if you haven't become a citizen.
- Lynn Redgrave

You must be afraid, my son.
That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Henceforth, we shall be happy to be a free citizen
in an independent country.
- Bao Dai

The First Amendment has the same role in my life as
a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem.
- Michael Chabon

The measure of your quality as a public person,
as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
- Ramsey Clark

Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's
right to autonomy and personal fulfillment,
women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
- Gloria Steinem

Every citizen is king under a citizen king.
- Charles Simon Favart

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status.
I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
- Bianca Jagger

Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the
average American citizen access to the best social program there is -
a steady job.
- J. D. Hayworth

I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
- Rosa Parks

It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen,
rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things.
- Paul Begala

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton

I am not the President.
Instead, I hold an even higher office,
that of citizen of the United States.
- Martin Sheen


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