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Citizenry Quotes

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Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry
can perform well in democracy.
- David Brin

Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose
on the part of the citizenry;
that's its highest and best application.
- William Weld

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds
wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
- Carl Sagan

Higher education is confronting challenges,
like the economy is, about the need for a higher number
of more adequately trained,
more highly educated citizenry.
- Margaret Spellings

 

Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.
- Rick Perry

A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if
its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
- Phillip E. Johnson

The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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It's clear price gouging...
The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively,
relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
- Maurice Hinchey

America's state religion, is patriotism,
a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry
that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum

Lawsuits - and frivolous lawsuits - are just sapping
the life out of the people who perform the services
and deliver the goods for the rest of the citizenry in the State of Montana.
- Conrad Burns

The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively,
relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
- Maurice Hinchey

You can make more money on unemployment than you can
going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job,
but it doesn't pay as much.
And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have
put in so much entitlement into our government,
that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said
you don't want the jobs that are available.
- Sharron Angle

Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary,
were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry
justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order.
The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence,
leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs.
- Kamisese Mara

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

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

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

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

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

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from
a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
- Satchel Paige

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

There is more good writing and good acting in any ten
minutes of Twister than in,
say, all of Citizen Kane.
- Orson Scott Card

To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen.
- Quintus Ennius

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

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen,
I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
- Paul Robeson

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic
of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I think I've been a great citizen.
- O. J. Simpson

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

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

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

I'm a Canadian citizen.
But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka.
I'm a member of both countries.
- Michael Ondaatje

Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level
of income is guilty of some offense.
- Max Frisch

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

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

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

Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows,
so will the husband be to his wife, and the father
of a family toward the members of his household.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming
and wants to occupy his country and kill him,
and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.
- Bashar al-Assad

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

No longer should women be denied the right to vote,
no longer should women be treated as second class citizens,
no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all.
- Ginny B. Waite

I'm a very bad citizen.
I've never even voted.
- Jerry Hall

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

What is a good enough principle for an American citizen
ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.
- Mary Harris Jones

We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices.
Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be.
- Matt Drudge

The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort
of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
- John Ralston Saul

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

One minute you're in the lunchroom at Glenwood High
and you ... blink and you're 40,
you blink again and you can see movies
at half price on a senior citizen's pass.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, or to put it more accurately,
ask not for whom the toilet flushes.
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

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

Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds,
or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence,
is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all.
- Mitch Daniels

I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any
country to say what he thinks.
- Harold Pinter

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

Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen.
It is not enough to do your own job.
There's no particular virtue in that.
Democracy isn't a gift.
It's a responsibility.
- Dalton Trumbo

I am an American citizen and feel I am entitled to
the same rights as any other citizen.
- Nat King Cole

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland
that is worth the loss of a single British soldier
or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan

Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone,
whether citizen or foreigner.
- Ludwig von Mises

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege,
as much equality as they bring to any American citizen,
then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope

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

Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
- Stephen Breyer

You're a sovereign as a citizen.
If you're not involved in your government,
you're not doing your job.
In the long run that's very bad for the Republic.
- Michael Novak

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

I was taught from a young age that many people would
treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American
and because I was female.
- Queen Latifah

President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier.
Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn't
kill anybody and he didn't get anyone killed.
- Andrew Young

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

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

The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
- J. William Fulbright

The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every
community to plan their future growth and allow every
citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.
- Jane D. Hull

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen
than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

The Fuhrer is always right.
Every last citizen must say this.
- Robert Ley

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


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