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Citizens Quotes

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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

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

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

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 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 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

The future of healthcare security should include flexibility
from the federal government to allow us to serve the
state's most vulnerable citizens.
- Thomas Vilsack

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The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

I also want to thank Arizona citizens for their efforts
at conserving energy last summer.
- Jane D. Hull

In addition we also hire many senior citizens.
- Carl Karcher

We must improve our lives and we will do it together -
all of our citizens and myself as president of Ukraine.
- Viktor Yanukovych

State government has too often been used to look out
for the insiders and not the citizens.
This has insulated poverty from progress,
and need from remedy.
- Ernie Fletcher

Our Hispanic community needs to understand how important
the Social Security system is for not only its retired citizens,
but also its disabled workers.
- Grace Napolitano

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

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

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

My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not
supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
- Sarah Palin

Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by
its citizens as well as the East and the West.
- Viktor Yushchenko

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

Property that endangers the safety of a nation should
not be suffered to remain in the hands of its citizens.
- Robert Dale Owen

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

The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and
of inequality are over and gone forever.
- Gerry Adams

But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law,
there is in this country no superior,
dominant, ruling class of citizens.
There is no caste here.
- John Marshall Harlan

My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong.
- Thomas Menino

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

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

Eligible citizens from any State in the Union can serve
in the Border Protection Corps of that State.
- John Culberson

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

As free citizens in a political democracy,
we have a responsibility to be interested and involved
in the affairs of the human community,
be it at the local or the global level.
- Paul Wellstone

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

It's the little things citizens do.
That's what will make the difference.
My little thing is planting trees.
- Wangari Maathai

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

The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and
entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within
it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin.
- Gerry Adams

I am proud to be an American, and proud that such beliefs
are at the core of our country and its citizens.
- John Linder

Over the past few years special interests have had
a larger and larger say over who gets what in America,
and the voices of average citizens are being shut out.
- Marty Meehan

The health of a democratic society may be measured
by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence,
but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county
collected to drive them off,
after several stubborn fights.
- Cole Younger

I shall hold myself particularly answerable to my constituents for my present conduct,
and in general to all my fellow Citizens throughout these States,
when properly questioned.
- Henry Laurens

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

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes,
the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions
of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and
viable center for commerce and industry,
for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.
- Jane Byrne

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

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

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- George Jean Nathan

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Many citizens see all the leadership of these large
institutions together in a conspiracy against them
rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.
- Robert Teeter

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 massive state and federal effort, the likes of which
we've never seen is going to be needed.
We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away.
We can do it for our own citizens.
- Al Roker

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

By a continuing process of inflation,
government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves,
to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary
citizens without the power to reform the future.
- Kenzo Tange

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 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

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue,
gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
- Benito Mussolini

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

We wish to be citizens of the United States or citizens of Puerto Rico.
In either case, with all the inherent rights of a natural sovereignty.
- Jose de Diego

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

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

Cheney is a terrorist.
He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens
here at home indiscriminately.
- Alec Baldwin

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

My view is different.
Public relations are a key component of any operation
in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.
- Alvin Adams

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

I expect we will become more demanding as citizens.
- Robert Anderson

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers


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