Quotes of Countryman

“ My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind. ”

- William Lloyd Garrison

“ They're thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he'll learn all that is necessary for him to know. ”

- Nikolai Gogol

“ But the peasants — how do the peasants die? ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen. ”

- Lord Byron

“ One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures. ”

- George Eliot

“ If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. ”

- Ronald Reagan

“ Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist. ”

- Lawrence Durrell

“ He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended. ”

- Edward R. Murrow

“ Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Comtemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen and then ask yourself, What should be the reward of such sacrifices… If ye love wealth better than freedom, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace… ”

- Samuel Adams

“ In place of a world, there is a city, a point, in which the whole life of broad regions is collecting while the rest dries up. In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is a new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman. ”

- Oswald Spengler

“ I am taught the poorness of our invention, the ugliness of towns and palaces. Art and luxury have early learned that they must work as enhancement and sequel to this original beauty. I am over instructed for my return. Henceforth I shall be hard to please… ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it. ”

- Douglas Hyde

“ Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows - only hard with luminous edges - and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. ”

- Edwin Abbott Abbott

“ The Fourth of July — memorable in the history of our nation as the great day of independence to its countrymen — had no claim upon our sympathies. They made a flag and threw it to the heavens and bid it float forever; but every star in it was against us. ”

- Henry McNeal Turner

“ We are all androgynous, not only because we are all born of a woman impregnated by the seed of a man but because each of us, helplessly and forever, contains the other — male in female, female in male, white in black and black in white. We are a part of each other… ”

- James Baldwin

“ The longer I live, the more I have come to value the gift of eloquence. Every American youth, if he desires for any purpose to get influence over his countrymen in an honorable way, will seek to become a good public speaker. ”

- George F. Hoar

“ The last best hope of earth, two trillion dollars in debt, is spinning out of control, and all we can do is stare at a flickering cathode-ray tube as Ollie "answers" questions on TV while the press, resolutely irrelevant as ever, asks politicians if they have committed adultery… ”

- Gore Vidal

“ I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise, the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools; they seem to me to be something else besides human life. ”

- Sir William Blake
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