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Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!

Tags: Greatness, Heaven  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.

Tags: Die, Once  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.

Tags: City, Popular  ✍ Author: George Ade

Mangalore, the coastal Indian town where I lived until I was almost 16, is now a booming city of malls and call-centres. But, in the 1980s, it was a provincial town in a socialist country.

Tags: Almost, Until  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

Too much of Indian writing in English, it seemed to me, consisted of middle-class people writing about other middle-class people - and a small slice of life being passed off as an authentic portrait of the country.

Tags: Life, Writing  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

New York City is a notoriously hard market to perform country music in.

Tags: Hard, Music  ✍ Author: Trace Adkins

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

Tags: Lie, Patriotism  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.

Tags: Almost, Attention  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Obviously, I'm at the beginning of my career, contrary to what anyone else thinks. I'm 19 years old. In any other country, everywhere else, you're a prospect. And that's what I am right now in Europe. I'm a prospect. I'm not a seasoned veteran.

Tags: Career, Old  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

The will to work of everyone in the country is the best guarantee of national survival.

Tags: Best, Work  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not.

Tags: Difficult, Whether  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.

Tags: Ability, Present  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Since that time up until the present time, there have been progress, and changes all through the time. The changes have not come by themselves; these changes have come from the doings of everyone in the country.

Tags: Everyone, Time  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions.

Tags: Future, Used  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I started digging and found that Israel signed a peace treaty with the United Arab Emirates after the country had diversified their economy, instead of being solely oil-based. This diversification had brought about modernization. I realized that if you land the price of oil, countries will diversify their economies and as a result, modernize.

Tags: After, Peace  ✍ Author: Shai Agassi

Well, my take was people of Minnesota, these are good people. They're in many ways more generous than other parts of the country. They're better educated than other parts of the country.

Tags: Good, Ways  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats.

Tags: History, Subject  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We in the West walked away from Afghanistan at the end of the Cold War and left it as a country devastated socially and armed to the teeth. If we do that again, there will be consequences.

Tags: End, War  ✍ Author: Bob Ainsworth

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.

Tags: Invention, Office  ✍ Author: John Adams

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Tags: Against, Freedom  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

It's tough to be a 15- or 16-year-old athlete competing around the country. There's tension, there's media. I had no idea what I was getting into.

Tags: Idea, Tough  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.

Tags: Forward, Hope  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln
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Public opinion in this country is everything.

Tags: Opinion, Public  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

Tags: Government, Grow  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

I don't think generally politician come from democratic country. I think not that thinking. But sometimes little bit short-sighted. They are mainly looking for their next vote.

Tags: Sometimes, Thinking  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.

Tags: Husband, Understand  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Tags: Ask  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.

Tags: Politician, Second  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

Tags: Government, Loyalty  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Tags: Freedom, God  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Tags: America, Between  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.

Tags: Anybody, Good  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.

Tags: After, Today  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Love, Patriotism  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.

Tags: Difficult, Food  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.

Tags: Home  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.

Tags: Best, Problem  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

If God is just, I tremble for my country.

Tags: God, Tremble  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Tags: Stand, Strong  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Tags: Age, Liberty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.

Tags: Military, Spirit  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

Tags: Corruption, Power  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.

Tags: Another, May  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.

Tags: Enough, Men  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.

Tags: Traveler, Whose  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

Tags: Greatest, Politics  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.

Tags: Great, Greatest  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.

Tags: Advice, Fire  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.

Tags: Fight, Moment  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I want to produce a country album for a country singer.

Tags: Album, Singer  ✍ Author: B.o.B

When Turkey buys Iranian oil, we pay for it in Turkish lira... However, it is not possible for Iran to take that money as dollars into its own country due to international restrictions, the U.S.A.'s sanctions. Therefore, when Iran cannot take this money back as currency, they withdraw Turkish lira and buy gold from our market.

Tags: Cannot, Money  ✍ Author: Ali Babacan

We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure.

Tags: Economic, Power  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.

Tags: Democracy, History  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.

Tags: Knowledge, State  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.

Tags: Alone, Science  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.

Tags: Good, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.

Tags: Opinion, Saying  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute.

Tags: Single, Work  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

We have to preserve it and use it sustainably. And the short-term use of resources at the destruction of the long-term heritage of this country is not a policy that we can pursue.

Tags: Policy, Resources  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

They have a joy for life in Brazil unlike any country I've ever seen.

Tags: Joy, Life  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

If Bush said just once: 'Boy. I hope you accept my apology as a country,' or showed some humanity.

Tags: Hope, Humanity  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: 'this is not happening in my backyard.'

Tags: Fear, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: Randy Bachman

We're running out of rich people in this country.

Tags: Rich, Running  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

What I want to do is to make sure that we fully repeal Obamacare. This will be one of the largest spending initiatives we will ever see in our country. And also, it will take away choice from the American people.

Tags: American, Away  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision.

Tags: Decision, Thinking  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

We are too quickly losing important landscapes in this country to development - and I worry that if we do not act to protect them now, future generations will grow up in a profoundly different world.

Tags: Future, Worry  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.

Tags: Makes, Since  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

One of my favorite things to do is play golf at Braemar Country Club. It's quiet and not overly crowded. The people are nice, and there's wildlife all around the course. As far as my game itself, I can go from a 10 handicap to a 30, depending on the day.

Tags: Game, Nice  ✍ Author: Scott Baio

When I was a child and they burned me out of my home, I was frightened and I ran away. Eventually I ran far away. It was to a place called France. Many of you have been there, and many have not. But I must tell you, ladies and gentlemen, in that country I never feared. It was like a fairyland place.

Tags: Home, Place  ✍ Author: Josephine Baker

There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.

Tags: Forget, Thinking  ✍ Author: Alec Baldwin

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

Tags: Impossible, Mind  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.

Tags: Almost, Time  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I think it's really terrifying that a country based on the foundations and ideals of God, is now systematically removing God from everything. Everything!

Tags: Based, God  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

In 2002, in this country, there was an observation that for the first time in America, more kids were actively pursuing skateboarding than baseball.

Tags: Baseball, Time  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.

Tags: Legal, Whatever  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.

Tags: Paris, Ridiculous  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I love my country. And I would have to renounce my Spanish citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen.

Tags: Become, Love  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.

Tags: Honor, Money  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

Always when you go to a new country and they teach you bad words, you just say them without knowing the value and people look at you because you didn't know that value of them.

Tags: Bad, Words  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.

Tags: Beautiful, Mean  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

No I don't think it was a myth at all, anymore than what the recession that the whole country was experiencing was a myth, which obviously seems like it's going to get worse and worse.

Tags: Seems, Whole  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.

Tags: America, Lifetime  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

Tags: Fool, Power  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.

Tags: Believes, Republican  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

Tags: American, Politics  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The army is the true nobility of our country.

Tags: Army, True  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board.

Tags: Almost, Coming  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

I just think that - when a country needs more income and we do, we're only taking in 15 percent of GDP, I mean, that - that - when a country needs more income, they should get it from the people that have it.

Tags: Mean, Needs  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

Tags: Love, Lovely  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.

Tags: Feeling, Morality  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

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

Tags: Love, Though  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

My message of common-sense solutions is resonating with people. People around the country are starting to know who I am and starting to identify me with solutions, not rhetoric.

Tags: Message, Starting  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.

Tags: Leadership, Real  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

And I'm here to tell you, the reaction that I'm getting around the country, people are sick and tired of this word in Washington, compromise. This is why nothing ever gets done.

Tags: Done, Tired  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I honestly believe that there's an element in this country, in our politics, that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party, and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America.

Tags: America, Politics  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country. One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That's why I'm running for President of the United States.

Tags: Past, Real  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I would have to have people totally committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of this United States. And many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country. They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this country.

Tags: Law, Trying  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera.

Tags: Green, Sell  ✍ Author: Sarah Caldwell
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