„As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.“
„Brexit means Brexit. The campaign was fought, the vote was held, turnout was high, and the public gave their verdict. There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it through the back door, and no second referendum. The country voted to leave the European Union, and it is the duty of the Government and of Parliament to make sure we do just that.“
— Theresa May Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1956
„There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
The Freeholder, no. 5.
„Whatever the reasons behind dubbing Modi an international pariah and the subject of a diplomatic boycott involving both the US and the European Union member states, one conclusion was inescapable: it was a brazen attempt to pronounce judgment on the internal affairs of a sovereign country. Modi, after all, hadn’t been held guilty [of] "mass murder" by an Indian criminal court. Indeed, there were no charges against him then or subsequently. Yes, the Gujarat leader had been pilloried mercilessly by both his political opponents and the human rights lobby that has formidable international links. A political aversion to Modi was translated into the diplomatic censure of a man who held a [c]onstitutional position. It was a step too far and one that didn't lend itself to an easy U-turn.“
— Swapan Dasgupta Indian politician, journalist and columnist 1955
„The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this and every country but his own.“
— W. S. Gilbert English librettist of the Gilbert & Sullivan duo 1836 - 1911
„Remember, it was Michelle Obama who said she's only recently proud of her country. And so these are very anti-American views.“
— Michele Bachmann American politician 1956
Referring to Michelle Obama saying, at a February 2008 campaign event, "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback."
„If it's a flash it's been an awfully long flash. I've been around for 20 years in one of the largest media and political markets in the country, so I'd call it more of a slow burn.“
— Jack Layton Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada 1950 - 2011
On criticism that he is an unknown, Jan. 26, 2003.
„Were an energetic and judicious system to be proposed with your signature it would be a circumstance highly honorable to your fame... and doubly entitle you to the glorious republican epithet, The Father of your Country.“
— Henry Knox Continental Army and US Army general, US Secretary of War 1750 - 1806
Letter to George Washington http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/04-05-02-0095, urging Washington to attend the Philadelphia Convention. (March 19, 1787)
„I don't believe this country will ever come to grips with child abuse until they make the obvious, simple connection between today's victim and tomorrow's predator. As long as they believe a Ted Bundy or a John Wayne Gacy is a biogenetic mistake as opposed to a beast that was built and a monster that was made, they'll continue to blithely walk around, saying, 'I'm against child abuse.“
— Andrew Vachss American writer and lawyer 1942
Todd Taylor's interview October 23, 2001, on Razorcake.com.
— William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw British Conservative politician, former Home Secretary and Leader of the House of Lords 1918 - 1999
„Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has declared the lifting of sanctions on the country as his top priority — even as he also insists that he won’t budge an inch from the Islamic Republic’s positions on key issues, including the controversial nuclear program.“
— Amir Taheri Iranian journalist 1942
"How to con the West" http://nypost.com/2013/08/12/how-to-con-the-west/, New York Post (August 13, 2013).
„Either the USSR was not the country of socialism, in which case socialism didn’t exist anywhere and doubtless, wasn’t possible: or else, socialism was that, this abominable monster, this police state, the power of beasts of prey.“
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary c... 1905 - 1980
„Madam, don't bring up your sons to detest the United States government. Recollect that we form one country now. Abandon all these local animosities, and make your sons Americans.“
— Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870
Advice to a Confederate widow who expressed animosity towards the northern U.S. after the end of the American Civil War, as quoted in The Life and Campaigns of General Lee https://archive.org/stream/lifeandcampaign00chilgoog/lifeandcampaign00chilgoog_djvu.txt (1875) by Edward Lee Childe, p. 331. Also quoted in "Will Confederate Heritage Advocates Take Robert E. Lee’s Advice?" https://web.archive.org/web/20140918064605/http://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/will-confederate-heritage-advocates-take-robert-e-lees-advice/ (July 2014), by Brooks D. Simpson, Crossroads, WordPress. This quote is sometimes paraphrased as: "Madam, do not train up your children in hostility to the government of the United States. Remember, we are all one country now. Dismiss from your mind all sectional feeling, and bring them up to be Americans."
„The transfer of three shillings and sixpence a day to every labourer would not increase the quantity of meat in the country. There is not at present enough for all to have a decent share. What would then be the consequence?“
— Thomas Robert Malthus British political economist 1766 - 1834
Chapter V, paragraph 3, lines 5-8
„I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where anytime a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure, that is again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize.“
— Joe Barton United States congressional representative from Texas 1949
in House hearing on Deepwater Horizon oil spill, regarding escrow fund to pay oil spill claims,