Citizen Quotes

A wise prince must devise ways by which his citizens are always and in all circumstances dependent on him and his authority; and then they will always be faithful to him.

The power of citizenship as a shield against oppression was widely known from the example of Paul’s Roman citizenship, which sent the centurion scurrying to his higher-ups with the message: “Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman.”

All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free.

Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need – not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation” – a […]

The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe and the grateful acknowledgment of His favors and blessings are necessary to the best type of citizenship.

Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.

Before Man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

Voting is the least arduous of a citizen’s duties. He has the prior and harder duty of making up his mind.

Socrates… said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.