An ambassador is a man of virtue. sent abroad, to tell lies for the advantage of his country.
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.
The only thing you need to know about a country is whether people are trying to get in, or get out.
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their number than the greatness of a man is determined by his height.
A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
What this country needs is a good five cent anything!
For in a warm climate, no man will labor for himself who can make another labor for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labor. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm […]
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court. (As You Like It)
My affections were first for my own country, then, generally, for all mankind.