Citizen Quotes

โ€œThe measure of a society is found...

โ€œThe measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens" - Jimmy Carter
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"Healthy citizens are the g...

"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." -- Winston S. Churchill
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"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a da...

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." - Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)
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"It's every citizen's duty to challen...

"It's every citizen's duty to challenge their leaders, to keep them honest, and hold them accountable if they're not."
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โ€œNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful,...

โ€œNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.โ€ โ€“Margaret Mead
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"I have seen what power does, and I have...

"I have seen what power does, and I have seen what power costs. The one is never equal to the other." - Citizen G'Kar, Babylon 5
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The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just li...

The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. ...Samuel Adams
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"The right to progress and the equal pursuit ...

"The right to progress and the equal pursuit of your idea of happiness should be not only a guarantee to all citizens but also..." (continued)
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"To speak impartially, both sayings are very true; That Man to Man is a kind o...

"To speak impartially, both sayings are very true; That Man to Man is a kind of God; and that Man to Man is an arrant Wolfe. The first is true, if we compare Citizens amongst themselves; and the second, if we compare Cities." -Thomas Hobbes
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"When law and morality contradict each other, the citiz...

"When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law." -- Frรฉdรฉric Bastiat
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Beto O'Rourke is a private citizen with a crimin...

Beto O'Rourke is a private citizen with a criminal record threatening to steal our legally possessed property. Never look at it any other way than that.
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"It is not the function of our government to keep the citize...

"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error." -- Robert Jackson
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"When a man succeeds in robbing the whole body of citizens and reducing them to ...

"When a man succeeds in robbing the whole body of citizens and reducing them to slavery, they forget these ugly names [murder, robbery, fraud, etc.] and call him happy and fortunate, as do all others who hear of his unmitigated wrongdoing." --Plato
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It is not always the same t...

It is not always the same thing to be a good man, and a good citizen. Aristotle 325 B.C.
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โ€œIf you have selfish, ignorant ...

โ€œIf you have selfish, ignorant citizens, youโ€™re gonna get selfish, ignorant leadersโ€ - George Carlin
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โ€œAcross the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside of your ...

โ€œAcross the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside of your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs.โ€ - Carl Sagan
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"A society should be judged not by how it...

"A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals." -Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"They shoot without shame, in the name of a piece of dirt. For a change of accent, or ...

"They shoot without shame, in the name of a piece of dirt. For a change of accent, or the color of your shirt. Better the pride that resides, in a citizen of the world. Than the pride that divides, when a colorful rag is unfurled." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Territories)
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If the headline is big enough...

If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough. โ€”Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane
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"Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality...

"Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress." -- -- Isocrates
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"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation a...

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." โ€” Charles Austin Beard
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โ€œA healthy functioning society, where citizens enjoy the right to the โ€œ...

โ€œA healthy functioning society, where citizens enjoy the right to the โ€œpursuit happiness,โ€ is one that bases its laws on principles, not authority. It is a society whose motto should be โ€˜In Reason We Trust.โ€™โ€ - Dan Barker
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I have no country to fight for; ...

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world. Eugene V. Debs
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โ€œNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, ...

โ€œNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.โ€ - Margaret Mead
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, ...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead
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I have no country to fight for; ...

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world. Eugene V. Debs
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"The source of the governmentโ€™s authority is โ€œthe consent of the governed.โ€ This means that the...

"The source of the governmentโ€™s authority is โ€œthe consent of the governed.โ€ This means that the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the citizens; it means that the government as such has no rights except the rights delegated to it by the citizens for a specific purpose."
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"To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to u...

"To the rulers of the state then, if to any, it belongs of right to use falsehood, to deceive either enemies or their own citizens, for the good of the state: and no one else may meddle with this privilege." - Plato
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"and us defenseless citizens are all just little tu...

"and us defenseless citizens are all just little tuna fish flapping from one useless webpage to the next" - Thoughty2, What Facebook Really Does With Your Data
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"Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rat...

"Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement and distrust experts."
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"I am not an Athenian ...

"I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world." -Socrates
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โ€œPolitics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who wou...

โ€œPolitics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.โ€ -Dwight D. Eisenhower
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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to...

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughan
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โ€œA strong leader does not tolerate the failur...

โ€œA strong leader does not tolerate the failure of government, but a strong government does not tolerate the failure of citizens.โ€ - Anonymous
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"I'm not an activist, I'm a citizen. ...

"I'm not an activist, I'm a citizen. It's redundant to say I'm an activist. We all should be active." - Michael Moore
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โ€œTo attribute some purpose or end to political community in advance...

โ€œTo attribute some purpose or end to political community in advance would seem to preempt the right of citizens to decide for themselves. It also risks imposing values not everyone sharesโ€ - Michael J. Sandel
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, c...

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.โ€ โ€• Margaret Mead
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"One can evade a danger that one recognizes, but a police working in the dark becomes u...

"One can evade a danger that one recognizes, but a police working in the dark becomes uncanny. Nowhere does one feel safe from it. While not omnipresent, it *could* appear, search, arrest. The worried citizen no longer knows whom he ought to trust." - Friedrich Zipfel
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A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other men that free man prize; it is t...

A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other men that free man prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny. Where men have the habit of liberty the Press will continue to be the vigilant guardian of the rights of the ordinary citizen. - Winston Churchill
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"Good stewardship of the environment is not just a personal responsibility, it is a public val...

"Good stewardship of the environment is not just a personal responsibility, it is a public value... Our duty is to use the land well, and sometimes not to use it at all. This is our responsibility as citizens, but more than that, it is our calling as stewards of the earth." -George W. Bush
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โ€œThe citizen speaks of opportunity, the bureaucrat speaks of authority,...

โ€œThe citizen speaks of opportunity, the bureaucrat speaks of authority, and the diplomat speaks of policy. The soldier does not speak, the soldier acts, and that is why it is the soldier who wins the war.โ€ --Jorhan Stahl
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โ€œBad officials are electe...

โ€œBad officials are elected by good citizens that do not vote.โ€ โ€“George Jean Nathan
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"One doesnโ€™t just need to be prepared t...

"One doesnโ€™t just need to be prepared to participate in the economy; one needs to be prepared to be a citizen." - Dan Kaufman
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"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not...

"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy." Charles de Montesquieu
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"When too many of our citizens take an all-or-not...

"When too many of our citizens take an all-or-nothing approach, we should not be surprised when nothing is the result." - U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D., IN)
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"Until now, citizens were protected from many incursions of bur...

"Until now, citizens were protected from many incursions of bureaucracy because of its sluggishness. Now there's computers that do it all in milliseconds..." - Konrad Zuse, inventor of the computer
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, ...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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โ€œThreats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivi...

โ€œThreats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.โ€ ~ George Orwell
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โ€œNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, ...

โ€œNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.โ€ โ€• Margaret Mead
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