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Quotes About Citizenship

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Sylvia Beach
“I am a citizen of the world.”
Sylvia Beach

Yann Martel
“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Bill Maher
“[F]reedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that "Oh, I don't get involved in politics," as if that makes you somehow cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.”
Bill Maher, When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

Frantz Fanon
“Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.”
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

John Adams
“You go on, I presume, with your latin Exercises: and I wish to hear of your beginning upon Sallust who is one of the most polished and perfect of the Roman Historians, every Period of whom, and I had almost said every Syllable and every Letter is worth Studying.

In Company with Sallust, Cicero, Tacitus and Livy, you will learn Wisdom and Virtue. You will see them represented, with all the Charms which Language and Imagination can exhibit, and Vice and Folly painted in all their Deformity and Horror.

You will ever remember that all the End of study is to make you a good Man and a useful Citizen.—This will ever be the Sum total of the Advice of your affectionate Father,

John Adams”
John Adams, The Letters of John and Abigail Adams

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

Tariq Ali
“If every single Jew born anywhere in the world has the right to become an Israeli citizen, then all the Palestinians who were chucked out of Palestine by the Zionist Government should have the same right, very simple.”
Tariq Ali

Ezra Taft Benson
“The Declaration of Independence . . . is much more than a political document. It constitutes a spiritual manifesto—revelation, if you will—declaring not for this nation only, but for all nations, the source of man's rights. Nephi, a Book of Mormon prophet, foresaw over 2,300 years ago that this event would transpire. The colonies he saw would break with Great Britain and that 'the power of the Lord was with [the colonists],' that they 'were delivered by the power of God out of the hands of all other nations' (1 Nephi 13:16, 19). "The Declaration of Independence was to set forth the moral justification of a rebellion against a long-recognized political tradition—the divine right of kings. At issue was the fundamental question of whether men's rights were God-given or whether these rights were to be dispensed by governments to their subjects. This document proclaimed that all men have certain inalienable rights. In other words, these rights came from God.”
Ezra Taft Benson

David H. Hackworth
“If a policy is wrongheaded feckless and corrupt I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.”
David H. Hackworth

Craig Ferguson
“I didn't flee a dictator or swim an ocean to be an American like some do. I just thought long and hard about it.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Paul Collier
“You are a citizen, and citizenship carries responsibilities.”
Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Thomas Jefferson
“In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance”
Thomas Jefferson

Melissa V. Harris-Perry
“Citizenship is more than an individual exchange of freedoms for rights; it is also membership in a body politic, a nation, and a community. To be deemed fair, a system must offer its citizens equal opportunities for public recognition, and groups cannot systematically suffer from misrecognition in the form of stereotype and stigma.”
Melissa V. Harris-Perry, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

Enock Maregesi
“Kati ya nchi yako na serikali yako ni kitu gani unakipenda zaidi? Ipende zaidi nchi yako, kuliko serikali yako!”
Enock Maregesi

Sherry Garland
“I have finally learned that I am as much a part of this country as those villagers. Whether they like it or not, my umbilical cord is buried in the earth of Vietnam just like theirs.”
Sherry Garland, Song of the Buffalo Boy

Martha Gellhorn
“Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it”
Martha Gellhorn, Selected Letters

Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is a tragedy, at rate at which EBOLA VIRUS is spreading in West Africa. It is a fatal disease in the history of the world. Intensive education (formal and informal approaches) of the citizens of African can help prevent the spread. International cooperation is urgently needed to combat the EBOLA virus.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Encouraging Robert E. Lee to take a job as college president, "You might be presenting to the world in such a position an example of quiet usefulness and gentle patriotism.”
William Nelson Pendleton

“[T]he success of democracy depends, in the end, on the reliability of the judgments we citizens make, and hence upon our capacity and determination to weigh arguments and evidence rationally.”
Irving M. Copi

“The Prussian monarchy is not a country which has an army, but an army which has a country in which – as it were – it is just stationed.”
Georg Henrich Von Berenhorst

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your patriotism is not measured by what your country can do for you. It's all about what you can do for your country for your own benefit and for the benefit of unborn generations!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Democracy requires citizens to see things from one another's point of view, but instead were more and more enclosed in our own bubbles. Democracy requires a reliance on shared facts; instead were being offered parallel but separate universes.”
Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You

“It's a civic virtue to be exposed to things that appear to be outside your interest. In a complex world, almost everything affects you – that closes the loop on pecuniary self-interest. Customers are always right, but people aren't.”
Clive Thompson

“It's a civic virtue to be exposed to things that appear to be outside your interest. In a complex world, almost everything affects you – that closes the loop on pecuniary self-interest. Customers are always right, but people aren't.”
Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You

Rebecca Goldstein
“Participation in the collective life of the polis both restrains the extraordinary individual and enlarges the ordinary individual, allowing him to participate in the extraordinary. An individual can achieve participatory excellence via the accomplishments of the polis and need not always be caught up in the agnostic struggle to outdo his peers.”
Rebecca Goldstein, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

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