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Citizenship Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Citizenship.

It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship,
but whether your parents are citizens,
and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Experts always know everything but the fine points.
When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew
how the White House came to be called the White House.
- Hedy Lamarr

Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when
entering another country?
- Gwen Ifill

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
- Ralph Nader

 

I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.
- Anthony Hopkins

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism,
American citizenship is a very precious possession.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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No other country on earth could have provided such
tremendous opportunities and we should never take the
privilege of our citizenship for granted.
- Jane D. Hull

Ours is an open and accepting society,
and has historically provided an avenue for lawful
immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
- Spencer Bachus

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
- James H. Meredith

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed.
We need reform that provides hardworking people of
good character with a real path towards citizenship.
- Joe Baca

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines
of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship
are such as these who take the law into their own hands.
- John L. Lewis

The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.
- Bainbridge Colby

The right of every American to first-class citizenship
is the most important issue of our time.
- Jackie Robinson

The social and industrial structure of America is founded
upon an enlightened citizenship.
- Bainbridge Colby

Business owners have made a strong case to me that they need guest workers.
But none has suggested that these workers should be
placed on a path to citizenship.
- John Shadegg

Suffrage is a common right of citizenship.
Women have the right of suffrage.
Logically it cannot be escaped.
- Victoria Woodhull

We also have a program in place for low income people.
A family of four making $26,000 a year can receive medical coverage,
irrespective of citizenship or what documents.
- George Pataki

Government health care changes the relationship between
the citizen and the state,
and, in fact, I think it's an assault on citizenship.
- Mark Steyn

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the
citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn

Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door,
regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay.
- Gary Miller

Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing
people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.
- David Blunkett

Birth on U.S.
territory has never been an absolute claim to citizenship.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Therefore one should speak at the same time of national
citizenship and wider European citizenship.
- Jacques Delors

We started a movement...
to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.
- Andrew Shue

There's no such thing as second class citizenship.
That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
- H. Rap Brown

Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed
papers to trade in their U.S.
corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda.
- Richard Neal

Well I don't know, I might have lost my citizenship,
I don't think you can lose your citizenship though.
- Tommy Chong

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor
of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
- Patrick Henry

Full participation in government and society has been
a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship
and equal protection of all.
- Charles Rangel

Becoming a resident of a state may confer the right
to get a driver's license,
but it does not and should not confer citizenship.
- Phyllis Schlafly

On the other hand, the vast majority of all westernized countries,
including every single European country along with Israel and Japan,
do not offer birthright citizenship.
- Nathan Deal

We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders,
deal with those already here and address our labor needs.
But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens
and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise.
- John Shadegg

Through the years I have received my share of recognition
for efforts in the fields of sports,
the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people,
labor's rights and the fight for peace.
- Paul Robeson

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence,
courage and willingness to serve.
When we deny people the chance to serve because of
their sexual orientation,
we deprive them of their rights of citizenship,
and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
- Diane Feinstein

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21
years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship.
Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I
walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The cry comes from the friends of the school-room,
from those who would give the State a strong,
great, noble citizenship, for protection from the curse of drunkenness.
This cry should be heard and answered by every lover of his fellow-men,
no matter where his home may be.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live.
If you try to obtain citizenship in it,
at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives
and treasure and move away beyond the hills.
- O. Henry

We watched the U.S.
citizenship immigration services web site in March.
They had six million, two hundred thousand hits,
and two million people downloaded applications for citizenship.
So what we're doing is attempting to help people in that process.
- Luis Gutierrez

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling,
I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship.
The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years
of law enforcement have had one thing in common:
Every single one was a liar.
- J. Edgar Hoover

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice,
racism and stereotyping on a society.
It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship
and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
- Tim Holden

Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born -
about half of adults in this group -
English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship.
- Linda Chavez

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

One minute you're in the lunchroom at Glenwood High
and you ... blink and you're 40,
you blink again and you can see movies
at half price on a senior citizen's pass.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, or to put it more accurately,
ask not for whom the toilet flushes.
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

Every citizen should be a soldier.
This was the case with the Greeks and Romans,
and must be that of every free state.
- Thomas Jefferson

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change
a delinquent into a solid citizen.
- Philip Wylie

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status.
I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
- Bianca Jagger

I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and
that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part
is a struggle against the American nightmare.
- Eldridge Cleaver

So, you know, I always say that I'm a Mexican,
but if I had to be a citizen of anywhere else,
I'd be a citizen of Manhattan.
I feel very much a New Yorker.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

There is more good writing and good acting in any ten
minutes of Twister than in,
say, all of Citizen Kane.
- Orson Scott Card

Environmental policy must strike a balance between
the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.
- Jim Clyburn

I am not the President.
Instead, I hold an even higher office,
that of citizen of the United States.
- Martin Sheen

No longer should women be denied the right to vote,
no longer should women be treated as second class citizens,
no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all.
- Ginny B. Waite

You must be afraid, my son.
That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The city has to do what any citizen or family does,
when you have a dream.
You tighten your belt.
You sacrifice some luxuries.
Above all, you don't waste a dime.
- Laura Miller

Every citizen is king under a citizen king.
- Charles Simon Favart

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved -
it's the citizen who changes things.
- Jose Saramago

But I'm a citizen of Texas and try to spend most of my time there.
- Thomas Haden Church

The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort
of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
- John Ralston Saul

The humblest citizen of all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
- William Jennings Bryan

I'm a Canadian citizen.
But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka.
I'm a member of both countries.
- Michael Ondaatje

The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
- Gloria Steinem

It is not the function of the 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

The president felt that it was important to send an
ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space
travel as a representative for all Americans.
- Christa McAuliffe

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers,
it shows he is a citizen of the world.
- Francis Bacon

There won't be editors in the future with the Internet world,
with citizen reporting.
That doesn't scare me.
- Matt Drudge

Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds,
or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence,
is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all.
- Mitch Daniels


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