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Quotes To Note #2 – Your Country, Your Citizenship

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A good citizen is one who properly fulfills his
or her role as a citizen . There are many
opinions as to what constitutes a good citizen. Here are some quotes from well distinguished people.

“The first requisite of
a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that
he shall be able and willing to pull his
weight.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Bad officials are the ones elected by good
citizens who do not vote.”
– George Jean Nathan

“It is not always the same thing to be a good
man and a good citizen.”
-Aristotle quotes

“Whatever makes men good Christians,
makes them good citizens.”
-Daniel Webster

“Ants are good citizens, they place group
interests first.”
-Clarence Day

“A passive and ignorant citizenry will never create
a sustainable world.”
-Andrew Gaines

“If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-
citizens, you can never regain their respect and
esteem.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“Citizenship consists in the service of the country”
-Jawaharlal Nehru

“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

“No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.”

-Kofi Annan

“You will ever remember that
all the end of study is to
make you a good man and a
useful citizen.”
-John Adams

“It’s not unpatriotic to
denounce an injustice
committed on our behalf,
perhaps it’s the most
patriotic thing we can do.”
-E.A. Bucchianeri

compiled by @sirrvictor.

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11 thoughts on “Quotes To Note #2 – Your Country, Your Citizenship

  1. I love the part especially the one that says “bad leaders are elected by good citizens who refused to vote”.

    Thanks for a good job well done.

  2. My best? “Whatever makes men good Christians,
    makes them good citizens.” Becos it reminds me of how not-so-good Christians (and by extension not-so-good citizens) most of our countrymen are

  3. The quote are interesting. Perhaps we can consider this quote as well.
    ‘Power corrupt, absolute power corrupt absolutely’. Lord Acton
    ”All of this I have seen, and I applied
    my heart to every work that has been done
    under the sun, during the time that man has
    dominated man to his harm.” Ecclesiastes 8 vs 9.

    What do you think these quotes says about humans ruling over humans even if the best of citizen votes the best candidate ever

  4. Good begets good…for a good citizen to be achieved a longing for it should arise first

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