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Citizenship Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Citizenship

Please enjoy these Citizenship Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is a good enough principle for an American citizen
ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.
- Mary Harris Jones

In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king.
A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption,
fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.
- Raoul Vaneigem

The measure of your quality as a public person,
as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
- Ramsey Clark

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

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

Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level
of income is guilty of some offense.
- Max Frisch

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

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

Latinos are here to stay.
As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina.
- Raquel Welch

I am proud to be an American Citizen.
- Robert Purvis

Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's
right to autonomy and personal fulfillment,
women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
- Gloria Steinem

I was taught from a young age that many people would
treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American
and because I was female.
- Queen Latifah

Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows,
so will the husband be to his wife, and the father
of a family toward the members of his household.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

Every citizen in every country in the world now grows up in two nations.
Their own and Hollywood.
- Nick Mancuso

There is no method by which an average citizen can
effectively fight the White House in the media.
- Linda Tripp

I think Col.
North is first a U.S.
citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do,
sir.
- Fawn Hall

To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000
in public debt riding on our backs.
- Paul Gillmor

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

The United States, for a French citizen,
is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe,
along with most Europeans, our freedom.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the
average American citizen access to the best social program there is -
a steady job.
- J. D. Hayworth

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.
- Benito Mussolini

Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the
American national community,
and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another.
- Richard Perle

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


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