Subjects — C
Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely. ’Tis pedantry to estimate nations by the census, or by square miles of land, or other than by their importance to the mind of the time.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
To read the papers and to listen to the news … one would think the country is in terrible trouble. You do not get that impression when you travel the back roads and the small towns do care about their country and wish it well.
Today the nations of the world may be divided into two classes — the nations in which the government fears the people, and the nations in which the people fear the government.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
For harmony makes small states great, while discord undermines the mightiest empires.
— Bellum Iugurthinum, X.6