I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.— John Diefenbaker
Craziest Canada Being Great quotations
Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.
It has been said that a country’s greatness can be measured by what it does for its unfortunates. By that criterion Canada certainly does not stand in the forefront of the nations of the world although there are signs that we are becoming conscious of our deficiencies and are determined to atone for lost time.
It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.
There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.
Through our own creative experience we came to know that the real tradition in art is not housed only in museums and art galleries and in great works of art; it is innate in us and can be galvanized into activity by the power of creative endeavour in our own day, and in our own country, by our own creative individuals in the arts.
I just think you Westerners should take over this country if you are so smart.
I am so excited about Canadians ruling the world.
Canada is destined to be one of the great nations of the world and Canadian women must be ready for citizenship.
When I'm in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.
A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.
Hope and optimism have defined my political career, and I continue to be hopeful and optimistic about Canada. Young people have been a great source of inspiration for me.
England would be better off without Canada;
it keeps her in a prepared state for war at a great expense and constant irritation.
Canada is the linchpin of the English-speakin g world
My great hope would be that Quebec would realize itself fully as a distinct part of Canada, and stay Canadian, bringing to Canada a part of its richness.
The great themes of Canadian history are as follows: Keeping the Americans out, keeping the French in, and trying to get the Natives to somehow disappear.
The US is our trading partner, our neighbour, our ally and our friend.
.. and sometimes we'd like to give them such a smack!
The huge advantage of Canada is its backwardness.
We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege.
Canadian money is also called the loony. How can you take an economic crisis seriously?
Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands.
We have it all. We have great diversity of people, we have a wonderful land, and we have great possibilities. So all those things combined there's nowhere else I'd rather be.
There are few, if any, Canadian men that have never spelled their name in a snow bank.
We'll explain the appeal of curling to you if you explain the appeal of the National Rifle Association to us.
Canadians are friends and Quebecers are my family.
What France knows deep down is that within this great Canadian people, there is a Quebec nation. I do not see how proving my family, brotherly love for Quebec should be strengthened by defying Canada.
Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbour to the North.
With or without the Royals, we are not Americans.
Nor are we British. Or French. Or Void. We are something else. And the sooner we define this, the better.
Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.
I read and learned and fretted more about Canada after I left than I ever did while I was home. I absorbed anything I could on topics that ranged from Folklore to history to political mainifestos... I ranted and raved and seethed about things beyond my control. In short I acted like a Canadian.
I don't trust any country that looks around a continent and says, "Hey, I'll take the frozen part."
I, for one, will be convinced that the Canada we know and love will be gone forever. But, then, Thucydides wrote that Themistocles' greatness lay in the fact that he realized Athens was not immortal. I think we have to realize that Canada is not immortal; but, if it is going to go, let it go with a bang rather than a whimper.
Being around all the great names of the game at a young age because they were my heroes; the fact this meant so much to Canada. It was just an incredible thing to be a part of.
As a writer, I could write in Canada and still get the American benefits.
But I wanted to come down here for the good weather and for the parties, I want to be social too. Being in LA is really great for that, for just running out and grabbing coffee with another writer. I couldn't do that in Canada. I love Los Angeles, and I love New York too; I just couldn't raise three kids there.
Quebecers are happy in Canada. We are benefiting economically and fiscally from belonging to Canada. We're proud of being Canadian. It's a great country. Everybody on Earth envies our Canadian citizenship.
I want to embrace all of this: touring, going to Europe, Canada, Australia.
I want to travel the world, just have a great hang, and hopefully, be a messenger.