My dream is for people around the world to look up and to see Canada like a little jewel sitting at the top of the continent.— Tommy Douglas
Spectacular Canada Day 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 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.
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts.
Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
My grandmother flew only once in her life, and that was the day she and her new husband ascended into the skies of Victorian London in the wicker basket of a hot-air balloon. They were soon to emigrate to Canada, and the aerial ride was meant to be a last view of their beloved England.
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 am so excited about Canadians ruling the world.
When I'm in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.
After all, we fought the Yanks in 1812 and kicked them the hell out of our country - but not with blanks.
Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.
A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.
I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.
If you don't think that your country should come before yourself, you can better serve your country by livin' someplace else.
Canada is a place of infinite promise.
We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
Canada is the linchpin of the English-speakin g world
Everything went well, we had a good first period.
We wanted to win, and we did. We have a big game in two days, and it will be fun. We worked hard, and it is our ultimate goal. We are ready. There is always a big rivalry between Canada and the United States; it's always fun, and we are really motivated.
Canada is the greatest nation in this country.
On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government.
Everyone told me you can't build a major tech company in Canada.
There just aren't enough investors or engineers or top-level managers. Each day, I'm driven to prove them wrong.
If you want to live in 'white world,' if you want to experience the stultifying boredom and penetrating ennui that homogeneity can bring, you can go to Canada any day of the year. It's an entire country named Doug.
The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.
It was on this day that the Bahamas declared independence.
Before that they were a British colony. The British Empire lost Canada and the Bahamas, to name just a couple. Britain's been dumped more times than Taylor Swift. But did they go writing whining songs about it? No.
I always thought of this as God's country.
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!
I'm not going to play politics on the floor of the House of Commons.
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.
No cowboys for Canada. Canada got Mounties instead - Dudley Do-Right, not John Wayne. It's a mind-set of "Here I come to save the day" versus "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.
I started life washing cars in Canada before moving on to selling life insurance and vacuum cleaners. Later, I went through a programme by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, which literally changed my life. It was the turning point.
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.
We'll explain the appeal of curling to you if you explain the appeal of the National Rifle Association to us.
I'm from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I'm thankful for that.