If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.
Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.
The State must follow, and not lead, the character and progress of the citizen.
All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
You want to defend citizenship? Don't persecute or isolate those without papers.
Just live like a citizen. That'd be a first-class way to be American.
Its the little things citizens do. Thats what will make the difference.
I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Loving discipline encourages a child to respect other people and live as a responsible, constructive citizen.
If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high time we overturn citizens united.
Actually, there is only one first question of government, and it is How should we live? or What kind of people do we want our citizens to be?
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
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.