Citizens

Famous quotes containing the word citizens:

    Our duty now is to keep alive—to exist. What becomes of a nation if its citizens all die?
    Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. George Lambert (George Sanders)

    I am firmly opposed to the government entering into any business the major purpose of which is competition with our citizens ... for the Federal Government deliberately to go out to build up and expand ... a power and manufacturing business is to break down the initiative and enterprise of the American people; it is the destruction of equality of opportunity amongst our people, it is the negation of the ideals upon which our civilization has been based.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)

    ... a nation to be strong, must be united; to be united, must be equal in condition; to be equal in condition, must be similar in habits and feeling; to be similar in habits and feeling, must be raised in national institutions as the children of a common family, and citizens of a common country.
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)