If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Citizenship consists in the service of the country
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world
No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.
Diogenes, when asked from what country he came, replied, I am a citizen of the world
I think if the people of this country can be reached with the truth, their judgment will be in favor of the many, as against the privileged few
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.
America is my country and Paris is my hometown.
Citizens have the natural right and the common sense duty to protect themselves, their families, their communities, and their property.. Guns are the equalizing tools of self-protection, utopian lamentations notwithstanding.
The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt
For citizens who think themselves puppets in the hands of their rulers, nothing is more satisfying than having rulers as puppets in their hands.
Every citizen will be able, in his productive years when he is earning, to insure himself against the ravages of illness in his old age.