citizenship

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on citizenship, good, life, nature, sacred, strength, and world

What I have been preparing to say is this, in wildness is the preservation of the world . . . Life consists of wildness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued by man, its presence refreshes him. . . . When I would re-create myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter as a sacred place, a Sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow, of Nature. In short, all good things are wild and free.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walking, 1851

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on citizenship, nature, sacred, and strength

When I would re-create myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter as a sacred place, a Sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow, of Nature.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walking, 1851

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A Quote by George Washington on affection, america, brevity, church, citizenship, congress, divinity, god, government, love, obedience, prayer, presidency, and spirit

Following his brief inaugural address to the Congress, President George Washington and his party walked over to St. Paul's Church for divine services. His prayer that afternoon was: "Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Following His Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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A Quote by George Washington on america, citizenship, confidence, congress, constitution, country, execution, government, honor, judgment, justice, people, presidency, punishment, and present

President Washington's second oath of office was taken in the Senate Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia on March 4, the date fixed by the Continental Congress for inaugurations. Before an assembly of Congressmen, Cabinet officers, judges of the federal and district courts, foreign officials, and a small gathering of Philadelphians, the President offered the shortest inaugural address ever given. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court William Cushing administered the oath of office. Fellow Citizens: I am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief Magistrate. When the occasion proper for it shall arrive, I shall endeavor to express the high sense I entertain of this distinguished honor, and of the confidence which has been reposed in me by the people of united America. Previous to the execution of any official act of the President the Constitution requires an oath of office. This oath I am now about to take, and in your presence: That if it shall be found during my administration of the Government I have in any instance violated willingly or knowingly the injunctions thereof, I may (besides incurring constitutional punishment) be subject to the upbraidings of all who are now witnesses of the present solemn ceremony.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Washington's Second Inaugural Speech

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A Quote by George Jean Nathan on citizenship and good

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

George Jean Nathan (1882 - 1958)

Source: ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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A Quote by George Herbert Walker Bush on citizenship, god, and nations

I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.

George H.W. Bush (1924 -)

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A Quote by George F. Will on citizenship, income, pleasure, politics, and sacrifice

In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.

George F. Will (1941 -)

Source: 1993, in Newsweek

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A Quote by George Burns on cinema, citizenship, people, and retirement

People are always asking me when I'm going to retire. Why should I? I've got it two ways - I'm still making movies, and I'm a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price.

George Burns (1896 - 1996)

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A Quote by George Boas on body, citizenship, college, composers, good, and health

A college should feel alarmed rather than pleased if it graduates nothing but good citizens. For when the body politic is composed of nothing but submissive individuals, half of its health and all of its vigor have disappeared.

George Boas

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A Quote by Franklin P. Cole, DD on christianity, citizenship, civilization, democracy, faith, inspiration, and politics

Our Christian civilization, as well as our political democracy, has developed through the inspiration of a high faith in man, the common man. He is the sovereign of the State, not because he is always wise, but because he and his fellow-citizens are the State.

Franklin P. Cole

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