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A Quote by Robert Walsh on country, insane, and government

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.

Robert Walsh

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Wendell Berry on values, waste, usefulness, nothing, exist, country, natural resources, metamorphosis, bounty, land, junk, garbage, silt, poison, economy, farm, home, loyalty, devotion, humans, unborn, disinvestment, unemployed, homeland, sour

But when nothing is valued for what it is, everything is destined to be wasted. Once the values of things refer only to their future usefulness, then an infinite withdrawal of value from the living present has begun. Nothing (and nobody) can then exist that is not theoretically replaceable by something (or somebody) more valuable. The country that we (or some of us) had thought to make our home becomes instead 'a nation rich in natural resources'; the good bounty of the land begins its mechanical metamorphosis into junk, garbage, silt, poison, and other forms of 'waste.' "The inevitable result of such an economy is that no farm or any other usable property can safely be regarded by anyone as a home, no home is ultimately worthy of our loyalty, nothing is ultimately worth doing, and no place or task or person is worth a lifetime's devotion. 'Waste,' in such an economy, must eventually include several categories of humans--the unborn, the old, 'disinvested' farmers, the unemployed, the 'unemployable.' Indeed, once our homeland, our source, is regarded as a resource, we are all sliding downward toward the ashheap or the dump.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: Home Economics, 1995

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on people, independence, country, and wine

The best people, like the best wines, come from the hills.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 39

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on cities, country, belonging, and home

A city man is a home anywhere, for all big cities are much alike. But a country man has a place where he belongs, where he always returns, and where, when the time comes, he is willing to die.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 108

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by José Protacio Mercado Rizal Alonso on good, evil, love, country, and loyalty

It is enough for the evil people to succeed, for the good people to do nothing.

Jose Rizal

Source: Book: 12 little things every Filipino can do to help our country

Contributed by: L

A Quote by Bahá’u’lláh on earth, country, unity, mankind, service, world, and bahai

That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth. In another passage He hath proclaimed: It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.

Bahá’u’lláh

Source: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

Contributed by: Iohel el profeta

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on woman, country, and world

As a woman I have no country.
As a woman I want no country.
As a woman my country is the whole world.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Contributed by: Nancie

A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on country and potential

The most common commodity in this country is unrealized potential.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on country, darkness, god, history, life, and play

Do not let us speak of darker days, let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days-the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Address at Harrow School, October 1941

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on country, darkness, and life

These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

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