country

A Quote by William Cowper on country, faults, and love

England, with all thy faults I love thee still, My country!

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Task, book ii. The Timepiece, line 206.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Cowper on country and god

God made the country, and man made the town.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Task

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Congreve on country

in

I nauseate walking; 'tis a country diversion, I loathe the country.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Way of the World, 1700

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on country, fate, and love

I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate, Those that I guard I do not love; My country is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan's poor.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on birds, country, death, generations, men, music, sensuality, and songs

That is no country for old men. The young In one another's arms, birds in the trees - Those dying generations-at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unaging intellect.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. Sailing to Byzantium

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Willa Sibert Cather on country and seasons

There is something frank and joyous and young in the open face of the country. It gives itself ungrudgingly to the moods of the season, holding nothing back.

Willa Cather (1873 - 1947)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Will Rogers on country and needs

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Will Rogers on country and government

Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Will Rogers on country and reform

Banking and after-dinner speaking are two of the most nonessential industries we have in this country. I am ready to reform, if they are.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Will Rogers on comedy, country, and presidency

Will Rogers used to say he wouldn't run for president no matter how badly the country needed a comedian.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content