Permanent residency in a country may or may not be sufficient to get you a citizenship there. Read the following famous quotes, quotations & sayings to know how the world feels about it.

Citizenship Quotes

Citizenship means belongingness to a certain country. you are, by default, the citizen of a country that you are born in but you can also, later in your life, get a citizenship of another country if you stay there long enough and fulfill the desired requirements. Citizenship gives you a right to express your ideas and have proprietal rights in a country. If you donít have the citizenship of a country, you aren't allowed to own assets like property ets there. Not to mention, the lack of belongingness and pride you feel when you donttruly belong there. Read these citizenship quotes to understand the pride that it gives.

Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.

- John L. Lewis

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands.

- John L. Lewis

People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.

- Indira Gandhi

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.

- Bill Cosby

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

- Theodore Roosevelt

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

- Nelson Mandela

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

- Thomas Paine

I think I've been a great citizen.

- O. J. Simpson

North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.

- Fidel Castro

Vote early and vote often.

- Al Capone

I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying.

- Eddie Vedder

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

- Malcolm X

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

- James Madison

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

- Thomas Jefferson

If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.

- Henry James

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

- Democracy in America , Alexis de Tocqueville

It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society.

- Alice Paul

Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.

- John Adams

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.

- Timothy Leary

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

- Patrick Henry

I felt early on I wasn't going to be a respectable citizen.

- Cormac McCarthy

The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is supuerior to authority.

- Lord Acton

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.

- Seamus Heaney

The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.

- Jackie Robinson

There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.

- Jackie Robinson

The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.

- Samuel Adams

A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.

- David Lloyd George

The most important change in how one defines the public interest that I have witnessed . . . over the last twenty years has been a deepening concern for the development of character in the citizenry.

- James Q. Wilson

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.

- Jean Paul Sartre

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.

- Benito Mussolini

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

- Bill Vaughan

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.

- Hillary Clinton

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

- Thomas Wolfe

I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers.

- Tina Turner

Indeed, in a free government almost all other rights would become worthless if the government possessed power over the private fortune of every citizen.

- John Marshall

Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy.

- John Conyers

The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror.

- Richard Perle

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