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    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 defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.

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Now the trumpet summons us again -- not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need -- not read more

Now the trumpet summons us again -- not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need -- not as a call to battle, though embattled we are -- but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation" -- a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty and war itself.

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Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's read more

Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.

by Anne Raver Found in: Citizenship Quotes,
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The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing read more

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.

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Citizenship is what makes a republic; monarchies can get along without it

Citizenship is what makes a republic; monarchies can get along without it

by Mark Twain Found in: Citizenship Quotes,
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Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

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

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The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.

The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Citizenship Quotes,
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The most important office ... that of private citizen.

The most important office ... that of private citizen.

by Louis D. Brandeis Found in: Citizenship Quotes,
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No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is read more

No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.

by George Bush Found in: Citizenship Quotes,
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Citizenship comes first today in our crowded world ... No man can enjoy the privileges of education and thereafter with read more

Citizenship comes first today in our crowded world ... No man can enjoy the privileges of education and thereafter with a clear conscience break his contract with society. To respect that contract is to be mature, to strengthen it is to be a good citizen, to do more than your share under it is noble.

by Isaiah Bowman Found in: Citizenship Quotes,
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