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Quotations on Citizenship

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Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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.

~ John F. Kennedy

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

~ Louis D. Brandeis

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Socrates ... said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

~ Plutarch

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.

~ Andrew Jackson

Voting is the least arduous of a citizen's duties. He has the prior and harder duty of making up his mind.

~ Ralph Barton Perry

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