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Waverley Lewis Root Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Waverley Lewis Root.

Every country possesses, it seems, the sort of cuisine it deserves,
which is to say the sort of cuisine it is appreciative enough to want.
- Waverley Lewis Root

It is the destiny of mint to be crushed.
- Waverley Lewis Root

The turkey has a destiny which ends on San Martino's day.
- Waverley Lewis Root

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

You can find your way across this country using burger
joints the way a navigator uses stars.
- Charles Kuralt

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

In a progressive country change is constant;
change is inevitable.
- Benjamin Disraeli

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Government in the U.S.
today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
- Norman Cousins

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part
of the globe at every moment of time.
- Henry A. Kissinger

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
- Tarja Halonen

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- Nathan Hale

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

The love of one's country is a splendid thing.
But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried
out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror.
They were acts of war.
- George W. Bush

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving
in this country because food isn't available.
- Ronald Reagan

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag,
but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Also the fact that anything he does is seen and heard by the entire country,
not just his actual audience or those who live in the
region he happens to be in.
- Robert Teeter

Yet since the 1950s, little has been done to prepare
for our country's current or future energy needs.
- Cathy McMorris

My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title
of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country.
- Wolfman Jack

We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country.
Either a man is an American and nothing else,
or he is not an American at all.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Country people do not behave as if they think life is short;
they live on the principle that it is long,
and savor variations of the kind best appreciated if most days are the same.
- Edward Hoagland

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
- Will Rogers

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

Country has been a wonderful outlet for me.
- Suzy Bogguss

There are hard choices to be made in balancing the
country's security and an individual's liberties.
But it is a choice that has to be faced.
- Charles Kennedy

I think family movies have gotten so rich in this country.
- Rachel Griffiths

John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country.
It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few
but brings danger to the many.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

As polarized as we have been, we Americans are locked
in a cultural war for the soul of our country.
- Patrick Buchanan

I am confident that I can serve my country without
being involved as the president of the country now.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working
Americans across the country,
are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.
- John Conyers

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S.
Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our
country has ever been to being even.
- Will Rogers

The fact is that we cannot drill our way to independence.
We cannot drill our way to freedom, and we cannot drill
our way to create jobs in this country.
- Jay Inslee

If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception
from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices,
we can restore our country to greatness.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Most artists come in and out of the country,
they stay may be 2 weeks - or a month max and then they leave.
- Edwin Starr

Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
- Charles Churchill


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