I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation.
Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
Citizenship is what makes a republic; monarchies can get along without it
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.
In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance
The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.
It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history
Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS -- our inferior one varies with the place.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.
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