28 Greatest Quotes About Citizens

A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals. Fyodor Dostoevsky
I'm not a politician by profession. I am a citizen who decided I had to be personally involved. Ronald Reagan
No one is born a good citizen or a good democrat or a good leader; it takes time and education. Kofi Annan
Of all the treasures a state can possess, the human lives of its citizens are for us the most precious. Joseph Stalin
Our democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted. Barack Obama
The state is the servant of the citizen, and not his master. John F. Kennedy
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness. Mahatma Gandhi
A merchant, it has been said very properly, is not necessarily the citizen of any particular country. Adam Smith
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world. Socrates
Congress shall never disarm any citizen unless such as are or have been in actual rebellion. James Madison
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens. Daniel Webster
Citizens are not born, but made. Baruch Spinoza
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. Jimmy Carter
And where the rewards for merit are greatest, there are found the best citizens. Thucydides
Under our scheme of government the waste of public money is a crime against the citizen. Grover Cleveland
I'm a happy person but an angry citizen. Lewis Black
The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi. Medgar Evers
Our citizens have the right to protection from the incompetency of public employees who hold their places solely as the reward of partisan service. Grover Cleveland
A true patriot would keep the attention of his fellow citizens awake to their grievances, and not allow them to rest till the causes of their just complaints are removed. Samuel Adams
Citizens, did you want a revolution without revolution? Maximilien Robespierre
You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen. Ban Ki-moon
When it comes to my rights as an American citizen, and yours, I am a triumphalist and an absolutist. Anything less is an insult. James Meredith
What right can give anyone authority to inflict torture upon a citizen when it is still unknown whether he is innocent or guilty? Catherine the Great
It's time to open the space frontier to citizen explorers. Buzz Aldrin
La más común y duradera fuente de fraccionamiento ha sido la variada y desigual distribución de la propiedad. James Madison
Everyone who receives protection from the society owes a return for the benefit. John Stuart Mill
[Belafonte]'d take me to perform for Martin Luther King's cause. But when they were marching I did not take part, because I was not a citizen. Miriam Makeba