Citizenship Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old citizenship quotes, citizenship sayings, and citizenship proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Strengthening our identity is one way or reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.     

David Blunkett

A citizenship of wholesale delegation and abdication to public and private power systems, such as prevails now, makes such periodic checks as elections little more than rituals.

Ralph Nader

Citizenship is an attitude, a state of mind, an emotional conviction that the whole is greater than the part. and that the part should be humbly proud to sacrifice itself that the whole may live.     

Robert A. Heinlein

The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.

Bainbridge Colby

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.     

Martha Gellhorn

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.     

Ralph Nader

Citizenship means every four years you put a mark somewhere and you go home and let other guys run the world. It's a very destructive ideology.

Noam Chomsky

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.

Albert Einstein

Active citizenship begins with an envisioning of the desired outcome and a conscious application of spiritual principles.     

Dennis Kucinich

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

Jawaharlal Nehru

We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.     

Patch Adams

We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.

Woodrow Wilson

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Aristotle

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 its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.     

Andrew Jackson

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.     

Isaiah Bowman

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

Mark Twain

They're being good citizens without the right to citizenship.     

Hector Flores

Our citizenship is in eternity; history is our temporary residence.     

Erwin McManus

No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.

Kofi Annan

Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong.

Charles Handy