Citizen Sayings and Quotes

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

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.     

Louis D. Brandeis

Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.     

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

It's important for the citizens of this country and the citizens of the world to know there were more American citizens on that flight than citizens from any other country.     

James Hall

The good citizen need not of necessity possess the virtue which makes a good man.     


The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.     

Thomas Jefferson

As long as ordinary citizens are as corrupt as the politicians in their daily lifestyle, the country will continue to suffer.     

Sunday Adelaja

The most important thing an institution does is not to prepare a student for a career but for a life as a citizen.     

Frank Newman

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.     

Francis Bacon

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.     

Jesse Ventura

Our citizens deserve the best and they're not getting the best right now. There are some things that are suffering because you just can't give it your entire effort. This is not really the way we want to do this.     

Sonia Brock

Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.     

Stephen Breyer

The citizens begin by giving up some part of the constitution, and so with greater ease the government change something else which is a little more important, until they have undermined the whole fabric of the state.     


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 defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.     

Andrew Jackson

Every good citizen should be willing to devote a brief time during some one day in the year, when necessary, to the making up of a listing of his income for taxes to contribute to his Government, not the scriptural tithe, but a small percentage of his net profits.     

Cordell Hull

The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.     

William Jennings Bryan

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.     

Winston Churchill

When the citizens at large administer the state for the common interest, the government is called by the generic name a constitution.     


The decisions of citizens either in matters of private business or political life of the nation, are directly related to the prevailing value system of the nation.     

Sunday Adelaja

Citizens in a democracy need diverse sources of news and information.     

Bernie Sanders

To require a citizen to sign a loyalty oath is to destroy some of the loyalty he could otherwise claim, since any subsequent loyal behavior may then be attributed to the oath.     

B. F. Skinner

A citizen should render to the state all the services he can as soon as the sovereign demands them.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Martha Gellhorn

To be a citizen in a democracy, a human being must be given a healthy start.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

To be a good citizen, it's important to be able to put yourself in other people's shoes and see the big picture. If everything you see is rooted in your own identity, that becomes difficult or impossible.     

Eli Pariser

It is a duty of every citizen to pray for those who are authority and the nation; so that each one of us may live a peaceful and quiet lives in sacredness.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved it's the citizen who changes things.     

Jose Saramago

A knowledgeable citizen is a powerful citizen because knowledge is power! Make your nation a powerful one. Keep reading to acquire more knowledge! Let books be your friends; never disappoint them by not studying them frequently!     

Israelmore Ayivor

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

Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

Citizens are all equal in politics: we each have one vote.     

Elayne Boosler

The great mass of our citizens require only to understand matters rightly, to form right decisions.     

George Washington

Good citizenship and defending democracy means living up to the ideals and values that make this country great.     

Ronald Reagan

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.     

Philip Wylie

The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.     

J. William Fulbright

The citizen giving a statement to the government is not greeted in any way by the government, and the government is giving a notice to the public not to be greeted in any way by the citizen.     

Enock Maregesi

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

Albert Einstein