The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
I'm a serious aficionada of country music - Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry. I've even written some songs. They haven't done anything of mine yet. But it's only a matter of time.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.
The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, 'How is the president?'
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
One day in the country Is worth a month in town
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.
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