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Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is an American federal observance. It recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on 17 of September annually.

World Citizens Day also know as World Unity Day is celebrated on 4 November annually.

Following are the Citizenship Quotes and Constitution Quotes with images.

Citizenship Quotes

“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

“Ask not what your country can do for you…Ask what you can do for your country.” » John F. Kennedy

“The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves.” » John F. Kennedy 

“A passive and ignorant citizenry will never create a sustainable world.” » Andrew Gaines

“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” » Thomas Paine

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” » Malcolm X

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” » Thomas Paine

“Today, when the consequences of our actions (and inaction!) reach further into time and space than at any previous point in history, we more than ever need politically engaged citizens.” » Jakob von Uexkull

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” » Thomas Wolfe

“We all have an obligation as citizens of this earth to leave the world a healthier, cleaner, and better place for our children and future generations.” » Blythe Danner

“I think I’ve been a great citizen.” » O. J. Simpson

“The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level.” » Paul Wellstone

“There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.” » Ralph Nader

“The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.” » Alexis de Tocqueville

“Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.” » Bill Cosby

“I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.” » Barack Obama

“North Americans don’t understand… that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.” » Fidel Castro

“What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.” » Johann Kaspar Lavater

“The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.” » Thomas Jefferson

“Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.” » Timothy Leary

“I felt early on I wasn’t going to be a respectable citizen.” » Cormac McCarthy

“Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.” » Hillary Clinton

“The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.” » Plato

“People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.” » Indira Gandhi

“There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.” » Jackie Robinson

“The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.” » Jackie Robinson

“Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” » Jawaharlal Nehru

“Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.” » Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“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

“I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don’t allow us our voice, that’s all I’m saying.” » Eddie Vedder

“Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.” » Abraham Lincoln

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

“Man is at the bottom an animal, midway, a citizen, and at the top, divine. But the climate of this world is such that few ripen at the top.” » Henry Ward Beecher

“You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.” » Jean Paul Sartre

“I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world.” » Socrates

“Let us remember the large numbers of citizens who, day in and day out, through acts of volunteerism large and small, bring hope to so many of the world’s disadvantaged. Let us ensure that this wonderful resource, available in abundance to every nation, is recognized and supported as it works towards a more prosperous and peaceful world.” » Kofi Anna

“Neither democracy nor effective representation is possible until each participant in the group…devotes a measurable part of his life to furthering its existence.” » Lewis Mumford

“Full democracy requires the full participation of women. Your voices are vital. The word ‘vital’ means necessary for life. A democracy, to be fully alive, must include all its citizens.” » Swanee Hunt

“The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.” » Wendell Wilkie

“My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.” » William Lloyd Garrison

“Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion… in private self-defense.” » John Adams

“I remind myself of the power of thought and how it’s my obligation as a citizen (and student) of humanity to propel compassion.” » Alyssa Milano

“The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.” » Gunter Grass

“A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” » Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” » Aristotle

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” » George Jean Nathan

“Indeed, in a free government almost all other rights would become worthless if the government possessed power over the private fortune of every citizen.” » John Marshall

“A politician is a person with whose politics you don’t agree; if you agree with him he’s a statesman.” » David Lloyd George

“Since an informed citizenry is the basis for a healthy democracy, independent, non-corporate media are more crucial today than ever before.” » Dahr Jamail

“Citizenship is what makes a republic — monarchies can get along without it.” » Mark Twain

“We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.” » Woodrow Wilson

“The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions: Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinion? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up, trusting our fellow citizens to join us in our determined pursuit—a living democracy?” » Terry Tempest Williams

“Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.” » Vaclav Havel

“If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident.” » Charles de Montesquieu

“Our true nationality is mankind.” » H.G. Wells

“Democracy is not just a question of having a vote. It consists of strengthening each citizen’s possibility and capacity to participate in the deliberations involved in life in society.” » Fernando Cardoso

“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

“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

“Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.” » President Bill Clinton

“I have no country to fight for: my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.” » Eugene V. Debs

“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.” » Bill Vaughan

“Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.” » Patrick Henry

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