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Famous Canadian Quotes

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Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world.  Tommy Douglas 
Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.  Tommy Douglas 
I am hurt, but I am not slain. I shall lay me down and bleed a while, then rise and fight again." (originally said by Sir Andrew Barton)  Tommy Douglas 
The [Liberal] federal government's trouble is that they have a wishbone where they should have a backbone.  Tommy Douglas 
If I had a kid who was 16 that was qualified to play junior in Canada, I would send him with a red bow on his ass.   Uwe Krupp 2006 German Jr's coach 
The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.   V. S. Pritchett 
Canada is probably the most free country in the world where a man still has room to breathe, to spread out, to move forward, to move out, an open country with an open frontier. Canada has created harmony and cooperation among ethnic groups, and it must take this experience to the world because there is yet to be such an example of harmony and cooperation among ethnic groups.   Valentyn Moroz 
What we do should have a Canadian character. Nobody looks his best in somebody else's clothes.   Vincent Massey 
The great themes of Canadian history are as follows: Keeping the Americans out, keeping the French in, and trying to get the Natives to somehow disappear.   Will Ferguson 
I read and learned and fretted more about Canada after I left than I ever did while I was home. I absorbed anything I could on topics that ranged from Folklore to history to political mainifestos... I ranted and raved and seethed about things beyond my control. In short I acted like a Canadian.   Will Ferguson 
With or without the Royals, we are not Americans. Nor are we British. Or French. Or Void. We are something else. And the sooner we define this, the better.   Will Ferguson 
Many Canadian nationalists harbour the bizarre fear that should we ever reject royalty, we would instantly mutate into Americans, as though the Canadian sense of self is so frail and delicate a bud, that the only thing stopping it from being swallowed whole by the US is an English lady in a funny hat.   Will Ferguson 
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada are the horns, the head, the neck, the shins, and the hoof of the ox, and the United States are the ribs, the sirloin, the kidneys, and the rest of the body  William Cobbett  
The romantic life of each colony also has a special flavour - Australian rhyme is a poetry of the horse; Canadian, of the canoe.  William Douw Lighthall 
Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people.  William L. M. King 
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.   William L. M. King  
"Once a nation parts with the control of its currency and credit, it matters not who makes the nations laws. Usury, once in control, will wreck any nation. Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most sacred responsibility, all talk of the sovereignty of parliament and of democracy is idle and futile." Upon nationalizing the Bank of Canada in 1938   William Lyon Mackenzie King 
The Scots are the backbone of Canada. They are all right in their three vital parts -- head, heart and haggis  William Osler  
There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.  Winston Churchill 




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