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To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.   Adrienne Clarkson 
We only need to look at what we are really doing in the world and at home and we'll know what it is to be Canadian.  Adrienne Clarkson 
Stumbling through darkness and racing through light, we have persisted in the creation of a Canadian civilization.   Adrienne Clarkson 
Canadians can be radical, but they must be radical in their own peculiar way, and that way must be in harmony with our national traditions and ideals.  Agnes MacPhail 
Yes, if I were dead. - (when asked if they would say nice things about her if she were dead)   Agnes Macphail  
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.   Alexander Graham Bell 
Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do you will be certain to find something you have never seen before.  Alexander Graham Bell 
The term "eh?"- pronounced like a long A - is usually affixed to every sentence out of a Canadian's mouth, from the sublime ("I love you, eh?") to the ridiculous (Let's get married, eh?") and everything in between ("Gimme a pack of Export, eh?")  Allan Gould 
The crisis of Canada today is the combination of economic problems facing us and the increasing impotency of governments that lack either the will or the resources to do much about it. The tragedy of Canada today is that just when we need a country that's pulling together in common cause, we have one that keeps finding new ways to pull itself apart.   Angus Reid 
God Bless America, but God help Canada to put up with them!   Anonymous 
Canada is like your attic, you forget that it's up there, but when you go, it's like "Oh man, look at all this great stuff!"   Anonymous 
Give me a good canoe, a pair of Jibway snowshoes, my beaver, my family and ten thousand square miles of wilderness and I am happy.  Archie Belaney (Grey Owl) 
I am told that the Inuit have some sixty words for snow... for different kinds of snow. That doesn't surprise me; they see a lot of it. I live considerably south of the tree line, but even I have seventeen words for snow - none of them usable in public.  Arthur Black 
Canada is one of the most impressive countires in the world  Barack Obama 
"I take tips from Canada on a lot of things"  Barack Obama 
We are lucky to live in a country as rich as ours. To break it apart would be asinine in the highest degree.   Barry Gerding 
A good friend says, sometimes, that the difference between Canada and the United States is that the United States are a great country, with a great people, who are not as great as they think they are; and Canada is a great country, inhabited by a great people who are much greater than they believe themselves to be.  Beecham Trotter 
Canada has shown the world how to balance freedom with compassion and tradition with innovation, in your efforts to provide health care to all your citizens, to treat your senior citizens with the dignity and respect they deserve, to take on tough issues like the move afoot to outlaw automatic weapons designed for killing and not for hunting.... ~1995. Address to Canadian House of Commons  Bill Clinton 
In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.  Bill Clinton  
The Air Age faces mankind with a sharp choice - the choice between Winged Peace or Winged Death. It's up to you.  Billy Bishop