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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  
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 
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 
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 
The Air Age faces mankind with a sharp choice - the choice between Winged Peace or Winged Death. It's up to you.  Billy Bishop 
If the general attitude of Canadians toward their mighty neighbor to the south could be distilled into a single phrase, that phrase would probably be "Oh, shut up." The Americans talked too much, mainly about themselves. Their torrid love affair with their own history and legend exceeded - painfully - the quasi-British Canadian idea of modesty and self-restraint . . . They were forever busting their buttons in spasms of insufferable yahoo pride or all too publicly agonizing over their crises.  Bruce McCall 
Each little Province is a little nation by itself  Charles Tupper 
When the white man came we had the land and they had the bibles; now they have the land and we have the bibles.  Chief Dan George 
Give your head a shake. This is the greatest country in the world.   Curtis Sanderson  
It's like the twinkie of Canadian money. It has this special filling inside. (commenting on the two dollar coin)   Dave Brozik 
Hudson's Bay is certainly a country that Sinbad the Sailor never saw, as he makes no mention of mosquitoes.  David Thompson 
This tree, which grows in our valleys, on our rocks . . .grows fast, and when it is tall and strong, does not fear storms and overcomes the North wind which is unable to shake it. The maple is the king of our forest; it is the emblem of the Canadian people.   Denis-Benjamin Viger 
Canadians, like their historians, have spent too much time remembering conflicts, crises, and failures. They forgot the great, quiet continuity of life in a vast and generous land. A cautious people learns from its past; a sensible people can face its future. Canadians, on the whole, are both.   Desmond Morton 




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