84+ Best Country Quotes: Exclusive Selection

It’s great for a lot of people living in the country. There are bad things as well as great. The noise and crowds of the city can tire you. Beautiful country quotes will show you the good and bad aspects of country life while reminding you of the simple pleasures of home.

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Most Famous Country Quotes

I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. – Vita Sackville West

If country life is healthful to the body, it is no less so to the mind. – Giovanni Ruffini

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. – Theodore Roosevelt

The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? – Pablo Casals

City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life. –Mason Cooley

The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God, but in cities little else but the works of men. And the one makes a better subject for contemplation than the other. – William Penn

The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the perfect musical drama. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

God made the country, and man-made the town. – William Cowper

The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sun shines brighter in the country, making people more wholesome. – Lori Lansens

Country life has its advantages…You sit on the veranda drinking tea and your ducklings swim on the pond, and everything smells good… and there are gooseberries. – Anton Chekhov

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. – Paul Sweeney

Patriotism is not the same as nationalism, because love of country is not the same as worship of country. – John Chandler

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. – Garth Brooks

Patriotism is a thing of the heart. A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country. – Charles Edward Jefferson

The blues. It runs through all American music. Somebody bending the note. The other is the two-beat groove. It’s in New Orleans music, it’s in jazz, it’s in country music, it’s in gospel. – Wynton Marsalis

Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country. – Bertrand Russell

I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country. – Amos Bronson Alcott

What a strange development of patriotism that turns a thinking being into a loyal machine! – Emma Goldman

Our country is wherever we are well off. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses. – PJ Harvey

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Patriotism is love of country. But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don’t always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good. – Cory Booker

As a young boy growing up in rural India, most of what I knew of the world was what I could see around me. But each night, I would look at the Moon – it was impossibly far away, yet it held a special attraction because it allowed me to dream beyond my village and country and think about the rest of the world and space. – Naveen Jain

Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are. – Faith Hill

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. – Ernest Hemingway

There ought to be system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. – Edmund Burke

Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. – Dolly Parton

Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. – Mason Cooley

In the end, for congenial sympathy, for poetry, for work, for original feeling and expression, for perfect companionship with one’s friends – give me the country. – D. H. Lawrence

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. – Clarence Darrow

Country music busts the wall between performer and audience. There’s a connection because there’s a vulnerability, a confessional quality, to so much of the songwriting. Those lyrics take you in. – Hunter Hayes

It seems that with other kinds of music, they are looking for the next big thing, but with country music, they might be looking for that, but they also want to have that warm blanket that helped them through that relationship or that singer they have always loved. – Darius Rucker

Country things are the necessary root of our life – and that remains true even of a rootless and tragically urban civilization. To live permanently away from the country is a form of slow death. – Esther Meynell

I can’t but say it is an awkward sight to see one’s native land receding through the growing waters; it unmans one quiet, especially when life is rather new. – Lord Byron

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. – Louis Pasteur

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. – Theodore Roosevelt

I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad. – Beth Ditto

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. – James Bryce

Roses are red, mud is brown. ’round here we party with the radio up and tailgate down. – Earl Dibbles Jr

Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does. – Johnny Cash

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. – George Bernard Shaw

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The higher the truck, the closer to God. – Earl Dibbles Jr

My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to heav’n is sent, long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content! – Robert Burns

I do think I’m country, but your definition of that word might be different from my definition. In my opinion, country music, the sound of country, has always evolved. But the one thing that has not changed is the story element. And I think country songs are truthful songs about life written by country people. – Sam Hunt

We have that storytelling history in country and bluegrass and old time and folk music, blues – all those things that combine to make up the genre. It was probably storytelling before it was songwriting, as far as country music is concerned. It’s fun to be a part of that and tip the hat to that. You know and keep that tradition alive. – Chris Stapleton

Patriotism is a salt against rottenness, a glorious spur to high endeavor; it recovers the half-obliterated virtue of loyalty, calls every man to service, and ennobles great and small alike. – Percy Dearmer

My previous visits to Australia created fantastic memories, so I’m definitely looking forward to another visit. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I think every person in the entire country is nice. Seriously, I haven’t seen or heard of a mean person yet. And they love country music. – Joe Nichols

You’re the rock in my roll. You’re good for my soul. It’s true. I’m head over boots for you. – Jon Pardi

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. – Abraham Lincoln

Hold the door, say please, say thank you. Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie. I know you got mountains to climb but always stay humble and kind. – Tim McGraw

The essence of patriotism is the sacrifice of personal interest to public welfare. – William H. Burnham

We’re like fire and gasoline. I’m no good for you, you’re no good for me. We only bring each other tears and sorrow. – Chris Young

Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. – Mark Twain

You get your hands in it, plant your roots in it. Dusty headlights dance with your boots in it. – Florida Georgia Line

I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, ‘I want to be a country music star.’ Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, ‘I want you to go to college.’ So, we had a discussion. And I’m pretty stubborn. I’m a lot like him. And he said, ‘If you go to college and graduate, I’ll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.’ So, he bribed me. – Eric Church

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth. – Stonewall Jackson

Might have a little mud on my boots but we’re gonna dance the dust right off them tonight. – Jon Pardi

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

Not by human dwellings – not in crowded cities alone, are the sights and sounds of life. The wildest places of the earth are full of them. – Solomon Northup

She was like oh my god this is my song. I’ve been listening to the radio all night long. – Luke Bryan

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If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. – Ronald Reagan

I loved Roy Acuff with all my heart, and I never dreamed I’d be able to meet him or see him onstage, or especially become good friends with him. For all this to happen, it’s hard to explain what a dream this is when you love something as much as I love traditional country music. – George Jones

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. – J. Horace Mcfarland

The fresh and crisp air of the country reminds us that our blood surges from of the natural world and how tied we are to the sprung rhythms of earth and sky, weather and season. – Kilroy J. Oldster

I think country music is popular – has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it’s simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches. – Dolly Parton

If it’s a good song and it fits me, that’s what I’m going to do, I’m not out there trying to change the world. I’m just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can. – George Strait

It is sweet to serve one’s country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words. – Sallust

A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world. – Willie Nelson

Modern love – in the movies and music – especially country music is full of tales of women exacting sweet revenge on the men who done them wrong. – Mary Kay Andrews

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. – Edward Abbey

I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music. – George Strait

Being in the country is like being in a dream – one doesn’t quite know who one is. There is an anonymity to it all – that strange human creature that is me, one among all. – Meia Geddes

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. – Shania Twain

To be really cosmopolitan a man must be at home even in his own country. – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Country music is three chords and the truth. – Harlan Howard

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. – Charles De Gaulle

Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We’re storytellers. – Lionel Richie

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs. – Taylor Swift

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism. – Joe Biden

You know, traditional country music is something that’s going to be around forever. I’m not worried about it. – George Strait

You have the ability to write melodies and to put lyrics that mean something: to speak about life and what people are going through in their everyday ups and downs, the good times and the bad times. Country music has always talked about life, I think; that’s what I’ve always loved about it. – Jimi Westbrook

My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It’s when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place. – Taylor Swift

I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down. – Bob Newhart

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