150+ Famous Country Quotes About Life, Love & Success

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Welcome to a collection of Famous Country Quotes About Life, Love & Success, featuring the Best Country Quotes that resonate with timeless wisdom.

In this compilation, you will find inspiring words from iconic figures, encapsulating the essence of rural insights.

These quotes not only touch the hearts of country music enthusiasts but also serve as valuable life lessons. People often use these heartwarming quotes for motivation, finding solace in tough times, and expressing their love and admiration for cherished ones.

Let these simple yet profound country quotes inspire and uplift you on your journey through life.

Best Country Quotes

I’m a country girl. I have to be in nature, so my daughter is exposed to it a lot. – Salma Hayek


Here were these men from the town, having eaten and drunk, standing beside him whose children were starving and eating the very earth of the fields; here they were, come to squeeze his land from him in his extremity. – Pearl S. Buck


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


I was captured by the songs as much as the singer. They grabbed my heart. The reality of Country Music moved me. Even when I was a kid, I liked the sad songs… songs that talked about true life. I recognized this music as a simple plea. It beckoned me. – Harlan Howard


Our country is the world–our countrymen are mankind. – William Lloyd Garrison


Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. – Steve Earle


The best fashion advice I’d say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that’s how you’re gonna look your best ’cause when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too. – Ariana Grande


Where liberty is, there is my country. – Benjamin Franklin


Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise, you will never see the opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; You will feel you are not deserving. – Maxwell Maltz


I’ve always liked country music. It’s a certain aspect of America that goes back to the British Isles and the influence is very native to America. – Robert Duvall


Friendship among nations, as among individuals, calls for constructive efforts to muster the forces of humanity in order that an atmosphere of close understanding and cooperation may be cultivated. -Franklin D. Roosevelt


A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. – Aristotle


Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity. – Nelson Mandela


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis


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


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


Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country. – Steven Wright


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


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


A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to having it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness. ― Leo Tolstoy


In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it anymore.


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


In many developing countries, girls don’t go to school. They stay at home. They are at the water wells, bringing water back and forth to the village. Or they are doing chores, preparing meals, farming. Some cultures think girls and women shouldn’t be educated, and those are very often the places where the treatment of women and girls is the worst. – Laura Bush


It was a good morning, there were high white clouds above the mountains. It had rained a little in the night and it was fresh and cool on the plateau, and there was a wonderful view. We all felt good and we felt healthy, and I felt quite friendly to Cohn. You could not be upset about anything on a day like that. That was the last day before the fiesta. – Hemingway


I don’t know why we like [Country Music.] Some of it I don’t think we do like […] I think it speaks to our basic fundamental feelings, you know. 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 territories, Country Music does. – Johnny Cash


There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their number than the greatness of a man is determined by his height. – Victor Hugo


You have to grow up, start paying rent and have your heart broken before you understand country.-Emmylou Harris


From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today. – John Hoeven


A wise traveler never despises his own country. – William Hazlitt


Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution. – Deepak Chopra


I still feel like that 17-year-old-kid that fell in love with country music, but I also am allowed to write songs about being a man, too, which I think is the coolest place I’ve ever been in my life. – Dierks Bentley


Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. – Cicero


A hick town is one in which there is no place to go where you shouldn’t be. – Alexander Woollcott


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. – Theodore Roosevelt


No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he is vigilant in its preservation. – Gen. Douglas MacArthur


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


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


Pink is the navy blue of India.  – Diana Vreeland


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


No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way. -Robert Baden-Powell


We do not need to get good laws to restrain bad people. We need to get good people to restrain us from bad laws. ― G.K. Chesterton


Beyond the old hospital were the new brick pavilions, and there we met every afternoon and were all very polite and interested in what was the matter and sat in the machines that were to make so much difference.


A country girl can talk her way out of a ticket. – Kellie Pickler


In the Basque country the land all looks very rich and green and the houses and villages look well-off and clean… the houses in the villages had red-tiled roofs, and then the road turned off and commenced to climb and we were going way up close along a hillside, with a valley below and hills stretched off back toward the sea.  – Hemingway


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


It didn’t make much difference what time of night it was, whenever [my father would] come in drunk, he’d say, “Get up and sing me some songs.” We didn’t want to sing but we sang. – George Jones


The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. – Thomas Paine


It’s never been for the love of money. I thank God for it because it makes me a living. But I sing because I love it, not because of the dollar signs.  – George Jones


The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. – Jeff Miller


America is the best half-educated country in the world. – Nicholas Murray Butler


Terrorism has replaced Communism as the rationale for the militarization of the country [America], for military adventures abroad, and for the suppression of civil liberties at home. It serves the same purpose, serving to create hysteria. – HOWARD ZINN


I’m really annoyed by the wave of country music that’s just a list of stuff. It almost sounds like L.A. people writing country music, because it’s just a list of stuff: ‘My pickup truck and my cowboy boots and my Levi’s jeans and my girlfriend with the short shorts.’ It’s so boring. – Kathleen Hanna


A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory. – Giuseppe Mazzini


City life – millions of people being lonesome together. – Henry David Thoreau


Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. – Harry S. Truman


Do some selfless service for people who are in need. Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves. – Nina Hagen


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


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


I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me ‘understand’ something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.  – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. – Will Rogers


Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it’s not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you’ve been to. I’m not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don’t have to be like anyone else. I’m walking on the wall and nobody can stop me. ― Hugo Hamilton


We’ve Tweeted him, we’ve stalked him [on] Facebook. We thought because he was so into volleyball he would have got back to us. But no luck so far. – April Ross


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


[My parents] worked hard all week long, and the way they celebrated and rejoiced in life was by making music on weekends. And that music was Country Music. – Rodney Crowell


Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just. – Thomas Jefferson


I’ve seen country music go uptown as we say, and I’m proud I was there when it happened. – Loretta Lynn


Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country. – Maximilien Robespierre


I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. – Nathan Hale


You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. – Eric Hoffer


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


At a certain time in our existential experience, we must just not want better for ourselves, but for our country and the success of our countrymen. – Henry Johnson Jr.


We might define an eccentric as a man who is a law unto himself, and a crank as one who had determined what the law insists on laying it down to others. – Louis Kronenberger


This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. – Abraham Lincoln


I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be ‘happy’. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something to have made some difference that you lived at all. – Leo Rosten


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


Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. – George Washington


French is the language that turns dirt into romance. – Stephen King


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


I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that you, we – we own this country. We – we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours. – Clint Eastwood


The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country. ― George S. Patton Jr.


That is the mystery about writing: it comes out of afflictions, out of the gouged times, when the heart is cut open. – Edna O’Brien


Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.  – Mason Cooley


It’s just a sound and a feeling that’s in the music. And you either hear it and appreciate it, or you don’t. – Emmylou Harris


Our country. In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country right or wrong! – Stephen Decatur


Ninety-nine percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the jukebox play. – Willie Nelson


Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That’s the greatness of this country. – Rafael Cruz


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


I think serving your government is the greatest thing in the world. – Alphonso Jackson


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


My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. – Mark Twain


The country has charms only for those not obliged to stay there. – Edouard Manet


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


America’s Armed Forces are essential background to much of what the U.S. accomplishes internationally. – Richard N. Haass


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


To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.  – George Santayana


A war between Europeans is a civil war. – Victor Hugo


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


Safety and security are the most basic job of government. I understand that – both as a mayor who works every day to secure public safety and reduce crime and also as someone who deployed in uniform to Afghanistan because I believed joining the military was part of my duty to help keep my country safe. – Pete Buttigieg


In this country, we have no place for hyphenated Americans. ― Theodore Roosevelt


Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. – Taylor Swift


The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind. – Alan Brien


Oh, I think it’s definitely spiritual. All music is. I think it’s maybe one of the highest forms of spirituality. – Willie Nelson


Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free. – Montesquieu


It costs a lot of money to look this cheap. – Dolly Parton


Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. – Marquis de Lafayette


I’m really proud of you for having come this far every single one of you, wherever you are, you’re on your way you are getting there! And don’t worry so much! Just that’s what we need to stop doing stop worrying so much and start observing a little bit more. – MaryAnne Ysabella


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


Even if my country does seem to have forgotten me, I have always thought about it. – José Rizal


In small settlements, everyone knows your affairs. In the big city, everyone does not – only those you choose to tell will know about you. This is one of the attributes of cities that is precious to most city people. – Jane Jacobs


Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime. – George Henry Borrow


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ― Mahatma Gandhi


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


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


The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us. – John Williams


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


I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. – James Baldwin


India is not a nation, nor a country. It is a subcontinent of nationalities. ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah


I was lonelier than I should be, for a woman in love, or half in love. – Edna O’Brien


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


I am deeply stoned on the intoxicating effects of  Country Music. – Cary Ann Hearst


The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. – Lord Acton


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


We’ve got to have a country. – Donald Trump


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


America is a leap of the imagination. From its beginning, people had only a persistent idea of what a good country should be. The idea involved freedom, equality, justice, and the pursuit of happiness. -Ian Frazier


If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know and not be known, live in a city. – Charles Caleb Colton


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


Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ― Martin Luther King Jr.


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


[P]atriotism… is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.  – Adlai Stevenson


We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes on his own behalf helps to mold the universe.  – Jerome K. Jerome


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


There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. – Walt Whitman


He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away, but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth. He longed to shut out the immensity in a quiet room by a fire. ― J R R Tolkien


Everything will be okay in the end. If it`s not okay then there is always beer. – Granger Smith


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


You’ve got to capture an audience. You don’t go out there and just sing, or just play. If you can’t capture an audience, you might as well not be out there. – Roy Acuff


There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country. – Joseph Addison


I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they had a Roy Acuff so I started singing like myself. – Hank Williams


We are a strong democratic country. – Aleksander Kwasniewski


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


The truest test of civilization is not the census, size of cities, or crops; but the kind of man the country turns out. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Farmers worry only during the growing season, but town people worry all the time. – Edgar Watson Howe


Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. – Muhammad Ali


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


The proper means of increasing the love we bear in our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.  – William Shenstone


The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.  – Karl Marx


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


It is very unusual for a country to ask guys who are not politicians to come and run the country. -Mario Monti


As the day is to a sword, the night is to a shield. ― Anthony Liccione

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