Canada Day Quotes
Canada Day commemorates the formation of the British North American Union on July 1, 1867. Four provinces, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick became a self-governing body under Great Britain's dominion. Originally named Dominion Day, the name was changed in 1983. Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st each year.
Canada has always been known for its peaceful people, vibrant culture, and beautiful countryside. But even more that, Canada is known for its patriotism. On Canadian Remembrance Day, let us salute those patriotic men and women who served the nation selflessly. Here are Canadian Remembrance Day quotes to share with your Canadian friends and relatives.
"Canada is a country so square that even the female impersonators are women."
"Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A."
John Maynard Keynes
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
"Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States."
J. Bartlet Brebner
"Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad."
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
Thomas Dunn English
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument to-day, and for aye.
"Your majesty, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and Madame Houde thanks you from her bottom too."
Montreal Mayor Camillien Houde, in 1939 to King George VI
"I'm not an American! I am a Canadian. I come from a "nice," thoroughly unrealistic country."
Patriotism is not dying for one's country, it is living for one's contry. And for humanity. Perhaps that is not as romantic, but it's better.
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.
Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.
Whether we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves and less self-doubt and hesitation; strong in the conviction that the destiny of Canada is to unite, not divide; sharing in cooperation, not in separation or in conflict; respecting our past and welcoming our future.
Canadian nationalism is a subtle, easily misunderstood but powerful reality, expressed in a way that is not to state directed -- something like a beer commercial or the death of a significant Canadian figure.
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.
"Canada is the greatest nation in this country."
Former Toronto Mayor Allan Lamport
"The beaver, which has come to represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite off it's own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees."
"Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain."
Pierre E. Trudeau
"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe."