10 Famous Quotes By Pierre Trudeau

Father of the current prime minister, Mr. Pierre Trudeau is one of the most famous prime ministers in Canadian history. He had a lot of quotes, a talkative man, but below we only list 10 of his famous quotes (he had way more).

If Canada is to survive, it can only survive in mutual respect and in love for one another.

Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.

We wish nothing more, but we will accept nothing less. Masters in our own house we must be, but our house is the whole of Canada.

A country, after all, is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids, and then leave standing there to defy eternity. A country is something that is built every day out of certain basic shared values.

You just cannot cut a country in two any more than you can cut a human being in two. If you do, you do not have two human beings; you have a corpse.

We must now establish the basic principles, the basic values and beliefs which hold us together as Canadians so that beyond our regional loyalties there is a way of life and a system of values which make us proud of the country that has given us such freedom and such immeasurable joy.

It is wonderful to be despised, if, deep down, we know we are right.

Bilingualism is not an imposition on the citizens. The citizens can go on speaking one language or six languages, or no languages if they so choose. Bilingualism is an imposition on the state and not the citizens.

I think that the only ultimate guide we have is our conscience, and if the law of the land goes against our conscience I think we should disobey the law.

There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an “all Canadian” boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate.

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