' No one is born a good citizen, no nation is born a democracy. Rather both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its lifeline. ' - Kofi Anan (Secretary-General, United Nations)
The dictionary definition of the word "citizenship" is as follows:
noun. The status of a citizen with its attendant duties, rights, and privileges.
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The state, status of being a citizen with rights and duties.
The quality of an individual's behavior as a citizen; as in "award for good citizenship".
The dictionary definition of the word "citizen" is:
A person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalisation to the protection of a state or nation.
A resident of a city or town, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there.
A native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place: "We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community" (Franklin D. Roosevelt, ex-president of USA).
- Gunter Grass
|The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.|
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