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It is good to live for One's country...

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 07, 2007

In Reply to: It is good to live for One's country... posted by Naveen on March 02, 2007

: Please explain the quote " It is good to live for One's country, but better help one's country live"
: Naveen, IV Std

I was unable to find the full quotation, although the first clause is common enough, especially among speechifiers. Perhaps the second clause has never caught on or become popular because the difference between living for one's country and helping one's country live is far from obvious. You might explain it, perhaps, as: what you live for affects you and can do some good. But what you do for your country can affect a great many people and do a lot of good.

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