Best Quotes from Tommy Douglas

Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world.

Tommy Douglas

My dream is for people around the world to look up and to see Canada like a little jewel sitting at the top of the continent.

Tommy Douglas

Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.

Tommy Douglas

I don’t mind being a symbol but I don’t want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I’ve seen what the pigeons do to them.

Tommy Douglas

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it’s doing in the Maritimes.

Tommy Douglas

I’m sure that the standard of public morality we’ve helped build will force government in Canada to approve complete health insurance.

Tommy Douglas

Setting people to spy on one another is not the way to protect freedom.

Tommy Douglas

I remember burying a girl fourteen years of age who had died with a ruptured appendix… I buried a good many people that I knew, some of whom I loved.

Tommy Douglas