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Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.

Robert Frost, poet

The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.

John Ruskin, writer

The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.

Stanley Kubrick, director

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.

Bob Geldof, actor

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Albert Einstein, physicist

I don't even know what street Canada is on.

Al Capone, criminal

We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.

Golda Meir, leader

There are few virtues that the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided.

Winston Churchill, politician

The Irish are a fair people: They never speak well of one another.

Samuel Johnson, author

France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.

Mark Twain, author

Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.

Mark Twain, author

An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.

Austin O'Malley, physicist

We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination.

John F. Kennedy, president

The French complain of everything, and always.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.

Pope John XXIII, clergyman

It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it.

Albert Camus, philosopher

States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.

Plato, philosopher

How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!

Voltaire, writer

It is easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer

I find that the Americans have no passions, they have appetites.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort,

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

George Orwell, author

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.

Rudyard Kipling, writer

Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young.

Samuel Johnson, author

The Irish ignore anything they can't drink or punch.


Nations, like men, have their infancy.

Henry Bolingbroke, royalty

Bulls get rich, bears get rich, but pigs get slaughtered An Irishman is never at his best except when fighting.


How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese?

Charles De Gaulle, leader

Corporate nationalism to me is a little bit like what would have happened if Hitler had won. It's scary stuff. It's totalitarianism in a different from, under a different flavour.

Lance Henriksen, actor

The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

There is always something new out of Africa.

Pliny The Elder, author

It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles.

Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.

Douglas William Jerrold, dramatist

The maxim of the British people is Business as usual.

Winston Churchill, politician

There's always something fishy about the French.

Noel Coward, playwright

I am the state.

Louis XIV, royalty

The only thing chicken about Israel is their soup.

Bob Hope, comedian

France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you cannot tear the toilet paper.

Billy Wilder, director

The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast. About Russia

Bob Hope, comedian

I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.

Malcolm Bradbury, novelist

The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis.

Franklin P. Jones, journalist

Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world.

Lord Byron, poet

China has no income tax, no unemployment and not a single soldier outside its borders.

Chou En Lai,

France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

Billy Wilder, director

With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad.

Arnold Edinborough,

A nation is the same people living in the same place.

James Joyce, novelist

The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.

V. S. Pritchett, writer

A nation is not conquered which is perpetually to be conquered.

Edmund Burke, statesman

A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.

Pierre Burton,

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Charles De Gaulle, leader

In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.

W. R. [William Ralph] Inge,

The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.

J. Bartlett Brebner,

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent, and is modest about it.

James Agate,

God made the country and man made the town.

William Cowper, poet

Spain: A whale stranded upon the coast of Europe.

Edmund Burke, statesman

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

Harry S Truman, president

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.

Jonathan Swift, writer

Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.

Ralph Bunche, diplomat

England can never be ruined except by a Parliament.

Lord Burleigh,

A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.

Jimmy Carter, president

Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.

Colonel Muhammar Qaddafi,

The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England.

Samuel Johnson, author

Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.

Randolph Churchill, journalist

The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language -- religion -- government -- blood -- identity in these makes men of one country.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet

Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.

John Milton, poet

Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.


The United Nations cannot do anything, and never could; it is not an animate entity or agent. It is a place, a stage, a forum and a shrine... a place to which powerful people can repair when they are fearful about the course on which their own rhetoric seems to be propelling them.

Conor Cruise O'Brien, politician

No man has a right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation; no man has a right to say to his country, Thus far shalt thou go and no further.

Charles Stewart Parnell, politician

If there be no nobility of descent in a nation, all the more indispensable is it that there should be nobility of ascent -- a character in them that bear rule, so fine and high and pure, that as men come within the circle of its influence, they involuntarily pay homage to that which is the one pre-eminent distinction, the Royalty of Virtue.

Henry Codman Potter,

The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations--great or small--to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.

Adlai Stevenson, politician

The English have a heavy hearted way of amusing themselves.


Russia has abolished God, but so far God has been tolerant.

John Swayze,

Nations! What are nations? Tartars! and Huns! and Chinamen! Like insects they swarm. The historian strives in vain to make them memorable. It is for want of a man that there are so many men. It is individuals that populate the world.

Henry David Thoreau, author

It is true that men themselves made this world of nations... but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves.

Giambattista Vico, philosopher

The Britons are quite separated from all the world.

Virgil, poet

There was never a nation that became great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.

Charles Dudley Warner, journalist

I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.

Simone Weil, philosopher

Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.

John Raleigh Mott, celebrity

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'

Margaret Atwood, novelist

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.

Thorstein Veblen, economist

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.

Richard Aldington, writer

Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill and calling for larger spurs and brighter beaks. I fear that nationalism is one of England's many spurious gifts to the world.

Richard Aldington, writer

All nationalisms are at heart deeply concerned with names: with the most immaterial and original human invention. Those who dismiss names as a detail have never been displaced; but the peoples on the peripheries are always being displaced. That is why they insist upon their continuity -- their links with their dead and the unborn.

John Berger, artist

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

All the nationalists are wasms -- except one, the most powerful of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism.

John Lukacs,

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.

Dean Acheson, statesman

In Europe the right wing is bogged down in Nationalism in most cases and still fighting so called Reds.

Tom Metzger, celebrity

Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.

E. J. Hobsbawm,

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.

Said Musa, statesman

Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those "others". Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that.

Alija Izetbegovic, activist

I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.

Bell Hooks, critic

I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.

Arthur Henderson, politician

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.

Arthur Henderson, politician

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