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The Most Famous North And South Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The nights were long, like the braids of a pretty girl, and the days were short, like a girl's sense. ("The North") — Yevgeny Zamyatin

Michigan is two radically different places - the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast. — Jim Harrison

Overall relations between the North and the South have developed in favor of national reconciliation, unity and reunification. — Kim Jong Il

Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, north and south. — Sheila Jackson Lee

Part of my heritage being Korean, it's going to be interesting going to Korea and answering these questions dealing with North and South Korea. — Rick Yune

I think we typically, as Northerners, stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways. We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they contribute to make this country a country. — Genevieve Gorder

We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South. — Roald Amundsen

Wherever you go, east, west, north or south, think of it as a journey into yourself! The one who travels into itself travels the world. — Shams Tabrizi

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. — George R. R. Martin

However closely people are attached to one another, their mutual horizon nonetheless includes all four compass directions, and nowand again they notice it. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Short North And South Quotes

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  • Nothing easier. One step beyond the pole, you see, and the north wind becomes a south one. — Robert Peary
  • Twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death — Cressida Cowell
  • North and South were equally confident that God was on their side, and appealed incessantly to Him. — Rebecca Harding Davis
  • If Rome gets to decide everything for the north and for the south, it's not a good and just thing. — Matteo Salvini
  • Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North. — Andrew Johnson
  • The choice is not normally between the north and south. It might be between Britain and Europe. — John Prescott
  • Europe has to avoid old prejudices and new ones. That means north versus south, rich versus poor. — Mario Monti
  • East, to the dawn, or west or south or north! Loose rein upon the neck of - and forth! — Richard Hovey
  • In golf, 'close' is like the north and south rim of the Grand Canyon. — Johnny Miller
  • The heart of the People, North and South, is for the Union. — Edward Everett
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At some point everything's going to go south on you ... you can either accept that, or you can get to work.

North Pole And South Pole Quotes

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It seems to me that in the orbit of our world you are the North Pole, I the South--so much in balance, in agreement--and yet... the whole world lies between. — Thomas Wolfe

Now my eyes are turned from the South to the North, and I want to lead one more Expedition. This will be the last... to the North Pole. — Ernest Shackleton

I haven't been to Tasmania. I haven't been to the South Pole, and I haven't been to the North Pole. I want to see the polar bear migration before there are no polar bears. I want to see Glacier National Park before the glacier melts. — Martha Stewart

I have what you might call the South Pole and the North Pole. I have my team and my work, which I do on one side, and I have my family and my home on the other side. Both have nothing really to do with each other. — Michael Schumacher

We are still learning how exactly the Earth reacts to increased CO2 and other greenhouse gases. We know it leads to warming seas which are melting the North and the South Poles, rising and starting to swallow entire coastal areas in the US and elsewhere, as the New York Times article documents. — Graciela Chichilnisky

It's north and south pole. When you win you feel great, but when you lose it, it's like you've lost 10 games in a row. — Lindy Ruff

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More North And South Quotes

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All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean, or in any part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation. — Kwame Nkrumah

The Americans are a very lucky people. They're bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish. — Otto von Bismarck

I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings. And have never seen the day when I did not pray for them. — Robert E. Lee

Be Americans. Let there be no sectionalism, no North, South, East or West. You are all dependent on one another and should be one in union. In one word, be a nation. Be Americans, and be true to yourselves. — George Washington

If the earth were flat from east to west, the stars would rise as soon for westerners as for orientals, which is false. Also, if the earth were flat from north to south and vice versa, the stars which were always visible to anyone would continue to be so wherever he went, which is false. But it seems flat to human sight because it is so extensive. — Ptolemy

The Soviets pulled their troops out of the north and the Americans out of the south. But a year later, an emboldened North Korean military fatally underestimated America’s Cold War geopolitical strategy and crossed the 38th parallel, intent on reuniting the peninsula. The Americans knew that if they didn’t stand up for South Korea, their other allies around the world would lose confidence in them. If America’s allies began to hedge their bets or go over to the Communist side, then its entire global strategy would be in trouble. Similarly, today, countries such as Poland, the Baltic States, Japan, and the Philippines need to be confident that America has their back when it comes to Russia and China. The U.S., leading a UN force, surged into Korea and pushed Northern troops to the border with China. Chinese troops — not wanting the U.S. within striking distance — fought back and after 36 months both sides agreed to a truce back on the 38th parallel. — Tim Marshall

The U.S. along with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia has an important role to play in containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert. — Zach Wamp

You know, North Korea situation is far worse than East Germany, and South Korea is weaker than West Germany. — Kim Dae-jung

The countries of northern Europe have been richer than those of the south for several centuries. The north industrialized earlier than the south and so has been more economically successful. As many of the northern countries comprise the heartland of Western Europe, their trade links were easier to maintain, and one wealthy neighbor could trade with another — whereas the Spanish, for example, either had to cross the Pyrenees to trade, or look to the limited markets of Portugal and North Africa. — Tim Marshall

Russia and Norway have a dispute over the Svalbard Islands, the northernmost point on earth with a settled population. Most countries recognize the islands as being under Norwegian sovereignty, but the biggest island has a growing population of Russian migrants who have assembled around the coal-mining industry there. The mines are not profitable, but the Russian community serves as a useful tool in furthering Moscow’s claims on the islands. Norway knows what is coming and has made the Arctic its foreign policy priority. Its air force regularly intercepts Russian fighter jets approaching its borders; the heightened tensions have caused it to move the center of military operations from the south to the north, and it is building an Arctic battalion. Canada and Denmark are expanding their Arctic military capabilities as well. — Tim Marshall

The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future. — Ahmadu Bello

Operation Northern Star with Canada has made significant progress in battling meth from the north, and we are engaged in numerous training opportunities in Mexico to help curb the problem from the south. — Greg Walden

We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea anyway, someway or another, and some in South Korea too. Over a period of three years or so, we killed off - what - twenty percent of the population of Korea as direct casualties of war, or from starvation and exposure? — Curtis LeMay

In every land, hardness is in the north of it, softness in the south, industry in the east, and fire and inspiration in the west. — Irish Proverbs

I never was an Abolitionest, not even what could be called anti slavery, but I try to judge farely and honestly and it become patent to my mind early in the rebellion that the North and South could never live at peace with each other except as one nation, and that without Slavery. — Ulysses S. Grant

In 2012, when the European financial bailouts, to keep Greece afloat and in the euro currency zone, began and demands for Greek austerity measures were made, the geographical divide soon became obvious. The donors and demanders were the northern countries, the recipients and supplicants mostly southern. It didn’t take long for Germans to point out that they were working until 65 but paying taxes that were going to Greece so people could retire at 55. — Tim Marshall

With Iceland, Norway, Britain, and Italy all founding members of NATO having granted the U.S. access and rights to their bases, it now dominated the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean as well as the Pacific. In 1951, it extended its domination there down to the south by forming an alliance with Australia and New Zealand, and also to the north following the Korean War of 1950–53. — Tim Marshall

Seoul, with half of South Korea’s population and much of its industry and financial centers, lies just 35 miles south of the 38th parallel. Two experts on North Korea estimated that they could fire up to 500,000 rounds toward the city in the first hour of a conflict. The South Korean government would find itself fighting a major war while simultaneously trying to manage the chaos of millions of people fleeing south. — Tim Marshall

The contrast between northern and southern Europe is also at least partially attributable to the fact that the south has fewer coastal plains suitable for agriculture, and has suffered more from drought and natural disasters than the north. The arable land and waterways of the North European Plain which stretches from France to Russia enables crops and other goods to be produced and moved easily. — Tim Marshall

Because it is located so far south, and the coastal plain quickly rises into highland, South Africa is one of the very few African countries that do not suffer from the curse of malaria, as mosquitoes find it difficult to breed there. This allowed European colonialists to push into its interior much farther and faster than in its malaria-riddled tropics, settle, and begin small-scale industrial activity that grew into what is now southern Africa's biggest economy. For most of southern Africa, doing business with the outside world means doing business with South Africa, which has used its wealth and location to tie its neighbors into its transport system, meaning there is a two-way rail and road conveyor belt stretching from its ports north through Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, even a province of the DRC. A new Chinese-built railway from Katanga to the Angolan coast has been laid to challenge this dominance and might take some traffic from the DRC, but South Africa looks destined to maintain its advantages. — Tim Marshall

When the Ottoman Empire began to collapse in 1916, the British drew a crude line called Sykes-Picot across a map of the Middle East that represented a secret agreement with France to divide the region into two spheres of influence — north was to be under French control, south under British. Prior to Sykes-Picot — Tim Marshall

We know where they are [Iraq's weapons of mass destruction]. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat. — Donald Rumsfeld

In the centre of a spacious table rose a pastry as large as a church, flanked on the north by a quarter of cold veal, on the south by an enormous ham, on the east by a monumental pile of butter, and on the west by an enormous dish of artichokes, with a hot sauce. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

By size, population, and natural resources, Nigeria is West Africa's most powerful country. It is the continent's most populous nation and is formed from the territory of several ancient kingdoms that the British brought together. Its people have been mismanaged for decades. In colonial times the British preferred to stay in the southwestern area along the coast. Their 'civilizing' mission rarely extended to the highlands of the center, nor up to the Muslim populations in the north, and this half of the country remains less developed than the south. The Islamist group Boko Haram, which wants to establish a caliphate in the Muslim areas, has used the sense of injustice engendered by underdevelopment to gain ground in the North. When the Nigerian military come looking for them, they're operating on home ground and much of the local population will not cooperate with the military either for fear of reprisal or due to a shared resentment of the south. The territory taken by Boko Haram does not yet endanger the existence of the state of Nigeria; but they do pose a daily threat to the people in the north and they damage Nigeria's reputation abroad as a place to do business. — Tim Marshall

The defeat of Japan in 1945 left Korea divided. North was a Communist regime overseen first by the Soviets and later by Communist China; south was a pro-American dictatorship. This was the very beginning of the Cold War era, when every inch of land was contested, with each side looking to establish influence or control around the world, unwilling to let the other maintain a sole presence. The choice of the 38th parallel as the line of division was unfortunate in many ways and arbitrary. Washington was so focused on the Japanese surrender that it had no real strategy for Korea. Two junior officers chose the 38th parallel as a place to suggest to the Soviets on the grounds that it was halfway down the country. No Koreans were present, nor any Korea experts. If they had been, they could have shared that that line was the same one that the Russians and Japanese had discussed for spheres of influence half a century earlier, following the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–5. Moscow, not knowing the Americans were making up policy on the fly, could be forgiven for thinking this was the U.S.’s de facto recognition of that suggestion and therefore acceptance of division and a Communist north. The nation was divided and the die was cast. — Tim Marshall

I have a dream that Africa should have one bloc - north to south - we could trade freely, people can move freely and that makes business sense. — Mohammed Dewji

America has no north, no south, no east, no west. The sun rises over the hills and sets over the mountains, the compass just points up and down, and we can laugh now at the absurd notion of there being a north and a south. We are one and undivided. — Sam Watkins

The developments in the North were those loosely embraced in the term modernization and included urbanization, industrialization,and mechanization. While those changes went forward apace, the antebellum South changed comparatively little, clinging to its rural, agricultural, labor-intensive economy and its traditional folk culture. — C. Vann Woodward

Marcus Garvey was one of the first advocates of Black Power, and is still today the greatest spokesman ever to have been produced by the movement of Black Consciousness...He spoke to all Africans on the earth, whether they lived in Africa, South America, the West Indies or North America, and he made Blacks aware of their strength when united. — Walter Rodney

The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it. — Abdus Salam

Such a scheme.. the betrayal of the national democracy of Industrial Ulster, would mean a carnival of reaction both North and South, would set back the wheels of progress, would destroy the oncoming unity of the Irish labour movement and paralyse all advanced movements while it lasted. — James Connolly

I don't think the real America is in New York or on the Pacific Coast; personally, I like the Middle West much better, places like North and South Dakota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. There, I think, are the true Americans — Charlie Chaplin

He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong. — W. H. Auden

A lot of people up North, they think everybody from the South is married to their sister and has seen a UFO. I told them, 'I'm just dating my sister and couldn't swear that it wasn't a weather balloon.' — Jeff Foxworthy

In this arid wilderness of steel and stone I raise up my voice that you may hear. To the East and to the West I beckon. To the North and to the South I show a sign proclaiming: Death to the weakling, wealth to the strong! — Anton Szandor LaVey

I am an Egyptian Muslim, educated in Cairo and New York, and now living in Vienna. My wife and I have spent half our lives in the North, half in the South. And we have experienced first hand the unique nature of the human family and the common values we all share. — Mohamed ElBaradei

Only the whites in the South aren't hypocritical about it. You don't find any more inter - there is just as much social intermixing in the South as there - between the races as there is in the North. Only they - in the South they let you know - where they stand, and in the North they take a hypocritical approach or attitude or reaction. — Malcolm X

North and south must also adopt measures to arrest the growing phenomenon of illegal capital flight and the repatriation of illicit wealth siphoned abroad by corrupt political leaders and their collaborators back to their countries of origin. — Olusegun Obasanjo

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