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Nationality Quotes


"Nationality isn't soul ..." - Bernard Malamud

"Our true nationality is mankind." - H G Wells

"Great wealth is its own nationality." - Velda Johnston

"Catholicism isn't a religion, it's a nationality." - Antonia White

"The best artists transcend nationality and identity." - Rula Jebreal

"I have no nationality, no country." - China Machado

"Great principles, great ideals know no nationality." - Marcus Garvey

"Terrorism has no nationality or religion." - Vladimir Putin

"Nationality is the creative power of human culture, culture is the creative power of nationality." - A. C. Cuza

"I sometimes think that rich men belong to another nationality entirely, no matter what their actual nationality happens to be. The nationality of the rich." - William Saroyan

"Canada is free and freedom is its nationality," - Wilfrid Laurier

"It was nationalism that Indonesia was established! Not the Javanese nationality, not the Sumatran nationality, not the Bornean nationality, Sulawesi, Bali or other, but the Indonesian nationality, that together became the foundation of one nationale staat (nation-state)." - Sukarno

"Terrorism has no motherland and terrorists have no nationality." - Karen Demirchyan

"If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Increasingly, corporate nationality is whatever a corporation decides it is." - Robert Reich

"You used to be able to tell a person's nationality by the face. Immigration ended that. Next you discerned nationality via the footwear. Globalization ended that." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"Those who say that we want nationality, they are standing against Islam....We have no use for the nationalists. Moslems are useful for us. Islam is against nationality...." - Ruhollah Khomeini

"The literature of a people must so ring from the sense of its nationality; and nationality is impossible without self-respect, and self-respect is impossible without liberty." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"I shoot in Mexico, but I can shoot in India, anywhere. I have no nationality myself. My nationality is the planet." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"I have condemned any organizer of war, regardless of his rank or nationality." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"All conflict is about difference; whether the difference is race religion, or nationality..." - John Hume

"Photography is a universal language, transcending the boundaries of race, politics, and nationality." - Arthur Rothstein

"Nationality is the aggregated individuality of the greatest men of the nation." - Lajos Kossuth

"I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual." - Emil Cioran

"I am a Citizen of the World, and my Nationality is Goodwill." - Socrates

"England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality." - George Orwell

"Nationality was - and is - far less a divide than age... because "everything is global, man!"" - Ben Dreyfuss

"Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Each nationality contains its centre of happiness within itself, as a bullet the centre of gravity." - Johann Gottfried Herder

"You will not kill my girlfriend today, International Terrorists of Ambiguous Nationality!" - John Green

"Being proud of your nationality is like congratulating yourself for inheriting money." - Dov Davidoff

"Religion is no test of nationality, but a personal matter between man and his God." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Kindness is a universal language regardless of age, nationality or religion." - Alex Ferguson

"In a global world, we should be citizens. Dignity has no nationality." - Tania Bruguera

"I don't think my work does reflect my nationality - I don't like the idea of nationalism." - David Bailey

"For the Arabs in Israel there is always a tension between nationality and identity." - Mahmoud Darwish

"Tod's customers - whatever their nationality - want the very best things in life." - Diego Della Valle

"Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis." - Brendan Behan

"I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual." - Emile M Cioran

"Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt." - Emma Lazarus

"People can be only divided into good or bad; their race, religion, nationality don't matter." - Irena Sendler

"One nationality supresses another. One religion claimsto be the exclusive way to truth or god." - Frederick Lenz

"Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We emphasize our differences by nationality, race and financially.It's our common humanity that defines us." - Naveen Andrews

"The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable." - Edward Hopper

"After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality.... The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor." - George William Russell

"If you are a Morocco citizen with a dual nationality, if you commit a crime in Morocco you are stripped Moroccan nationality and send to our own country. We can learn from them in that respect." - Geert Wilders

"A healthy nation is as unconscious of its nationality as a healthy man of his bones. But if you break a nation's nationality it will think of nothing else but getting it set again." - George Bernard Shaw

"A healthy nation is as unconscious of its nationality as a healthy man of his bones. But if you break a person's nationality it will think of nothing else but getting it set again." - George Bernard Shaw

"Love's nationality is separate from all other religions, The lover's religion and nationality is the Beloved (God). The lover's cause is separate from all other causes Love is the astrolabe of God's mysteries." - Rumi

"By Anglicising ourselves we have thrown away with a light heart the best claim we have upon the world's recognition of us as a seperate nationality...the notes of nationality, our language and customs." - Douglas Hyde

"After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor." - George William Russell

"Science is an enterprise that can only flourish if it puts the truth ahead of nationality, ethnicity, class and color." - John Charles Polanyi

"I don't think contemporary writers spend a lot of time reading each other. Particularly writers of the same nationality." - Gore Vidal

"Violence doesn't have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender." - Rebecca Solnit

"I think that there's only one nationality and one language in the sport, and you call it performance." - Wladimir Klitschko

"Here we meet, on the page, naked and unadorned: shorn of class, race, gender, sexual identity, age and nationality." - Will Self

"Strange, (is it not?) that battles, martyrs, blood, even assassination should so condense - perhaps only really lastingly condense - a Nationality." - Walt Whitman

"The constitution of Soviet Russia must insure equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex, creed, race, or nationality." - Vladimir Lenin

"Nationality was the most pernicious, depersonalizing, homogenizing label that could ever be attached to the human individual." - Rolf Hochhuth

"Eating is our earliest metaphor, preceding our consciousness of gender difference, race, nationality, and language. We eat before we talk." - Margaret Atwood

"We're a spoiled, lazy culture, full of ethnic pride that has to have a parade for every nationality." - Greg Giraldo

"Sex and Love are two words that anyone can relate to, no matter the nationality or age." - Enrique Iglesias

"I love to make people dance; it's a way of bringing people together regardless of religion, nationality, sexuality, belief." - David Guetta

"I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality." - Irena Sendler

"Our union must know no clime, boundary, or nationality... let us hold together under all climes and in every country..." - Marcus Garvey

"Before our race, nationality, or religion, we are all human beings. Let's celebrate our differences and not fight over them." - Rosie Fellner

"If Glenn Hoddle had been any other nationality, he would have had 70 or 80 caps for England." - John Barnes

"No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills." - Marvin Bower

"I think that whatever nationality you are, you should be treated equally, otherwise you don't have equality." - Philip Vera Cruz

"I feel very comfortable in New York, in a city where there is no such thing as 'nationality.'" - Bernard Tschumi

"The national question is purely a peasant question...the best way to eliminate nationality is a massive factory with thousands of workers..., which like a millstone grinds up all nationalities and forges a new nationality. This nationality is the universal proletariat." - Mikhail Kalinin

"I don't hold it against the men who beat me because undoubtedly there are some ruffians of every nationality and the English are not exceptions." - Oswald Pohl

"[On social change:] What I say is that if one country is annexed by another, its nationality is not changed overnight. Social processes are often very, very slow." - Margaret Case Harriman

"I'll say American for now. I really have no preference, though. Nationality is nothing. It's all about the girl - but she has to be curvy!" - Daniel Radcliffe

"The important thing is neither your nationality nor the religion you professed, but how your faith translated itself in your life." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Whether we are rich or poor, educated or uneducated, whatever our nationality, colour, social status or ideology may be, the purpose of our lives is to be happy" - Dalai Lama

"There is one privilege we'll never lose; currently it's called nationality. It means that everyone was born somewhere, which is infact self-evident." - Franz Grillparzer

"It's the one thing we can all relate to no matter what religion, what color, what nationality: we can all relate to sex and love." - Enrique Iglesias

"Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion." - John Comenius

"You'll get unsociable people whatever the nationality, colour, race or creed. I guess the British abroad have probably got the worst record of anyone." - Ken Loach

"Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion." - John Amos Comenius

"There is here a great melting pot in which we must compound a precious metal. That metal is the metal of nationality." - Woodrow Wilson

"We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on." - Louis Riel

"So perverse is mankind that every nationality prefers to be misgoverned by its own people than to be well ruled by another" - Charles James

"If [Moroccans born in Holland] commit serious crimes - I believe we should strip them indeed of the Dutch nationality and send them back to Morocco as Morocco does." - Geert Wilders

"There's not enough of those inclusive projects where I feel like I'm interpreting a human being and not just a statistic or a nationality." - Karla Souza

"[Albert] Camus' was born in Algeria of French nationality, and was assimilated into the French colony, although the French colonists rejected him absolutely because of his poverty." - Catherine Camus

"Ask any man what nationality he would prefer to be, and ninety nine out of a hundred will tell you that they would prefer to be Englishmen" - Cecil Rhodes

"He is one of those giant figures, of whom there are very few in history, who lose their nationality in death." - David Lloyd George

"The current transgender movement is composed of a great number of factions, divided by those old favorites of class, race, age, language, region, and nationality." - Kate Bornstein

"I must rebel against the idea that millions of Indians, who were Hindus, the other day, changed their nationality on adopting Islam as their religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I don't have any religion. I'm Hebrew by nationality. My religion is just God. I have no religion, I just believe in the Most High." - Killah Priest

"Nationality is a very curious thing. The blood is Scots and the temperament is Scots, but I am, in fact, 100% American." - Alexander Mackendrick

"The burden for achieving disarmament cannot be borne by peace groups alone. Everybody, regardless of age, income, profession, gender or nationality, has a stake in this quest." - Ban Kimoon

"I don't like narrowing my readers down - there's not a particular age or gender or nationality. I suppose I'm aiming at the child I was." - Anthony Browne

"You cannot deny your origins: I love Kirchner more than Matisse, although Matisse was a greater artist. That isn't to do with nationality. It's a stronger feeling." - Georg Baselitz

"When we think of Leonardo da Vinci, the last thing that comes to mind is the nationality of the artist. The great masters belong to the world." - Igor Babailov

"Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other." - Lena Horne

"We, as Aryans, can conceive of the state only as the living organism of a nationality which not only assures the preservation of its nationality, but by the development of its spiritual and ideal abilities leads it to the highest freedom." - Adolf Hitler

"Why do people speak of great men in terms of nationality? Great Germans, great Englishmen? Goethe always protested against being called a German poet. Great men are simply men and are not to be considered from the point of view of nationality, nor should the environment in which they were brought up be taken into account." - Albert Einstein

"I am not a Jew in the sense that I would demand the preservation of the Jewish or any other nationality as an end in itself. Rather, I see Jewish nationality as a fact and I believe that every Jew must draw the consequences from this fact." - Albert Einstein

"I'm not a racist.It would had also go for Swedish people, for Australian people.Of course that would apply with anybody for any dual nationality, but the mere fact would be the reality because we have overrepresentation of often Moroccan people and other people from Islamic background in a crime that they would be stripped of the Dutch nationality and sent away." - Geert Wilders

"The difference between a nation and a nationality is clear, but it is not always observed. Likeness between members is the essence of nationality, but the members of a nation may be very different. A nation may be composed of many nationalities, as some of the most successful nations are." - Louis D Brandeis

"I don't think being a good James Bond girl has to do with nationality. I think it has to do with a specific person at a certain time being right for the specific needs of a given script. It has to do with talent and personality, regardless of nationality." - Berenice Marlohe

"I feel myself always the patriot of all oppressed fatherlands. Nationality is a historic, local fact which, like all real and harmless facts, has the right to claim general acceptance. Every people, like every person, is involuntarily that which it is and therefore has a right to be itself. Nationality is not a principle; it is a legitimate fact, just as individuality is. Every nationality, great or small, has the incontestable right to be itself, to live according to its own nature. This right is simply the corollary of the general principal of freedom." - Mikhail Bakunin

"There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others." - Goswami Kriyananda

"I already had the sense that I was someone who was more spiritual than specifically religious. ... I'm really interested in those things that are more far-reaching than culture, nationality, race, religion." - Emma Watson

"So much barbarism, however, still remains in the transactions of most civilized nations, that almost all independent countries choose to assert their nationality by having, to their inconvenience and that of their neighbors, a peculiar currency of their own." - John Stuart Mill

"Conventional names define a person's past: ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I am not who I was ten years ago and certainly not who I will be in twenty years" - FM-2030

"Why the Egyptian, Arabic, Abyssinian, Choctaw? Well, what tongue does the wind talk? What nationality is a storm? What country do rains come from? What color is lightning? Where does thunder goe when it dies?" - Ray Bradbury

"We are very defensive, and therefore aggressive, when we hold on to a particular belief, a dogmas, or when we worship our particular nationality, with the rag that is called the flag." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Race, blood, lineage, and nationality don't matter; they're just the way that small minds keep score. All that matters about blood is that it's warm and that it beats through a loving heart." - Scott Simon

"One of the basic tenets of radical feminism is that any woman in the world has more in common with any other woman regardless of class, race, age, ethnic group, nationality - than any woman has with any man." - Sonia Johnson

"Irish is the prominent nationality in the family, but beyond that, I really don't know. I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming through on my mother's side." - William T. Wiley

"In the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries, they point out and bring to the front the common interest of the entire proletariat, independently of all nationality." - Karl Marx

"Christianity brought something new and revolutionary: freedom and unconditional dignity for each individual, regardless of his religion, culture or nationality. But the East and the West have parted ways since the Crusades." - Walter Kasper

"The United States, knowing no distinction of her own citizens on account of religion or nationality, naturally believes in a civilization the world over which will secure the same universal laws." - Ulysses S Grant

"Across all countries and cultures surfers are connected not by nationality, religion, politics, age ... but by their experience riding waves. This is a powerful experience both in the waves themselves and inside each surfer." - Shaun Tomson

"My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, language and other forces that may be divisive, fortifying the greatness of the spirit that has always been the foundation of the Ojibwa people." - Norval Morrisseau

"We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions-bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Antiwhite racism is developing in sections of our cities where individuals - some of whom have French nationality - contemptuously designate French people as gaulois on the pretext they don't share the same religion, color or origins." - Jean-Francois Cope

"We have room but for one Language here and that is the English Language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans of American nationality and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house." - Theodore Roosevelt

"No matter what nationality or color is champion, we Irish like to say that we have a heavyweight champion, Gene Tunney retired, who can come back and take the title at any time." - Tommy Gibbons

"It is my express wish that in awarding the [Nobel Prizes] no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not." - Alfred Nobel

"When a man is born...there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets." - James Joyce

"Communist ideology in its pure form is akin to Christianity. Its main ideas are the brotherhood of all peoples irrespective of their nationality, justice and equality, peace, and an end to all hostility between peoples." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"I think those who say that you can't tango if you are not Argentine are mistaken. Tango was an immigrant music... so it does not have a nationality. It's only passport is feeling." - Carlos Gavito

"All theorems have three names: a French name, a German name, and a Russian name, each nationality having claimed to discover it first. Once in a while there's an English name, too, but it's always Newton." - Arthur Mattuck

"Jewish people have given me all the breaks you can possibly have. But of course, it's wonderful when you feel that your own nationality has made it. It gives you hopes." - Jamie Farr

"All the nations of the earth must learn to live together in peace. Why be prejudiced against anyone because of their race, nationality, or creed? When there's so many real reasons to hate others." - Emo Philips

"In the 1980s, when people were just beginning to talk about AIDS, there were just a few categories of those who were at high risk: homosexuals, hemophiliacs, heroin addicts, and Haitians. We were the only ones identified by nationality." - Edwidge Danticat

"Jewish nationalism means no more than recognition of the peoplehood of Israel, and of the propriety of that people's being a religio-cultural group in America, a nationality in Eastern Europe, and in Palestine an actualized nation." - Milton Steinberg

"There are some natures which never grow large enough to speak out and say a bad act is a bad act, until they have inquired into the politics or the nationality of the man who did it." - Mark Twain

"The women I like, no matter what nationality, all seem to have more or less the same qualities. Perhaps this is because one goes looking for them - that is, you like that type of woman and then look for her." - Michelangelo Antonioni

"I never played a rich man, I never played a prince. And to play a sailor or longshoreman you had to make your dance more eclectic and varied, but still keep it indigenous to your nationality, upbringing, and background." - Gene Kelly

"If you are a driver of a team and have a certain set of sponsors, who is the target market for those sponsors? But, of course, it is also a question of nationality." - Martin Sorrell

"I proposed that it be called the Phoenix National Literary Society - the word Phoenix signifying that the Irish cause was again to rise from the ashes of our martyred nationality." - Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

"It feels great and it's very beautiful when you can bring someone of your own nationality into a story, where even the historic element of it is important. I loved that I could use my own accent for the character." - Penelope Cruz

"It is not earthly rank, nor birth, nor nationality, nor religious privilege, which proves that we are members of the family of God; it is love, a love that embraces all humanity." - Ellen G White

"The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people." - Richard J Daley

"Poems and songs penned as an unstoppable outpouring of the heart take on a life of their own. They transcend the limits of nationality and time as they pass from person to person, from one heart to another." - Daisaku Ikeda

"It is remarkable how fast and how effectively you can construct a nationality with a flag , a few speeches, and a national anthem; to this day I avoid the label "Lebanese," preferring the less restrictive "Levantine" designation." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"A nation is all the individuals of same blood, forming by their cohesion a natural related collective being with it s own organs and state which are social classes and the State and the same soul, which is nationality." - A. C. Cuza

"I believe in, and will to the best of my ability fight for, equal rights and freedom of opinion for everyone, regardless of colour, religion, nationality, orientation - you know the rest." - Binyavanga Wainaina

"There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others." - J Donald Walters

"I have no sentiments for nationality or for soil. But I grew up in Israel, so those things are in my blood, and I want to be part of Israeli culture." - Mili Avital

"It seems to me that the Swedish Academy of Science may be qualifying for the Nobel Peace Prize. It recognises no nationality; it discourages unworthy national feeling and prejudice." - Charles Glover Barkla

"Antiwhite racism is developing in sections of our cities where individuals - some of whom have French nationality - contemptuously designate French people as gaulois on the pretext they don't share the same religion, color or origins." - Jeanfrancois Cope