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"That man's the best cosmopolite Who loves his native country best." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof." - Thomas Fuller

"That man's the best cosmopolite Who loves his native country best." - Alfred Tennyson

"The air of one's native country is the most healthy air." - Anton Chekhov

"I believe the United States should allow all foreigners in this country, provided they can speak our native language... Apache." - Steve Martin

"Cholera and the Thug were born in the same country and in the same year. India is their native land." - Francisco Luis Gomes

"Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men." - Stephen Ambrose

"People tend to forget that in our country, we'd pretty much all be immigrants, except for the Native Americans." - Amy Bloom

"The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"The country in which I live is not my native country, that lies elsewhere, and it must always be the center of my longings." - Therese Of Lisieux

"The native music of North America, the original-roots music of this country, is also the underworld music of this country." - Robbie Robertson

"Well, as a native, as a colonized people you do live in the in between. The thing is I'm native. But necessarily because I'm a member of the country, I'm also a White American." - Sherman Alexie

"First pledge our Queen this solemn night, Then drink to England, every guest; That man's the best Cosmopolite Who knows his native country best." - Alfred Tennyson

"There is in every human being, I think, a native country of the mind, where, protected by inaccessible barriers, the sensitive dream life may exist safely." - Ellen Glasgow

"It takes a man of genius to travel in his own country, in his native village; to make any progress between his door and his gate." - Henry David Thoreau

"Now, we're Americans. Technically, who is from this country? Only the Indians, who we graciously let dwell on their native casinos." - Greg Proops

"I fancy the proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one." - William Shenstone

"First pledge our Queen this solemn night, Then drink to England, every guest; That man's the best Cosmopolite Who loves his native country best." - Alfred Tennyson

"I've always liked country music. It's a certain aspect of America that goes back to the British Isles and the influence is very native to America." - Robert Duvall

"They say there are about 12 million illegal immigrants in this country. But if you ask a Native American, that number is more like 300 million." - David Letterman

"The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one." - William Shenstone

"I always see America as really belonging to the Native Americans. Even though I'm American, I still feel like a visitor in my own country." - Nicolas Cage

"In a funny way, nothing makes you feel more like a native of your own country than to live where nearly everyone is not." - Bill Bryson

"I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans." - Beau Bridges

"Patriotism which has the quality of intoxication is a danger not only to its native land but to the world, and "My country never wrong" is an even more dangerous maxim than "My country, right or wrong."" - Bertrand Russell

"I have a sense that South Africa is my other country apart from my native country that I particularly love, [that I] want to see succeed, and I did really want my message to be listened to." - Mary Robinson

"There is something in this native land business and you cannot get away from it, in peace time you do not seem to notice it much particularly when you live in foreign parts but when there is a war and you are all alone and completely cut off from knowing about your country well then there it is, your native land is your native land, it certainly is." - Gertrude Stein

"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbal of the great human principle." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I was country when country wasn't cool." - Barbara Mandrell

"It seemed to me that I had come for the first time close to the soil of my native country, and could feel for the first time running in my veins Russia's vastness, her potency, her strength." - Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia

"An annibaptist is a thing I am not a member of:I am a Pisplikan just now & a Prisbeteren at Kercaldy my native town which thugh dirty is clein in the country." - Marjorie Fleming

"I shall rejoin myself to my native country, with new attachments, and with exaggerated esteem for its advantages; for though there is less wealth there, there is more freedom, more ease, and less misery." - Thomas Jefferson

"In a country lacking leaders, in Africa, for instance, how could a native educated in Europe refuse to become a professor, even at the price of his literary vocation?" - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I believe that many people have forgotten what their roots are. This is one of the advantages of countries with a monarchy. The monarch offers identity across generations, and is a part of these roots and this native country." - Margrethe Ii Of Denmark

"I want to be understood by my country, but if I fail to be understood - what then?, I shall pass through my native land to one side, like a shower of slanting rain." - Vladimir Mayakovsky

"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from [the Native Americans]. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves." - John Wayne

"We love our native country, much as it has wronged us; and in the peaceable exercise of our inalienable rights, we will cling to it... Will you starve our patriotism?" - Robert Purvis

"I want to be understood by my country, but if I fail to be understood - what then?, I shall pass through my native land to one side, like a shower of slanting rain." - Vladimir Mayakovsky

"Being a native of Spain, the country to which I owe much of my education and cultural background, I was deeply influenced by my great predecessor Santiago Ramon y Cajal." - Severo Ochoa

"Our country was founded on immigration. We are all occupying Native American land here. At what point do we say 'It's our land, and nobody else can come here.'" - Michael Franti

"It is important that Congress works to promote home ownership in Indian Country. These federal housing funds and programs will help young Native American families to stay on tribal lands in order to live, work and raise a family." - Rick Renzi

"Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers." - Toni Morrison

"Strike-for your altars and your fires; Strike-for the green graves of your sires; God-and your native land!" - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"My native land, good night!" - Lord Byron

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"I'm a Native American actress." - Julia Jones

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"Rid God's sanctuary of the wicked; expel the robbers; bring in the pious.... Let no attachment to your native soil be an impediment; because, in different points of view, all the world is exile to the Christian and all the world his country. Thus exile is his country, and his country exile." - Urban II

"Merchants have no country." - Thomas Jefferson

"I've served my country." - Prince Harry

"I'm a country boy." - Willard Scott

"The expansion of this country was accomplished at the cost of decimation to the Native American population. The American Indian death toll due to the United States' march to the Pacific was massive. Much of the land we stole from the Native Americans is uninhabited to this day; basically, the Indians could have stayed where they were. Had America expanded its boundaries yet been true to its conscience, the American Indian nations could have remained intact. And were there a greater prevalence of Native American philosophy and culture in the United States today, the life of our nation would be immeasurably enriched." - Marianne Williamson

"A range of studies shows there is no evidence immigrants commit more crime than native-born Americans. In fact, first generation immigrants are predisposed to lower crime rates than native-born Americans. The two cities in this country most impacted by undocumented immigrants, you would think of the New York City with over 500,000 and Los Angeles, with a similar amount. Both those cities are among the safest in the free world." - Geraldo Rivera

"Whatever events in progress shall disgust men with cities, and infuse into them the passion for country life, and country pleasures, will render a service to the whole face of this continent, and will further the most poetic of all the occupations of real life, the bringing out by art the native but hidden graces of the landscape." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth.... Architecture aims at Eternity." - Christopher Wren

"The reality is, is that the military is full of native nomenclature. That's what we would call it. You've got Black Hawk helicopters, Apache Longbow helicopters. You've got Tomahawk missiles. The term used when you leave a military base in a foreign country is to go 'off the reservation, into Indian Country.'" - Winona Laduke

"Knowledge is power. Unfortunate dupes of this saying will keep on creating, ambitiously, till they have stunned their native initiative and made their thoughts weak." - Clarence Day

"Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land." - Walter Scott

"Of course, western is my native music," - Ken Curtis

"I'm proud of my Native American heritage," - Elizabeth Warren

"I can speak Esperanto like a native." - Spike Milligan

"My country, right or wrong, but still my country." - Stephen Decatur

"I adore America. It's an extraordinary country. A new country." - Yves Saint Laurent

"I live way out in the country, in truck-country." - John Romero

"In every country dogges bite." - George Herbert

"Stranger in a strange country." - Sophocles

"Today Syria, tomorrow your country." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"I love that country [Israel]." - Helen Mirren

"Everyone loves a mysterious country." - M John Harrison

"America is a miracle country." - John Kasich

"This country was seriously divided." - Donald Trump

"I'm a big country fan." - Shannon Elizabeth

"Greenland is a wonderful country." - Frederik Crown Prince Of

"Genius is of no country." - Charles Churchill

"Love is sweeping the country." - Ira Gershwin

"Every country has their problems." - John Malkovich

"Country music belongs to America." - Bill Monroe

"Great artists have no country." - Alfred De Musset

"When old settlers say 'One has to understand the country,' what they mean is, 'You have to get used to our ideas about the native.' They are saying in effect, 'Learn our ideas, or otherwise get out; we don't want you.'" - Doris Lessing

"I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native State; -neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the Union, bleeding and quivering." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The most notorious swindler has not assumed so many names as self-love, nor is so much ashamed of his own. She calls herself patriotism, when at the same time she is rejoicing at just as much calamity to her native country as will introduce herself into power, and expel her rivals." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Sixty thousand blacks are annually embarked from the coast of Guinea, never to return to their native country; but they are embarked in chains: and this constant emigration, which, in the space of two centuries, might have furnished armies to overrun the globe, accuses the guilt of Europe and the weakness of Africa." - Edward Gibbon

"There can be no more ancient and traditional American value than ignorance. English-only speakers brought it with them to this country three centuries ago, and they quickly imposed it on the Africans-who were not allowed to learn to read and write-and on the Native Americans, who were simply not allowed." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Adolescents are travelers, far from home with no native land, neither children nor adults. They are jet-setters who fly from one country to another with amazing speed. Sometimes they are four years old, an hour later they are twenty-five. They don't really fit anywhere. There's a yearning for place, a search for solid ground." - Mary Pipher

"Charles Darwin, who had witnessed the atrocities perpetrated against Argentina's native Indians by Juan Manuel de Rosas, had predicted that "the country will be in the hands of white Gaucho savages instead of copper-coloured Indians. The former being a little superior in education, as they are inferior in every moral virtue." - Jon Lee Anderson

"No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?" - Jesse Owens

"If anyone, no matter who, were given the opportunity of choosing from amongst all the nations in the world the set of beliefs which he thought best, he would inevitably-after careful considerations of their relative merits-choose that of his own country. Everyone without exception believes his own native customs, and the religion he was brought up in, to be the best." - Herodotus

"I don't understand why people never say what they mean. It's like the immigrants who come to a country and learn the language but are completely baffled by idioms. (Seriously, how could anyone who isn't a native English speaker 'get the picture,' so to speak, and not assume it has something to do with a photo or a painting?)" - Jodi Picoult

"I wonder what it felt to move to a country where you didn't grow up. I had thought about that often since my sister got married. Do you become a character in a story native to that land, or do you, somewhere in your heart, want to return to your homeland." - Banana Yoshimoto

"Is a civilization naturally backward because it is different? Outside of cannibalism, which can be matched in this country, at least, by lynching, there is no vice and no degradation in native African customs which can begin to touch the horrors thrust upon them by white masters. Drunkenness, terrible diseases, immorality, all these things have been gifts of European civilization." - W E B Du Bois

"I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America." - Benjamin Franklin

"Immigrants have been coming here for a long time. The Americans that are afraid of others coming were immigrants once themselves, so they have a lot of nerve. We have a lot of nerve as a country. The only people that should have xenophobia are Native Americans. Everyone else should shut up." - Godfrey

"I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our fathers, as Israel of old, from their native land and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries of comforts of life..." - Thomas Jefferson

"Charles Darwin, who had witnessed the atrocities perpetrated against Argentina's native Indians by Juan Manuel de Rosas, had predicted that "the country will be in the hands of white Gaucho savages instead of copper-coloured Indians. The former being a little superior in education, as they are inferior in every moral virtue." - Jon Lee Anderson

"With this lodging and diet our extreme toil in bearing and planting palisades so strained and bruised us and our continual labor in the extremity of the heat had so weakened us, as were cause sufficient to have made us as miserable in our native country or any other place in the world" - John Smith

"Today, we have come a distance. We have made a lot of progress. That cannot be denied. You cannot dispute the fact that our country is so different from 50 years ago. But we still have problems. There are too many people that have been left out and left behind, and they are African American, they are White, Latino, Asian American, and Native American." - John Lewis

"America has always been the richest and most secure, and sometimes the most dangerous country in the world. In the early years, the danger was to everybody near us, slaves, Native Americans, Mexicans. It finally expanded in 1898 to the Caribbean, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines." - Noam Chomsky

"We must never allow demagogues to divide us up by race, by religion, by national origin, by gender, or sexual orientation. Black and whites, Latino, Asian-American, Native American, Christian, Jew, Muslim, and every religion - straight or gay, male or female - we must stand together. This country belongs to all of us." - Bernie Sanders

"Europe is a very different place from my native country of Colombia and my children are growing up in a very urban setting which is nothing like when I was growing up and would be able to play barefoot in the street. But we have a very good life." - Shakira

"I have come to salvage Elphin's honor and his freedom. Taliesin am I, primary chief bard to Elphin. Primary chief poet Am I to Elphin. And my native country Is the place of the Summer Stars. John the Divine Called me Merlin, But all future kings Shall call me Taliesin." - Taliesin

"The Contessa was surely way ahead of her time, too, in believing that men were not only usless and idiotic, but downright dangerous. That idea wouldn't catch on big in her native country until the last three years of the Vietnam War." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I have a philosophy that white people would be interested in Native Americans because, first of all, it's probably the only group as a country we all study and know the history and then never study again past the age of 10. So I think we have these things we believe are true, that are just not true about what an audience wants." - Soledad Obrien

"The children of God should not have any other country here below but the universe itself, with the totality of all the reasoning creatures it ever has contained, contains, or ever will contain. That is the native city to which we owe our love." - Simone Weil

"Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn't realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker." - Ann Patchett

"On the Native American front, we have turned a new page in the 400-year history of the interface between the American settlers of this country and the nation's first Americans. That's included a new relationship where the sovereignty of tribes is in fact recognized." - Ken Salazar

"Stuart Hall was an utterly unique figure. Although he arrived at the age of 19 from Jamaica and spent the rest of his life here, he never felt at home in Britain. This juxtaposition was a crucial source of his strength and originality. Because of his colour and origin, he saw the country differently - not as a native, but as an outsider." - Martin Jacques

"But one day, when I was still young, I was parted from my family and left my native country. I hunted and searched for music, and destiny turned me into the object of my hunt. The circumstances of life became my 'antlers' and prevented me from returning home." - Georg Solti

"I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks" - Wallace Stevens

"My family is Native American, and I was raised with Native American ceremonies." - Eric Balfour

"Everyone who's born in the Western Hemisphere is a Native American. We are all Native Americans." - Russell Means

"I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him. He forthwith adopts one of the candidatesas the only available one, thus proving that he is himself available for any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought." - Henry David Thoreau

"I believe in white supremacy, until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people ... I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from [the Native Americans] ... Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves." - John Wayne

"There's no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we've got some very sad and difficult things to account for. I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged. I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds." - Barack Obama

"I would love to make a bunch of country demos and write country songs for really great country singers." - Kathleen Hanna

"The city is recruited from the country." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never judge a country by its politicians." - Alfred Hitchcock

"Become a teacher. Your country needs you." - Barack Obama

"Taiwan is an independent sovereign country." - Chen Shui-bian

"The country is not in good condition." - Calvin Coolidge

"The business of the country is business." - Calvin Coolidge

"Obama's not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing." - Harvey Weinstein

"Unfortunate the country that needs heroes!" - Bertolt Brecht

"I believe in this country [the USA], I love this country, I believe in the idea of this country, and this country is an idea." - David Crosby

"I was unlucky, like my country." - Paul Keres

"My country is taking over in tennis" - Yevgeny Kafelnikov

"My country is wherever liberty lives." - Thomas Paine

"I live in a developing country." - Fernando Meirelles

"As a woman, I have no country" - Virginia Woolf

"Each country is strong on some tradition." - Violante Placido

"Europe is my continent, not my country" - John Redwood

"The country [India] is doing far better." - Jamie Dimon

"America is a white man's country." - Malcolm X

"Dust is just a country accent." - Anonymous

"'No Country for Old Men' was epic." - Eric Fellner

"Pakistan is a peace-loving, democratic country." - Malala Yousafzai

"Russia is an Eastern Orthodox country." - Vladimir Zhirinovsky

"Think independently and put the country first." - Mick Cornett

"My favorite country to visit is Japan." - Steve Aoki

"Pakistan is not a unified country." - Noam Chomsky

"We are a strong democratic country." - Aleksander Kwasniewski

"The country is in an extraordinary ferment." - William Hamilton Maxwell

"Afghanistan is a land-locked country." - Lakhdar Brahimi

"Canada's the best country in the world." - Justin Bieber

"Only I can turn this country around." - Silvio Berlusconi

"A lot of country music is sad." - Willie Nelson

"I got country music in me." - Shemar Moore

"Vaca Diez, do not destroy our country!" - Evo Morales



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