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"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

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

"One's native land!?there should one live! there die!" - Jules Verne

"What greater grief than the loss of one's native land." - Euripides

"I am a product of my native land, Tuscany, Italy." - Andrea Bocelli

"Dreams are our only geography-our native land." - Dejan Stojanovic

"One's native land! There should one live! There die!" - Jules Verne

"Cling to thy native land, for it is the land of thy fathers?" - Friedrich Schiller

"There are better mothers than disaster. A native land is the best of all mothers. We American Jews have a native land we love. But it is even better to have a native land who loves us." - Louis D Brandeis

"I was not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land." - Seneca the Younger

"Great literature transcends its native land, but none that I know of ignores its soil." - J. Frank Dobie

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

"I would not change my native land For rich Peru with all her gold" - Isaac Watts

"Let our last sleep be in the graves of our native land!" - Osceola

"I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Our native land attracts us with some mysterious charm, never to be forgotten." - Ovid

"The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"There is no place in this world warmer than our native land." - Khem Veasna

"What I learned on the road. Above all else - to love my native land." - Charles Kuralt

"There is no sorrow above The loss of a native land." - Euripides

"The love for our native land strengthens our individual and national character." - Alexander Hamilton

"This land is your land, this land is my land" - Woody Guthrie

"Native Americans were driven off their land. Lincoln even took part in the Black Hawk campaign against the Native Americans in Illinois. While they were being exterminated and driven off their land, Whites were collecting assets." - Ishmael Reed

"Our native land charms us with inexpressible sweetness, and never never allows us to forget that we belong to it." - Ovid

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

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

"The river moves from land to water to land, in and out of organisms, reminding us what native peoples have never forgotten: that you cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land." - Lynn Culbreath Noel

"The head is not more native to the heart." - William Shakespeare

"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

"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

"To a wise man, the whole earth is open; for the native land of a good soul is the whole earth." - Democritus

"Yon Sun that sets upon the sea We follow in his flight; Farewell awhile to him and thee, My native land - Good Night!" - Lord Byron

"So many of my thoughts and feelings are shared by the English that England has turned into a second native land of the mind for me." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"While the gentleman cherishes benign rule, the small man cherishes his native land. While the gentleman cherishes a respect for the law, the small man cherishes generous treatment." - Confucius

"O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free!" - Adolphe-Basile Routhier

"Yon Sun that sets upon the sea We follow in his flight; Farewell awhile to him and thee, My native land-Good Night!" - Lord Byron

"My three-thousand mile walk through Ireland convinced me of one thing - the possibility of organising a proper movement for the independence of my native land." - James Stephens

"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

"When I thinkof my own native land, In a moment I seem to be there; But alas! recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to despair." - William Cowper

"For many Native Americans across the land, the name of the Washington football team is a deeply personal reminder of a legacy of racism and generations of pain." - Dan Maffei

"I not only lived physically away from my native land, but the values and critical judgments of those closest to me became stranger and stranger." - Juan Goytisolo

"The individual whose vision encompasses the whole world often feels nowhere so hedged in and out of touch with his surroundings as in his native land." - Emma Goldman

"It is only in the mountains that I can fully appreciate my existence as a man in America, and my own native land" - Martin Delany

"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

"The misfortune of a young man who returns to his native land after years away is that he finds his native land foreign; whereas the lands he left behind remain for ever like a mirage in his mind. However, misfortune can itself sow seeds of creativity. - Afterword to "Hothouse" Brian Aldiss" - Brian Aldiss

"The old joke was Mitch Leigh, land baron, barren land." - Mitch Leigh

"Don't wait to buy land, buy land and wait." - Will Rogers

"You are the land. The land is you." - Merlin Olsen

"A land without ruins is a land without memories - a land without memories is a land without history." - Abram Joseph Ryan

"Truth is a pathless land." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I see that I am inwardly fashioned for faith and not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear and doubt and anxiety. In anxiety and worry my being is gasping for breath - these are not my native air. But in faith and confidence I breath freely - these are my native air." - E Stanley Jones

"To native peoples, there is no such thing as the first, second, and third worlds; there is only an exploiting world ... whether its technological system is capitalist or communist ... and a host world. Native peoples, who occupy more land, make up the host world." - Winona Laduke

"The occupation of America (and Columbus's arrival quite clearly was an occupation, no one can deny that) meant that the entire history of the Native Americans was rendered invisible. The land could only be occupied if it was first defined as empty. So it was defined as a wilderness, even though it had been used by native people for millennia." - Vandana Shiva

"A man's love for his native land lies deeper than any logical expression, among those pulses of the heart which vibrate to the sanctities of home, and to the thoughts which leap up from his father's graves." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite." - Oscar Wilde

"Every native species, however humble in appearance...has its place in the nation's heritage. It is a masterpiece of evolution, an ancient, multifaceted entity that shares the land with us." - E O Wilson

"This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand." - Aristophanes

"Righteous Heaven, In thy great day of vengeance! Blast the traitor And his pernicious counsels, who, for wealth, For pow'r, the pride of greatness, or revenge, Would pledge his native land in civil wars." - Nicholas Rowe

"I can't but say it is an awkward sight To see one's native land receding through The growing waters; it unmans one quite, Especially when life is rather new." - Lord Byron

"A man's love for his native land lies deeper than any logical expression, among those pulses of the heart which vibrate to the sanctities of home, and to the thoughts which leap up from his father's graves." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Native plants give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours. I want Texas to look like Texas and Vermont to look like Vermont." - Lady Bird Johnson

"What captivity has been to the Jews, exile has been to the Irish. For us, the romance of our native land begins only after we have left home; it is really only with other people that we become Irishmen." - Peter Ackroyd

"O, beautiful and grand, My own, my native land! Of thee I boast: Great empire of the west, The dearest and the best, Made up of all the rest, I love thee most." - Abraham Coles

"And nobler is a limited command, Given by the love of all your native land, Than a successive title, long and dark, Drawn from the mouldy rolls of Noah's Ark." - John Dryden

"Our native land charms us with inexpressible sweetness, and never never allows us to forget that we belong to it. [Lat., Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine captos Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui.]" - Ovid

"The noblest contribution which any man can make for the benefit of posterity, is that of character. The richest bequest which any man can leave to the youth of his native land, is that of a shining, spotless example." - Robert Charles Winthrop

"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

"Do you think we care about the feelings of Native Americans when we celebrate Columbus Day? That's the day that the white man discovered a land where Indians had been living for a few thousand years." - Carlos Mencia

"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

"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

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government." - Joe Baca

"I had a desire to see something besides my own shores, if only to be content to return to them someday. If I wish to live in my native land and love her, it should not be out of ignorance." - Margaret George

"In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home." - Emma Goldman

"In more recent years, I've become more and more fascinated with the indigenous folklore of this land, Native American folklore, and also Hispanic folklore now that I live in the Southwest." - Terri Windling

"Lord, Bless our enemies; have mercy upon them, may they turn their course and let us alone, and let us live in peace at our homes in our own native land." - William Pennington

"Ah! never shall the land forget." - William C Bryant

"?The past is always an invented land." - Orhan Pamuk

"Forests are the lungs of our land......" - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I'm a stranger in a strange land." - Carson Mccullers

"America, the land of unlimited possibilities." - Ludwig Max Goldberger

"Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure." - Seneca the Younger

"Hollywood is a land of self-invention." - Brian Koppelman

"The Land of Opportunity is an attitude." - B. J. Gallagher Hateley

"The past is always an invented land." - Orhan Pamuk

"The land of embarrassment and breakfast." - Julian Barnes

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

"It is more than their land that you take away from the people, whose native land you take. It is their past as well, their roots and their identity. If you take away the things that they have been used to see and will be expecting to see, you may, in a way, as well take their eyes." - Isak Dinesen

"The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans. A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that's what the genesis of the Second Amendment is." - Danny Glover

"My days - the blossom of my youth and the flower of my manhood - have been darkened by the dreariness of servitude. In this my native land - in the land of my sires - I am degraded without fault as an alien and an outcast." - Daniel O'Connell

"I am blessed by God. It is this trial that is going to show that I am going to be blessed by man during my existence, the benedictions are a guarantee that I was not wronged when by circumstance I was taken away from my adopted land to my native land." - Louis Riel

"I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter." - Donald Cargill

"For the land, the sea is beautiful; for the sea, the land is beautiful!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The land of milk and honey, they say it is the land of money." - Bob Dylan

"India is essentially a karmabhumi (land of duty) in contradistinction to bhogabhumi (land of enjoyment)." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Atreyu comes from a land called Fantasia. It's an imaginary land." - Noah Hathaway

"But the issue has to do with land, which is our land." - Bashar Alassad

"The land of a god corresponds with the land of his worshipers." - William Robertson Smith

"This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me." - Woody Guthrie

"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

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

"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

"When Europeans arrived on this continent, they blew it with the Native Americans. They plowed over them, taking as much as they could of their land and valuables, and respecting almost nothing about the native cultures. They lost the wisdom of the indigenous peoples-wisdom about the land and connectedness to the great web of life...We have another chance with all these refugees. People come here penniless but not cultureless. They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best of our traditions with the best of theirs. We can teach and learn from each other to produce a better America..." - Mary Pipher

"Don't wait to buy land, Buy land and wait. Find out where the people are going and buy the land before they get there." - Will Rogers

"New skin, a new land! And a land of liberty, if that is possible! I chose the geology of a land that was new to me." - Salvador Dali

"This land, although not my native land, Will be remembered forever. And the sea's lightly iced, Unsalty water. The sand on the bottom is whiter than chalk, The air is heady, like wine, And the rosy body of the pines Is naked in the sunset hour. And the sunset itself on such waves of ether That I just can't comprehend Whether it is the end of the day, the end of the world, Or the mystery of mysteries in me again." - Anna Akhmatova

"Puerto Ricans are Americans. We've been American citizens since 1917. We fought the same battles, made the same sacrifices. We've lost our land in the same way that Native Americans lost their land, and we've been the subject of discrimination and racism in the same way that African Americans have. We've suffered the full spectrum of oppression, and yet we've been off the map 4,000 miles away so we haven't even been able to argue our case." - Nelson Antonio Denis

"It is my land, my home, my father's land, to which I now ask to be allowed to return. I want to spend my last days there, and be buried among those mountains. If this could be I might die in peace, feeling that my people, placed in their native homes, would increase in numbers, rather than diminish as at present, and that our name would not become extinct." - Geronimo

"The recurrence of a phenomenon like Edison is not very likely. The profound change of conditions and the ever increasing necessity of theoretical training would seem to make it impossible. He will occupy a unique and exalted position in the history of his native land, which might well be proud of his great genius and undying achievements in the interest of humanity." - Nikola Tesla

"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

"But the creative person is subject to a different, higher law than mere national law. Whoever has to create a work, whoever has tobring about a discovery or deed which will further the cause of all of humanity, no longer has his home in his native land but rather in his work." - Stefan Zweig

"I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land." - Thabo Mbeki

"The fact is that my native land is a prey to barbarism, that in it men's only God is their belly, that they live only for the present, and that the richer a man is the holier he is held to be." - St Jerome

"It is our duty to preserve huge tracts of land in something resembling its native condition. The biological interactions necessary to insure the continuities of life are astonishingly complex, and cannot take place in islands of semiwilderness like the national parks." - William Kittredge

"When at eve, at the bounding of the landscape, the heavens appear to recline so slowly on the earth, imagination pictures beyond the horizon an asylum of hope, - a native land of love; and nature seems silently to repeat that man is immortal." - Madame De Stael

"My special cause, the one that alerts my interest and quickens the pace of my life, is to preserve the wildflowers and native plants that define the regions of our land-to encourage and promote their use in appropriate areas, and thus help pass on to generation in waiting the quiet jobs and satisfactions I have known since my childhood." - Lady Bird Johnson

"When at eve, at the bounding of the landscape, the heavens appear to recline so slowly on the earth, imagination pictures beyond the horizon an asylum of hope - a native land of love; and nature seems silently to repeat that man is immortal." - Madame De Stael

"Choices are funny things-ask a native tribe that's eaten grubs and roots forever if they're unhappy, and they'll shrug. But give them filet mignon and truffle sauce and then ask them to go back to living off the land, and they will always be thinking of that gourmet meal. If you don't know there's an alternative, you can't miss it." - Jodi Picoult

"Whatever strengthens our local attachments is favorable both to individual and national character, our home, our birthplace, our native land. Think for a while what the virtues are which arise out of the feelings connected with these words, and if you have any intellectual eyes, you will then perceive the connection between topography and patriotism." - Robert Southey

"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

"That peace, safety, and concord may be the portion of our native land, and be long enjoyed by our fellow-citizens, is the most ardent wish of my heart, and if I can be instrumental in procuring or preserving them, I shall think I have not lived in vain." - Thomas Jefferson

"We know that art is connected with the land, with its salt, with its smell, that outside of national culture there is no art. Cosmopolitanism - a world in which things lose their color and form, and words lose their significance. We love in our past all that we consider native, wonderful and fair." - Ilya Ehrenburg

"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

"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

"God drove Cain out of his presence and sent him into exile far away from his native land, so that he passed from a life of human kindness to one which was more akin to the rude existence of a wild beast." - Ambrose

"The United States, a land of immigrants from every corner of the world, has been strengthened and unified because its newcomers have historically chosen ultimately to forgo their native language for the English language. We have all benefited from the sharing of ideas, of cultures and beliefs, made possible by a common language. We have all enriched each other." - S I Hayakawa

"To say that certainly America was very lucky to get a large amount of land, and the native Indians were extremely unlucky to have white men coming over here, is one thing. But to say that the whole of the American prosperity was based on exploiting the indigenous population would be a great mistake." - Amartya Sen

"The fact is that my native land is a prey to barbarism, that in it men's only God is their belly, that they live only for the present, and that the richer a man is the holier he is held to be." - Jerome

"This rooting out of the Irish people; this transplanting of them from their native home into a foreign land, may be all very well, so far as the young people are concerned; but for the fathers and mothers who have reared families in Ireland, it is immediate decay and death." - Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

"Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned From wandering on a foreign strand!" - Walter Scott

"I want the seals of power and place, The ensigns of command, Charged by the people's unbought grace, To rule my native land. Nor crown, nor scepter would I ask But from my country's will, By day, by night, to ply the task Her cup of bliss to fill." - John Quincy Adams

"The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures." - Stewart Udall

"God drove Cain out of his presence and sent him into exile far away from his native land, so that he passed from a life of human kindness to one which was more akin to the rude existence of a wild beast." - Saint Ambrose

"American football seems to resemble soccer in that one scores by putting the ball through the opponent's goal; but football, truly is about land. The Settlers want to move the line of scrimmage Westward, the Native Americans want to move it East." - David Mamet

"Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch." - Bill Bryson

"I want the seals of power and place, the ensigns of command, charged by the people's unbought grace, to rule my native land. Nor crown, nor scepter would I ask but from my country's will, by day, by night, to ply the task her cup of bliss to fill." - John Quincy Adams

"Peace is more precious than a piece of land." - Anwar Sadat

"This land is a monopoly of erroneous ideas." - Adriano Celentano

"A land without memories is a people without liberty." - Robert E Lee

"Nimble thought can jump both sea and land." - William Shakespeare

"The twilight that surrounds the border-land of old romance." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Never travel by sea when you can go by land." - Cato the Younger

"I met a travler from an ancient land." - Gabrielle Zevin

"In The Land of the Pig, The Butcher Is King" - Meat Loaf

"If you thought you didn't like some people on land..." - Carol Leifer

"Without this great land of ours, we would all drown." - Irwin Corey



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