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The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor; and notwithstanding the efforts of the papers to disseminate early discontents, I expect that a just, dispassionate and steady conduct, will at length rally to a proper system the great body of our country. Unequivocal in principle, reasonable in manner, we shall be able I hope to do a great deal of good to the cause of freedom & harmony.Thomas Jefferson Countrymen Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor;
Let no man dare, when I am dead. to charge me with dishonor; let no man attaint my memory by believing that I could have engaged in any cause but that of my country's liberty and independence, or that I could have become the pliant minion of power in the oppression or the miseries of my countrymen.Robert Emmet Countrymen Sayings By Robert Emmet: Let no man dare, when I am dead. to charge me with dishonor; let no
Oh, yes, they're still angry. At Third World aid, cuts in the defence budget, women priests, marriages for homosexuals, our new countrymen, all the things you would guess would upset these old boys. In their hearts they're still fascists.Jo Nesbo Countrymen Sayings By Jo Nesbo: Oh, yes, they're still angry. At Third World aid, cuts in the defence budget, women
The Istiqlal was powerful, which did not at all coincide with his conception of it, nor with the picture the organization painted of itself: a purely defensive group of selfless martyrs who were willing to brave the brutality of the French in order to bring hope to their suffering countrymen.Paul Bowles Countrymen Sayings By Paul Bowles: The Istiqlal was powerful, which did not at all coincide with his conception of it,
Peace in the Middle East is of prime importance to the Philippines, due to the presence of around 2 million of our countrymen working in that region.Benigno Aquino III Countrymen Sayings By Benigno Aquino III: Peace in the Middle East is of prime importance to the Philippines, due to the
First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, President George Washington was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding; his example was edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example everlasting.Henry Lee III Countrymen Sayings By Henry Lee III: First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, President
Our countrymen have all the folly of the ass and all the passiveness of the sheep.Alexander Hamilton Countrymen Sayings By Alexander Hamilton: Our countrymen have all the folly of the ass and all the passiveness of the
If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person's mind begins to roam irretrievably. One's fellow countrymen become harder to understand than Martians.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Countrymen Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person's mind begins to roam
Week before last I went to Wesleyan and read "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." After it I went to one of the classes where I was asked questions. There were a couple of young teachers there and one of them, an earnest type, started asking the questions. "Miss O'Connor," he said, "why was the Misfit's hat black?" I said most countrymen in Georgia wore black hats. He looked pretty disappointed. Then he said, "Miss O'Connor, the Misfit represents Christ, does he not?" "He does not," I said. He looked crushed. "Well, Miss O'Connor," he said, "what is the significance of the Misfit's hat?" I said it was to cover his head; and after that he left me alone. Anyway, that's what's happening to the teaching of literature.Flannery O'Connor Countrymen Sayings By Flannery O'Connor: Week before last I went to Wesleyan and read "A Good Man Is Hard to
A good author, Mr. Minke, should be able to provide his readers with some joy, not a false joy, but some faith that life is beautiful. While suffering is man-made, and not some natural disaster, then it can surely be resisted by men. Give hope to your readers, to your fellow countrymen.Pramoedya Ananta Toer Countrymen Sayings By Pramoedya Ananta Toer: A good author, Mr. Minke, should be able to provide his readers with some joy,
Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils of misgovernment.Thomas Jefferson Countrymen Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils of
It would be a miracle of God if it happened. I know it ... If God wills it, the summer rains will fill the wadis ... and the salmon will run the river. And then my countrymen ... all classes and manner of men-will stand side by side and fish for the salmon. And their natures, too, will be changed. They will feel the enchantment of this silver fish ... and then when talk turns to what this tribe said or that tribe did ... then someone will say, Let us arise, and go fishing.Paul Torday Countrymen Sayings By Paul Torday: It would be a miracle of God if it happened. I know it ... If
The only authors whom I acknowledge as American are the journalists. They, indeed, are not great writers, but they speak the language of their countrymen, and make themselves heard by them.Alexis De Tocqueville Countrymen Sayings By Alexis De Tocqueville: The only authors whom I acknowledge as American are the journalists. They, indeed, are not
You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because you were black and for no other reason. The limits of your ambition were, thus, expected to be set forever. You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. You were not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace with mediocrity. Wherever you have turned, James, in your short time on this earth, you have been told where you could go and what you could do (and how you could do it) and where you could live and whom you could marry. I know your countrymen do not agree with me about this, and I hear them saying "You exaggerate." They do not know Harlem, and I do. So do you. Take no one's word for anything, including mine- but trust your experience. Know whence you came.James Baldwin Countrymen Sayings By James Baldwin: You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because
But if we have been willing to give our lives to this enterprise, which is for the honour of our country, I appeal to our countrymen to see that those who depend on us are properly cared for.Robert Falcon Scott Countrymen Sayings By Robert Falcon Scott: But if we have been willing to give our lives to this enterprise, which is
So, we, at this day, when we thought we should have found favor among our own countrymen, for that we preached unto them the gospel of peace, life, and eternal salvation; instead of favor, we have found bitter and cruel hatred.Martin Luther Countrymen Sayings By Martin Luther: So, we, at this day, when we thought we should have found favor among our
There still remains one effort of magnanimity, one sacrifice of prejudice and passion, to be made by the individuals throughout the nation who have heretofore followed the standards of political party. It is that of discarding every remnant of rancor against each other, of embracing as countrymen and friends, and of yielding to talents and virtue alone that confidence which in times of contention for principle was bestowed only upon those who bore the badge of party communion.John Quincy Adams Countrymen Sayings By John Quincy Adams: There still remains one effort of magnanimity, one sacrifice of prejudice and passion, to be
I will meet my countrymen. I understand only one language: that they are my countrymen, they are my brothers. You may see with whatever colour you want; Modi will not go into that colour.Narendra Modi Countrymen Sayings By Narendra Modi: I will meet my countrymen. I understand only one language: that they are my countrymen,
Lycurgus the Lacedaemonian brought long hair into fashion among his countrymen, saying that it rendered those that were handsome more beautiful, and those that were deformed more terrible. To one that advised him to set up a democracy in Sparta, "Pray," said Lycurgus, "do you first set up a democracy in your own house.Plutarch Countrymen Sayings By Plutarch: Lycurgus the Lacedaemonian brought long hair into fashion among his countrymen, saying that it rendered
Why
should I, who have no need to work for food, spin? ' may be the question
asked. Because I am eating what does not belong to me. I am living on the
spoliation of my countrymen. Trace the source of every coin that finds its way
into your pocket, and you will realise the truth of what I write. Every one
must spin.
Mahatma Gandhi Countrymen Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: Whyshould I, who have no need to work for food, spin? ' may be the
Patriotism is a love of country. If you love your country, you should love your countrymen and women. It doesn't mean you always agree with them or even like them. It is understanding that we have interwoven destiny.Cory Booker Countrymen Sayings By Cory Booker: Patriotism is a love of country. If you love your country, you should love your
A leader who fails to live amongst his folk will be like a blind man that does not know the light from darkness. Yet a leader who fails to serve but waits to be served will toil endlessly in his rule and he will find no meaning in his leadership. Yet a leader who aspires for glory and fame will be like a cub that can't learn the tricks of hunting. Yet a leader that seeks wars and warmongers will cause depression among his countrymen. A leader that seeks wealth rather leading will make his countrymen corrupt. A corrupt leader will make the country poorer and corrupt because it is his law to be corrupt. A leader must live like his people. A leader will be known by his deeds and not by his name and a great leader will not govern. A leader is an example for all his subjects. A great leader will not serve while the country is getting hungrier and starving but a leader will become hungry like his hungry citizens.David Ssembajjo Countrymen Sayings By David Ssembajjo: A leader who fails to live amongst his folk will be like a blind man
Travellers scowl at us, and countrymen give us scornful names. 'Strider' I am to one fat man who lives within a day's march of foes that would freeze his heart, or lay his little town in ruin, if he were not guarded ceaselessly. Yet we would not have it otherwise. If simple folk are free from care and fear, simple they will be, and we must be secret to keep them so.J.R.R. Tolkien Countrymen Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: Travellers scowl at us, and countrymen give us scornful names. 'Strider' I am to one
I know a wise Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once said he'd love to know why someone who boasts that he is the cleverest, the strongest, the bravest or the most gifted man on earth is thought ridiculous and embarrassing, whereas if, instead of 'I', he says, 'we are the most intelligent, the strongest, the bravest and the most gifted people on earth', his fellow countrymen applaud enthusiastically and call him a patriot. For there is nothing patriotic about it. One can be attached to one's own country without needing to insist that the rest of the world's inhabitants are worthless. But as more and more people were taken in by this sort of nonsense, the menace to peace grew greater.E.H. Gombrich Countrymen Sayings By E.H. Gombrich: I know a wise Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once
By his own account he had no real contact with the local colony of his countrymen and virtually no social intercourse with the Russian families and so resigned himself to becoming an incurable bachelor.Franz Kafka Countrymen Sayings By Franz Kafka: By his own account he had no real contact with the local colony of his
I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it.Douglas Hyde Countrymen Sayings By Douglas Hyde: I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject
While I am deeply sensible to the high compliment of a re-election; and duly grateful, as I trust, to Almighty God for having directed my countrymen to a right conclusion, as I think, for their own good, it adds nothing to my satisfaction that any other man may be disappointed or pained by the result.Abraham Lincoln Countrymen Sayings By Abraham Lincoln: While I am deeply sensible to the high compliment of a re-election; and duly grateful,
Fear not the phantom of death,
My Countrymen, for his greatness
And mercy will refuse to approach
Your smallness; and dread not the
Dagger, for it will decline to be
Lodged in your shallow hearts.
Kahlil Gibran Countrymen Sayings By Kahlil Gibran: Fear not the phantom of death, My Countrymen, for his greatnessAnd mercy will refuse to
A lesson in bringing about true changes of mind and heart comes from a Japanese functionary. By day, he crunched numbers that showed his country was approaching imminent energy crisis and helped to craft policy. By night, he weaved a novel in which a bureaucrat-hero helps see the country through to new energy sources. When the crisis came faster than he expected, he actually put the novel away because he did not want to make the burden of his countrymen worse. When the short-term crisis passed, he published his novel. It's phenomenal and well-timed success fueled the vision that inspired difficult change and maintained a sense of urgency.Daniel Yergin Countrymen Sayings By Daniel Yergin: A lesson in bringing about true changes of mind and heart comes from a Japanese
Halloo down there," the voice said. Ziba saw a burly soldier in armor standing at the edge of the cliff. "Are you Israelites?"
"We are," Jonathan said.
"We thought all of the Israelites were still hiding in the caves." Ziba heard others laughing and could tell that they had been drinking. "We have plenty of wine here if you want to come join us. We even have some of your countrymen who are now in our army."
"If we come up there, it will be only to fight and kill you," Jonathan said.
The Philistine laughed. "Well, then, come on up. It's plenty boring up here. Maybe you can liven things up, small as you are."
Jonathan looked at Ziba, who then nodded.
"We'll be right up," Jonathan shouted back.
Glen Robinson Countrymen Sayings By Glen Robinson: Halloo down there," the voice said. Ziba saw a burly soldier in armor standing at
Surely with as good reason as had Archimedes to have the cylinder, cone and sphere engraved on his tombstone might our distinguished countrymen leave testamentary directions for the cubic eikosiheptagram to be engraved on theirs. Spirit of the Universe! wither are we drifting, and when, where, and how is all this to end?James Joseph Sylvester Countrymen Sayings By James Joseph Sylvester: Surely with as good reason as had Archimedes to have the cylinder, cone and sphere
But the price of error is
higher for you than it is for
your countrymen, and so
that America might justify
itself, the story of a black
body's destruction must
always begin with his or
her error, real or imagined ...
Ta-Nehisi Coates Countrymen Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: But the price of error ishigher for you than it is foryour countrymen, and sothat
In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you ... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.Abraham Lincoln Countrymen Sayings By Abraham Lincoln: In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue
I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers, on the spirit and success with which you have executed this important part of our enterprise.James Wolfe Countrymen Sayings By James Wolfe: I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers, on the spirit and success with
EARLY ONE DARK April morning a few years ago I was sitting in my living room in central Copenhagen, wrapped in a blanket and yearning for spring, when I opened that day's newspaper to discover that my adopted countrymen had been anointed the happiest of their species in something called the Satisfaction with Life Index, compiled by the Department of Psychology at the University of Leicester.

I checked the date on the newspaper: it wasn't 1 April.
Michael Booth Countrymen Sayings By Michael Booth: EARLY ONE DARK April morning a few years ago I was sitting in my living
Friends, romans, countrymen lend me your ears i want to burry ceasar but not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them the good is often entered their their bones if it were so then let it be with ceasar.Gaius Iulius Caesar Countrymen Sayings By Gaius Iulius Caesar: Friends, romans, countrymen lend me your ears i want to burry ceasar but not to
Now let me ask my countrymen, Have you ever granted a moment's thought to this very vital problem in the building of our nation ? Have you devised any practical remedies to combat this evil ? Will you, my countrymen, go on without making any intelligent effort to lay the axe at the root of this weaknss and misery ? Will you allow the noted chivalry and the noble hardihood of the Indian to sink into oblivion ? Will you make it a thing entirely of the past ? I implore you, I beseech you, I exhort you my brethren in the name of all that is dearest to you to shake off the lethargy, to show to this world that you were sleeping the sleep of lions only, to rise again with redoubled energy and courage to take the work of rebuilding your nation in right earnest.Kodi Rammurthy Naidu Countrymen Sayings By Kodi Rammurthy Naidu: Now let me ask my countrymen, Have you ever granted a moment's thought to this
In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. But in the past, non-cooperation has been deliberately expressed in violence to the evildoer. I am endeavoring to show my countrymen that violent non-cooperation only multiplies evil and that evil can only be sustained by violence. Withdrawal of support of evil requires complete abstention from violence. Non-violence implies voluntary submission to the penalty for non-cooperation with evil.Mahatma Gandhi Countrymen Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation
One of the things we haven't taught our people as a nation, that this is their country. We haven't told them that this Bahamas belongs to them. Whether it succeeds or fails it is entirely up to them. WE haven't told our people that they are valuable. I sometimes pass little boys playing in the road and I would stop my car and say to them: 'Excuse me baby, do you realize how valuable you are? Do not play in the road, if anything happen to you that is going to hurt us. Because you might be our Prime Minister one day. Iris Adderley, consultant in the Disability Affairs Devision of The Department of Social Services.Drexel Deal Countrymen Sayings By Drexel Deal: One of the things we haven't taught our people as a nation, that this is
He said he was disappointed with the way his fellow-countrymen had reacted to the depression; he would have expected them to take their misfortune with more equanimity. Knowing that nothing is easier than to bear other people's calamities with fortitude, I thought that Elliot, richer now than he had ever been in his life, was perhaps hardly entitled to be severe.W. Somerset Maugham Countrymen Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: He said he was disappointed with the way his fellow-countrymen had reacted to the depression;
I have no country...my countrymen are the men and women who work against oppression- it does not matter where they are. With them I feel at home- we understand each other. Others are foreign to me." -Agnes Smedley in Daughter of EarthAgnes Smedley Countrymen Sayings By Agnes Smedley: I have no country...my countrymen are the men and women who work against oppression- it
Let me assure my countrymen of the Southern States that it is my earnest desire to regard and promote their truest interest the interests of the white and of the colored people both and equally and to put forth my best efforts in behalf of a civil policy which will forever wipe out in our political affairs the color line and the distinction between North and South, to the end that we may have not merely a united North or a united South, but a united country.Rutherford B. Hayes Countrymen Sayings By Rutherford B. Hayes: Let me assure my countrymen of the Southern States that it is my earnest desire
When Libya was in turmoil in 2011, the Chinese public was surprised to discover that more than thirty thousand of their countrymen were living there, most of them working on Chinese-run oil projects.Evan Osnos Countrymen Sayings By Evan Osnos: When Libya was in turmoil in 2011, the Chinese public was surprised to discover that
I want to take this opportunity to express, one more time, my deep sadness to those countrymen who feel, rightly, that they were victims of my government.Jean-Claude Duvalier Countrymen Sayings By Jean-Claude Duvalier: I want to take this opportunity to express, one more time, my deep sadness to
Fear and anger, the two emotions that most people came to him to reduce - emotions that he'd worked so hard to overcome in his own life - were fuel for politicians. Maybe candidates and congressmen thought that sowing discord among countrymen, even family members, was an unfortunate type of collateral damage. Maybe they didn't think about it at all.Gudjon Bergmann Countrymen Sayings By Gudjon Bergmann: Fear and anger, the two emotions that most people came to him to reduce -
It's a professional military. You sign up and agree to allow your countrymen to use your life as they see fit for the next four years. And I think we all should have a greater role in ensuring that we use those lives wisely.Phil Klay Countrymen Sayings By Phil Klay: It's a professional military. You sign up and agree to allow your countrymen to use
Knowledge is a light, enriching
The warmth of life, and all may
Partake who seek it out; but you,
My Countrymen, seek out darkness
And flee the light, awaiting the
Coming of water from the rock,
And your nation's misery is your
Crime ... I do not forgive you
Your sins, for you know what you are doing.
Kahlil Gibran Countrymen Sayings By Kahlil Gibran: Knowledge is a light, enrichingThe warmth of life, and all mayPartake who seek it out;
Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian location should be chosen for dumping down all kaffirs of the town, passes my comprehension. Of course, under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population, and it is an undue tax on even the proverbial patience of my countrymen.Mahatma Gandhi Countrymen Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian location should be chosen for dumping down
This is a bad land for gods, said Shadow. As an opening statement it wasn't Friends, Romans, countrymen, but it would do.Neil Gaiman Countrymen Sayings By Neil Gaiman: This is a bad land for gods, said Shadow. As an opening statement it wasn't
Against the vast majority of my countrymen, even at this moment, in the name of humanity and civilization, I protest against our share in the destruction of Germany. A month ago Europe was a peaceful comity of nations; if an Englishman killed a German, he was hanged. Now, if an Englishman kills a German, or if a German kills an Englishman, he is a patriot, who has deserved well of his country.Bertrand Russell Countrymen Sayings By Bertrand Russell: Against the vast majority of my countrymen, even at this moment, in the name of
The affairs of America I shall ever look upon as my first business whilst I am in Europe. Any confidence from the king and ministers, any popularity I may have among my own countrymen, any means in my power, shall be, to the best of my skill, and till the end of my life, exerted in behalf of an interest I have so much at heart.Marquis De Lafayette Countrymen Sayings By Marquis De Lafayette: The affairs of America I shall ever look upon as my first business whilst I
Who cares for your bhakti and mukti? Who cares what your scriptures say? I will go into a thousand hells cheerfully if I can rouse my countrymen, immersed in tamas, to stand on their own feet and be men inspired with the spirit of karma-yoga. I am a follower only of he or she who serves and helps others without caring for his own bhakti and mukti!Swami Vivekananda Countrymen Sayings By Swami Vivekananda: Who cares for your bhakti and mukti? Who cares what your scriptures say? I will
Demosthenes, the great Athenian patriot, cried out to his countrymen when they seemed too confused and divided to stand against the tyranny of Macedonia: "In God's name, I beg of you to think." For a long while, most Athenians ridiculed Demosthenes' entreaty: Macedonia was a great way distant, and there was plenty of time. Only at the eleventh hour did the Athenians perceive the truth of his exhortations. And that eleventh hour was too late. So it may be with Americans today. If we are too indolent to think, we might as well surrender to our enemies tomorrow.Russell Kirk Countrymen Sayings By Russell Kirk: Demosthenes, the great Athenian patriot, cried out to his countrymen when they seemed too confused
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.Ronald Reagan Countrymen Sayings By Ronald Reagan: If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
It is widely believed that Christianity remained an essentially urban cult and that the population of the countryside clung for generations to the old beliefs. The word 'pagan' comes from paganus, or someone who lived in the countryside (pagus). Unfortunately, we know so little about the religious life in rural areas that this remains conjectural. Paganus was usually derogatory - something like 'yokel' or 'hick' would give the right idea - and may just reflect the common belief of urban dwellers that countrymen were dull and backward.Adrian Goldsworthy Countrymen Sayings By Adrian Goldsworthy: It is widely believed that Christianity remained an essentially urban cult and that the population
In 'Colonization in Reverse'41 (a famous poem much anthologized) the speaker is presented as a more or less reliable commentator who implies that Jamaicans who come to 'settle in de motherlan' are like English people who settled in the colonies. West Indian entrepreneurs, shipping off their countrymen 'like fire', turn history upside down. Fire can destroy, but may also be a source of warmth to be welcomed in temperate England. Those people who 'immigrate an populate' the seat of the Empire seem, like many a colonizer, ready to displace previous inhabitants. 'Jamaica live fi box bread/Out a English people mout' plays on a fear that newcomers might exploit the natives; and some of the immigrants are - like some of the colonizers from 'the motherland' - lazy and inclined to put on airs. Can England, who faced war and braved the worst, cope with people from the colonies turning history upside down? Can she cope with 'Colonizin in reverse'?Mervyn Morris Countrymen Sayings By Mervyn Morris: In 'Colonization in Reverse'41 (a famous poem much anthologized) the speaker is presented as a
The despicable North Korean attack in Rangoon deprived us of trusted advisers and friends. So many of those who died had won admirers in America as they studied with us or guided us with their counsel. I personally recall the wisdom and composure of Foreign Minister Lee, with whom I met in Washington just a few short months ago. To the families and countrymen of all those who were lost, America expresses its deep sorrow.Ronald Reagan Countrymen Sayings By Ronald Reagan: The despicable North Korean attack in Rangoon deprived us of trusted advisers and friends. So
Before this address to my countrymen is closed, I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us, the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last.Mercy Otis Warren Countrymen Sayings By Mercy Otis Warren: Before this address to my countrymen is closed, I beg leave to observe, that as
And beneath Cornwall, beyond and beneath this whole realm of England, beneath the sodden marshes of Wales and the rough territory of the Scots border, there is another landscape; there is a buried empire, where he fears his commissioners cannot reach. Who will swear the hobs and boggarts who live in the hedges and hollow trees, and the wild men who hide in the woods? Who will swear the saints in their niches, and the spirits that cluster at holy wells rustling like fallen leaves, and the miscarried infants dug in to unconsecrated ground: all those unseen dead who hover in winter around forges and village hearths, trying to warm their bare bones? For they too are his countrymen: the generations of uncounted dead, breathing through the living, stealing their light from them, the bloodless ghosts of lord and knave, nun and whore, the ghosts of priest and friar who feed on living England, and suck the substance from the future.Hilary Mantel Countrymen Sayings By Hilary Mantel: And beneath Cornwall, beyond and beneath this whole realm of England, beneath the sodden marshes
Let us show our fellow countrymen and the entire world what the Germans can do when they work for peace.Walter Ulbricht Countrymen Sayings By Walter Ulbricht: Let us show our fellow countrymen and the entire world what the Germans can do
We are now told, indeed, by the learned doctors of the nullification school, that color operates as a forfeiture of the rights of human nature; that a dark skin turns a man into a chattel; that crispy hair transforms a human being into a four-footed beast. The master-priest informs you, that slavery is consecrated and sanctified by the Holy Scriptures and of the old and new Testament ... My countrymen! These are the tenants of the modern nullification school. Can you wonder that they shrink from the light of free discussion? That they skulk from the grasp of freedom and truth?John Quincy Adams Countrymen Sayings By John Quincy Adams: We are now told, indeed, by the learned doctors of the nullification school, that color
But I would like to think for a moment about a man who in the morning teaches his students that a false attribution of a Watteau drawing or an inaccurate transcription of a fourteenth-century epigraph is a sin against the spirit and in the afternoon or evening transmits to the agents of Soviet intelligence classified, perhaps vital information given to him in sworn trust by his countrymen and intimate colleagues. What are the sources of such scission? How does the spirit mask itself?George Steiner Countrymen Sayings By George Steiner: But I would like to think for a moment about a man who in the
I believe there are few events in my life which have not happened to many; it is true the incidents of it are numerous, and, did I consider myself an European, I might say my sufferings were great; but when I compare my lot with that of most of my countrymen, I regard myself as a particular favorite of heaven, and acknowledge the mercies of Providence in every occurrence of my life.Olaudah Equiano Countrymen Sayings By Olaudah Equiano: I believe there are few events in my life which have not happened to many;
It is very difficult to know people and I don't think one can ever really know any but one's own countrymen. For men and women are not only themselves; they are also the region in which they are born, the city apartment or the farm in which they learnt to walk, the games they played as children, the old wives' tales they overheard, the food they ate, the schools they attended, the sports they followed, the poets they read, and the God they believed in. It is all these things that have made them what they are, and these are the things that you can't come to know by hearsay, you can only know them if you have lived them.W. Somerset Maugham Countrymen Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: It is very difficult to know people and I don't think one can ever really
My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish. Don't forget that their support and their reading of my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.Naguib Mahfouz Countrymen Sayings By Naguib Mahfouz: My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they
I shall accord to myself the honor of inscribing myself as an applicant for the American citizenship which according to law I can obtain only after five years residence in this country. And I shall yield to no one of my future countrymen in patriotism. I consider America now my real home.Wilhelm Steinitz Countrymen Sayings By Wilhelm Steinitz: I shall accord to myself the honor of inscribing myself as an applicant for the
My countrymen, we hold a rich deposit in trust for ourselves and for all our brethren of mankind. It is the fire of liberty. If it becomes extinguished, our darkened land will cast a mournful shadow over the nations. If it lives, its blaze will enlighten and gladden the whole earth.Francis Scott Key Countrymen Sayings By Francis Scott Key: My countrymen, we hold a rich deposit in trust for ourselves and for all our
I anticipate the day when to command respect in the remotest regions it will be sufficient to say I am an American. Our flag shall then wave in glory over the ocean and our commerce feel no restraint but what our own government may impose. Happy thrice happy day. Thank God, to reach this envied state we need only to will. Yes my countrymen. Our destiny depends on our will. But if we would stand high on the record of time that will must be inflexible.Gouverneur Morris Countrymen Sayings By Gouverneur Morris: I anticipate the day when to command respect in the remotest regions it will be
My dear countrymen, I hope that you will live to see the day when you learn to believe in other gods than a few movie whores and a couple of prize-fighters.Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen Countrymen Sayings By Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen: My dear countrymen, I hope that you will live to see the day when you
What do you think would have happened to me if a neighborhood of Puerto Ricans saw a scary-looking black dude trying to kick down the door of one of their fellow countrymen?Charles Ramsey Countrymen Sayings By Charles Ramsey: What do you think would have happened to me if a neighborhood of Puerto Ricans
In most writers, style is a welcome, an invitation, a letting down of the drawbridge between the artist and the world. Shaw had no time for such ruses. Unlike most of his countrymen, he abominated charm, which he regarded as evidence of chronic temperamental weakness.Kenneth Tynan Countrymen Sayings By Kenneth Tynan: In most writers, style is a welcome, an invitation, a letting down of the drawbridge
England's civil war had ended in a consensus as the English discovered that they hated foreigners more than they hated their own countrymen.Len Deighton Countrymen Sayings By Len Deighton: England's civil war had ended in a consensus as the English discovered that they hated
In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes.Virginia Foxx Countrymen Sayings By Virginia Foxx: In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see
Perhaps there has been, at some point in history, some great power whose elevation was exempt from the violent exploitation of other human bodies. If there has been, I have yet to discover it. But this banality of violence can never excuse America, because America makes no claim to the banal. America believes itself exceptional, the greatest and noblest nation ever to exist, a lone champion standing between the white city of democracy and the terrorists, despots, barbarians, and other enemies of civilization. One cannot, at once, claim to be superhuman and then plead mortal error. I propose to take our countrymen's claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard. This is difficult because there exists, all around us, an apparatus urging us to accept American innocence at face value and not to inquire too much.Ta-Nehisi Coates Countrymen Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: Perhaps there has been, at some point in history, some great power whose elevation was
Patriot writers attempted to inculcate civic virtue through allusions to classical history, frequently Greek but even more often Roman, and ancient glory. A revolutionary writer in the Virginia Gazette, wishing to "secure this valuable blessing [of classical virtue], and learn the greatness of its worth," wished to recommend to his "countrymen, especially the younger part of it, a thorough acquaintance with these records of illustrious liberty, the histories of Greece and Rome." The writer intended this recommendation not as a theoretical or academic exercise, but rather as a spur to urge Americans to "a glorious emulation of those virtues, which have immortalized their names." Classical examples would surely instill Americans with "a just hatred of tyranny and zeal for freedom," and induce them to follow "the godlike actions of those heroes and patriots, whose lives are delivered down to us by Plutarch.Eran Shalev Countrymen Sayings By Eran Shalev: Patriot writers attempted to inculcate civic virtue through allusions to classical history, frequently Greek but
In the eleventh century obese English king William the Conqueror took to bed and consumed nothing but alcohol to shed pounds, a practice many of his countrymen seem to continue to this day.David Sax Countrymen Sayings By David Sax: In the eleventh century obese English king William the Conqueror took to bed and consumed
A righteous politician will make all his citizens leaders. He will know all the lives of his countrymen. He will know each family by name, when they were born, their problems and anxieties and he will wipe away all pain. He will know what his citizens have eaten, where they have slept and he will know all grazing and hunting animals. He will not have privileges and he will govern alongside his cittizens. He will not govern on the basis of death because he is a leader of life. He will not allow death to occur or appear in his country. He will not lead his country to battle and no sickness will prevail under his rule. In his country there will be neither poor nor rich. He will know the fish in the sea, the birds of the air in number and will know all wildlife. He will know all particles of dust in formation. He will know all seasons and foretell a million years to come. He will have no blood on his hands and will not suffer from guilt. His citizens will suffer from no want.David Ssembajjo Countrymen Sayings By David Ssembajjo: A righteous politician will make all his citizens leaders. He will know all the lives
My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.William Lloyd Garrison Countrymen Sayings By William Lloyd Garrison: My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.
It is not right, my fellow-countrymen, you who know very well all the crimes committed in our name. It's not at all right that you do not breathe a word about them to anyone, not even to your own soul, for fear of having to stand in judgment of yourself. I am willing to believe that at the beginning you did not realize what was happening; later, you doubted whether such things could be true; but now you know, and still you hold your tongues.Jean-Paul Sartre Countrymen Sayings By Jean-Paul Sartre: It is not right, my fellow-countrymen, you who know very well all the crimes committed
The eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the tyranny meditated against them.George Washington Countrymen Sayings By George Washington: The eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their
Particular honour belongs to those who believed in the possibility of mechanical flight when all the world was against them; not the visionaries because they hoped for it merely, but those who by sheer force of intellect perceived the means by which it could be accomplished and directed their experiments along the right path ... The name of Lilienthal is now among the most honoured, but curiously his own countrymen were the last to recognize the value of his work.Otto Lilienthal Countrymen Sayings By Otto Lilienthal: Particular honour belongs to those who believed in the possibility of mechanical flight when all
I love England. I live and work here. My children have grown up here. I see no conflict between this and praying that my countrymen in Scotland never have to live another day under Conservative rule from London.John Niven Countrymen Sayings By John Niven: I love England. I live and work here. My children have grown up here. I
And I envy the intransigence of my own
Countrymen who shoot to kill and never
See the victim's face become their own
Or find his motive sabotage their motives.
Louis MacNeice Countrymen Sayings By Louis MacNeice: And I envy the intransigence of my ownCountrymen who shoot to kill and neverSee the
I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they've done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction.Ben Stiller Countrymen Sayings By Ben Stiller: I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen
In constructing the Coast Guard, Hamilton insisted on rigorous professionalism and irreproachable conduct. He knew that if revenue-cutter captains searched vessels in an overbearing fashion, this high-handed behavior might sap public support, so he urged firmness tempered with restraint. He reminded skippers to "always keep in mind that their countrymen are free men and as such are impatient of everything that bears the least mark of a domineering spirit. [You] will therefore refrain . . . from whatever has the semblance of haughtiness, rudeness, or insult." 34 So masterly was Hamilton's directive about boarding foreign vessels that it was still being applied during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. HamiltonRon Chernow Countrymen Sayings By Ron Chernow: In constructing the Coast Guard, Hamilton insisted on rigorous professionalism and irreproachable conduct. He knew
There are many perks to living for twenty-one centuries, and foremost among them is bearing witness to the rare birth of genius. It invariably goes like this: Someone shrugs off the weight of his cultural traditions, ignores the baleful stares of authority, and does something his countrymen think to be completely batshit insane. Of those, Galileo was my personal favorite. Van Gogh comes in second, but he really was batshit insane.Kevin Hearne Countrymen Sayings By Kevin Hearne: There are many perks to living for twenty-one centuries, and foremost among them is bearing
Lesson number one in trying to develop the ability of independent thought: Understand that EVERYTHING the government says has the potential to be lies and deception. You can believe it's the truth only after you question, exhaust every avenue, and find that their story checks out. If you're a patriot, it's your duty to always question your government anyway, at every turn. A patriot is loyal to his country and his countrymen, not his government.Derek R. Audette Countrymen Sayings By Derek R. Audette: Lesson number one in trying to develop the ability of independent thought: Understand that EVERYTHING
I find along with many virtues in my countrymen there is a jealousy, a soreness, and readiness to take offence, as if they were the most helpless and impotent of mankind, and yet a violence ... and a boistrousness in their resentment, as if they had been puffed up with the highest prosperity and power. they will not only be served, but it must also be in their own way and on their own principles and even in words and language that they liked ... which renders it very difficult for a plain unguarded man as I am to have anything to do with them or their affairs.Edmund Burke Countrymen Sayings By Edmund Burke: I find along with many virtues in my countrymen there is a jealousy, a soreness,
In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression I could wish; that they will control the usual current of the passions, or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations ... moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism; this hope will be a full recompense for the solicitude for your welfare, by which they have been dictated.George Washington Countrymen Sayings By George Washington: In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I
Behind every American soldier, dozens of their countrymen tonight sleep soundly - and hundreds more in their shadow abroad will wake up alive and safe.Victor Davis Hanson Countrymen Sayings By Victor Davis Hanson: Behind every American soldier, dozens of their countrymen tonight sleep soundly - and hundreds more
Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first ... The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself; and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured ...Abraham Lincoln Countrymen Sayings By Abraham Lincoln: Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office, there
In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs.David Herbert Donald Countrymen Sayings By David Herbert Donald: In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public
To be a good patriot, a man must consider his countrymen as God's creatures, and himself as accountable for his acting towards them.George Berkeley Countrymen Sayings By George Berkeley: To be a good patriot, a man must consider his countrymen as God's creatures, and
You talk about making this article cheaper by reducing its price in the market from 8 d. to 6 d. But suppose, in so doing, you have rendered your country weaker against a foreign foe; suppose you have demoralized thousands of your fellow-countrymen, and have sown discontent between one class of society and another, your article is tolerably dear, I take it, after all.Samuel Taylor Coleridge Countrymen Sayings By Samuel Taylor Coleridge: You talk about making this article cheaper by reducing its price in the market from
One cannot, at once, claim to be superhuman and then plead mortal error. I propose to take our countrymen's claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard.Ta-Nehisi Coates Countrymen Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: One cannot, at once, claim to be superhuman and then plead mortal error. I propose
From the very first, my countrymen have followed my literary career, now criticizing, now praising my work, but hardly ever letting a single word be buried in indifference.Halldor Laxness Countrymen Sayings By Halldor Laxness: From the very first, my countrymen have followed my literary career, now criticizing, now praising
Countrymen, the task ahead is great indeed, and heavy is the responsibility; and yet it is a noble and glorious challenge - a challenge which calls for the courage to dream, the courage to believe, the courage to dare, the courage to do, the courage to envision, the courage to fight, the courage to work, the courage to achieve - to achieve the highest excellencies and the fullest greatness of man. Dare we ask for more in life?Kwame Nkrumah Countrymen Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Countrymen, the task ahead is great indeed, and heavy is the responsibility; and yet it
I regret very much to hear so many people, many of my own countrymen, predicting war, stating that Europe is preparing and arming for such a conflict.Frank B. Kellogg Countrymen Sayings By Frank B. Kellogg: I regret very much to hear so many people, many of my own countrymen, predicting
Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?Caleb Cushing Countrymen Sayings By Caleb Cushing: Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will
The institutions under which we live, my countrymen, secure each person in the perfect enjoyment of all his rights.John Tyler Countrymen Sayings By John Tyler: The institutions under which we live, my countrymen, secure each person in the perfect enjoyment