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All nationalisms are at heart deeply concerned with names: with the most immaterial and original human invention. Those who dismiss names as a detail have never been displaced; but the peoples on the peripheries are always being displaced. That is why they insist upon their continuity -- their links with their dead and the unborn.
~ John Berger

 

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All the nationalists are wasms -- except one, the most powerful of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism.
~ John Lukacs

 

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Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.
~ Robert Frost

 

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An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
~ Austin O'Malley

 

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Bulls get rich, bears get rich, but pigs get slaughtered An Irishman is never at his best except when fighting.
~ Irish Proverb

 

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England is paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.
~ Robert Burton

 

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Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.
~ E. J. Hobsbawm

 

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How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!
~ Voltaire

 

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I find that the Americans have no passions, they have appetites.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

 

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In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.
~ Dean William R. Inge

 

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Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
~ Bob Geldof

 

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It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it.
~ Albert Camus

 

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It is easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world.
~ Fyodor Dostoevski

 

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Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
~ Pope John XXIII

 

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Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
~ George Orwell

 

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Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
~ Colonel Muhammar Qaddafi

 

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No man has a right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation; no man has a right to say to his country, ''Thus far shalt thou go and no further.''
~ Charles Stewart Parnell

 

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