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A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.
~ Pierre Burton

 

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A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
~ Aristide Briand

 

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A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
~ Giuseppe Mazzini

 

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A nation is not conquered which is perpetually to be conquered.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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A nation is the same people living in the same place.
~ James Joyce

 

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A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
~ Rudyard Kipling

 

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A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
~ Jimmy Carter

 

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Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
~ J. Bartlett Brebner

 

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Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
~ Randolph Churchill

 

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Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad.
~ Arnold Edinborough

 

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China has no income tax, no unemployment and not a single soldier outside its borders.
~ Chou En Lai

 

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England can never be ruined except by a Parliament.
~ Lord Burleigh

 

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France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.
~ Mark Twain

 

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France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you cannot tear the toilet paper.
~ Billy Wilder

 

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France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
~ Billy Wilder

 

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Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
~ MoliFre

 

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God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
~ D. H. Lawrence

 

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God made the country and man made the town.
~ William Cowper

 

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Great countries are those that produce great people.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -- the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
~ John Ruskin

 

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