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With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

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

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

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

Robert Burton (1577-1640) English scholar.

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

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels.


I find that the Americans have no passions, they have appetites.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American novelist,

There are few virtues that the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.