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Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

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 (1924-?) American statesman. 39th President of the USA.

If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.

Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer.

The maxim of the British people is ''Business as usual.''

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. [About Russia]

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.


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

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language -- religion -- government -- blood -- identity in these makes men of one country.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

God made the country and man made the town.

William Cowper (1731-1800) British poet.

Great countries are those that produce great people.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.