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God gives all men all earth to love, but since man's heart is small, ordains for each one spot shall prove beloved over all.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) British writer.

The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist.

The local is a shabby thing. There's nothing worse than bringing us back down to our own little corner, our own territory, the radiant promiscuity of the face to face. A culture which has taken the risk of the universal, must perish by the universal.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.

Josh Billings (1815-1885) American humorist and lecturer.