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  • Europe is a very different place from my native country of Colombia and my children are growing up in a very urban setting which is nothing like when I was growing up and would be able to play barefoot in the street. But we have a very good life.

  • I have a sense that South Africa is my other country apart from my native country that I particularly love, [that I] want to see succeed, and I did really want my message to be listened to.

    Country   Want   Messages  
  • Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land.

    The Lay of the Last Minstrel canto 6, st. 1 (1805)
  • Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?

  • Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth.... Architecture aims at Eternity.

    Sir Christopher Wren (1942). “The City Churches, Vestry Minutes and Churchwardens' Accounts: St Mary's, Ingestre, Staffordshire; All Saints' and Sessions House, Northampton; the Royal Hospital, Chelsea; the Church and Almshouses, Farley, Wiltshire; the Sheldonian Theatre and Tom Tower, Oxford; the Market House, Abingdon, Berkshire; the Bridge, St. John's College, Cambridge; the New School, Eton; Kensington Palace; the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; Morden and Bromley Colleges; and the Five Tracts on Architecture by Sir Chr. Wren. Drawings, Engravings and Photographs ...”
  • With this lodging and diet our extreme toil in bearing and planting palisades so strained and bruised us and our continual labor in the extremity of the heat had so weakened us, as were cause sufficient to have made us as miserable in our native country or any other place in the world

    Country   World   Causes  
    John Smith (2007). “The Journals of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Biography”, National Geographic Books
  • I believe that many people have forgotten what their roots are. This is one of the advantages of countries with a monarchy. The monarch offers identity across generations, and is a part of these roots and this native country.

    Country   Believe   Roots  
  • I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.

  • It seemed to me that I had come for the first time close to the soil of my native country, and could feel for the first time running in my veins Russia's vastness, her potency, her strength.

  • Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.

  • You and I both know, deep in your heart, you agree with me. And I will prove it with one hypothetical scenario: you are alone in a closet of your home. There`s a bright red button. You can push that button and presto all Negroes and Jews and all other colored people are instantly removed from the North American continent and returned to their native countries. You`d push it, wouldn`t you whitey? See? See? See? in the final analysis, you agree with me. But of course, you wouldn`t do antything to bring that scenario about, or any other scenario favorable to your Race.

    Country   Home   Heart  
  • The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.

    Love   Country   Mean  
    William Shenstone, Samuel Johnson, Robert Dodsley (1807). “Essays on men and manners; with aphorisms, criticisms, impromptus, fragments, etc”, p.111
  • I shall rejoin myself to my native country, with new attachments, and with exaggerated esteem for its advantages; for though there is less wealth there, there is more freedom, more ease, and less misery.

    Thomas Jefferson (1829). “Memoirs Corespondence and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson Late, President of the United States: Now First Published the Original Manuscripts”, p.312
  • Whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars. We shall all be alike-brothers of one father and one another, with one sky above us and one country around us, and one government for all.

    "Why use of Native American nicknames is an obvious affront" by Steve Wulf, September 3, 2014.
  • The country in which I live is not my native country, that lies elsewhere, and it must always be the center of my longings.

    Country   Lying   Longing  
  • The heroes in paganism correspond exactly to the saints in popery, and holy dervises in MAHOMETANISM. The place of, HERCULES, THESEUS, HECTOR, ROMULUS, is now supplied by DOMINIC, FRANCIS, ANTHONY, and BENEDICT. Instead of the destruction of monsters, the subduing of tyrants, the defence of our native country; whippings and fastings, cowardice and humility, abject submission and slavish obedience, are become the means of obtaining celestial honours among mankind.

    Country   Hero   Mean  
    David Hume (2016). “Delphi Complete Works of David Hume (Illustrated)”, p.1245, Delphi Classics
  • The air of one's native country is the most healthy air.

    Country   Air   Healthy  
    Letter to his brother, G.M. Chekhov, January 1895.
  • When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?

  • Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer sun. Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear and sacred to us? I know you will cry with me, 'Never! Never!'

  • But one day, when I was still young, I was parted from my family and left my native country. I hunted and searched for music, and destiny turned me into the object of my hunt. The circumstances of life became my 'antlers' and prevented me from returning home.

    Country   Home   Destiny  
    Georg Solti, Harvey Sachs (1997). “Solti on Solti: a memoir”, Vintage
  • The most notorious swindler has not assumed so many names as self-love, nor is so much ashamed of his own. She calls herself patriotism, when at the same time she is rejoicing at just as much calamity to her native country as will introduce herself into power, and expel her rivals.

    Country   Self   Names  
    Charles Caleb Colton (1824). “Lacon, Or, Many Things in a Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think”, p.76
  • The Contessa was surely way ahead of her time, too, in believing that men were not only usless and idiotic, but downright dangerous. That idea wouldn't catch on big in her native country until the last three years of the Vietnam War.

    Country   War   Believe  
    Kurt Vonnegut (1998). “Bluebeard”, Dial Press
  • That man's the best cosmopolite Who loves his native country best.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.575, Delphi Classics
  • I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole earth will become One Circle again.

  • There is in every human being, I think, a native country of the mind, where, protected by inaccessible barriers, the sensitive dream life may exist safely.

    Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (1938). “Works”
  • If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans.

    "Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens". April 25, 2010.
  • The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.

    Country   Heart   Men  
  • Sixty thousand blacks are annually embarked from the coast of Guinea, never to return to their native country; but they are embarked in chains: and this constant emigration, which, in the space of two centuries, might have furnished armies to overrun the globe, accuses the guilt of Europe and the weakness of Africa.

    Country   Army   Space  
    Edward Gibbon (1870). “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, p.119
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