„As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.“

—  Virginia Woolf, livro Three Guineas, Three Guineas (1938), Context: The outsider will say, "in fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world." And if, when reason has said its say, still some obstinate emotion remains, some love of England dropped into a child's ears by the cawing of rooks in an elm tree, by the splash of waves on a beach, or by English voices murmuring nursery rhymes, this drop of pure, if irrational, emotion she will make serve her to give to England first what she desires of peace and freedom for the whole world. Ch. 3, p. 109
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—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2000s, To Live Beyond Our Fear (2007), Context: Barack and I talked long and hard about this decision. You know, this wasn’t an easy decision for us, because we’ve got two beautiful little girls, and we have a wonderful life, and everything was going fine. And there was nothing that would have been more disruptive than a decision to run for President of the United States. And as more people talk to us about it, I mean the question came up again and again. What people were most concerned about: they were afraid. It was fear. Fear, again, raising its ugly head, in one of the most important decisions we would make. Fear; fear of everything. Fear that we might lose. Fear that he might get hurt. Fear that this would be ugly. Fear that it would hurt our family. Fear. But you know, the reason why I said yes was because I was tired of being afraid. I am tired of living in a country where every decision that we’ve made over the last ten years wasn’t for something, but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who looked different from us. Fear people who believed in things that were different from us. Fear of one another right here in our own backyards. I am so tired of fear. And I don’t want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear.

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„My priority is to establish this country as a poverty-free country, we have a long way to go – we have to do more. When I have been able to establish this country as a poverty-free country, a hunger-free country, a developed country, perhaps at that time, perhaps then I may say I am proud.“

—  Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh 1947
At the UN general assembly to launch the sustainable development goals (SDGs). https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/sep/25/sheikh-hasina-i-want-to-make-bangladesh-poverty-free-sustainable-development-goals (25 September 2015)

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„Anyone who wants to come here to have sex with a woman, feel free. But we can’t let this place become known as a gay tourism paradise. Brazil can’t be a country of the gay world, of gay tourism. We have families.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955
In Brasília, on 25 April 2019. Fury as far-right president Bolsonaro says Brazil should not become ‘gay tourism paradise’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brazil-bolsonaro-gay-tourism-lgbt-sex-interview-comments-a8887226.html. The Independent (26 April 2019).

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„Woman in this country is only yet one fourth of the family. I hope that, through the influence of religion and education, she will eventually become at least one half the "better half."“

—  Théodore Guérin Catholic saint and nun from France 1798 - 1856
Context: ... they wish to make us pay taxes, which is contrary to the laws of the State. We refuse positively. It embarrasses them a little to have women resist them and speak to them about the law. Woman in this country is only yet one fourth of the family. I hope that, through the influence of religion and education, she will eventually become at least one half the "better half." To Mother Mary, Superior General, Ruille-sur-Loir, 1852-02-18.

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„A woman is more beautiful than the world in which I live, and I close my eyes.“

—  Paul Éluard French poet 1895 - 1952
Une femme est plus belle que le monde où je vis, Et je ferme les yeux. Cited: Leon-Gabriel Gros. "A miracol mostrare." Cahiers du Sud. (1953) p. 36. Citation reported: Sara Sturm-Maddox. Petrarch's laurels. (1992). Penn State Press. p. 68.

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„I wanted that diamond because it is incomparably lovely. And it should be on the loveliest woman [Elizabeth Taylor] in the world.“

—  Richard Burton Welsh actor 1925 - 1984
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„There is only one woman in the world. One woman, with many faces.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, livro A Última Tentação de Cristo
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„Oh my country! How I love my country!“

—  William Pitt the Younger British politician 1759 - 1806
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„I want a truce of God in this country“

—  Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
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