„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

Fonte: Three Guineas (1938), Ch. 3, p. 109
Contexto: 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.

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escritora inglesa 1882 - 1941

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„I want a truce of God in this country“

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

Speech in Birmingham (5 March 1925), quoted in On England, and Other Addresses (1926), pp 33-34, p. 40.
1925
Contexto: I want a truce of God in this country, that we may compose our differences, that we may join all our strengths together to see if we cannot pull the country into a better and happier condition. It is little that a Government can do; these reforms, these revolutions must come from the people themselves. The organisations of employers and men, if they take their coats off to it, are far more able to work out the solutions of their troubles than the politicians... So let those who represent labour and capital get down to it, and seek and pursue peace through every alley and every corner of this country... And if I have a message to-night for you and the people of this country, it is just this. I would say: "England! Steady! Look where you are going! Human hands were given us to clasp, and not to be raised against one another in fratricidal strife."

„You, the woman; I, the man; this, the world:
And each is the work of all.“

—  Kenneth Patchen American writer and poet 1911 - 1972

"The Character of Love Seen as a Search for the Lost" https://books.google.com/books?id=nWqxLP5e224C&pg=PR8&lpg=PR8&dq=%22The+Character+of+love+seen+as+a+search+for+the+lost%22&source=bl&ots=4ZdniiNiyY&sig=hTfUSoenYWoGsqwwbpmXhn0VRQU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmhcPzsNfJAhXHbR4KHQ8GB7kQ6AEIUjAK#v=onepage&q=%22The%20Character%20of%20love%20seen%20as%20a%20search%20for%20the%20lost%22&f=false
Variante: You, the village; I, the stranger; this, the road:
And each is the work of all.

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Nathan Hale photo

„I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.“

—  Nathan Hale soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War 1755 - 1776

Last words before being hanged by the British as a spy, (September 22, 1776), according to the account by William Hull based on reports by British Captain John Montresor who was present and who spoke to Hull under a flag of truce the next day:
‘On the morning of his execution,’ continued the officer, ‘my station was near the fatal spot, and I requested the Provost Marshal to permit the prisoner to sit in my marquee, while he was making the necessary preparations. Captain Hale entered: he was calm, and bore himself with gentle dignity, in the consciousness of rectitude and high intentions. He asked for writing materials, which I furnished him: he wrote two letters, one to his mother and one to a brother officer.’ He was shortly after summoned to the gallows. But a few persons were around him, yet his characteristic dying words were remembered. He said, ‘I only regret, that I have but one life to lose for my country.’
Some speculation exists that Hale might have been repeating or paraphrasing lines from Joseph Addison's play Cato, Act IV, Scene IV:
How beautiful is death when earned by virtue.
Who would not be that youth? What pity is it
that we can die but once to serve our country.
See George Dudley Seymour, Captain Nathan Hale, Major John Palsgrave Wyllys, A Digressive History, (1933), p. 39.
Another early variant of his last words exists, as reported in the Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser (17 May 1781):
I am so satisfied with the cause in which I have engaged, that my only regret is, that I have not more lives than one to offer in its service.

Abbie Hoffman photo

„I only regret that I have but one shirt to give for my country.“

—  Abbie Hoffman American political and social activist 1936 - 1989

Post-trial statement (modeled after a quote by American revolutionary Nathan Hale), after being declared guilty of flag desecration for wearing a shirt that resembled an American flag (1968), quoted in "The Trial of Abbie Hoffman's Shirt" in The Huffington Post (8 June 2005) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-krassner/the-trial-of-abbie-hoffma_b_2334.html.

E.M. Forster photo

„I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.“

—  E.M. Forster, What I Believe and Other Essays

This has sometimes been misquoted as: If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the decency to betray my country.
What I Believe (1938)
Fonte: What I Believe and Other Essays

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John Major photo

„I want to see us build a country that is at ease with itself, a country that is confident and a country that is able and willing to build a better quality of life for all its citizens.“

—  John Major Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1943

Statement in Downing Street on being invited to form a new government, 28 November 1990.
David Butler and Gareth Butler, "Twentieth Century British Political Facts", p. 296
1990s, 1990

David Edgar photo

„When I heard I was up for it, obviously I wanted to win. It's really an honour. I love playing for my country.“

—  David Edgar Canadian soccer player 1987

After being named Canadian youth soccer player of the year. [February 1, 2007, http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2007/02/01/david-edgar.html, David Edgar wins youth soccer award, Sporting Life, 2007-03-11]

Anne Brontë photo

„I would rather have your friendship than the love of any other woman in the world!“

—  Anne Brontë, livro The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Fonte: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Ch. XII : A Tête-à-tête and a Discovery; Gilbert to Helen
Contexto: You couldn't have given me less encouragement, or treated me with greater severity than you did! And if you think you have wronged me by giving me your friendship, and occasionally admitting to me to the enjoyment of your company and conversation, when all hopes of close intimacy were vain — as indeed you always gave me to understand — if you think you have wronged me by this, you are mistaken; for such favours, in themselves alone, are not only delightful to my heart, but purifying, exalting, ennobling to my soul; and I would rather have your friendship than the love of any other woman in the world!

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C.G. Jung photo

„For a woman, the typical danger emanating from the unconscious comes from above, from the "spiritual" sphere personified by the animus, whereas for a man it comes from the chthonic realm of the "world and woman," i. e., the anima projected on to the world.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

"A Study in the Process of Individuation" (1934) In CW 9, Part I: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. P. 559

Norodom Sihanouk photo

„I want my country to be independent, always independent. I have to defend my convictions as a patriot and as a national leader. I have done my best, but as a human being I cannot be perfect, nobody is perfect.“

—  Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian King 1922 - 2012

As quoted by David Ablin and Marlowe Hood (March 14, 1985), "The Lesser Evil: An Interview with Norodom Sihanouk" http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1985/mar/14/the-lesser-evil-an-interview-with-norodom-sihanouk/?pagination=false, The New York Review of Books.
Interviews

Oscar Niemeyer photo

„It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve — the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.“

—  Oscar Niemeyer Brazilian architect 1907 - 2012

As quoted in Plans, Sections and Elevations : Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century (2004) by Richard Weston
Variant translations:
It is not the right angle that attracts me,
Nor the hard, inflexible straight line, man-made.
What attracts me are free and sensual curves.
The curves in my country’s mountains,
In the sinuous flow of its rivers,
In the beloved woman’s body.
As quoted in "Architect of Optimism" http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/db740a7a-e897-11db-b2c3-000b5df10621.html?nclick_check=1, Angel Gurria-Quintana, Financial Times (2007-04-13)
It is not the right angle that attracts me.
nor the straight line, tough, inflexible,
created by man.
what attracts me is the free, sensual curve.
the curve I find in the mountains of my country,
in the sinuous course of its rivers,
in the waves of the sea,
in the clouds of the sky,
in the body of the favourite woman.
Of curves is made all the universe.
As quoted on a Photo page on the Museum of Contemporary Art over Baia da Guanabara http://app.tabblo.com/studio/stories/view/122423/?nextnav=favs&navuser=1

Pol Pot photo

„Everything I did, I did for my country.“

—  Pol Pot former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea 1925 - 1998

Nate Thayer interview (1997)

George Gordon Byron photo

„I loved my country, and I hated him.“

—  George Gordon Byron, livro The Vision of Judgment

The Vision of Judgment, lxxxiii, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Heinrich Heine photo

„Every woman is the gift of a world to me.“

—  Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856

Ideas: The Book Le Grand (1826)

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