„It's a shame that we have to choose between two such second-rate countries as the USSR and the USA.“

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Jorge Luis Borges118
escritor argentino 1899 - 1986

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„It is not a country-to-country relation between the two sides of the Strait.“

—  Wu Po-hsiung Taiwanese politician 1939

Hu reiterates opposition to Taiwan independence (2012)

Sushma Swaraj photo

„The President recalled the very warm ties that exist between the two countries build on civilisational links of thousands of years. We felt that there are enormous opportunities of cooperation between the two countries in the field of information and digital technologies“

—  Sushma Swaraj Indian politician 1952 - 2019

Between India and Sri Lanka, quoted on Leader Call (February 11, 2016), "Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe" http://leadercall.com/2016/02/sushma-swaraj-calls-on-sri-lankan-pm-ranil-wickremesinghe/

Fred Phelps photo

„In our experience, no modern country is more repressive of human rights than the USA.“

—  Fred Phelps American pastor and activist 1929 - 2014

Fred Phelps, writing to the Ambassador to the United States from the People's Republic of China, February 26, 1997.
About the Westboro Baptist Church http://www.adl.org/special_reports/wbc/print.asp. Anti-Defamation League.
1990s
Contexto: In our experience, no modern country is more repressive of human rights than the USA. The vaunted First Amendment is nothing but empty words on paper…we will journey to China at our expense, and tell our story of modern American repression of human rights, upon invitation.

Lawrence H. Summers photo

„No free country will ever again have anything like the 90 percent tax rates that we had in this country. Past a certain point, high marginal tax rates are, indeed, terribly destructive.“

—  Lawrence H. Summers Former US Secretary of the Treasury 1954

David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal (April 5, 1998) "Rich now pay more in taxes", Mobile Register, p. F1.
1990s

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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

Elizabeth May photo

„Countries with high voting rates also have high levels of political knowledge.“

—  Elizabeth May Canadian politician 1954

Chapter 6, What If They held an Election and No One Came?, p. 159
Losing Confidence - Power, politics, And The Crisis In Canadian Democracy (2009)

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Joe Biden photo

„Ties between our two countries are literally, literally unbreakable.“

—  Joe Biden 47th Vice President of the United States (in office from 2009 to 2017) 1942

addressing the 2010 General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America on relations between the United States of America and the State of Israel, 2010-11-07, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Israel Resumption of Building Settlements Could Derail Peace Talks, PBS Newshour, 2010-11-08, 2012-07-01 http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/rss/media/2010/11/08/20101108_mideast1.mp3,
Israel Resumption of Building Settlements Could Derail Peace Talks, PBS Newshour, 2010-11-08, 2012-07-01 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec10/mideast1_11-08.html,
Biden reaffirms U.S. support for Israel in speech to Jewish group, CNN, 2010-11-07, 2012-07-01 http://articles.cnn.com/2010-11-07/politics/louisiana.biden.israel_1_vice-president-joe-biden-peace-talks-israel, (Misquotation omits the second utterance of the word “literally”.)
2010s

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Peter Kenneth photo

„To build a nation we need to put the country first and tribes second.“

—  Peter Kenneth politician 1965

He spoke at Isiolo as he opened the Kenya National Congress party regional offices Kenneth pledges to fight hunger, nation.co.ke, 19 July 2012 http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/Kenneth+pledges+to+fight+hunger/-/1064/1457060/-/1nnb3n/-/index.html,

Lisa See photo

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