— Norman Lewis British travel writer 1908 - 2003
„He’s almost certainly planned for the contingency of being caught. He’s rich and he’s got more lawyers than some countries have people.“
— John Scalzi American science fiction writer 1969
Chapter 22 (p. 301)
— Susan Cain self-help writer 1968
"The quiet strength of the introvert," The Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2012.
„I'm a Christian. I'm a South African. I'm an Afrikaner. I'm a lawyer. I love my country, and I think that this country has a great future. In that sense of the word, I`m a practical idealist.“
— F. W. de Klerk South African politician 1936
As quoted in "New S. African Leader`s Reforms Irk Left, Right" http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-01-01/news/9001010094_1_klerk-whites-only-zambian-president-kenneth-kaunda (1 January 1990), by Tom Masland, Chicago Tribune
„violate the human rights of others', is impractical and fraught with grave consequences as it puts an almost impossible burden on the lawyer of pre-judging guilt; and (more important) it precludes the person charged with infringing the human rights of another (such as one accused of murder) the right to be defended by a 'lawyer of his choice” - in my country, a guaranteed constitutional right.“
— Fali Sam Nariman Indian politician 1929
On his view on representing lawyers as human rights activists on accepting briefs of clients
„While I don't like to encourage nationalism, I must admit that I feel... patriotic with regard to the ideals that the Founding Fathers had and on which this country was founded. I just wish that my fellow Americans knew more of our own history and of earlier European history to know what those ideals actually were.“
— Aron Ra 1962
„Such then is the human condition, that to wish greatness for one's country is to wish harm to one's neighbors.“
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
„I cannot see the wit of walking and talking at the same time. When I am in the country, I wish to vegetate like the country.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On Going on a Journey"
„Apart from cheese and tulips, the main product of the country is advocaat, a drink made from lawyers.“
— Alan Coren humorist and writer from the United Kingdom 1938 - 2007
"All You Need To Know About Europe", Netherlands.
„If I had not gone into Monty Python, I probably would have stuck to my original plan to graduate and become a chartered accountant, perhaps a barrister lawyer, and gotten a nice house in the suburbs, with a nice wife and kids, and gotten a country club membership, and then I would have killed myself.“
— John Cleese actor from England 1939
On Fresh Air with Terry Gross (1997)
„I had to prepare the mind of the country, and to educate... our party.... I had to prepare the mind of Parliament and the country on this question of Reform.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Speech on Reform Bill of 1867, Edinburgh, Scotland (29 October 1867), quoted in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p. 289.
„I wish my country were like I wanted it to be, but as it is not, I hope it will one day get to this way of living.“
— Harry Schwarz South African activist 1924 - 2010
The Mercury (17 November 2009).
„I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird.“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman,... 1706 - 1790
letter to Sarah Bache (26 January 1784).
„In this case, the United States had particular reason to consult most closely with those Caribbean countries which had called on it to help resolve the crisis. Nevertheless, their lack of consultation was regrettably less than we would have wished.“
— Geoffrey Howe British Conservative politician 1926 - 2015
"Foreign Secretary regrets lack of consultation by US", The Times, 27 October 1983; p. 4. Remarks in the House of Commons, 26 October 1983, on the United States' decision to invade Grenada (a Commonwealth country) without consultation with the United Kingdom.