„It's a good country for myths. Things seem to take root here.“

—  Diana Gabaldon, livro Outlander

Fonte: Outlander

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„As I think of the many myths, there is one that is very harmful, and that is the myth of countries.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

"A Conversation With Jorge Luis Borges" http://www.wooster.edu/artfuldodge/interviews/borges.htm, Artful Dodge (April 1980)
Contexto: As I think of the many myths, there is one that is very harmful, and that is the myth of countries. I mean, why should I think of myself as being an Argentine, and not a Chilean, and not an Uruguayan. I don't know really. All of those myths that we impose on ourselves — and they make for hatred, for war, for enmity — are very harmful. Well, I suppose in the long run, governments and countries will die out and we'll be just, well, cosmopolitans.

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Eugene McCarthy photo

„There is only one thing to do — take it to the country!“

—  Eugene McCarthy American politician 1916 - 2005

On opposing the war in Vietnam, as quoted in The New York Times (11 December 2005) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/national/11mccarthy.html?ex=1291957200&en=700c431b1c41b6b2&ei=5090

Vincent Van Gogh photo

„All my work is in a way founded on Japanese art... Japanese art, in decadence in its own country, takes root again among the French impressionist artists.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Quote in his letter to brother Theo, from Arles, Summer 1888; as quoted in Vincent van Gogh, edited by Alfred H. Barr; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935 https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_1996_300061887.pdf, (letter 510) p. 32
1880s, 1888

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Cesare Pavese photo

„It wasn't a country where a man could settle down and rest his head and say to the others, "Here I am for good or ill. For good or ill let me leave in peace."“

—  Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950

This was what was frightening.
Chapter III, p. 22
The moon and the bonfire (1950)

Józef Piłsudski photo

„Bolshevism is a disease which is peculiar to Russia. It will never grow deep roots in any countries which are not entirely Russian.“

—  Józef Piłsudski Polish politician and Prime Minister 1867 - 1935

Aleksandra Piłsudski, Memoirs of Madame Piłsudski, 1940
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Walter Cronkite photo

„In their almost miraculous insight, the founders of our country invented "federalism," a concept that is rooted in the rights of the individual.“

—  Walter Cronkite American broadcast journalist 1916 - 2009

UN Address (1999)
Contexto: I suppose I'm preaching to the choir here. So let's not talk generalities but focus tonight on a few specifics of what the leadership of the World Federalist Movement believe must be done now to advance the rule of world law.
For starters, we can draw on the wisdom of the framers of the US Constitution in 1787. The differences among the American states then were as bitter as differences among the nation-states in the world today.
In their almost miraculous insight, the founders of our country invented "federalism," a concept that is rooted in the rights of the individual. Our federal system guarantees a maximum of freedom but provides it in a framework of law and justice.
Our forefathers believed that the closer the laws are to the people, the better. Cities legislate on local matters; states make decisions on matters within their borders; and the national government deals with issues that transcend the states, such as interstate commerce and foreign relations. That is federalism.
Today we must develop federal structures on a global level. We need a system of enforceable world law — a democratic federal world government — to deal with world problems.

Najib Razak photo

„Sometimes in politics and even in life you need to take the tough and difficult decisions which you know would be good for you and the country in the medium and long term“

—  Najib Razak Malaysian politician 1953

Quoted on Today Online (February 15, 2016), "Najib likens tough decisions to antibiotics, says they’re good" http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/najib-likens-tough-decisions-antibiotics-says-theyre-good

Phyllis Schlafly photo

„Every country that has experimented with women in actual combat has abandoned the idea, and the notion that Israel uses women in combat is a feminist myth.“

—  Phyllis Schlafly American activist 1924 - 2016

Women Don't Belong In Ground Combat, Phyllis Schlafly Columns, 2007-03-30, Schlafly, Phyllis, 2005-06-01 http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/june05/05-06-01.html,

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„We can't stop here, this is bat country!“

—  Hunter S. Thompson, livro Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fonte: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Josefa Iloilo photo

„We are called here at a critical moment of our country.“

—  Josefa Iloilo President of Fiji 1920 - 2011

Opening address to the Great Council of Chiefs meeting, 27 July 2005 (excerpts)

Steve Jobs photo

„There are folks here from 48 different countries.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

2000s, WWDC 2006

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