„The [Judaic] Patriarchs are depicted as Arameans as long as they remained in their native lands.“

—  Cyrus H. Gordon, Ch.VIII Further Observations on the Bible
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„The natives are very exact and punctual in the bounds of their lands“

—  Roger Williams (theologian) English Protestant theologian and founder of the colony of Providence Plantation 1603 - 1684
Context: The natives are very exact and punctual in the bounds of their lands, belonging to this or that prince or people, even to a river, brook, &c. And I have known them make bargain and sale amongst themselves for a small piece or quantity of ground; notwithstanding a sinful opinion amongst many, that christians have right to heathen's land. Ch. 16 "Of the Earth and the Fruits thereof."

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„Dreams are our only geography—our native land.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
Don Quixote http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/don-quixote-6/

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„Of troubles none is greater than to be robbed of one’s native land.“

—  Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 a.C.
Line 653 (translated by David Kovacs: Perseus Digital Library) Variant translation (by Paul Roche): For nothing is like the sorrow or supersedes the sadness of losing your native land.

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„We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation.“

—  Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animator, film director, and mangaka 1941
Proposal for Princess Mononoke http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/mh/story_proposal.txt

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„The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.“

—  Robert Morley English actor 1908 - 1992
The Observer (20 April 1958), as quoted in "Death of Baron De Kalb" https://books.google.com/books?id=k2QAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA234&lpg=PA234&dq=%22I+thank+you+sir+for+your+generous+sympathy,+but+I+die+the+death+I+always+prayed+for:+the+death+of+a+soldier+fighting+for+the+rights+of+man%22&source=bl&ots=-93hJzoCYU&sig=tAag8ObQI-ZjiII56viczov02wM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VlYVVcuJI4KmNsazgYgL&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22I%20thank%20you%20sir%20for%20your%20generous%20sympathy%2C%20but%20I%20die%20the%20death%20I%20always%20prayed%20for%3A%20the%20death%20of%20a%20soldier%20fighting%20for%20the%20rights%20of%20man%22&f=false (1849), by Benjamin Franklin Ells, The Western Miscellany, Volume 1, p. 233.

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„First of them all was Arnaut Daniel,
Master in love; and he his native land
Honors with the strange beauty of his verse.“

—  Arnaut Daniel Occitan troubadour 1150 - 1210
Petrarch Il Trionfo d'Amore, capitolo IV, line 40; uncredited translation from petrarch.petersadlon.com http://petrarch.petersadlon.com/read_trionfi.html?page=I-IV.en

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„So many of my thoughts and feelings are shared by the English that England has turned into a second native land of the mind for me.“

—  Alexis De Tocqueville French political thinker and historian 1805 - 1859
Original text: J'ai tant de sentiments et d'idées qui me sont communes avec les Anglais, que l'Angleterre est devenue pour moi une seconde patrie intellectuelle. Voyages en Angleterre et en Irlande (Journeys to England and Ireland), 1835.

„Cholera and the Thug were born in the same country and in the same year. India is their native land.“

—  Francisco Luís Gomes Indo-Portuguese physician, writer, historian, economist, political scientist and MP in the Portuguese parliament. 1829 - 1869
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„To a wise man, the whole earth is open; for the native land of a good soul is the whole earth.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory 460
Freeman (1948) Variant: To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland. Durant (1939)

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„My days – the blossom of my youth and the flower of my manhood – have been darkened by the dreariness of servitude. In this my native land – in the land of my sires – I am degraded without fault as an alien and an outcast.“

—  Daniel O'Connell Irish political leader 1775 - 1847
July 1812, aged 37, reflecting on the failure to secure equal rights or Catholic Emancipation for Catholics in Ireland. Quoted from Vol I, p. 185, of O'Connell, J. (ed.) The Life and Speeches of Daniel O'Connell, 2 Vols, Dublin, 1846)

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