— Roger Williams (theologian) English Protestant theologian and founder of the colony of Providence Plantation 1603 - 1684
Fonte: A Key into the Language of America (1643), Ch. 16 "Of the Earth and the Fruits thereof."
Contexto: 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.
„Wealth converts a strange land into homeland and poverty turns a native place into a strange land.“
— Ali, livro Nahj al-Balagha
— Euripidés, Medea
Variant translation (by Paul Roche): For nothing is like the sorrow or supersedes the sadness of losing your native land.
Fonte: Medea (431 BC), Line 653 (translated by David Kovacs: Perseus Digital Library)
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869
Fonte: Translations, The Aeneid of Virgil (1866), Book VI, p. 215
„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
— 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.
— Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory
Freeman (1948), p. 166
Durant (1939), Ch. XVI, §II, p. 352 (footnote); citing F. Uberweg, History of Philosophy, New York, 1871, vol. 1, p. 71.
Variante: To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
„All men of genius, and all those who have gained rank in the republic of letters, are brothers, whatever may be the land of their nativity.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)
„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
Quoted by Nishitha Desai in Lusotopie 2000, p. 474
„Strike—for your altars and your fires!
Strike—for the green graves of your sires!
God, and your native land!“
— Fitz-Greene Halleck American writer 1790 - 1867
Marco Bozzaris in memory of the Greek revolutionary hero Markos Botsaris.
„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
Fra tutti il primo Arnaldo Danïello
Gran maestro d'amor; ch'a la sua terra
Ancor fa onor col suo dir strano e bello.
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
„For as long as space remains
And as long as sentient beings remain
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the suffering of all beings.“
— Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685 - 763
„In this instance of the fire-arms, the Asiatic has been most improperly bracketed with the native. The British Indian does not need any such restrictions as are imposed by the Bill on the natives regarding the carrying of fire-arms. The prominent race can remain so by preventing the native from arming himself. Is there a slightest vestige of justification for so preventing the British Indian?“
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Comments on a court case in The Indian Opinion (25 March 1905)
„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)
„A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.“
— Germaine Greer Australian feminist author 1939
The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause (1991)
Contexto: Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, livro Lectures on the Philosophy of History
Lectures on the History of History Vol 1 p. 261 John Sibree translation (1857), 1914
Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1832), Volume 1
Contexto: The Democratical State is not Patriarchal, does not rest on a still unreflecting, undeveloped confidence, but implies laws, with the consciousness of their being founded on an equitable and moral basis, and the recognition of these laws as positive. At the time of the Kings, no political life had as yet made its appearance in Hellas; there are, therefore, only slight traces of Legislation. But in the interval from the Trojan War till near the time of Cyrus, its necessity was felt. The first Lawgivers are known under the name of The Seven Sages, a title which at that time did not imply any such character as that of the Sophists teachers of wisdom, designedly [and systematically] proclaiming the Bight and True but merely thinking men, whose thinking stopped short of Science, properly so called. They were practical politicians; the good counsels which two of them Thales of Miletus and Bias of Priene gave to the Ionian cities, have been already mentioned. Thus Solon was commissioned by the Athenians to give them laws, as those then in operation no longer sufficed. Solon gave the Athenians a constitution by which all obtained equal rights, yet not so as to render the Democracy a quite abstract one. The main point in Democracy is moral disposition. Virtue is the basis of Democracy, remarks Montesquieu; and this sentiment is as important as it is true in reference to the idea of Democracy commonly entertained. The Substance, [the Principle] of Justice, the common weal, the general interest, is the main consideration; but it is so only as Custom, in the form of Objective Will, so that morality properly so called subjective conviction and intention has not yet manifested itself. Law exists, and is in point of substance, the Law of Freedom, rational [in its form and purport, ] and valid because it is Law, i. e. without ulterior sanction. As in Beauty the Natural element its sensuous coefficient remains, so also in this customary morality, laws assume the form of a necessity of Nature.
„And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.“
— Oscar Wilde, livro O Retrato de Dorian Gray
Fonte: The Picture of Dorian Gray
„The indvidual whose vision encompasses the whole world feels nowhere so hedged in as and out of touch with his surroundings as in his native land.“
— Emma Goldman anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches 1868 - 1940
As quoted in [Robert Andrews, The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations, https://books.google.com/books?id=VK0vR4fsaigC&pg=PT657, 30 October 2003, Penguin Books Limited, 978-0-14-196531-4, 657]
The Individual, Society and the State (1940)