„Everything I did, I did for my country.“

—  Pol Pot

Nate Thayer interview (1997)

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—  Ray Nagin politician, businessman 1956

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„That driving incident, I did it with my dad. I'd sit on his lap and I drive. We're country.“

—  Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981

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—  Brownie Mary American medical cannabis activist 1922 - 1999

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„I die for my fatherland. I have a clear conscience. I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler.“

—  Wilhelm Canaris German admiral, head of military intelligence service 1887 - 1945

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—  Keshub Chunder Sen Indian academic 1838 - 1884

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„My piano has not yet arrived. How did you send it? By Marseilles or by Perpignan? I dream music but I cannot make any because here there are not any pianos... in this respect this is a savage country.“

—  Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849

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„I know you didn't do this for me. You did this—you did this because you believed so deeply in the most American of ideas—that in the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Iowa Caucus Victory Speech, Delivered at the Iowa Democratic caucus on 3 January 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZaq-YKCnE
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„Then I turned round and saw the British Union Jack under which I had been sitting and it was then that I realised that my poor country, India, did not even have a flag of her own - and it was this that triggered off my complete breakdown.“

—  C. V. Raman Indian physicist 1888 - 1970

On the occasion of the Noble Prize award presented to him in 1930 by King Gustova in Stokholm Raman observed[Parameswaran, Uma, C.V. Raman: A Biography, http://books.google.com/books?id=RbgXRdnHkiAC, 2011, Penguin Books India, 978-0-14-306689-7] page=xv, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman:A Legend of Modern Indian Science, 22 November 2013, Official Government of Indian website Vigyan Prasar http://www.vigyanprasar.gov.in/scientists/cvraman/raman1.htm,

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„By annihilating the wicked I lightened the great weight on the globe. I delivered the country by establishing Swarajya and by saving religion. I betook myself to shake off the great exhaustion which had come upon me. I was asleep, why then, did you my darlings awaken me?“

—  Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Indian pro-independence activist,lawyer, politician, poet, writer and playwright 1883 - 1966

English translation. From the poem ‘Shivaji’s Utterances’ (and signed ‘mark of the Bhawani Sword’) which appeared in the editorial columns of the Kesari . V. D. Savarkar, quoted in Vikram Sampath - Savarkar, Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924 (2019)

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—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Interview with Big Think, in reference to the 1980 presidential election, and the Iran hostage crisis, December 14, 2010.
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