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countries Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about countries
  1. #1
    “The whole country is divided into two camps...People who never saw a horse race in their lives are taking sides. If the issue were deferred another week, there would be a civil war between the War Admiral Americans and the Seabiscuit Americans.”
  2. #2
    “We were given one country and we’ve set ourselves up in another.”
  3. #3
    “Your country and mine is an interesting one, but there is nothing there that is half so interesting as the human mind.”
  4. #4
    “To understand Russia, to understand Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Boston, identity politics, Sri Lanka, and Life Savers, you have to be on top of this hill.”
  5. #5
    “The desert could not be claimed or owned—it was a piece of cloth carried by winds, never held down by stones, and given a hundred shifting names before Canterbury existed, long before battles and treaties quilted Europe and the East…. All of us, even those with European homes and children in the distance, wished to remove the clothing of our countries. It was a place of faith. We disappeared into landscape.”
  6. #6
    “The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”
  7. #7
    “Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.”