A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on country, men, and tears

But woe awaits a country when She sees the tears of bearded men.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on colors, country, and glory

Stood for his country's glory fast, And nailed her colors to the mast!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion, 1808, Canto i. Stanza 10.

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on country


Every Country hath its Machiavel.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici, 1642

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on country, helpful, and life

No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: quoting Janes in the Fishing Gazette in Baden-Powell’s Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton on country, honesty, and lies

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: Reliquiae Wottonianae, 1651

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A Quote by Simone Weil on citizenship, conflict, country, economics, interest, and war

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: The Need for Roots (1949)

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A Quote by Sigfried Hulzer on choice and country

There is a country is Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal.

Sigfried Hulzer

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A Quote by Shenstone on country, love, and time

The proper means of increasing the love we bear to our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.


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A Quote by Shel Silverstein on country and laughter

Did you hear 'bout Ticklish Tom? He got tickled by his mom. Wiggled and giggled and fell on the floor, . . . . And all the more that he kept gigglin', All the more folks kept ticklin'. He shrieked and screamed and rolled around, Laughed his way right out of town. Through the country down the road, He got tickled by a toad. . . . . Giggling, rolling on his back He rolled on the railroad track. Rumble, rumble, whistle, roar- Tom ain't ticklish any more.

Shel Silverstein (1932 - 1999)

Source: Ticklish Tom

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A Quote by Sara Orne Jewett on country, spirit, and sympathy

This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.

Sara Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909)

Source: The Courting of Sister Wisby, 1887

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