Foreign Quotes

"If tyranny and oppression come to t...

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." ~ James Madison
📅︎ Jan 09
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"Fear of the foreigner is something we've got to get over if the world's going t...

"Fear of the foreigner is something we've got to get over if the world's going to become a liveable place. And religious people have to calm down a bit and understand that other people think differently. Tolerance is the answer.” - Billy Connolly
📅︎ Jan 28
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"Children are a...

"Children are all foreigners." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
📅︎ Nov 03
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“I am never happier than when I am ...

“I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” —Storm Jameson
📅︎ Sep 27
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"I'm convinced there's a small room in the...

"I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer." — Peter Ustinov
📅︎ Oct 02
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"The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking...

"The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking a thing funny because it is foreign; the second is that he should be ashamed of thinking it wrong because it is funny" -- GK Chesterton
📅︎ Jul 14
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"This is the devilish thing about forei...

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim." — James Reston
📅︎ Jun 21
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“The whole object of travel is not to set foot ...

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot in one’s own country as a foreign land.” - G.K. Chesterton
📅︎ Mar 27
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"The foolishness of people who are surprised ...

"The foolishness of people who are surprised by anything that happens. Like travelers amazed at foreign customs." -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
📅︎ Dec 11
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“I am never happier than when I am ...

“I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” - Storm Jameson
📅︎ Jan 23
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'Nothing human ...

'Nothing human is foreign to me.' Michel de Montaigne
📅︎ Mar 21
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America’s intelligence agencies were not created to publicly criticize or o...

America’s intelligence agencies were not created to publicly criticize or offer rebuttals to the president’s foreign-policy initiatives. They are not supposed to be a ‘check’ on presidential decision-making—that is Congress’s role.
📅︎ Feb 03
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"No foreign policy-no matter how ingenious-has any ...

"No foreign policy-no matter how ingenious-has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of few and carried in the hearts of many." — Theodore Roosevelt
📅︎ Jan 26
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"The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nati...

"The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible." -George Washington
📅︎ Dec 16
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"This is the devilish thing about forei...

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim." — James Reston
📅︎ Dec 04
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"No foreign policy-no matter how ingenious-has any ...

"No foreign policy-no matter how ingenious-has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of few and carried in the hearts of many." — Theodore Roosevelt
📅︎ Aug 06
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“The past is a foreign co...

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ~ L.P. Hartley
📅︎ Jul 23
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“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urg...

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” - Carson McCullers
📅︎ Oct 29
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“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor be subdued, when knowledge ......

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor be subdued, when knowledge ...and virtue is preserved. [But] when People are ignorant, debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” ― Samuel Adams
📅︎ Oct 25
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“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urg...

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” - Carson McCullers
📅︎ Aug 01
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"O bird, break your cage, come back from the foreign land, Come, for life is ...

"O bird, break your cage, come back from the foreign land, Come, for life is short, and there is food at your home as well." (Translated from Hindi: पंछी पिंजरा तोड के आजा, देस पराया छोड के आजा आजा उमर बहुत है छोटी, अपने घर में भी है रोटी)
📅︎ Apr 17
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“A moral foreign policy means your positions on certain matters are clear no matter what; and t...

“A moral foreign policy means your positions on certain matters are clear no matter what; and that you won’t forget about them when it’s convenient. This is essential for preventing human rights and moral issues from becoming just another chip on the geopolitical gaming table.” -Gary Kasparov
📅︎ Jul 28
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"If Tyranny and Oppression come to t...

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - James Madison
📅︎ Mar 03
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"A poor man is like a...

"A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country." -Ali ibn Abi Talib
📅︎ Feb 10
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“The means of defence against foreign danger have bee...

“The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." ― James Madison, Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
📅︎ Apr 07
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"Civil war? What does that mean? Is ther...

"Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers?" --Victor Hugo
📅︎ Jul 25
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“There are no foreign lands. ...

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” -- Robert Louis Stevenson
📅︎ Apr 20
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"If you don’t love America why don’t you g...

"If you don’t love America why don’t you get out?" ..... "Because I don’t want to be a victim of its foreign policy!" - Barry Crimmins
📅︎ Oct 04
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If Tyranny and Oppression come to th...

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. James Madison
📅︎ Mar 16
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A foreigner speaking ill of biscoit...

A foreigner speaking ill of biscoito globo is like a guest complaining about your grandmother's cake.—a Brazilian
📅︎ Aug 19
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'In the EU we have two kinds of memberstates: small ones and those who still don't realize t...

'In the EU we have two kinds of memberstates: small ones and those who still don't realize that they are small. This is the big world we live in. It's good to accept this reality.' Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
📅︎ Nov 12
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"We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and ...

"We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known"
📅︎ Aug 05
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“War against a foreign country only happ...

“War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.” ~ George Orwell,
📅︎ Jan 12
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"And the people who are the the most ignorant about...

"And the people who are the the most ignorant about the world are the most concerned about foreign policy." My gf on the contradictions within the US electorate.
📅︎ Jan 31
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"We are not going to achieve a new world order wi...

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." - Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs
📅︎ Apr 28
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"But in the back of his mind a small foreign man with gl...

"But in the back of his mind a small foreign man with glasses was bleeding and confused, and then dead for no reason at all except that he'd been alive once." - Cherie Priest
📅︎ Jun 18
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"I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me th...

"I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight. I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence" - Thich Nhat Hanh
📅︎ Sep 11
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Wisdom in a foreign land makes one feel a...

Wisdom in a foreign land makes one feel at home while silliness in the homeland is like estrangement therein.' - Ali ibn Abi Talib
📅︎ Aug 15
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"If Tyranny and Oppression come to t...

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - James Madison
📅︎ Jun 27
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“I wonder how the foreign policies of the United States would look ...

“I wonder how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own.” ― Howard Zinn
📅︎ Apr 05
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"I've read about foreign polic...

"I've read about foreign policy and studied. I now know the number of continents." -George Wallace
📅︎ Dec 21
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