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With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.

Author: E. J. Hobsbawm (1917)

Profession: British Historian

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.

Author: Dean William R. Inge (1860-1954)

Profession: Dean of St Paul's, London

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.

Author: John Paul II (1920)

Profession: Polish-Born Italian Pope

The Irish are a fair people: They never speak well of one another.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis.

Author: Franklin P. Jones


All the nationalists are wasms -- except one, the most powerful of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism.

Author: John Lukacs


If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

Without country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples. You are the bastards of Humanity. Soldiers without a banner, Israelites among the nations, you will find neither faith nor protection; none will be sureties for you. Do not beguile yourselves with the hope of emancipation from unjust social conditions if you do not first conquer a Country for yourselves.

Author: Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872)

Profession: Italian Patriot, Writer

We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.

Author: Golda Meir (1898-1978)

Profession: Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-74

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)

Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''

No man has a right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation; no man has a right to say to his country, ''Thus far shalt thou go and no further.''

Author: Charles Stewart Parnell