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Without a country, I am not a man.

Author: Nawaf Al-Nasir Al-Sabah


In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.

Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Profession: British Economist, Critic

Nations, like men, have their infancy.

Author: Henry Bolingbroke (1678-1751)

Profession: British Politician

It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales!

Author: Robert Bolt

Profession: American Author

The French complain of everything, and always.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.

Author: Malcolm Bradbury (1932)

Profession: British Author

Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.

Author: J. Bartlett Brebner


A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.

Author: Aristide Briand (1862-1932)

Profession: Novelist, Journalist born in Brittany, 1926 Nobel Peace Prize

A nation is not conquered which is perpetually to be conquered.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Spain: A whale stranded upon the coast of Europe.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

England can never be ruined except by a Parliament.

Author: Lord Burleigh


A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.

Author: Pierre Burton


I don't even know what street Canada is on.

Author: Al Capone (1899-1947)

Profession: American Gangster

A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.

Author: Jimmy Carter (1924)

Profession: American Statesman, 39th President

If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright