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Russia has abolished God, but so far God has been tolerant.

Author: John Swayze

Profession:

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

Nations! What are nations? Tartars! and Huns! and Chinamen! Like insects they swarm. The historian strives in vain to make them memorable. It is for want of a man that there are so many men. It is individuals that populate the world.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

It is true that men themselves made this world of nations... but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves.

Author: Giambattista Vico (1688-1744)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Historian

There was never a nation that became great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.

Author: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)

Profession: American Author

I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you cannot tear the toilet paper.

Author: Billy Wilder (1906)

Profession: American Film Director

France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

Author: Billy Wilder (1906)

Profession: American Film Director