"Jaw-jaw is better than war-war."
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"Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts."
"Buying is cheaper than asking."
"A miser and a liar bargain quickly."
"The go-between wears out a thousand sandals."
"A nation is the same people living in the same place."
"A people always ends by resembling its shadow."
"The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters and the smallest like prostitutes."
"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."
"I am the state."
"The country has charms only for those not obliged to stay there."
"Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion."
"States are as the men, they grow out of human characters."
"There is always something new out of Africa."
"It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles."
"The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it."
"Russia has abolished God, but so far God has been tolerant."
"Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance."
"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country."
"Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it."
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