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We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.

—Oscar Wilde, 1887

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.

—Francis Bacon, 1625

The less intelligent the white man is, the more stupid he thinks the black.

—André Gide, 1927

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

—George W. Bush, 2004

No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.

—Woodrow Wilson, 1915

When you name yourself, you always name another.

—Bertolt Brecht, 1926

This is not a clash between civilizations. It is a clash about civilization.

—Tony Blair, 2006

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

—Hebrews, c. 60

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.

—E.B. White, 1958

Once any group in society stands in a relatively deprived position in relation to other groups, it is genuinely deprived.

—Margaret Mead, 1972

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

—L.P. Hartley, 1953

Children are all foreigners. We treat them as such.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1839

In settling an island, the first building erected by a Spaniard will be a church, by a Frenchman a fort, by a Dutchman a warehouse, and by an Englishman an alehouse.

—Francis Grose, 1787