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I am a man: I consider nothing human alien to me.

—Terence, 163 BC

The misfortune of the man of color is having been enslaved. The misfortune and inhumanity of the white man are having killed man somewhere.

—Frantz Fanon, 1952

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

—Woodrow Wilson, 1915

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

—Denis Diderot, 1774

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.

—Søren Kierkegaard, 1850

Some of us would be greatly astonished to learn the reasons why others respect us.

—Marquis de Vauvenargues, 1746

Strangers are an endangered species.

—Adrienne Rich, 1980

Let the French but have England, and they won’t want to conquer it.

—Horace Walpole, 1745

There are chance meetings with strangers that interest us from the first moment, before a word is spoken.

—Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1866

There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only that is foreign.

—Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

—George Bernard Shaw, 1903

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

—E.B. White, 1958

Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.

—The Upanishads, c. 800 BC