„The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.“
— Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845
To troops who had abandoned their lines during the Battle of New Orleans (8 January 1815).
„A brave man struggling in the storms of fate,
And greatly falling with a falling state.
While Cato gives his little senate laws,
What bosom beats not in his country's cause?“
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
Источник: Prologue to Mr. Addison's Cato (1713), Line 21. Pope also uses the reference, "Like Cato, give his little Senate laws", in his Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (1734), Prologue to Imitations of Horace.
— William H. Gass, книга The Tunnel
Источник: The Tunnel (1995), p. 217
— Edward Everett Hale, книга The Man Without a Country
Epitaph of Philip Nolan in "The Man Without a Country" (1863)
„This is the soldier brave enough to tell
The glory-dazzled world that "war is hell":
Lover of peace, he looks beyond the strife,
And rides through hell to save his country's life.“
— Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933
The Statue of Sherman by St. Gaudens (1904).
„A man of all countries is a man of no country: and let all those citizens of the world remember, that he who has been a bad subject in his own country...will never be either trusted or respected.“
— William Cobbett English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist 1763 - 1835
‘Observations on Priestley's Emigration’ (August 1794), Porcupine's Works; containing various writings and selections, exhibiting a faithful picture of the United States of America, Volume I (1801), p. 169
„It needs a lot of courage to pick up someone from another country and support him. When I first heard from Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1999, he praised my work. But I must say that choosing me over others to compose for Bombay Dreams was a brave decision.“
— A. R. Rahman Indian singer and composer 1966
„In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists.“
— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
An Address on Abraham Lincoln before the Republican Club of New York City (12 February 1909)
„But the foundation of ROK military power was the South Korean infantryman, courageous, tireless, hungry for the knowledge that would give him more power as a fighting man, disciplined and willing to die in the service of the cause for which his country fought and bled. You didn't have to tell a South Korean that communism was evil. It was an evil that had blighted his country and he saw it all around him, wherever he went.“
— Mark W. Clark American general 1896 - 1984
Источник: From the Danube to the Yalu (1954), p. 173
„He loved his country and his country loved him. He lived for her honour, and she will cherish his memory.“
— Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston British politician 1784 - 1865
The Marquis of Lorne, Viscount Palmerston, K.G. (London: 1892), p. 235
„I would protect the law-abiding citizen, whether of native or foreign birth, wherever his rights are jeopardized or the flag of our country floats.“
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
1860s, First Inaugural Address (1869)
Контексте: In regard to foreign policy, I would deal with nations as equitable law requires individuals to deal with each other, and I would protect the law-abiding citizen, whether of native or foreign birth, wherever his rights are jeopardized or the flag of our country floats. I would respect the rights of all nations, demanding equal respect for our own. If others depart from this rule in their dealings with us, we may be compelled to follow their precedent.
— Laurence Sterne, книга The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Book VII (1765), Ch. 2.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767)
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Speech to Conservative Party Conference (14 October 1988) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=107352
Third term as Prime Minister
Вариант: A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country's flag.
„War is a serious game in which a man risks his reputation, his troops, and his country. A sensible man will search himself to know whether or not he is fitted for the trade.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)
— Angela Carter English novelist 1940 - 1992
Источник: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
„We are asked to permit a hundred men to go round to the house of a man who wishes to exercise the common law right in this country to sell his labour where and when he chooses, and to 'advise' him or 'peacefully persuade' him not to work. If peaceful persuasion is the real object, why are a hundred men required to do it?“
— F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead British politician 1872 - 1930
Speech in the House of Commons against the Trade Disputes Bill (30 March 1906), as published in The Speeches of Lord Birkenhead (1929), pp. 15-22.
Контексте: We are asked to permit a hundred men to go round to the house of a man who wishes to exercise the common law right in this country to sell his labour where and when he chooses, and to 'advise' him or 'peacefully persuade' him not to work. If peaceful persuasion is the real object, why are a hundred men required to do it? … Every honest man knows why trade unions insist on the right to a strong numerical picket. It is because they rely for their objects neither on peacefulness nor persuasion. Those whom they picket cannot be peacefully persuaded. They understand with great precision their own objects, and their own interests, and they are not in the least likely to be persuaded by the representatives of trade unions, with different objects and different interests. But, though arguments may never persuade them, numbers may easily intimidate them. And it is just because argument has failed, and intimidation has succeeded, that the Labour Party insists upon its right to picket unlimited in respect of numbers.