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With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above, and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland.
No one ceases to be a man, no one forfeits his rights to civilization merely by being more or less uncultured, and since the Filipino is regarded as a fit citizen when he is asked to pay taxes or shed his blood to defend the fatherland, why must this fitness be denied him when the question arises of granting him some right?
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other.
Emile M. Cioran
A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness, we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland.
Some fatherlands are difficult. Germany is one of them. But it is our fatherland. Here is where we live and work.
The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they are. Germany is the background of all my plans, the return to Germany.
Let's dig deep to build the kind of police force that our fatherland really deserves. We need a revolution of the police force here in Venezuela, and I will carry it out without delay, without excuses.
Perugia is my true fatherland because there I grew to manhood.
I have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart.
Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.
These roads do not serve transportation alone, they also bind our Fatherland.
Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland.
The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland.
Christian Lous Lange
So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.
My whole life was service to people and the Fatherland.
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