Quotes: native

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  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    A Pike, in the California dialect, is a native of Missouri, Arkansas, Northern Texas, or Southern Illinois. The first emigrants that came over the plains were from Pike County, Missouri; but as the phrase, 'a Pike County man,' was altogether too long for this short life of ours, it was soon abbreviated into 'a Pike.'
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    And thus the native hue of resolution I is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.
    Source: Hamlet (1600)
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
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    Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob Bronowski
    British Scientist, Author 1908-1974
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    Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    Don't use that foreign word ''ideals.'' We have that excellent native word ''lies.''
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    For the whole world, without a native home, Is nothing but a prison of larger room.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
  • Dame Edith Sitwell
    Dame Edith Sitwell
    British poet 1887-1964
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    Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native State; -neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the Union, bleeding and quivering.
  • Beau Bridges
    Beau Bridges
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    I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans.
  • Bayard Ruskin
    Bayard Ruskin
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    I've seen the Rhine with younger wave, O'er every obstacle to rave. I see the Rhine in his native wild Is still a mighty mountain child.
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