The Sixth Army, true to their oath and conscious of the lofty importance of their mission, have held their position to the last man and the last round for Führer and Fatherland unto the end.
Every person is a Hindu who regards and owns this Bharat Bhumi, this land from the Indus to the seas, as his Fatherland as well as Holyland, i.e. the land of the origin of his religion (…) Consequently the so-called aboriginal or hill tribes also are Hindus: because India is their Fatherland as well as their Holyland of whatever form of religion or worship they follow.vinayak damodar savarkar
Today, near the end of my days, I want to say that I harbor no rancor against anybody, that I love my Fatherland above all and that I take political responsibility for everything that was done which had no other goal than making Chile greater and avoiding its disintegration.… I assume full political responsibility for what happened.augusto pinochet
Mahomet was a great man, an intrepid soldier; with a handful of men he triumphed at the battle of Bender (sic); a great captain, eloquent, a great man of state, he revived his Fatherland and created a new people and a new power in the middle of Arabia.Napoleon in Précis des guerres de César, Gosselin, 1836, edited by Comte Marchand, p. 237. This work was written by Napoleon during his exile on St. Helena. Translated by Ziad Elmarsafy in The Enlightenment Qur'an.
Among us on the earth there is His memory; but in the Kingdom of heaven His very Presence. That Presence is the joy of those who have already attained to beatitude; the memory is the comfort of us who are still wayfarers, journeying towards the Fatherland.bernard of clairvaux
...Fatherland without freedom and merit is a large word with little meaning.anders chydenius
The Department has noted with considerable apprehension increasing propaganda rumors and semi-official statements in favor of an autonomous Macedonia emanating from Bulgaria, but also from Yugoslav partisan and other sources with the implication that Greek territory would be included in the projected State. This Government considers talk of "Macedonian Nation", "Macedonian Fatherland", or "Macedonian National Consciousness" to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic or political reality, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece.U.S. State Dep. Foreign Relations Vol. VII, Circular Airgram [868.014]
I regard every Social Democrat as an enemy of the Empire and Fatherland.Speech (14 May 1889), quoted in Michael Balfour, The Kaiser and His Times (London: Penguin, 1975), p. 159.
“Beer, tobacco, and music,” he went on. “Behold the Fatherland.”thomas mann
God and Fatherland.Who: Captain Nemo
"… the last will and testament of the expiring Fatherland."Hugo Ko?taj and Ignacy Potocki, two of the Constitution's authors, writing in exile after the Targowica Confederation's victory
Oh Fatherland, one feels the voice Of your distinguished forefathers, That shall lead you to victory!Original Portuguese:
I die for my Fatherland. I have a clear conscience. I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler.wilhelm canaris
I have loved my German people and my Fatherland with a warm heart. I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry this time my people were led by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge. Germany, good luck.ernst kaltenbrunner
I call on God Almighty to have mercy on the German people. More than two million German soldiers went to their death for the Fatherland before me. I follow now my sons - all for Germany.wilhelm keitel
Service is service, wherever it occurred. The defense of the Fatherland is no small thing.rodion malinovsky
...the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of Fatherland and loyalty to the State: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal.erich raeder
What is not supposed to be my concern! First and foremost, the Good Cause, then God's cause, the cause of mankind, of truth, of freedom, of humanity, of justice; further, the cause of my people, my prince, my Fatherland; finally, even the cause of Mind, and a thousand other causes. Only my cause is never to be my concern. "Shame on the egoist who thinks only of himself!"max stirner
And now go and serve your Fatherland.clemens august graf von galen
If we enjoy the benefits of peace, it is only because we have an excellent armed force and a fine socialist economy. Let us exert all efforts so that our further development may be strong and mighty, so that our numerous enemies may think well and long before they decide to attack our Fatherland, and so that if they attack, they will quickly regret it.kliment voroshilov
Jesus, still lead on,Till our rest be won!And although the way be cheerless,We will follow calm and fearless;Guide us by Thy handTo our Fatherland!Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 80.
The Fatherland shall one day be like this: We're not all equal, but we're all brothers.joseph goebbels
It is not national interests we are upholding we claim that the interests of socialism, the interests of world socialism, rank higher than national interests, higher than the interests of the state. We are defenders of the socialist Fatherland.Address to the Party Central Committee (14 May 1918); Collected Works, Vol. 27, pp. 365-381
No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one Fatherland the Ritz-Carlton; and one friend the mistress they're promising to divorce their wives for.Christina Stead, House of All Nations, pub. by Simon & Schuster (1938).
If you ask me what is my native country, I answer: I was born in Fiume , grew up in Belgrade , Budapest , Pressburg , Vienna and Munich , and I have a Hungarian passport; but I have no Fatherland. I am a very typical mix of old Austria-Hungary: at once Magyar, Croatian, German and Czech; my country is Hungary, my mother tongue is German.Ödön von Horváth
So it is the human condition that to wish for the greatness of one's Fatherland is to wish evil to one's neighbours. The citizen of the universe would the man who wishes his country never to be either greater or smaller, richer or poorer.Voltaire, ["Fatherland" in "Miracles and Idolatry" (Selections from the Dictionnaire Philosophique (1764),(pg. 56), Penguin Books, 2005.]
Oh, meet is the reverence unto Bacchus paid! We will praise him still in the songs of our Fatherland, We will pour the sacred wine, the chargers lade, And the victim kid shall unresisting stand, Led by his horns to the altar, where we turn The hazel spits while the dripping entrails burn.Virgil, Georgics (c. 29 BC), Book II, Stanza 17, line 31. H. W. Preston's translation.
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, in Peace: 1991-1995, p.338
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