Three classes inhabited the city (Alexandria in Egypt): first the Aegyptian or native stock of people, who were quick-tempered and not inclined to civil life; and secondly the mercenary class, who were severe and numerous and intractable...; and, third, the tribe of the Alexandrians, who also were not distinctly inclined to civil life, and for the same reasons, but still they were better than those others, for even though they were a mixed people, still they were Greeks by origin and mindful of the customs common to the Greeks.
Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place.1771 Letter to Sir Joshua Reynolds,17 Jul. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.2.
Then, with his hands together before him, he [Fundi] began to pray... he thanked Allah for having enabled him to come where neither native nor white man had every been before, and to stand on the edge of the great white fields he had seen with Dachi-tumbo [Count Teleki] from afar. He assured Allah that he was now more anxious to return in safety to the coast than he had ever been before, so that he might tell his friends of the wonders he had seen. ~ John Walter GregoryFundi was Gregory's favourite porter and the first African to reach the glaciers on Mount Kenya.
The seal and the constitution, reflects the thinking of the founding fathers that this was to be a nation by white people, and for white people. native Americans, Blacks, and all other non-white people, were to be the burden bearers for the real citizens of this nation.Louis Farrakhan, "The Million Man March" (1995)
Speak out, sir, and do not Maister or Campbell memy foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor!1817 Rob Roy to Francis Osbaldistone. Rob Roy, ch.34.
That is a complete waste of your time and the government's money. You are a native speaker of English; in ten minutes you can produce more illustrations of any point in English grammar than you will find in many millions of words of random text.Lees's response when informed that Nelson Francis had received a grant to produce the Brown Corpus.
Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth…. Architecture aims at Eternity.christopher wren
It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.Eric Hoffer, "Thoughts of Eric Hoffer, Including: 'Absolute Faith Corrupts Absolutely'", The New York Times Magazine (April 25, 1971), p. 25.
We sometimes talk as if "original research" were a peculiar prerogative of scientists or at least of advanced students. But all thinking is research, and all research is native, original, with him who carries it on, even if everybody else in the world already is sure of what he is still looking for.john dewey
One student told me in after years that when he came to Marsovan [a city in Turkey] he was really illiterate, that is, he could not fairly read his native tongue, or any other. But he had no chance of learning more in his native village. For a number of months he was cow-boy for an American family, and eagerly studying too.George Edward White (1940). Adventuring with Anatolia College. Herald-Register. pp. p. 19.
What captivity has been to the Jews, exile has been to the Irish. For us, the romance of our native land begins only after we have left home; it is really only with other people that we become Irishmen.Peter Ackroyd The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1983) p. 7.
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
Poets, the first instructors of mankind, Brought all things to their proper native use.Horace, Of the Art of Poetry, line 449. Wentworth Dillon's translation
My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor!Scott, Rob Roy, Chapter XXXIV.
To curle on the ice, does greatly please, Being a manly Scottish exercise; It clears the Brains, stirs up the native Heat, And gives a gallant appetite for Meat.1715 Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).