The Turk is cruel, but he is perfectly stupid , and is no match for the sagacious Albanian.
Religion's Meaning when I would recall,Love is to me the plainest Word of all.Plainest, — because that what I love, or hate,Shews me directly my internal State;By its own Consciousness is best defin'dWhich way the Heart within me stands inclin'd.On what it lets its Inclination rest,To that its real Worship is address'd;Whatever Forms or Ceremonies springFrom Custom's Force, there lies the real Thing;Jew, Turk or Christian be the Lover's Name,If same the Love, Religion is the same.john byrom
We have on our hands a sick man, a very sick man. [The sick man of Europe, the Turk.]Nicholas I, of Russia. Conversation with Sir George Hamilton Seymour. (1853). See Blue Book (1854).
At the muezzin's call for prayer, The kneeling faithful thronged the square, And on Pushkara's lofty height The dark priest chanted Brahma's might. Amid a monastery's weeds An old Franciscan told his beads; While to the synagogue there came A Jew to praise Jehovah's name. The one great God looked down and smiled And counted each His loving child; For Turk and Brahmin, monk and Jew Had reached Him through the gods they knew.Harry Romaine, Ad Cœlum, in Munsey's Magazine (January 1895).
Yes, sir, from Constantinople, or from the Brazils; from Turk or christian; from black or white; from the dey of Algiers or the bey of Tunis; from the devil himself, if he wore a crown, we should receive a minister.Henry Clay, "Emancipation of South America," speech in the House of Representatives, March 28, 1818, reported in The Life and Speeches of the Honorable Henry Clay, ed. Daniel Mallory, vol. 1, p. 359 (1844).
These left-overs from the former Young Turk Party, who should have been made to account for the millions of our Christian subjects who were ruthlessly driven en masse from their homes and massacred, have been restive under the Republican rule.Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in an interview published in The Los Angeles Examiner (1 August 1926)
The Turk massacres when he has orders from headquarters and desists on the second when commanded by the same authority to stop.George Horton in The Blight of Asia (1926)
The evidence...from German, Austrian and Turkish sources in my view leads inescapably to the conclusion that the extermination of the Armenians was actually planned by a clique within the Young Turk leadership and executed by the sinister Special Organization [Teshkilati Mahsusa] of the army.Dominic Lieven in Empire (2001) Yale University Press. Lieven is a well known British historian, a Pofessor of History at the London School of Economics and former Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.
Tester I’ll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack, Base Phrygian Turk!Pistol, scene iii
The Turk is cruel, but he is perfectly stupid , and is no match for the sagacious Albanian.New York Times (September 12th, 1912)