On my mother's side I'm Polish-Jewish, and on my father's side I'm Scottish puffin.
Who can think that this eviction of Germans was undertaken only as a temporary experiment? Those who adopted the decision on the eviction of the Germans from these territories, and who understood that Poles from other polish districts would at once move into these territories, cannot suggest after a while to carry out reverse measures. The very idea of involving millions of people in such experiments is unbelievable, quite apart from the cruelty of it, both towards the Poles and the Germans themselves.vyacheslav molotov
The Star-Spangled Banner celebrates the fact that, after a night of battle, the country's flag was still there. The polish national anthem celebrates the fact that, after centuries of battle, the country is still there. This cautious, realistic anthem "Poland is not yet lost"...
We must beatthe ironwhile it ishot, but we may polish it at leisure.john dryden
What's so exciting is to be able to just take something and polish it so much that hopefully in the future people will start borrowing things from it.theo de raadt
Because of my job, I learned to be confident a little earlier than most. People pick you apart when you're in the public eye - you're wearing the wrong shoes or you have ugly nail polish on or they're wondering if you got your boobs done - so you have to be a strong person right away.heidi klum
You may choose your word like a connoisseur,And polish it up with art,But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays,Is the word that comes from the heart.You may work on your word a thousand weeks,But it will not glow like oneThat all unsought, leaps forth white hot,When the fountains of feeling run.ella wheeler wilcox
The uniform of polish uhlan makes even the youngest, inexperienced boy looks like he's made from steel.maynard owen williams
All Politeness is owing to Liberty. We polish one another, and rub off our Corners and rough Sides by a sort of amicable Collision. To restrain this, is inevitably to bring a Rust upon Mens Understandings.
His many years had reduced and polished him the way water smooths and polishes a stone or generations of men polish a proverb.jorge luis borges
The Pilgrim's Progress is composed in the lowest style of English, without slang or false grammar. If you were to polish it, you would at once destroy the reality of the vision. For works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
His many years had reduced and polished him the way water smooths and polishes a stone or generations of men polish a proverb.
Allow God to use the difficulties and disappointments in life as polish to transform your faith into a glistening diamond that takes in and reflects His love . What beauty he will create.
To be a Pole does not mean just to speak polish or to feel close to other Poles, but to value the polish nation above all else ... [A Pole] must accept everything polish, both good and bad, and must accept every period of the nation's history, both strong and weak.roman dmowski
I have been placed under surveillance, and I can't take a step without it being known to the polish minister of internal affairs.konstantin rokossovsky
For me the Koenigsberg longshoremen had beauty; the polish jimkes on their grain ships had beauty; the broad freedom of movement in the gestures of the common people had beauty. Middle-class people held no appeal for me at all. Bourgeois life on the whole seemed to me pedantic.käthe kollwitz
As we know, the goal of every struggle is victory. But if the proletariat is to achieve victory, all the workers, irrespective of nationality , must be united. Clearly, the demolition of national barriers and close unity between the Russian, Georgian, Armenian, polish, Jewish and other proletarians is a necessary condition for the victory of the proletariat of all Russia.joseph stalin
polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert.
Poles outraged by Obama’s reference to ‘polish death camp’.
“polish concentration camps” is an unfortunate mental leap that may mess with the historically ignorant foreigner, but for a person who is not historically illiterate the meaning of the phrase is clear, and in some contexs even justified. For instance, it may be used to differentiate Nazi concentration camps built on the polish soil from those built on the territories not asocciated geographically with Poland. That's why I find the harsh comments on Obama's gaffe rather inadequate.
It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph This homage has been rendered not to me - for the polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me - but to the polish achievement, the polish genius.
We shall soon have the scenes of the polish Diets and elections re-acted here, and in not many years the fate of Poland may be that of United America.
(...) Pan Tadeusz gradually won recognition as the highest achievement in all polish literature for having transformed into poetry what seemed by its very nature to resist any such attempt. In it, Mickiewicz's whole literary training culminates in an effortless conciseness where every word finds its proper place as if predestined throughout the many centuries of the history of the polish language.
"It is difficult at this moment not to mention the long history of the polish Parliament, reaching back to the 15th century, or that glorious witness to the legislative wisdom of our ancestors that was the Constitution of May the Third, 1791."