Quotation Explorer - 'European'

That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?" - Terry Pratchett
Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions - Frantz Fanon
So far as I am aware no leader of a party of the European left in the past twenty-five years has declared capitalism as such to be unacceptable as a system. The only public figure to do so unhesitatingly was Pope John Paul II. - Eric Hobsbawm
The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation. - Benjamin Disraeli
Isn't it amazing that, historically, the "Prince of Peace" has most often been introduced to new cultures through extreme violence? European and American colonialists bring this disparity to light in a way that makes me wish that forced conversion didn't work so extraordinarily well. - David G. McAfee
There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In late 1949, at two and a half years old, I arrived in Jamaica for the first time. I had crossed the Atlantic by air from England. My Jamaican father was studying in London, my European mother was sick, and so in true Jamaican style I was sent home to my grandparents. - Rachel Manley
According to the historian William H. McNeil, European churches did not have pews until sometime in the eighteenth century. People stood or milled around, creating a very different dynamic than we find in today's churches, where people are expected to spend most of their time sitting. - Barbara Ehrenreich
European merchants supply the best weaponry, contributing to their own defeat. - Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi
Overall Bush's European trip has been an overwhelming success. Not once has he gotten separated from his group. - David Letterman
The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion. - Noam Chomsky
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A European says: I can't understand this, what's wrong with me? An American says: I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?I make no suggestion that one side or other is right, but observation over many years leads me to believe it is true. - Terry Pratchett
Though American scenery is destitute of many of those circumstances that give value to the European, still it has features, and glorious ones, unknown to Europe...the most distinctive, and perhaps the most impressive, characteristic of American scenery is its wildness - Thomas Cole
The wisdom of the East is immortalized in its vocabularies and must be liberated from European language imperialism once and for all. - Thorsten J. Pattberg
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