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Victor HugoThere is now a European nationality, as in the time of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides was a Greek nationality.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

NapoleonEurope is a molehill. It has never had any great empires, like those of the Orient, numbering six hundred million souls.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Friedrich NietzscheTwo great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenThere are two kinds of Europeans: The smart ones, and those who stayed behind.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Umberto EcoIn the United States, politics is a profession, whereas in Europe it is a right and a duty.

—  Umberto Eco, 1932-2016, Italian writer

Margaret ThatcherEurope was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Margaret ThatcherIn my lifetime all our problems have come from mainland Europe and all the solutions have come from the English-speaking nations across the world.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister










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