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Letter "N" » native
«Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.»
«Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!»
«Home again, his native land; he was born of it and his bones will sleep in it . . .»
«From native simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.»
«In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.»
«A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most. On Other Peoples Expectations: The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.»
Author: George Bernard Shaw
, Native American
, The Tailor
«Here I swear, and as I break my oath may eternity blast me, here I swear that never will I forgive Christianity! It is the only point on which I allow myself to encourage revenge. Oh, how I wish I were the Antichrist, that it were mine to crush the Demon; to hurl him to his native Hell never to rise again / I expect to gratify some of this insatiable feeling in Poetry.»
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
, breaking point
, The Antichrist
, The Demon
«If she be made of white and red, Her faults will ne'er be known, For blushing cheeks by faults are bred, And fears by pale white shown: Then if she fear or be to blame, By this you shall not know, For still her cheeks possess the same, Which native s»
«Base men being in love have then a nobility in their natures more than is native to them»
«But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom more honored in the breach than the observance»