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So this is Winnipeg. I can tell it's not Paris.
Bob Edwards (1864-1922) on Winnipeg
The American has no language. He has dialect, slang, provincialism, accent and so forth.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
The Americans, like the English, probably make love worse than any other race.
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
The English are the people of consummate cant.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)
The English never smash in a face. They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
Margaret Hasley, American writer
The indigested vomit of the sea Fell to the Dutch by just propriety.
Andrew Marvell (1621-78), English poet, in The Character of Holland (c. 1664)
The Javans' income is frittered away by being wasted on the vile herd of miscreants and vagabonds belonging to the Hindu village under the various and incongruous appellations of astronomers, doctors, poets, musicians, barbers and dancing girls.
John Crawford comparing the Javanese peasant to the Hindu peasant (1820)
The perfidious, haughty, savage, disdainful, stupid, slothful, inhospitable, inhuman English.
Julius Caesar Scaliger (1540-1609) on England
The purity of the air of Newfoundland is without doubt due to the fact that the people of the outports never open their windows.
J. G. Millais on Newfoundland in 1907
The way to endure Summer in England is to have it framed and glazed in a comfortable room.
Horace Walpole (1717-97)
Their demeanour is invariably morose, sullen, clownish, and repulsive. I should think there is not, on the face of the earth, a people so entirely destitute of humour, vivacity or the capacity for enjoyment.
Charles Dickens (1812-70) on Americans
There are in England sixty different religions and only one sauce.
Carraciolo (d.1641)
They are 'lazy and listless... they rise about half past seven or eight o'clock in the morning. They spend the fore-noon in toying and playing with their female slaves while a few moments afterward they will have the poor creatures whipt most unmercifully for the merest trifle. They loll in a loose and airy dress upon the sofa.'
John Crawford on the offspring of oriental female slaves and Europeans in the Dutch East Indies (1820)
This gloomy region, where the year is divided into one day and one night, lies entirely outside the stream of history.
W. W. Reade on Canada in 1872
We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59)
What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion.
Revd Sydney Smith (1771-1845)
What I got by going to Canada was a cold.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
You know that these two nations are at war for a few acres of snow, and that they are spending... more than all Canada is worth.
Voltaire (1694-1778)
You must look out in England that you are not cheated by the charioteers.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

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