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"It could probably be show by facts and figures that there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress."
-Mark Twain
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"I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could."
-George Bernard Shaw
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"No instance exists of a person's writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth."
-Thomas Jefferson
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"But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance."
-William Shakespeare
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"We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford; the working people are hopelessly bound to their native shores."
-Benito Mussolini
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"The fact is that my native land is a prey to barbarism, that in it men's only God is their belly, that they live only for the present, and that the richer a man is the holier he is held to be."
-Saint Jerome
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"What greater grief than the loss of one's native land."
-Euripides
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"Despite good intentions and best efforts, the stereotyping of Native Americans into narrow images is an undeniable consequence of choosing such names and symbols."
-Bernard Franklin
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"It is times like this when it is important for native people to come together to help one another out."
-Tex Hall
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"I grew up 'interested in the Eagles,' so I guess you'd call me a fan. But they didn't win, so it's not like everything for me lived and died with the Eagles. I didn't have the passion of a native Philadelphian. When I was growing up, I was interested in the Packers and the Raiders."
-John Spagnola
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"Ruefulness is one of the classical tones of American fiction. It fosters a native, deglamorized form of anxiety."
-Anatole Broyard
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"Its dedicated Ethernet. The POPs are held together by native, Layer 2, dedicated Ethernet."
-Alan Davis
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"Farm-raised shrimp don't have any taste. Not like native shrimp."
-Peter Kendall
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"It's a great opportunity to learn about Missouri's native plants."
-Barbara Fairchild
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"I've been interested in getting our collection to have a broader literary sense and have gotten very excited about adding a Native American component, Right now we have very large collection of D.H. Lawrence and Charles Dickens - a couple [of] white guys from England."
-Jim Carmin
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"I've always been against such arguments, ... If we followed them [to their logical conclusion], then all of the Native American artifacts in England and Europe ought to be repatriated, and all of the European/Chinese/Indian art in American museums should go back, too."
-Cathy Wright
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"The disease organism alone could be a problem for native species, even for humans."
-Jerry Jackson
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"Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!"
-Sir Walter Scott
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"I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia."
-Connie Willis
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"The main concern we have in the civil rights community isn't necessarily that that DOJ brought this case. It's that the department is not bringing meritorious cases on behalf of African-American and Native American voters."
-Jon Greenbaum
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"We use the Whitman Massacre as a representation for a lot of the struggles between the incoming settlers and the Native Americans who lived here."
-Robert Owens
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"It's against the law, it's bad for the animal and for native wildlife. If you no longer want the animal, find an alternative."
-Skip Snow
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"I also had to make contact with native Palestinians and learn how I would go from Jerusalem to the checkpoint between Israel and the West Bank. Different routes were inaccessible, and some of the checkpoints were closed."
-Paul Kennedy
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"They are eating out the native Asian turtle population. So they are going to turn to the U.S."
-Andy Price
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"This is the best run of wild, native steelhead we've had during winter in a long time."
-Wayne Orzel
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"There are just a handful of applications that need to run native 64-bit, like the data base applications and security, which is significantly enhanced on 64-bit."
-Mike Pope
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"All we're asking for is that the school give Native American students a chance like they do their Caucasian counterparts."
-Catherine Kim
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"Ethnic differences in beliefs about the meaning of illness, appropriate approaches for health management and individual responsibility for health may explain why black and Native American elders are more likely to use home remedies than white elders."
-Joseph G. Grzywacz
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