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Positive Quotes about Continents

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When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

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Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost:
each city takes to resembling all cities,
places exchange their form, order, distances,
a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

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I daresay I was the worst bed partner in five continents.
- Martha Gellhorn

All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper -
just running down the edges of different countries and continents,
'looking for something'.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened
up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange,
provided we are willing.
- Alva Myrdal

 

Why did human development proceed at such different
rates on different continents for the last 13,000 years?
- Jared Diamond

I've been very lucky in my long life.
On three continents, in diverse cultures,
through happy moments, not-so-happy moments,
and moments as marvelous as this one,
I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters.
- Dino De Laurentiis

The broadest pattern of history - namely,
the differences between human societies on different continents -
seems to me to be attributable to differences among
continental environments,
and not to biological differences among peoples themselves.
- Jared Diamond

Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed
that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of
drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving
land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?
- David R. Brower

If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage,
it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered.
She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea.
- Joshua Slocum

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography,
soil profile and distinctive weather patterns,
is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
- Peter Garrett

It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous
ideas of what we actually see.
The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all,
nor the ruddy continents, solid land.
Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor.
- Edward E. Barnard

Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history,
when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia,
Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents
began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied
areas for hunting and fishing.
- Harry Johnston

Traditions are imploding and exploding everywhere -
everything is coming together,
for better or worse, and we can no longer pretend we're
all living in different worlds because we're on different continents.
- Philip Glass

It is extremely important that mass media,
having freed from the relics of the Cold War,
served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions,
the rich and the poor, countries and continents.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

The European organisation contemplated could not oppose any ethnic group,
on other continents or in Europe itself,
outside of the League of Nations, any more than it
could oppose the League of Nations.
- Aristide Briand

The human brain now holds the key to our future.
We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space:
a single entity in which air,
water, and continents are interconnected.
That is our home.
- David Suzuki

The historical circumstance of interest is that the
tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts
of the continents since their origins as stronghold
of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.
- E. O. Wilson

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

We settled this continent without art.
So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury,
not a necessity.
- Arthur Erickson

I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making.
We're a very young culture, and I think that things
are not yet crystallised.
- Walter Salles

Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas,
at the very circle of the Arctic Pole,
the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
- H. P. Blavatsky

The great hinderance to the development of this continent
has lain in the lack of capital.
- William Graham Sumner

Australia is the most isolated continent.
- Jared Diamond

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young,
coming annually in an endless migration from every country,
every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives.
- Brian Moore

No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent.
- John Donne

Swaziland is a small part of south-east Africa,
the last country in the continent to gain its independence.
- Richard Grant

The other aspect is that you become much more aware
of the structural problems that pertain to that continent.
You feel the need to act to try and solve them.
- Walter Salles

Quite likely the twentieth century is destined to see
the natural forces which will enable us to fly from
continent to continent with a speed far exceeding that of a bird.
- Simon Newcomb

Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond
our shores was one world of risk and the world in our
continent was another world of risk.
- John Ashcroft

The conductor's stand is not a continent of power,
but rather an island of solitude.
- Riccardo Muti

Big Sur is at the end of the continent.
It attracts really crazy people.
- Carter Burwell

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent;
its eyes are for the stars.
- Gilbert Parker

I come from Brazil, which is a Portuguese speaking part of the continent.
- Walter Salles

The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the
continent like whales that have taken to the land.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

On the Continent people have good food;
in England people have good table manners.
- George Mikes

You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else,
for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free
confederacy side by side upon this continent.
- John Brough

Those who oppressed us described us as the Dark Continent!
- Thabo Mbeki

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic,
an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
- Winston Churchill

England and France were rivals, not only on the continent,
but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The United States and Mexico are trapped -
economically,
culturally, politically and because of drug crime -
in the same continent.
- Barry McCaffrey

But there are rock and roll fans all over this continent and all over the globe,
really, and we're just set at marking the planet with
Styx music until the day we die.
- James Young

Do you think that the people of South Africa,
or anywhere on the continent of Africa,
or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
- Arundhati Roy

And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent
because there are those who must always cause confusion
so that we do not keep these natural resources.
- Miriam Makeba

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa,
whereby its leaders combine in their efforts
to solve the problems of this continent.
I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests,
of all our great wildernesses.
- Nelson Mandela

The resources of our continent attract,
more than ever, the interests of rich countries.
- Omar Bongo

The world is now unipolar and contains o-nly o-ne superpower.
Canada shares a continent with that superpower.
- Stephen Harper

My wife is one of the best wimin on this Continent,
altho' she isn't always gentle as a lamb with mint sauce.
- Charles Farrar Browne

We will continue to count on your unwavering support
and commitment to working with leaders of our continent
in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa.
- Thabo Mbeki

This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.
- James Agee

The rational mind of man is a shallow thing,
a shore upon a continent of the irrational,
wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world.
- Wilford O. Cross

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

They have just succeeded in raising the two thousand pounds here,
by subscription, that was wanted towards an exploration fund,
for fitting out an expedition, that will probably start
for the interior of our continent next March.
- William John Wills

No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men
and women of immigrant descent,
mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim:
an estimated six to seven million of them,
or more than 10% of the population.
- Timothy Garton Ash

The fact is that ours is the first generation that
can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye,
look across the ocean to Africa, and say this,
and mean it.
We do not have to stand for this.
A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.
- Bono

I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there.
But there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be preferred.
The social institutions work better,
women have a better position in society and the food is another thing.
- Andrew Eldritch

Many slaves on this continent are oppressed,
and their cries have reached the ears of the Most High.
Such are the purity and certainty of his judgments,
that he cannot be partial in our favor.
- John Woolman

Africa is a continent in flames.
And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us,
we would all do more to put the fire out.
We're standing around with watering cans,
when what we really need is the fire brigade.
- Bono

Those who have always had faith in its final success
can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph
after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban
music on the European continent.
- Alejo Carpentier

The African Union has to act in order to put an end
to armed conflicts that undermine the continent,
to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and
other contagious diseases,
to promote sustainable development of its member states.
- Omar Bongo

Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure
that Europe became a continent of humanism,
and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must
now intervene in the Middle East conflict.
- Daniel Barenboim

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership
of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time.
This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable
changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.
- John Raleigh Mott

In a continent but recently settled,
many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background,
the material for this volume has been gathered from
a section that was one of the first to be colonized.
- Hervey Allen

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri,
and of whom I spoke in my last Letter,
are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped,
and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
- George Catlin

If we have major geographic areas within our continent
that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity,
we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic,
political and social.
- William Weld

About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly.
It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea
and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent.
Where the sun strikes it, it is golden.
- Frank Yerby

American literature has never been content to be just
one among the many literatures of the Western World.
It has always aspired to be the literature not only
of a new continent but of a New World.
- Christopher Dawson

I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia
were swallowed up by a tidal wave,
if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the
continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.
- Russell Crowe

The British merchants represented that they received
some profit indeed from Virginia and South Carolina,
as well as the West Indies; but as for the rest of this continent,
they were constant losers in trade.
- Ezra Stiles


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