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Quotes on Xenophobia

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That kind of patriotism which consists of hating all other nations.
-- Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65), British novelist, in: Sylvia's Lovers (1863)

We cannot bring ourselves to believe it is possible that a foreigner should in any respect be wiser than ourselves.
-- Anthony Trollope (1815-82), British novelist, in: Orley Farm (1862)

The comfortable people in tight houses felt pity at first, and then distaste, and finally hatred for the migrant people.
-- John Steinbeck (1902-68), US novelist, in: The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-45), US president

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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