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nation

Cynical Definitions

n. A society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

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Cynical Quotations

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

— Abba Eban

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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

— David Friedman

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Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

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