Diogenes of Sinope

“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”

Gustave Flaubert

“I’m no more modern than Ancient, no more French than Chinese, and the idea of having a native country, that is to say, the imperative to live on one bit of ground marked red or blue on the map and to hate the other bits in green or black has always seemed to me narrow-minded, blinkered and profoundly stupid. I am a soul brother to everything that lives, to the giraffe and to the crocodile as much as to the man.”

Oliver Markus Malloy

“If you like war, be a nationalist. If you like peace, be a citizen of the world.”

George Orwell

“It is only when you meet someone of a different culture from yourself that you begin to realize what your own beliefs really are.”

Rumi

“I am neither East nor West, no boundaries exist within my breast.”