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Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron
The French courage proceeds from vanity—the German from phlegm—the Turkish from fanaticism & opium—the Spanish from pride—the English from coolness—the Dutch from obstinacy—the Russian from insensibility—but the Italian from anger.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. letter, Aug. 31, 1820, to publisher John Murray. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 7, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).
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