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    That was not a literal quote, just the gist of it. Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

    Googled for the full quote and found this:

    "Man kann nicht stolz sein auf etwas, was man selber gar nicht zu Stande gebracht hat, sondern man kann froh sein oder dankbar dafür, dass man Deutscher ist. Aber stolz kann man darauf nicht sein [...]. Stolz ist man auf das, was man selber zu Wege gebracht hat."
    on wikiquote

    Nonprofessional translation:
    "One can not be proud of something that one did not accomplish by oneself, rather one may be happy and grateful for being German. But proud - one can not be of that. You are proud of what you have accomplished on your own."

    Thanks again for the comic link! I've spent more than an hour reading those. Hilarious! Grumpy Finland, drunk Denmark, psychotic Iceland ...

    @polar night not yet:
    Oh well, it will come for you, I'm sure. Have fun with the polar bears - and the penguins!

    Freedom is not just a word. 'Freedom' is a noun.

    by intruder from Old Europe on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 08:44:56 AM PDT

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