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7 Turkey Quotes

The Lofty Gate of the Royal Tent.

Mahomet II, the Great Quotes , Source: see E.S. Creasy "History of the Ottoman Turks", p. 96 (ed. 1877)

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[The Ottoman Empire] has the body of a sick old man, who tried to appear healthy, although his end was near.

Sir Thomas Roe Quotes , Source: see Buchanan "Letter", 375

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The unspeakable Turk should be immediately struck out of the question, and the country be left to honest European guidance.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: in a letter to a meeting at St. James Hall, London, 1876

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[Turks] one and all, bag and baggage, shall I hope clear out from the province they have desolated and profaned.

Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone Quotes , Source: in a speech

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[The Ottoman Empire] whose sick body was not supported by a mild and regular diet, but by a powerful treatment, which continually exhausted it.

Charles de Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat) Quotes , Source: Persian Letters (I, 19)

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We have on out hands a sick man,--a very sick man. [The sick man of Europe, the Turk.]

Nicholas I Quotes , Source: conversation with Sir George Hamilton Seymour (1853), see "Blue Book" (1854)

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Your Majesty may think me an impatient sick man, and that the Turks are even sicker.

Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire) Quotes , Source: to Catherine II, see the "Rundschau", Apr., 1878

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