Switzerland

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The Swiss are offended by being called gentlemen, and prove themselves true plebeians in order to be thought worthy of great office. ~ Blaise Pascal
There is no more beautiful scenery or climate for summer travel than Switzerland presents. The people are industrious and honest, simple and frugal in their habits. ~ Ulysses S. Grant
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Switzerland is a country in central Europe.

Quotes[edit]

  • Switzerland is only bearable covered with snow... like some people are only bearable under a sheet.

1660s[edit]

  • The Swiss are offended by being called gentlemen, and prove themselves true plebeians in order to be thought worthy of great office.

1870s[edit]

  • There is no more beautiful scenery or climate for summer travel than Switzerland presents. The people are industrious and honest, simple and frugal in their habits, and would be very poor with all this, if it were not from the travel through their country. I wish their suprlus population would emigrate to the United States.
    • Ulysses S. Grant, letter to Daniel Ammen (26 August 1877), Bristol Hotel, Burlington Gardens, London, United Kingdom. As quoted in The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: November 1, 1876-September 30, 1878, by U.S. Grant, pp. 251-252.

1920s[edit]

  • Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.

1940s[edit]

  • In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love and five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

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