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Italians

«Old St Petersburg remains a beautiful stage set but to the Russians it is not what Rome is to the Italians or Paris to the French. The decisions are made in the Kremlin. The city of Peter remains a museum, open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.»
«Sign language is useful to the deaf but vital to the Italians.»
«Germans are flummoxed by humor, the Swiss have no concept of fun, the Spanish think there is nothing at all ridiculous about eating dinner at midnight, and the Italians should never, ever have been let in on the invention of the motor car.»
«The Italians have voices like peacocks - German gives me a cold in the head - and Russian is nothing but sneezing»
«Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways: women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.»
«Why are Italians at this day generally so good poets and painters? Because every man of any fashion amongst them hath his mistress»
«If your governor don't prove a alleybi, he'll be what the Italians call reg'larly flummoxed»
Author: Charles Dickens | Keywords: Italians
«I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines»
«The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes, and embroidery; and I remember one rainy morning in the city of Palermo, the street was ablaze with scarlet umbrellas»
«The Irish are hearty, the Scotch plausible, the French polite, the Germans good-natured, the Italians courtly, the Spaniards reserved and decorous - the English alone seem to exist in taking and giving offense»