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1. "The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch."
Author: Albert Bushnell Hart
2. "My first ever tour of my music was in the Netherlands. I didn't really have a grace period to grow or anything; people just started booking for me. I feel pretty lucky."
Author: Angel Olsen
3. "If we don't take effective measures now, the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights."
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4. "Respecting the dignity of a spectacular food means enjoying it at its best. Europeans celebrate the short season of abundant asparagus as a form of holiday. In the Netherlands the first cutting coincides with Father's Day, on which restaurants may feature all-asparagus menus and hand out neckties decorated with asparagus spears."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
5. "I served at the Pentagon and at Fort Leavenworth - my job was video cameraman, and that allowed me to travel to places like Korea, Japan, Alaska, Germany and the Netherlands."
Author: Chad Coleman
6. "Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent."
Author: Donella Meadows
7. "Countries with a high percentage of nonbelievers are among the freest, most stable, best-educated, and healthiest nations on earth. When nations are ranked according to a human-development index, which measures such factors as life expectancy, literacy rates, and educational attainment, the five highest-ranked countries -- Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands -- all have high degrees of nonbelief. Of the fifty countires at the bottom of the index, all are intensly religious. The nations with the highest homicide rates tend to be more religious; those with the greatest levels of gender equality are the least religious. These associations say nothing about whether atheism leads to positive social indicators or the other way around. But the idea that atheists are somehow less moral, honest, or trustworthy have been disproven by study after study."
Author: Greg Graffin
8. "Keedwell cites a study of depression in the Netherlands that found that most people coped better with adversity after experiencing depression."
Author: Jan Wong
9. "The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests."
Author: John Lothrop Motley
10. "In the last generation, this country produced one of the most eminent men of science in the whole world. His name was quite unknown among us while he lived, and it is still unknown. Yet I may say without too great exaggeration that when I heard it mentioned in a professional assembly in the Netherlands two years ago, everybody got down under the table and touched their foreheads to the floor. His name was Josiah Willard Gibbs."
Author: Josiah Willard Gibbs
11. "In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny - an experience I've never had in America!"
Author: Poppy Z. Brite
12. "Snouck could speak of the region of Aceh, on the nnorthern tip of Sumatra, as 'that country... that old pirate-state', and the American traveller Eliza Scidmore of ' the brave, liberty-loving Achinese'. Within a decade Aceh, however unwillyngly, was finally subjugated, its focus recalibrated from the Malay world and the Indian Ocean to Java, and its future rendered unmistakably as part of the Netherlands Indies"
Author: R.E. Elson
13. "... there's a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out."
Author: Rob Schultheis
14. "On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands."
Author: Seth Low
15. "I think that after Church got his Ph.D. he studied in Europe, maybe in the Netherlands, for a year or two."
Author: Stephen Cole Kleene
16. "Here in the Netherlands there are towns that take part in the throwing of toilet bowls for a laugh."
Author: Willem Alexander

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