„East of the sun and west of the moon.“

—  Edith Pattou, book East

Source: East

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Edith Pattou4
American children's writer

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„The West is eveningland, the East morningland.“

—  Anthony Burgess English writer 1917 - 1993

Fiction, Nothing Like the Sun (1964)

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„The world is a sphere, there is no East or West.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

“ No Fake: An Interview with Ai Weiwei http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2010/08/no_fake_an_inte.html.” Portland Art, September 8, 2010.
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„Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;“

—  Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of East and West

The Ballad of East and West (1889).
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Context: Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, border, nor breed, nor birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!

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„[Science] was a human heritage] belonging neither to the East or the West.“

—  Jagadish Chandra Bose Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist and archaeologist 1858 - 1937

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„If you want to go east, don't go west.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886

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„From north to south, from east to west.“

—  Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590

First Week, Second Day. Compare: "From north to south, from east to west", William Shakespeare, A Winter's Tale, act i. sc. 2.
La Semaine; ou, Création du monde (1578)

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„The sun is a-wait at the ponderous gate of the West.“

—  Sidney Lanier American musician, poet 1842 - 1881

"The Marshes of Glynn" (1878).

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„The East and the West are not so sharply divided as the alarmists would make us believe.“

—  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975

Kalki : or The Future of Civilization (1929)
Context: The East and the West are not so sharply divided as the alarmists would make us believe. The products of spirit and intelligence, the positive sciences, the engineering techniques, the governmental forms, the legal regulations, the administrative arrangements, and the economic institutions are binding together peoples of varied cultures and bringing them into closer reciprocal contact. The world today is tending to function as one organism.
The outer uniformity has not, however, resulted in an inner unity of mind and spirit. The new nearness into which we are drawn has not meant increasing happiness and diminishing friction, since we are not mentally and spiritually prepared for the meeting. Maxim Gorky relates how, after addressing a peasant audience on the subject of science and the marvels of technical inventions, he was criticized by a peasant spokesman in the following words : "Yes, we are taught to fly in the air like birds, and to swim in the water like the fishes, but how to live on the earth we do not know."
Among the races, religions, and nations which live side by side on the small globe, there is not that sense of fellowship necessary for good life. They rather feel themselves to be antagonistic forces. Though humanity has assumed a uniform outer body, it is still without a single animating spirit. The world is not of one mind. … The provincial cultures of the past and the present have not always been loyal to the true interests of the human race. They stood for racial, religious, and political monopolies, for the supremacy of men over women and of the rich over the poor. Before we can build a stable civilization worthy of humanity as a whole, it is necessary that each historical civilization should become conscious of its limitations and it's unworthiness to become the ideal civilization of the world.

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„Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Toll Slowly; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.“

—  Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965

As quoted in Encounter with Martin Buber (1972) by Aubrey Hodes, p. 135

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„There will be great winds by reason of which things of the East will become things of the West“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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Context: There will be great winds by reason of which things of the East will become things of the West; and those of the South, being involved in the course of the winds, will follow them to distant lands.

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„the sun is within me and so is the moon“

—  Kabir Indian mystic poet 1440 - 1518

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„The sun provides the moon with its brightness.“

—  Anaxagoras ancient Greek philosopher -500 - -428 BC

Fragment in Plutarch De facie in orbe lunae, 929b, as quoted in The Riverside Dictionary of Biography (2005), p. 23

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„Wherever we look to the east or the west, Britain will always be our friend.“

—  Tunku Abdul Rahman Malaysian politician 1903 - 1990

As quoted in The British Empire in Colour http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0823159/, Episode II, The Wind Of Change

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