40 Emigration Quotes : Emigrate Quotes In Life

These emigration quotes will inspire you. Emigration, the act of leaving one’s own country to settle permanently in another; moving abroad.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging emigration quotes, emigration sayings, and emigration proverbs.

Best Emigration Quotes

  1. “The bond between a man and his profession is similar to that which ties him to his country; it is just as complex, often ambivalent, and in general it is understood completely only when it is broken: by exile or emigration in the case of one’s country, by retirement in the case of a trade or profession.” ~ Primo Levi
  2. “A great emigration necessarily implies unhappiness of some kind or other in the country that is deserted.” ~ Thomas Malthus
  3. “Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.” ~ John Berger
  4. “The perpetual struggle for room and food.” ~ Thomas Malthus

  5. “Emigration is no longer a solution; it’s a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they’re knocking on doors that are not open.” ~ Tahar Ben Jelloun
  6. “Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest – the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race” ~ Alfred Russel Wallace
  7. “Trips are part of humanity. Emigration is a part of humanity. And it’s ever more dynamic due to globalization.” ~ Fernando Perez
  8. “On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length.” ~ Charles Sturt

  9. “I hear the tread of pioneers
    Of nations yet to be,
    The first low wash of waves where soon
    Shall roll a human sea.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  10. “I am not (yet) facing the problem of emigration. I want my music to be acknowledged here first of all, in this country: after that, we shall see – perhaps the question will then become urgent.” ~ Alfred Schnittke
  11. “All the pale horses of the apocalypse have stormed through my life, revolution, starvation, devaluation of currency and terror, epidemics, emigration; I have seen the great ideologies of the masses grow and spread out before my eyes. Fascism in Italy, National Socialism in Germany, Bolshevism in Russia, and, above all, that archpestilence, nationalism, which poisoned our flourishing European culture.” ~ Stefan Zweig
  12. “For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.” ~ Theodor Adorno

  13. “Let us depart! the universal sun Confines not to one land his blessed beams; Nor is man rooted, like a tree, whose seed, the winds on some ungenial soil have cast there, where it cannot prosper.” ~ Robert Southey
  14. “The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger
  15. “The prodigious waste of human life occasioned by this perpetual struggle for room and food, was more than supplied by the mighty power of population, acting, in some degree, unshackled, from the constant habit of emigration.” ~ Thomas Malthus
  16. “We shall experience the final defeat of liberalism not when immigration but when emigration is forbidden” ~ Jo Grimond

  17. “How emigration is actually lived – well, this depends on many factors: education, economic station, language, where one lands, and what support network is in place at the site of arrival.” ~ Daniel Alarcon
  18. “How emigration is actually lived – well, this depends on many factors: education, economic station, language, where one lands, and what support network is in place at the site of arrival.” ~ Daniel Alarcon
  19. “Many people who are forced into emigration suffer and often die tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be subjected to racist attitudes and xenophobia.” ~ Pope Francis
  20. “I was born in New York City, but I was raised in New Jersey, part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963.” ~ Jon Stewart

  21. “Migration – whether emigration or return – at the micro level is an individual choice, and government both at the Centre and the states have role only to facilitate the decision of the individuals.” ~ Vayalar Ravi
  22. “To take the place of emigration, and with the prior approval of the Führer, the evacuation of the Jews to the East has become another possible solution. Although both courses of action emigration and evacuation, must, of course, be considered as nothing more than temporary expedients, they do help to provide practical experience which should be of great importance in view of the coming Endlösung (Final Solution) of the Jewish question.” ~ Reinhard Heydrich
  23. “I live just outside of Salt Lake City in a place called Emigration Canyon. It’s on the Mormon trail. So I feel deeply connected, not only because of my Mormon roots, which are five or six generations, but because of where we live. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not mindful of the spiritual sovereignty that was sought by my people in coming to Utah.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  24. “They must remember that they are constantly on the run, and that the world’s reality is actually expressed by their escape.” ~ Hannah Arendt

  25. “There was a time when emigration from Cuba was a definitive separation. There were no visits. In the ’80s, ’90s, it was incredibly difficult. I’m not the only one interested in this as a filmmaker – other Cuban filmmakers have dealt with it, too, because it’s such a part of our reality.” ~ Fernando Perez
  26. “Not only did waging war against Hitler fail to save the Jews, it may be that the war itself brought on the Final Solution of genocide. This is not to remove the responsibility from Hitler and the Nazis, but there is much evidence that Germany’s anti-Semitic actions, cruel as they were, would not have turned to mass murder were it not for the psychic distortions of war, acting on already distorted minds. Hitler’s early aim was forced emigration, not extermination, but the frenzy of it created an atmosphere in which the policy turned to genocide.” ~ Howard Zinn
  27. “The hopes of Europe’s six million Jews are centered on emigration. I was asked, ‘Can you bring six million Jews to Palestine?’ I replied, ‘No’….From the depths of the tragedy I want to save two million young people…The old ones will pass. They will bear their fate or they will not. They were dust, economic and moral dust in a cruel world…Only the branch of the young shall survive…They have to accept it.” ~ Chaim Weizmann
  28. “The emigrant’s way o’er the western desert is mark’d by

    Camp-fires long consum’d and bones that bleach in the sunshine.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  29. “The proposed policy [of raising the level of public service in the occupied territories] may clash with our intention to encourage emigration from both [Gaza] Strip and Judea and Samaria. Anyone who has practical ideas or proposal to encourage emigration-let him speak up. No idea or proposal is to be dismissed out of hand.” ~ Moshe Dayan
  30. “[The proposed establishment] will have a . . . tendency to banish our Citizens. . . . To superadd a fresh motive to emigration by revoking the liberty which they now enjoy, would be the same species of folly which has dishonoured and depopulated flourishing kingdoms.” ~ James Madison
  31. “In the olden times, the diversity of groups was largely a geographical matter. There were many societies, but each, within its own territory, was comparatively homogeneous. But with the development of commerce, transportation, intercommunication, and emigration, countries like the United States are composed of a combination of different groups with different traditional customs. It is this situation which has, perhaps more than any other one cause, forced the demand for an educational institution which shall provide something like a homogeneous and balanced environment for the young.” ~ John Dewey
  32. “I am for reformation by emigration. The emigration of the mind before the revolution of the state. The soul and mind must be free before one has a right to be a member of a free government.” ~ Ameen Rihani

  33. “In Russia there is an emigration of intelligence: émigrés cross the frontier in order to read and to write good books. But in doing so they contribute to making their fatherland, abandoned by spirit, into the gaping jaws of Asia that would like to swallow our little Europe.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  34. “Sixty thousand blacks are annually embarked from the coast of Guinea, never to return to their native country; but they are embarked in chains: and this constant emigration, which, in the space of two centuries, might have furnished armies to overrun the globe, accuses the guilt of Europe and the weakness of Africa.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  35. “[On her mother:] I was in nervous flight from her ever since I can remember anything, and from the age of fourteen I set myself obdurately against her in a kind of inner emigration from everything she represented. Girls do have to grow up, but has this battle always been so implacable?” ~ Doris Lessing
  36. “It is a simple logic truth that, short of mass emigration into space, with rockets taking off at the rate of several million per second, uncontrolled birth-rates are bound to lead to horribly increased death –rates. It is hard to believe that this simple truth is not understood by those leaders who forbid their followers to use effective contraceptive methods. They express a preference for ‘natural’ methods of population limitation, and a natural method is exactly what they are going to get. It is called starvation.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  37. “Until I got married, when I used to go out, my mother said good bye to me as though I was emigrating.” ~ Thora Hird

  38. “Thus we behold Kentucky, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.” ~ Daniel Boone
  39. “The young nobles, of whom there were many, were volunteers, who had paid their own expenses in expectation of a golden harvest, and they chafed in impatience and disgust. The religious element in the colony-unlike the former Huguenot emigration to Brazil–was evidently subordinate. The adventurers thought more of their fortunes than of their faith.” ~ Francis Parkman
  40. “We have long had emigration in Ireland. But the nature of emigration has changed. With ferries to Britain and the continent, as well as air travel, emigration isn’t the cut­off it used to be. In addition, some of our young people are being educated to levels beyond our present capacity to provide the jobs they are qualified to do. So they go abroad. Many want to come back, especially when they have children they would want to be raised in the Irish society and in the Irish educational system.” ~ Mary Robinson

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