Vittorio Alfieri Quotes

For you, O Italy, hatred of the French, under whatever standard or mask they present themselves, must be the single and fundamental basis of your political existence.

 
Context
The American founding fathers were very aware of this kind of enmity between nations throughout Europe and thought that there would be no end to European rivalry, hatred, and conflict. Such concern influenced the Constitution and early American foreign policy.
Vittorio Alfieri
Vittorio Alfieri
  • Born: January 16, 1749
  • Died: October 8, 1803
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Dramatist

Count Vittorio Alfieri was an Italian dramatist and poet, considered the "founder of Italian tragedy."