"Macedonia was the first large territorial state...to come into being on the continent of Europe." (Historian P. Green)
Britannica: "Macedonia...Old European civilization flourished there between 7,000 and 3,500 BC."
Macedonia: 10,000 years of Macedonian history, culture and heritage - cradle of European and world civilization!
Historian E. Borza: "It is clear that over a five-century span of writing in two languages representing a variety of historiographical and philosophical positions the ancient writers regarded the Greeks and Macedonians as two separate and distinct peoples..."
Manifesto of the Provisional Government of Macedonia, March 23, 1881: "our dear Macedonia, our dear homeland is calling upon you: you who are my faithful children, you who are descendants of Aristotle and Alexander the Great, you in whose veins Macedonian blood flows.."
"...We are a biblical Macedonian people, Macedonia is a biblical land, and as the Macedonian Church is biblical! Macedonia is mentioned 24 times in the Bible..." (Bishop Kiril (Macedonian Orthodox Church), 25 May 2002, Skopje, Macedonia). "...Nie sme bibliski narod makedonski, Makedonija e bibliska zemja, kako shto i Crkvata Makedonska e bibliska! Makedonija 24 pati se spomnuva vo Biblijata..." (g. Kiril, 25 maj 2002 godina, Skopje, Makedonija)