„These people who can see right through you never quite do you justice, because they never give you credit for the effort you're making to be better than you actually are, which is difficult and well meant and deserving of some little notice.“

—  Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Quelle: Gilead

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US-amerikanische Romanautorin und Essayistin 1943

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„Have you noticed that the people who actually make the laws, the people in power, never make laws for themselves?“

—  William Powell (author), buch The Anarchist Cookbook

"Postscript", p. 153.
The Anarchist Cookbook (1971)

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„Here's what I can tell you about Don Rumsfeld. You're never going to get any credit. And you'll only know how well you're doing if he gives you more work. If that happens, you're doing fine.“

—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941

Quoted in Bob Woodward's, State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, Simon & Schuster, 2006
2000s, 2006

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„There is a maxim, 'Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.' It is a maxim for sluggards. A better reading of it is, 'Never do today what you can as well do tomorrow,' because something may occur to make you regret your premature action.“

—  Aaron Burr American Vice President and politician 1756 - 1836

Reported in Marshall Brown, Wit and Humor of Bench and Bar (1899), p. 67. Alternately reported as "Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done", reported in Jacob Morton Braude, The Complete Art of Public Speaking‎ (1970), p. 84.

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„Who am I to talk? That’s a fair question, and one which deserves a better answer than I can give you.“

—  Gracie Allen American actress and comedienne 1902 - 1964

Quelle: How to Become President (1940), Ch. 1 : Government jobs pay big money
Kontext: Who am I to talk? That’s a fair question, and one which deserves a better answer than I can give you. … Come to think of it, who are you? Whoever you are, I sympathize with you. I sympathize with everybody; that’s what I get for being a candidate myself. Let them call us nonentities. Who cares? A nonenitiy can be just as famous as anybody else if enough people know about him.
But let’s leave personalities out of this and just talk about me.

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„Never pray for justice, because you might get some.“

—  Margaret Atwood, buch Cat's Eye

Quelle: Cat's Eye

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„Who will be at Sanssouci tonight?
It's only when you're outside that you notice
Only through the window you can see them
Once the door is open, all will vanish.“

—  Rufus Wainwright American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer 1973

Song lyrics, Release the Stars (2007)

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„Never talk when you can nod and never nod when you can wink and never write an e-mail, because it's death. You're giving prosecutors all the evidence we need.“

—  Eliot Spitzer 54th Governor of New York 1959

Warning to criminals.
Pressure Mounts on Spitzer to Resign Over Sex Scandal, PBS NewsHour, March 11, 2008, 2012-10-15 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june08/spitzer_03-11.html,

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„Stephen: You know what I hate about people who criticize you? They criticize what you say, but they never give you credit for how loud you say it. Or how long you say it.“

—  Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964

The O'Reilly Factor, January 2007

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„When you use Google, do you get more than one answer? Of course you do. Well, that’s a bug. We have more bugs per second in the world. We should be able to give you the right answer just once. We should know what you meant. You should look for information. We should get it exactly right and we should give it to you in your language and we should never be wrong. That’s our challenge.“

—  Eric Schmidt software engineer, businessman 1955

Charlie Rose interview, 3 Jun 2005 https://charlierose.com/videos/17574, quoted in An Old Eric Schmidt Interview Reveals Google’s End-Game For Search And Competition https://techcrunch.com/2013/01/04/an-old-eric-schmidt-interview-reveals-googles-end-game-for-search-and-competition/ by TechCrunch (4 Jan 2013).

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„Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father.“

—  Sarah Michelle Gellar American actress 1977

TVGuide.com, February 19, 2000 http://web.archive.org/20011114053556/www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,8955,00.html

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„All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable, which makes you see something you weren't noticing, which makes you see something that isn't even visible.“

—  Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973

Attributed to Strauss at many sites on the internet, this is actually Norman Maclean, in A River Runs Through It (1976)

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