„From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines.“

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„I am resolved, to go and plant myself in Holland or in Zeeland, and there await the issue which it shall please Him to ordain.“

—  William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584
Writing to his brother John after an unsuccessful campaign, as quoted in William the Silent (1897) by Frederic Harrison, p. 64

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Marcus Annaeus Lucanus Foto

„Great things come crashing down upon themselves – such is the limit of growth ordained by heaven for success.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Lucanus Roman poet 39 - 65
In se magna ruunt: laetis hunc numina rebus crescendi posuere modum. Book I, line 81 (tr. J. D. Duff).

Donald Rumsfeld Foto

„I stand for 8-10 hours a day. Why is standing limited to four hours?“

—  Donald Rumsfeld U.S. Secretary of Defense 1932
Written on a memo in reference to the treatment of Guantanamo prisoner and to the way he worked in his office as Secretary of Defense, 2002. Reported in The Washington Post, 24 June 2004. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A946-2004Jun23.html

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„I think of myself, of all that I am. Myself, my home, my hours; the past, and the future, — it was going to be like the past!“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Context: I think of myself, of all that I am. Myself, my home, my hours; the past, and the future, — it was going to be like the past! And at that moment I feel, weeping within me and dragging itself from some little bygone trifle, a new and tragical sorrow in dying, a hunger to be warm once more in the rain and the cold: to enclose myself in myself in spite of space, to hold myself back, to live.

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„But ancient Arrogance, or soon or late,
When strikes the hour ordained by Fate,
Breedeth new Arrogance, which still
Revels, wild wantoner in human ill.“

—  Aeschylus ancient Athenian playwright -525 - -456 v.Chr
Φιλεῖ δὲ τίκτειν Ὕβρις μὲν παλαιὰ νεά- ζουσαν ἐν κακοῖς βροτῶν Ὕβριν τότ' ἢ τόθ', ὅτε τὸ κύριον μόλῃ. lines 763–766 (tr. Anna Swanwick)

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„For a long time I limited myself to one colour — as a form of discipline.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
quoted in Picasso on Art (1988), ed. Dore Ashton quote on Picasso's 'Blue' and 'Rose' periods

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