„… the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.“

—  Louisa May Alcott, buch Little Women

Quelle: Little Women

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US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1832 - 1888

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„If the people wanted my head I would bow without demur. If I had lost the confidence or respect of the people I would not want to live. The tragedy of the drama is that the very opposite is true.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979

Letter to his attorney, Yahya Bakhtiar, after his death sentence, as quoted in My Dearest Daughter : A letter from the Death Cell (2007).

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„Compañeros, this old man is my father. He has come to offer me rewards in the name of the Spaniards. I have always respected my father but my homeland comes first.“

—  Vicente Guerrero leading revolutionary generals of the Mexican War of Independence and President of Mexico 1782 - 1831

1819; the Spaniards had sent Guerrero's father to plead for an end to Guererro's rebellion. http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/history/jtuck/jtvguerrero.html

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„The more I know, the more nearly is my faith that of the Breton peasant. Could I but know all I would have the faith of a Breton peasant woman.“

—  Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895

As quoted in "Louis Pasteur" in The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)
As quoted in Letter to an Atheist (2007) by Michael Patrick Leahy, p. 61
His descendents, Louis-Pasteur Vallery-Radot, and Maurice Vallery-Radot disputed the authenticity of such statements. According to Maurice Vallery-Radot, Pasteur (1994), p. 378, the attributed assertion first appeared in the Semaine religieuse .... du diocèse de Versailles (6 October 1895), p. 153, shortly after the death of Pasteur.
Variante: I have the faith of a Breton peasant and by the time I die I hope to have the faith of a Breton peasant's wife.

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„Well, Geoff forwarded me a copy of the DEC message, and I eat my words. I sure would have minded it!“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

Reaction to the first spam, after receiving a copy of it (9 May 1978) as quoted in "Reaction to the DEC Spam of 1978"
Kontext: Well, Geoff forwarded me a copy of the DEC message, and I eat my words. I sure would have minded it! Nobody should be allowed to send a message with a header that long, no matter what it is about.

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„I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men… in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.“

—  Martin Van Buren American politician, 8th President of the United States (in office from 1837 to 1841) 1782 - 1862

Inaugural address (1837)

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„Let them respect my convictions, and I will respect theirs!“

—  Guy De Maupassant French writer 1850 - 1893

"Friend Joseph"

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