„A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

Quelle: Meditations

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römischer Kaiser und Philosoph 121 - 180

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„If a temple is to be erected, a temple must be destroyed.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Zur Genealogie der Moral

Essay 2, Section 24
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)

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„You must die erect and unyielding.“

—  Seneca the Younger, buch Epistulae morales

Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XXXVII: On Allegiance to Virtue

Marcus Aurelius Foto

„Be thou erect, or be made erect.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

VII, 12
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book VII

Zadie Smith Foto
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Alex Salmond Foto

„We must remove, not erect, barriers to degree level education.“

—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

Principles and Priorities : Programme for Government (September 5, 2007)

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Ennius Foto

„Your minds that once did stand erect and strong,
What madness swerves them from their wonted course?“

—  Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 v.Chr

As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter VI (Loeb translation)
Original: (la) Quo vobis mentes, rectae quae stare solebant
Antehac, dementis sese flexere viai?

William Ewart Gladstone Foto

„This is the negation of God erected into a system of Government.“

—  William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898

A letter to the Earl of Aberdeen, on the state prosecutions of the Neapolitan government (7 April 1851), p. 9.

Victor Hugo Foto

„Reason is intelligence taking exercise; imagination is intelligence with an erection.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Unpublished notebook from 1845-50. Published in Seebacher (ed.), Oeuvres Complètes, vol. 10, p. 158 (Laffont, 1989). English translation from Robb, Victor Hugo p. 249 (Norton, 1997).

Samuel Daniel Foto

„Unless above himself he can
Erect himself, how poor a thing is man!“

—  Samuel Daniel Poet and historian 1562 - 1619

To the Countess of Cumberland. Stanza 12, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Philip Sidney Foto

„High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.“

—  Philip Sidney, buch The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

Book 1. Compare: "Great thoughts come from the heart", Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues, Maxim cxxvii.
The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1580)

Emil M. Cioran Foto

„Erect I make a resolution; prone I revoke it.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

All Gall Is Divided (1952)

Ludovico Ariosto Foto

„His hair stands up erect and from his face
All vestiges of colour seem to drain.
He tries to speak but can emit no trace
Of sound.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland

Ogni pelo arricciossi
E scolorossi al Saracino il viso,
La voce ch'era per uscir fermossi.
Canto I, stanza 29 (tr. Barbara Reynolds)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

„The very heart and root of sin is in an independent spirit. We erect the idol self; and not only wish others to worship, but worship ourselves.“

—  Richard Cecil (clergyman) British Evangelical Anglican priest and social reformer 1748 - 1810

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 537.

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„No use going out or staying at home. No use erecting walls against the impalpable.“

—  Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998

The Clerk's Vision (1949)
Kontext: No use going out or staying at home. No use erecting walls against the impalpable. A mouth will extinguish all the fires, a doubt will root up all the decisions. It will be everywhere without being anywhere. It will blur all the. mirrors. Penetrating walls and convictions, vestments and well-tempered souls, it will install itself in the marrow of everyone. Whistling between body and body, crouching between soul and soul. And all the wounds will open because, with expert and delicate, although somewhat cold, hands, it will irritate sores and pimples, will burst pustules and swellings and dig into the old, badly healed wounds. Oh fountain of blood, forever inexhaustible! Life will be a knife, a gray and agile and cutting and exact and arbitrary blade that falls and slashes and divides. To crack, to claw, to quarter, the verbs that move with giant steps against us!
It is not the sword that shines in the confusion of what will be. It is not the saber, but fear and the whip. I speak of what is already among us. Everywhere there are trembling and whispers, insinuations and murmurs. Everywhere the light wind blows, the breeze that provokes the immense Whiplash each time it unwinds in the air. Already many carry the purple insignia in their flesh. The light wind rises from the meadows of the past, and hurries closer to our time.

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„The aim of philosophy is to erect a wall at the point where language stops anyway.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Quelle: 1930s-1951, Philosophical Occasions 1912-1951 (1993), Ch. 9 : Philosophy, p. 187

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