„It never fails. God will put people in your path that irritate you, especially if you're prone to be irritated.“
— Rich Mullins American christian musician 1955 - 1997
Popularized by Blacker in the poem "Oliver's Advice", http://books.google.com/books?id=JmEaAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22Oliver%27s+Advice%22+Cromwell&q=%22Oliver%27s+Advice%22+Cromwell#v=snippet&q=%22Oliver's%20Advice%22%20Cromwell&f=false published under the pseudonym Fitz Stewart in The Dublin University Magazine, December 1834, p. 700; where the quote is attributed to Oliver Cromwell (hence the poem's title). The repeated line in the poem is "Put your trust in God, my boys, but keep your powder dry."
— Ann Lee English Shaker leader 1736 - 1784
The Communistic Societies of the United States (1875)
— Valentine Blacker British colonial administrator 1778 - 1826
From the poem "Oliver's Advice" http://books.google.com/books?id=JmEaAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22Oliver%27s+Advice%22+Cromwell&q=%22Oliver%27s+Advice%22+Cromwell#v=snippet&q=%22Oliver's%20Advice%22%20Cromwell&f=false by William Blacker, published under the pseudonym Fitz Stewart in The Dublin University Magazine, December 1834, p. 700. This line by a different Colonel Blacker is paraphrased from an attribution to Oliver Cromwell (hence the poem's title).
— Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658
Attributed by William Blacker (not to be confused with Valentine Blacker), who popularized the quote with his poem "Oliver's Advice" http://books.google.com/books?id=JmEaAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22Oliver%27s+Advice%22+Cromwell&q=%22Oliver%27s+Advice%22+Cromwell#v=snippet&q=%22Oliver's%20Advice%22%20Cromwell&f=false, published under the pseudonym Fitz Stewart in The Dublin University Magazine, December 1834, p. 700; where the attribution to Cromwell appears in a footnote describing a "well-authenticated anecdote" that explains the poem's title. The repeated line in Blacker's poem is "Put your trust in God, my boys, but keep your powder dry".
Variante: Trust in God and keep your powder dry.
Variante: Put your trust in God, but keep your powder dry.
— James C. Collins, buch Good to Great
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
— Nicholas Sparks, buch A Walk to Remember
Quelle: A Walk to Remember
„Are you expecting God to fill your needs? Are you asking him to do so - regularly, earnestly and persistently?“
— Bill Hybels American writer 1951
Too Busy Not to Pray (2008, InterVarsity Press)
„Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it.“
— Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954
Quelle: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„How can we expect people to put value on our work when we don't value ourselves enough to set and hold uncomfortable boundaries?“
— Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965
Quelle: Rising Strong
„If nothing is expected of a people, that people will find it difficult to contradict that expectation“
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
1860s, What the Black Man Wants (1865)
Kontext: We may be asked, I say, why we want it. I will tell you why we want it. We want it because it is our right, first of all. No class of men can, without insulting their own nature, be content with any deprivation of their rights. We want it again, as a means for educating our race. Men are so constituted that they derive their conviction of their own possibilities largely from the estimate formed of them by others. If nothing is expected of a people, that people will find it difficult to contradict that expectation. By depriving us of suffrage, you affirm our incapacity to form an intelligent judgment respecting public men and public measures; you declare before the world that we are unfit to exercise the elective franchise, and by this means lead us to undervalue ourselves, to put a low estimate upon ourselves, and to feel that we have no possibilities like other men. Again, I want the elective franchise, for one, as a colored man, because ours is a peculiar government, based upon a peculiar idea, and that idea is universal suffrage.
„Treat people with respect, whoever they are, and expect your governments to treat everybody with respect. And if you do that, then you’re going to be okay.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2014, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall (April 2014)
„What does it mean to have a god? or, what is God? Answer: A god means that from which we are to expect all good and to which we are to take refuge in all distress, so that to have a God is nothing else than to trust and believe Him from the [whole] heart; as I have often said that the confidence and faith of the heart alone make both God and an idol. If your faith and trust be right, then is your god also true; and, on the other hand, if your trust be false and wrong, then you have not the true God; for these two belong together faith and God. That now, I say, upon which you set your heart and put your trust is properly your god.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
Large Catechism 1.1-3, F. Bente and W.H.T. Dau, tr.<cite>Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Ev. Lutheran Church</cite>(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921), 565. http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/luther/catechism/web/cat-03.html
„Experiment more and don't let people box you in. There is nothing you can't put on your canvas if it is part of your life.“
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Kontext: I'm less unsure about taking political risks or social risks. When I became an activist, people were like, "Really?" But they eventually accepted that. Then I started to be interested in commerce and the machinery of what got people out of poverty and into prosperity. And then a few people said, "You can't really go there, can you?"
I said, "But if you are an artist, you must go there." You and I have had the conversation over the years: What can the artist do? What is the artist not allowed to do, and are there boundaries? Now, I would say to my younger self: "Experiment more and don't let people box you in. There is nothing you can't put on your canvas if it is part of your life."
„… if you expect people to try to do things your way, you're going to have to give some hints as to what that way is.“
— Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Quelle: Water for Elephants
„Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, And don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.“
— Baz Luhrmann Australian film director, screenwriter and producer 1962
„Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.“
— Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970
— Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)
Quelle: The Odyssey