„These are areas of unparalleled natural beauty to be handed to our children undisturbed. We are merely custodians. You would not build a toll plaza and an administration block in the Grand Canyon or next to the Victoria Falls or within any other World Heritage Site.“

—  Lewis Pugh

24 February 2012, Cape Argus (p5), in response to the building of a toll plaza on Chapman’s Peak, South Africa.
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Lewis Pugh
britischer Extremsportler 1969

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„There is no design involved. It would look tawdry down the wrong end of a beach in Torremolinos. This isn't a case of just not wanting it in my backyard. This area is historically significant with listed buildings and it's next to the Tower of London, which is a world heritage site.“

—  David Mellor former British politician, non-practising barrister, broadcaster, journalist and businessman 1949

Quoted in Anil Dawar, "'Build a tower block? Not in our dockyard,'" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1519779/Build-a-tower-block-Not-in-our-dockyard.htmlThe Telegraph (2006-05-30)
Comment on the proposed construction of a 17-storey block of flats near his home in the St Katharine Docks, London.

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„Growth and prosperity. These are the blocks with which we must build our welfare society.“

—  Lars Løkke Rasmussen Danish politician 1964

From the Opening Address to the Folketing (The Danish Parliament) on Tuesday 6 October 2009.
2000s, 2009

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Barack Obama Foto

„Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference. What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Remarks by President Obama and President Hollande of France in Joint Press Conference https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/24/remarks-president-obama-and-president-hollande-france-joint-press (November 24, 2015)
2015

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Menachem Begin Foto

„We will defend our children. If the hand of any two-footed animal is raised against them, that hand will be cut off, and our children will grow up in joy in the homes of their parents.“

—  Menachem Begin Israeli politician and Prime Minister 1913 - 1992

Knesset address (June 8, 1982) per 4 October 2004 article "Exposing False Zionist Quotes II" by Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=7&x_issue=21&x_article=775

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„We started off with this fairly grand concept of, if you were to tackle it at a children's level, eliminating war. What would you do?“

—  Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990

Henson on the motivation behind Fraggle Rock
Interview with Associated Press (1987)

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Dag Hammarskjöld Foto

„Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just.“

—  Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961

UN Press Release SG/360 (22 December 1953)
Kontext: Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just. And how can we fight for liberty if we are not free in our own minds? How can we ask others to sacrifice if we are not ready to do so?... Only in true surrender to the interest of all can we reach that strength and independence, that unity of purpose, that equity of judgment which are necessary if we are to measure up to our duty to the future, as men of a generation to whom the chance was given to build in time a world of peace.

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„We are neither radically free to choose our nature nor entirely determined by our biological heritage.“

—  Nayef Al-Rodhan philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist, and author 1959

Quelle: Emotional amoral egoism (2008), p.65

Donald J. Trump Foto

„I said, 'I will build you this incredible, gorgeous, gleaming hotel. I will put people to work in the construction trades and save hotel jobs and the Grand Central area will come around.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

So the city made the deal.
The Empire and Ego of Donald Trump
New York Times
1983-08-07
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Bender
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/08/07/business/the-empire-and-ego-of-donald-trump.html
1980s

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„These are things I find enchanting and miraculous. I don’t have to be at the Grand Canyon to appreciate the way the world works, I can see that in reflections of light in my bathroom.“

—  John D. Carmack American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman 1970

Referring to how he, after many years immersed in the science of graphics, had gained a stronger appreciation of the real world instead of getting detached from it, as he would see a few bars of light on the wall and think, Hey, that’s a diffuse specular reflection from the overhead lights reflected off the faucet, Quoted in David Kushner, Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture Epilogue, p. 234.

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