„He who has conquered is not conqueror
Unless the conquered one confesses it.“
As quoted by Marcus Servius Honoratus in In Vergilii carmina comentarii (Commentaries on the poems of Virgil), Book XI https://web.archive.org/web/20141219124307/http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0053%3Abook%3D11%3Acommline%3D306
Original: (la) Qui vincit non est victor nisi victus fatetur.
Qui vincit non est victor nisi victus fatetur.
„The war which is coming
Is not the first one. There were
Other wars before it.
When the last one came to an end
There were conquerors and conquered.
Among the conquered the common people
Starved. Among the conquerors
The common people starved too.“
— Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
Quelle: Poems 1913-1956
— Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604
— Jack Williamson, buch Star Bridge
Quelle: Star Bridge (1955), Chapter 6, “Flight” (p. 78)
— Cyrus H. Gordon American linguist 1908 - 2001
Quelle: The Common Background of Greek and Hebrew Civilizations (1965 ), Ch.VII Further Observations on Homer <!-- p.241, 1965 paper -->
Kontext: The warriors who constituted the aristocracy were awarded land grants to recompense them for their share in conquering the country. Both in Greece and in Israel, the theory of society was basically the same. The conquerors were the fighting and ruling stratum; the conquered natives were degraded to the labouring class. In Sparta the latter were called Helots. In Israel the Canaanites were the "hewers of wood and the drawers of water."
„Do you ask me whom I have conquered? Neither the Persians, nor the far-off Medes, nor any warlike race that lies beyond the Dahae; not these, but greed, ambition, and the fear of death that has conquered the conquerors of the world.“
— Seneca the Younger, buch Epistulae morales
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXXI: On the supreme good
„Mengistu seemed to symbolize the revolution. He was the baria, the slave who overthrew the master, the member of the conquered tribe who got even with the conquerors, the poorly educated son of a servant who rose against the intellectual elite.“
— Mengistu Haile Mariam Former dictator of Ethiopia 1937
David Ottaway (1978) Ethiopia: Empire in Revolution, Africana Publishing Company, p. 135
„Conquered Greece took captive her savage conqueror and brought her arts into rustic Latium.“
Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio.
— Horace, buch Epistles
Book II, epistle i, lines 156–157
Epistles (c. 20 BC and 14 BC)
„This "Conqueror of Berlin," as he [Joseph Goebbels] has named himself, has completely conquered Germany. And not only that: many Germans living abroad--all too many of them, unfortunately--have fallen for the cunning propaganda.“
— Friedrich Kellner German Justice inspector 1885 - 1970
October 14, 1939; Vol. 1, p. 40.
Diary (1939 - 1945)
— Thomas Dekker, Old Fortunatus
Old Fortunatus (1599).
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr
— Barbara Marciniak 1928 - 2012
Quelle: Family of Light: Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Living
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Quelle: Political Aphorisms, Moral and Philosophical Thoughts (1848), p. 146
— Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981
Quelle: How to Fall in Love
„Like the Christians and Muslims in the Turkish Empire, the Hindus and Muslims of India have met as enemies on many fields, and the result of the struggle has often brought them into the relation of conquerors and conquered.“
— Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Father of republic India, champion of human rights, father of India's Constitution, polymath, revolutionary, social ref… 1891 - 1956
Pakistan or The Partition of India (1946)
— Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541
Paracelsus - Doctor of our Time (1992)