„I was born a Tory, am a Tory and shall die a Tory. It is part of me…it is something I cannot alter.“

Speech in Saltaire, Yorkshire (25 February 1974), quoted in Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 709
1970s

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Enoch Powell
britischer Politiker 1912 - 1998

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—  Ken Clarke British Conservative politician 1940

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„I am God / So much of the divine / is heaped in me / that I cannot die.
My head burns to the point of bursting.
One of the worlds / hidden in it / wants to be born. / But now I must suffer / to bring it forth.“

—  Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940

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„Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.“

—  William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

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„I was born ambitious, I suppose I shall die ambitious. I can no more change it than the colour of my eyes.“

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Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.“

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Kontext: So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me. And I see not in my blindness
What the objects were I wrought,
But as God rules o'er our bickerings
It was through His will I fought. So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.

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