„Not power not cruelty not death not winning not fighting not money not oil not war not sex not tyranny: all tyrants fall.“

"The Question Mark Inside" (2008)

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„[S]ocialism with authentic, political power must lead to tyranny and cruelty.“

—  Alan Charles Kors American academic 1943

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„Love, money, sex or power:“

—  Preity Zinta film actress 1975

Love is most important. Least important would be power because if you have money, you automatically have power. Sex is also important because I'm a normal person.
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„Money, power, sex… and elephants.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, buch Memory

Quelle: Memory

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„By them one saw vividly how great it was to be their kin, and English. And we were casting them by thousands into the fire to the worst of deaths, not to win the war but that the corn and rice and oil of Mesopotamia might be ours.“

—  T. E. Lawrence, buch Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Introductory Chapter.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922)
Kontext: I am afraid that I hope so. We pay for these things too much in honour and in innocent lives. I went up the Tigris with one hundred Devon Territorials, young, clean, delightful fellows, full of the power of happiness and of making women and children glad. By them one saw vividly how great it was to be their kin, and English. And we were casting them by thousands into the fire to the worst of deaths, not to win the war but that the corn and rice and oil of Mesopotamia might be ours. The only need was to defeat our enemies (Turkey among them), and this was at last done in the wisdom of Allenby with less than four hundred killed, by turning to our uses the hands of the oppressed in Turkey. I am proudest of my thirty fights in that I did not have any of our own blood shed. All our subject provinces to me were not worth one dead Englishman.

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„Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.“

—  George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959

As quoted in A Toolbox for Humanity: More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson

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„Despite threats of death, I will not acquiesce to tyranny, but rather lead the fight against it.“

—  Benazir Bhutto 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1953 - 2007

"Journeying to democracy" in The Boston Globe (18 October 2007) http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/10/18/journeying_to_democracy/
Kontext: I fully understand the men behind Al Qaeda. They have tried to assassinate me twice before. The Pakistan Peoples Party and I represent everything they fear the most — moderation, democracy, equality for women, information, and technology. We represent the future of a modern Pakistan, a future that has no place in it for ignorance, intolerance, and terrorism.
The forces of moderation and democracy must, and will, prevail against extremism and dictatorship. I will not be intimidated. I will step out on the tarmac in Karachi not to complete a journey, but to begin one. Despite threats of death, I will not acquiesce to tyranny, but rather lead the fight against it.

„Power can win the body count but it cannot win this war.“

—  Gerry Spence American lawyer 1929

On the war against terrorism
Have We Already Been Defeated? (2001)
Kontext: Power can win the body count but it cannot win this war. Because the enemy is not human. This is a war against a malicious spirit. Only fools attempt to defeat a spirit with guns and rockets and bombs.

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„A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, but it proeeds from ideas.“

—  William Pfaff American journalist 1928 - 2015

Quelle: Barbarian Sentiments - How The American Century Ends (1989), Chapter 5, Nationalism, p. 149.

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„They stormed Oudewater, and delivered it over to all imaginable cruelties, sparing neither sex nor age.“

—  William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584

On the actions of the Spanish at Oudewater, as quoted in William the Silent (1897) by Frederic Harrison, p. 87

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„There is a war coming, boy. The greatest war there ever was. Something like it happened before, and this time the right side must win. We've had nothing but lies and propaganda and cruelty and deceit for all the thousands of years of human history. It's time we started again, but properly this time.“

—  Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials trilogy

Quelle: His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife (1997), Ch. 15 : Bloodmoss
Kontext: If you're the bearer of the knife, you have a task that's greater than you can imagine. A child... How could they let it happen? Well, so it must be.... There is a war coming, boy. The greatest war there ever was. Something like it happened before, and this time the right side must win. We've had nothing but lies and propaganda and cruelty and deceit for all the thousands of years of human history. It's time we started again, but properly this time...."
He stopped to take in several rattling breaths.
"The knife," he went on after a minute. "They never knew what they were making, those old philosophers. They invented a device that could split open the very smallest particles of matter, and they used it to steal candy. They had no idea that they'd made the one weapon in all the universes that could defeat the tyrant. The Authority. God. The rebel angels fell because they didn't have anything like the knife; but now..."
"I didn't want it! I don't want it now!" Will cried. "If you want it, you can have it! I hate it, and I hate what it does — "
"Too late. You haven't any choice: you're the bearer. It's picked you out. And, what's more, they know you've got it; and if you don't use it against them, they'll tear it from your hands and use it against the rest of us, forever and ever."

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„At first thought, we might say, 'our job is to win a war'…but I am sure it would be closer to the hearts of all of us to say, 'We are fighting a war to assure a peace…our kind of peace.“

—  Carole Lombard American actress 1908 - 1942

Speaking at an Indianapolis war-bond rally, 15 January 1942
Quoted in Carole Lombard, The Hoosier Tornado by Wes D. Gehring, p. 1

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„We are fighting a major internal war against terrorism in Northern Ireland, and need more troops in order to win it.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech at Kensington Town Hall ("Britain Awake") (19 January 1976) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102939
Leader of the Opposition

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„When a nation has been forced to resort to the right of insurrection, it returns to the state of nature in relation to the tyrant. How can the tyrant invoke the state of nature in relation to the tyrant. How can the tyrant invoke the social pact? He has annihilated it. The nation can still keep it, if it thinks fit, for everything conserving relations between citizens; but the effect of tyranny and insurrection is to break it entirely where the tyrant is concerned; it places them reciprocally in a state of war. Courts and legal proceeding are only for members of the same side.“

—  Maximilien Robespierre French revolutionary lawyer and politician 1758 - 1794

Speech on the Trial of Louis XVI (Dec. 3, 1792)
Quelle: https://ihrf.univ-paris1.fr/enseignement/outils-et-materiaux-pedagogiques/textes-et-sources-sur-la-revolution-francaise/proces-du-roi-discours-de-robespierre/ Speech on the Trial of Louis XVI (Dec. 3, 1792)

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