„It recalls to mind the statement by Winston Churchill, something to the effect that: I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof.“

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/08/AR2006110801579.html?nav=rss_politics
During the Nomination of Robert Gates for the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, November 8, 2006
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„The qualities which produce the dogged, unbeatable courage of the British, personified at the time by Winston Churchill, can appear in other settings as stubbornness bordering on stupidity.“

—  Dean Acheson, buch Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (1969), Principles

„The first time you see Winston Churchill you see all his faults, and the rest of your life you spend discovering his virtues.“

—  Lady Constance Lytton

Lady Lytton, in Christopher Hassall, Edward Marsh. http://www.explore-parliament.net/nssMovies/05/0558/0558_.htm.
Hudson Review, The, Summer 2002 by Allen, Brooke, - More than the sum of his parts: The enigma of Winston Churchill http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4021/is_/ai_n9129028.

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„It's a good thing Winston Churchill was around before the shallow age of television. He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time and — for my money — one of the most charismatic. And, what the hell, also one of the sexiest.“

—  Neil Cavuto American television presenter 1958

"Why can't ugly people have charisma?" http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/neilcavuto/2004/07/10/12307.html, townhall.com, (July 10, 2004).

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„There is this first benefit from myths, that we have to search and do not have our minds idle.“

—  Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer

III. Concerning myths; that they are divine, and why.
On the Gods and the Cosmos
Kontext: There is this first benefit from myths, that we have to search and do not have our minds idle.
That the myths are divine can be seen from those who have used them. Myths have been used by inspired poets, by the best of philosophers, by those who established the mysteries, and by the Gods themselves in oracles. But why the myths are divine it is the duty of philosophy to inquire. Since all existing things rejoice in that which is like them and reject that which is unlike, the stories about the Gods ought to be like the Gods, so that they may both be worthy of the divine essence and make the Gods well disposed to those who speak of them: which could only be done by means of myths.

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„Civilization is an enormous improvement on the lack thereof.“

—  P. J. O'Rourke, buch Holidays in Hell

Holidays in Hell (1989)

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„There have been, in the course of recorded history, some men of power who have cast shadows across the world. Winston Churchill, on the contrary, was a fountain of light and of hope…his body will be carried on the Thames, a river full of history. With one heart we all feel, with one mind we all acknowledge, that it will never have borne a more precious burden, or been enriched by more splendid memories.“

—  Robert Menzies Australian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia 1894 - 1978

Eulogy for Winston Churchill, delivered from the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, during the latter's funeral, January 30, 1965
Second Term as Prime Minister (1949-1966)
Quelle: http://australianpolitics.com/1965/01/30/robert-menzies-eulogy-for-winston-churchill.html

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„I have found a paper of mine among some others in which I call architecture 'petrified music.' Really there is something in this; the tone of mind produced by architecture approaches the effect of music.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

Conversations with Eckermann (23 March 1829) - Often quoted as "Architecture is frozen music."

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„I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.“

—  Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938

As quoted in Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do" by Peter McWilliams, from 2000 Years of Disbelief (1996) edited by James A Haught p. 817

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