„All else is Fortune's in this mortal state;
But Virtue soars beyond her love and hate.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland

Che dona e tolle ogn'altro ben Fortuna;
Sol in virtù non ha possanza alcuna.
Canto III, stanza 37 (tr. W. S. Rose)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

Original

Che dona e tolle ogn'altro ben Fortuna; Sol in virtù non ha possanza alcuna.

Orlando Furioso (1532)

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Ludovico Ariosto4
italienischer Dichter der Renaissance 1474 - 1533

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Baltasar Gracián Foto

„Virtue alone is for real; all else is sham. Talent and greatness depend on virtue, not on fortune. Only virtue is sufficient unto herself. She makes us love the living and remember the dead.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, buch The Art of Worldly Wisdom

La virtud es cosa de veras, todo lo demás de burlas. La capacidad y grandeza se ha de medir por la virtud, no por la fortuna. Ella sola se basta a sí misma. Vivo el hombre, le haze amable; y muerto, memorable.
Maxim 300 (p. 168)
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)

Friedrich Schiller Foto

„Virtue has her heroes too
As well as Fame and Fortune.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. vii
Wallenstein (1798), Part II - Wallensteins Tod (The Death of Wallenstein)

Elvis Costello Foto

„So beautiful and fortunate
You're the one who hates to love
But he's the one who loves to hate.“

—  Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954

Love For Tender
Song lyrics, Get Happy!! (1980)

Ben Jonson Foto

„Not to know vice at all, and keep true state,
Is virtue, and not fate:
Next to that virtue is to know vice well,
And her black spite expel.“

—  Ben Jonson English writer 1572 - 1637

Epode, lines 1-4
The Works of Ben Jonson, First Folio (1616), The Forest

Voltaire Foto

„All mortals are equal; it is not their birth,
But virtue itself that makes the difference.“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

Les mortels sont égaux; ce n'est pas la naissance,
C'est la seule vertu qui fait la différence.
Ériphyle Act II, scene I (1732); these lines were also later used in Voltaire's Mahomet, Act I, scene IV (1741)
Variant translations:
Men are equal; it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes them differ.
As quoted in Beautiful Thoughts from French and Italian Authors (1866) edited by Craufurd Tait Ramage, p. 363 https://books.google.com/books?id=nDErAAAAYAAJ
Men are equal; it is not birth
But virtue that makes the difference
Citas

Pythagoras Foto

„Reason is immortal, all else mortal.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 v.Chr

As quoted in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Sect. 30, as translated by Robert Drew Hicks (1925); also in The Demon and the Quantum: From the Pythagorean Mystics to Maxwell's Demon (2007) by Robert J. Scully, Marlan O. Scully, p. 11

George Gordon Byron Foto

„This is to be mortal, And seek the things beyond mortality.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

José Martí Foto

„Life on earth is a hand-to-hand mortal combat… between the law of love and the law of hate.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

Letter (1881), as quoted in The Conscience of Worms and the Cowardice of Lions : Cuban Politics and Culture in an American Context (1993) by Irving Louis Horowit, p. 11

Henry Suso Foto

„Here in this region beyond thought the human spirit actively soars.“

—  Henry Suso Dominican friar and mystic 1295 - 1366

Here in this region beyond thought the human spirit actively soars
The Exemplar, The Life of the Servant

Agatha Christie Foto
Mwanandeke Kindembo Foto
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Foto

„When we join our fortunes to hers, we shall not become subjects, but fellow citizens possessing all the rights of the people of the United States“

—  Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Californian military commander, politician, and rancher 1807 - 1890

Before the junta at Monterey in (April, 1846) when governor Pío Pico advocated annexation to France or England to escape that "mock republic, Mexico.
History of the Solano and Napa Counties, California (1912)
Kontext: I cannot, gentlemen, coincide with the military and civil functionaries who have advocated the cession of our country to France or England. It is most true that to rely longer upon Mexico to govern and defend us would be idle and absurd. To this extent I fully agree with my colleagues. It is also true that we possess a noble country, every way calculated, from position and resources, to become great and powerful. For that very reason I would not have her a mere dependency on a foreign monarchy, naturally alien, or at least indifferent to our interests and our welfare. It is not to be denied that feeble nations have in former times thrown themselves upon the protection of their powerful neighbors. The Britons invoked the aid of the warlike Saxons and fell an easy prey to their protectors, who seized their lands and treated them like slaves. Long before that time, feeble and distracted provinces had appealed for aid to the all-conquering arms of imperial Rome, and they were at the time protected and subjugated by their grasping ally. Even could we tolerate the idea of dependence, ought we to go to distant Europe for a master? What possible sympathy could exist between us and a nation separated from us by two vast oceans? But waiving this insuperable objection, how could we endure to come under the dominion of a monarchy? For although others speak lightly of a form of government, as a freeman I cannot do so. We are republicans—badly governed and badly situated as we are—still we are all, in sentiment, republicans. So far as we are governed at all, we at least do profess to be self-governed. Who, then, that possesses true patriotism will consent to subject himself and his children to the caprices of a foreign king and his official minions? But, it is asked, if we do not throw ourselves upon the protection of France and England, what shall we do? I do not come here to support the existing order of things, but I come prepared to propose instant and effective action to extricate our country from her present forlorn condition. My opinion is made up that we must persevere in throwing off the galling yoke of Mexico, and proclaim our independence of her forever. We have endured her official cormorants and her villainous soldiery until we can endure no longer. All will probably agree with me that we ought at once to rid ourselves of what may remain of Mexican domination. But some profess to doubt our ability to maintain our position. To my mind there comes no doubt. Look at Texas and see how long she withstood the power of united Mexico. The resources of Texas were not to be compared with ours, and she was much nearer to her enemy than we are. Our position is so remote, either by land or sea, that we are in no danger from Mexican invasion. Why then should we hesitate to assert our independence? We have indeed taken the first step by electing our own governor, but another remains to be taken. I will mention it plainly and distinctly—it is annexation to the United States. In contemplating this consummation of our destiny, I feel nothing but pleasure, and I ask you to share it. Discard old prejudices, discard old customs, and prepare for the glorious change that awaits our country. Why should we shrink from incorporating ourselves with the happiest and freest nation in the world, destined soon to be the most wealthy and powerful? Why should we go abroad for protection when this great nation is our adjoining neighbor? When we join our fortunes to hers, we shall not become subjects, but fellow citizens possessing all the rights of the people of the United States, and choosing our own federal and local rulers. We shall have a stable government and just laws. California will grow strong and flourish, and her people will be prosperous, happy and free. Look not, therefore, with jealousy upon the hardy pioneers who scale our mountains and cultivate our unoccupied plains, but rather welcome them as brothers, who come to share with us a common destiny.

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Alexander Pope Foto

„All strangers love her, will always find her fair,
Because such elegance, such happiness,
Will not be found in any town but this:
Paris is beyond compare.“

—  Eustache Deschamps French poet 1346 - 1406

Tuit estrangier l'aiment et ameront,
Car pour deduit et pour estre jolis,
Jamais cité tele ne trouveront:
Riens ne se puet comparer a Paris.
"Quant j'ay la terre et mer avironnée", line 17; text and translation from Ian S. Laurie and Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi (eds.), David Curzon and Jeffrey Fiskin (trans.) Eustache Deschamps: Selected Poems (London: Routledge, 2003) pp. 62-63.

Homér Foto

„All ways of dying are hateful to us poor mortals,
true, but to die of hunger, starve to death—
that's the worst of all.“

—  Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)

XII. 342–343 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Original: (el) Πάντες μὲν στυγεροὶ θάνατοι δειλοῖσι βροτοῖσι,
λιμῷ δ' οἴκτιστον θανέειν καὶ πότμον ἐπισπεῖν.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Foto

„To be in love is not the same as loving. You can be in love with a woman and still hate her.“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881

The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)

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