„Idleness ere now has ruined both kings and wealthy cities.“

—  Catull, list of poems by Catullus

LI, last lines
Original: (la) Otium et reges prius et beatas
perdidit urbes.


Otium et reges prius et beatas perdidit urbes.

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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römischer Dichter -84 - -54 v.Chr

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„If I was wealthy I'd never do anything but poke around in ruined cities all over the world - and probably get snake-bit.“

—  Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936

From a letter to H. P. Lovecraft (1931)

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„War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory and good fortune.“

—  Walter Raleigh English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer 1554 - 1618

Quelle: The Cabinet Council (published 1658), Chapter 25

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„The old city of Ajoodhea is a ruin, with the exception of a few buildings along the bank of the river raised by wealthy Hindoos in honour of Ram, who once lived and reigned there, and is believed by all Hindoos to have been an incarnation of Vishnoo.“

—  William Henry Sleeman British colonial administrator 1788 - 1856

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„If the citizens are wealthy, the country is strong. The King's storehouse is his people.“

—  Prithvi Narayan Shah far-sighted king/unifier of Nepal 1722 - 1775

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„Idleness and Pride Tax with a heavier Hand than Kings and Parliaments;“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

Letter to Charles Thomson, 11 July 1765; also quoted in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). The last sentence is sometimes misquoted as "If we can get rid of the former, we can get rid of the latter".
Kontext: Idleness and Pride Tax with a heavier Hand than Kings and Parliaments; If we can get rid of the former we may easily bear the Latter.

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„Too many kings can ruin an army“

—  Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey

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„It is as difficult for towns and cities as it is for commercial houses to recover from ruin.“

—  Honoré de Balzac, buch Pierrette

Les villes se relèvent aussi difficilement que les maisons de commerce de leur ruine.
Quelle: Pierrette (1840), Ch. III: Pathology of Retired Mercers.

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„The obstacle has been Mackenzie King, the Canadian, who is both obstinate, tiresome and stupid.“

—  George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston British politician 1859 - 1925

Quelle: Letter to his wife during the 1923 Imperial Conference (8 November 1923), quoted in Terry Reardon, Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King: So Similar, So Different (2012), pp. 52-53

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„Plots, true or false, are necessary things,
To raise up commonwealths and ruin kings.“

—  John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

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„Strepsiades: ‘Tis the Whirlwind, that has driven out Zeus and is King now.“

—  Aristophanés, The Clouds

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„The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king.“

—  Stephen King, buch Brennen muss Salem

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