„May I fall as rain to increase
The harvests that must feed living beings
And in ages of dire famine
May I myself serve as food and drink.“

—  Shantideva


Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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indischer Königssohn 685 - 763

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„I didn't lie; nobody calls me a liar, I may have increased my age.“

—  Frank Buckles United States Army soldier and centenarian 1901 - 2011

Joking on joining the Army at age 15.
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„Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 v.Chr

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Variant translation: Base men live to eat and drink, and good men eat and drink to live.

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„If I must fall, may it be from a high place.“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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„Socrates said, "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

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„I shall sacrifice myself that Lebanon may live.“

—  Youssef Bey Karam Lebanese rebel 1823 - 1889

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„Lets you and I try to live on food stamps in New Jersey (high cost of living) and feed a family for a week or month. U game?“

—  Cory Booker 35th Class 2 senator for New Jersey in U.S. Congress 1969

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„I have a feeling that wherever I may be in the future, I will be wondering whether there is rain at Ngong.“

—  Karen Blixen Danish writer 1885 - 1962

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James Morrison Foto

„But if the rain must fall…It won't matter much to me
If I had you
And all I need is your love.“

—  James Morrison English singer-songwriter and guitarist 1984

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„Harry: (On being called a self-hating Jew) Hey, I may hate myself, but not because I'm Jewish.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„Until every being afflicted by pain
Has reached nirvanas shores,
May I serve only as a condition
That encourages progress and joy.“

—  Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685 - 763


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„The subject being unusual, I fear that I shall not make myself intelligible, but I will do my endeavour, that the reasons of our judgment may be apprehended.“

—  John Holt (Lord Chief Justice) English lawyer and Lord Chief Justice of England 1642 - 1710

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„Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Allah is pleased with the slave who eats some food and then praises Him for it, or drinks a drink and then praises Him for it."“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632

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„A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

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Variante: A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.

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