„O brave flag, O bright flag, O flag to lead the free!
The glory of thy silver stars,
Engrailed in blue above the bars
Of red for courage, white for truth,
Has brought the world a second youth
And drawn a hundred million hearts to follow after thee.“

Who Follow the Flag, Phi Kappa Beta Ode, Harvard University (June 30, 1910).

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Henry Van Dyke Foto
Henry Van Dyke
1852 - 1933

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Fabian Picardo Foto

„Hell will freeze over before any other flags fly in Gibraltar that are not our flags. Red, white and blue. Red, white and proud. Red, white and free!“

—  Fabian Picardo Gibraltarian politician and barrister 1972

[11 September 2013, We will never concede one drop of our waters to Spain, pledged Picardo on Gibraltar Day, http://en.mercopress.com/2013/09/11/we-will-never-concede-one-drop-of-our-waters-to-spain-pledged-picardo-on-gibraltar-day, MercoPress, 22 March 2014]
Speech to crowds in Casemates Square on Gibraltar National Day 2015.
2013

Georges Seurat Foto

„.. the flag is green with a red spot in the center; above, the blue of the sky, the orange-tinted white of the walls, and the orange-grey of the clouds.“

—  Georges Seurat French painter 1859 - 1891

short notation, 1881: from 'Notes inedites de Seurat sur Delacroix', in 'Bulletin de la Vie Artistique', April 1922; as quoted by John Rewald, in Georges Seurat', a monograph https://ia800607.us.archive.org/23/items/georges00rewa/georges00rewa.pdf; Wittenborn and Compagny, New York, 1943. p. 6 - note 9
Seurat studied carefully the paintings of Eugene Delacroix, and wrote in 1881 about Delacroix's painting 'The Fanatics of Tangier' https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_The_Fanatics_of_Tangier_-_WGA06195.jpg this notation
Quotes, 1881 - 1890

William Tappan Thompson Foto

„Such a flag would be a suitable emblem of our young confederacy, and sustained by the brave hearts and strong arms of the south, it would soon take rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations, and be hailed by the civilized world as THE WHITE MAN'S FLAG.“

—  William Tappan Thompson American humorist 1812 - 1882

Savannah Morning News (28 April 1863); As quoted in Our Flag: Origin and Progress of the Flag of the United States of America https://books.google.com/books?id=vuRCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA417 (1872), by George Henry Preble, Albany: Joel Munsell, pp. 417–418

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Adelaide Anne Procter Foto

„Be strong to hope, O Heart!
Though day is bright,
The stars can only shine
In the dark night.
Be strong, O Heart of mine,
Look towards the light!“

—  Adelaide Anne Procter English poet and songwriter 1825 - 1864

"Be Strong".
Legends and Lyrics: A Book of Verses (1858)

Francis Thompson Foto

„O world invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!“

—  Francis Thompson British poet 1859 - 1907

St. 1.
The Kingdom of God http://www.bartleby.com/236/245.html (1913)

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Kunti Foto

„What, O Kunti, am I to give thee? Tell me what is in thy heart.“

—  Kunti character from Indian epic Mahabharata

Vayu to Kunti when Kunti invoked him.
The Mahabharata/Book 1: Adi Parva/Section CXXIII

Aldous Huxley Foto

„O brave new world that has such people in it.“

—  Aldous Huxley, buch Schöne neue Welt

Quelle: Brave New World

Henry Van Dyke Foto
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Sri Aurobindo Foto

„O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph.“

—  Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950

Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Karma

Francis Turner Palgrave Foto

„In the hollow
Silver voices ripple and cry
Follow, O follow!“

—  Francis Turner Palgrave English poet and critic 1824 - 1897

The Golden Land

Francis Scott Key Foto

„O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?“

—  Francis Scott Key American lawyer and poet 1779 - 1843

A line in the final stanzas is comparable to "It made and preserves us a nation" in The Flag of our Union by George Pope Morris.
The Star-Spangled Banner (1814)
Kontext: O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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Anne Brontë Foto

„I know I owe my all to Thee,
O, take this heart I cannot give.
Do Thou my Strength my Saviour be;
And make me to Thy glory live!“

—  Anne Brontë, buch Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846), A Prayer (1844)

William Shakespeare Foto
Arthur Rimbaud Foto

„Black A, white E, red I, green U, blue O: vowels,
Someday I shall recount your latent births.“

—  Arthur Rimbaud, buch Vowels

A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: voyelles,
Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes !
Voyelles http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/poesies/Vowels.html (Vowels (1871)

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