„where the Gauls stealthily, at the time of night when sleep falls on men, attacked the high citadel and of a sudden stained with blood walls and watchers.“

As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book I, Chapter IV (tr. J. Elliott)
Original: (la) Qua Galli furtim noctu summa arcis adorti
moenia concubia vigilesque repente cruentant.


Qua Galli furtim noctu summa arcis adorti moenia concubia vigilesque repente cruentant.

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„Night is the time to weep,
To wet with unseen tears
Those graves of memory where sleep
The joys of other years.“

—  James Montgomery British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854

The Issues of Life and Death.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„there is moss on the walls
and the stain of thought and failure and

—  Charles Bukowski, buch The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Quelle: The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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„I sleep and I unsleep. On the other side of me, beyond where I lie down, the silence of the house touches infinity. I hear time falling, drop by drop, and no falling drop is heard falling.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

Ibid., p. 59
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Durmo e desdurmo.
Do outro lado de mim, lá para trás de onde jazo, o silêncio da casa toca no infinito. Oiço cair o tempo, gota a gota, e nenhuma gota que cai se ouve cair.

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„Did I fall or was I pushed?
Did I fall or was I pushed?
And where's the blood?“

—  Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968

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„As stars in the night sky glittering
round the moon's brilliance blaze in all their glory
when the air falls to a sudden, windless calm…
all the lookout peaks stand out and the jutting cliffs
and the steep ravines and down from the high heavens bursts
the boundless, bright air and all the stars shine clear
and the shepherd's heart exults.“

—  Homér, Ilias

VIII. 551–555 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Alexander Pope's translation:
: As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night,
O'er heaven's clear azure spreads her sacred light,
When not a breath disturbs the deep serene,
And not a cloud o'ercasts the solemn scene;
Around her throne the vivid planets roll,
And stars unnumbered gild the glowing pole,
O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed,
And tip with silver every mountain's head;
Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise,
A flood of glory bursts from all the skies.
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Original: (el) Ὡς δ' ὅτ' ἐν οὐρανῷ ἄστρα φαεινὴν ἀμφὶ σελήνην
φαίνετ' ἀριπρεπέα, ὅτε τ' ἔπλετο νήνεμος αἰθήρ·
ἔκ τ' ἔφανεν πᾶσαι σκοπιαὶ καὶ πρώονες ἄκροι
καὶ νάπαι· οὐρανόθεν δ' ἄρ' ὑπεῤῥάγη ἄσπετος αἰθήρ,
πάντα δὲ εἴδεται ἄστρα, γέγηθε δέ τε φρένα ποιμήν.

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„To neglect at any time preparation for death, is to sleep on our post at a siege, but to omit it in old age, is to sleep at an attack.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

The Rambler, No. 78 (Sat 15 Dec 1750). http://www.yalejohnson.com/frontend/sda_viewer?n=106855 See also The Yale Book of Quotations, Samuel Johnson 2 (2006)

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„I believe in this tragic hour you can make the right choice. The honor and glory of Russian men of arms shall not be stained with the blood of the people.“

—  Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007

Appeal to the military to not participate in the coup attempt. (19 August 1991)

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„Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

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„Harry Dresden: Blood leaves no stain on a Warden's cloak.“

—  Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files

Quelle: The Dresden Files, Proven Guilty (2006), Chapter 1, Opening line

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„No doubt, there was peace after all this, but it was a peace stained with blood.“
Pacem sine dubio post haec, verum cruentam.

—  Tacitus, buch Annals

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Annals (117)

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„My hair is grey, but not with years,
Nor grew it white
In a single night,
As men's have grown from sudden fears.“

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

The Prisoner of Chillon http://readytogoebooks.com/PC31.htm, st. 1 (1816).

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