„It is not too difficult to find people in that country [Ireland] crying over what they have lost.“

—  Mark Tully

It's Sir Mark Tully in UK honors list, 2001

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 14. September 2021. Geschichte
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Mark Tully
britischer Journalist 1935

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„Did God ever cry over his lost angel, I wonder?“

—  Libba Bray, buch Rebel Angels

Variante: Do you think they missed him terribly when he fell? Did God cry over his lost angel, I wonder?
Quelle: Rebel Angels

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa Foto

„Moderation, we find, is an extremely difficult thing to get in this country.“

—  Flann O'Brien Irish writer 1911 - 1966

Quelle: The Best of Myles (1968)

Sun Yat-sen Foto

„In the construction of a country, it is not the practical workers but the idealists and planners that are difficult to find.“

—  Sun Yat-sen Chinese physician, politician and revolutionary 1866 - 1925

Chung-shan Ch'üan-shu (Zhongshan Quanshu), vol. II (1936)

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Alex Salmond Foto

„Scotland will not be a foreign country after independence, any more than Ireland, Northern Ireland, England or Wales could ever be “foreign countries” to Scotland.“

—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

Speech in Carlisle. http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/04/alex-salmonds-st-georges-day-speech-full-text (23 April 2014)

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„Playing for the country is an honour. The ultimate honour, in fact. If you want to look at it as pressure, you will find it very difficult to cope with the expectations of a billion people. I look at it as an opportunity, as being among the few who have been given this opportunity to make the country proud.“

—  Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986

Quelle: Boria Majumdar I'll play with anyone for my country: Sania Mirza http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/london-olympics-2012/news/Ill-play-with-anyone-for-my-country-Sania-Mirza/articleshow/14740066.cms?referral=PM, The Times of India, 8 July 2012

„The burning cry in all organizations is for “good leadership,” but we have learned that beyond a threshold level of adequacy it is extremely difficult to know what good leadership is.“

—  Charles Perrow American sociologist 1925 - 2019

Quelle: 1970s, "The short and glorious history of organizational theory", 1973, p. 13

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„Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech to Conservative Central Council (15 March 1986) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=106348
Second term as Prime Minister
Kontext: Popular capitalism, which is the economic expression of liberty, is proving a much more attractive means for diffusing power in our society. Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean— power over people, power to the State. To us Conservatives, popular capitalism means what it says: power through ownership to the man and woman in the street, given confidently with an open hand.

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„If nothing is expected of a people, that people will find it difficult to contradict that expectation“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895

1860s, What the Black Man Wants (1865)
Kontext: We may be asked, I say, why we want it. I will tell you why we want it. We want it because it is our right, first of all. No class of men can, without insulting their own nature, be content with any deprivation of their rights. We want it again, as a means for educating our race. Men are so constituted that they derive their conviction of their own possibilities largely from the estimate formed of them by others. If nothing is expected of a people, that people will find it difficult to contradict that expectation. By depriving us of suffrage, you affirm our incapacity to form an intelligent judgment respecting public men and public measures; you declare before the world that we are unfit to exercise the elective franchise, and by this means lead us to undervalue ourselves, to put a low estimate upon ourselves, and to feel that we have no possibilities like other men. Again, I want the elective franchise, for one, as a colored man, because ours is a peculiar government, based upon a peculiar idea, and that idea is universal suffrage.

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„There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1950s, Loving Your Enemies (November 1957)
Kontext: The Greek language comes out with another word for love. It is the word agape. …agape is something of the understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. It is a love that seeks nothing in return. It is an overflowing love; it’s what theologians would call the love of God working in the lives of men. And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him. And he might be the worst person you’ve ever seen. And this is what Jesus means, I think, in this very passage when he says, "Love your enemy." And it’s significant that he does not say, "Like your enemy." Like is a sentimental something, an affectionate something. There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. And love is greater than like. Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul. And here you come to the point that you love the individual who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does. This is what Jesus means when he says, "Love your enemy." This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it.

E.M. Forster Foto

„It is so difficult – at least, I find it difficult – to understand people who speak the truth.“

—  E.M. Forster, buch A Room with a View

Quelle: A Room with a View (1908), Ch.1

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„Those who lead the country into the abyss
Call ruling too difficult
For ordinary men.“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956

"From a German War Primer"

Zooey Deschanel Foto

„And I know, and you know too
That a love, like ours
Is terrible news
But that wont stop me crying
No, that wont stop me crying over you“

—  Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980

Volume Two (2010)

Phil Ochs Foto

„So do your duty, boys, and join with pride
Serve your country in her suicide
Find the flags so you can wave goodbye
But just before the end even treason might be worth a try
This country is too young to die
I declare the war is over
It's over, it's over.“

—  Phil Ochs American protest singer and songwriter 1940 - 1976

"The War Is Over" http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics/war-is-over.html from Tape from California (1968)

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