„When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness.“

—  Ali ibn abi Talib, buch Nahj al-Balagha

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vierter Kalif der Sunniten, erster Imam der Schiiten 601 - 661

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„If you have not tasted poverty, you will not be able to manage blessing when it comes. If you have not tasted humiliation, you will not be able to manage honour when it comes.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

In an interview with Tell Magazine, Nigeria, on the reason for his passion for the needy - "The People Come First - TB Joshua" http://www.docstoc.com/docs/10335740/The-People-Come-First---TB-Joshua (December 24 2007)

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„When a man comes through
He must do what he's supposed to do
When a man comes through.
He can't do what everyone expects him to.“

—  Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945

A New Kind of Man
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„When you drive a car, when you're the driver, you know what to do. When you go 100 mph in Venezuela, you know what to do. The people in the passenger seat can be scared, but the guy driving the car is not scared. It's the same way on the mound.“

—  Carlos Zambrano Venezuelan baseball pitcher 1981

Author Unknown, Chi Cubs 4, Houston 1 http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=260720116, Yahoo! Sports, Retrieved on June 16, 2007
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„Bless my enemies, O Lord, even I bless them and do not curse them.“

—  Nikolaj Velimirović Serbian bishop and saint 1880 - 1956

Благослови непријатеље моје, Господе, и ја их благосиљам и не кунем.
Prayers by the Lake http://www.sv-luka.org/praylake/index.htm

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„Anas reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Make things easy for people and do not make them difficult. Give good news to people and do not frighten them away."“

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

Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 637
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„I, I will be king.
And you, you will be queen.
Though nothing will drive them away.
We can beat them, just for one day.
We can be heroes, just for one day.“

—  David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016

"Heroes", written with Brian Eno
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„The common schools are the stomachs of the country in which all people that come to us are assimilated within a generation. When a lion eats an ox, the lion does not become an ox but the ox becomes a lion. So the immigrants of all races and nations become Americans, and it is a disgrace to our institutions and a shame to our policy to abuse them or drive them away.“

—  Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887

The Red Man, Volume X, No. 6 (July-August 1890)
The origin remains unclear. Gen. R. H. Pratt, "The Fathers of the Republic on Indian Transformation and Redemption" https://books.google.com/books?id=WMARAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=%22schools+are+the+stomachs+of+the+country%22&source=bl&ots=Jcl8GbwmVC&sig=R-frEgg-6ZUZrx_UqCh1cqH4yb8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPkOyV7a_PAhVC5iYKHajpD1sQ6AEINTAE#v=onepage&q=%22schools%20are%20the%20stomachs%20of%20the%20country%22&f=false, The Quarterly Journal of the Society of American Indians, Vol. 2, No.2 (April–June 1914), p. 129 cites "the columns of a little newspaper printed at one of the Indian schools during and prior to 1885". The Educational Weekly https://books.google.com/books?id=nWY0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA519&lpg=PA519&dq=%22schools+are+the+stomachs+of+the+country%22&source=bl&ots=hTHXz7Q2AZ&sig=K_egMYGg8RNaVLKxEPiYt3w25mM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPkOyV7a_PAhVC5iYKHajpD1sQ6AEISzAJ#v=onepage&q=%22schools%20are%20the%20stomachs%20of%20the%20country%22&f=false, Vol. 11, No. 222 (1 December 1881), p. 187 cites "a lecture referring to the maltreatment of the Chinese".
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„But, like so many things in life, when you come to the spot where you’re supposed to do the rituals, you do them.“

—  Daniel Abraham speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969

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„If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936

Quelle: The Thing (1929), Ch. IV : The Drift From Domesticity
Kontext: In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, "I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away." To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: "If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it."
This paradox rests on the most elementary common sense. The gate or fence did not grow there. It was not set up by somnambulists who built it in their sleep. It is highly improbable that it was put there by escaped lunatics who were for some reason loose in the street. Some person had some reason for thinking it would be a good thing for somebody. And until we know what the reason was, we really cannot judge whether the reason was reasonable. It is extremely probable that we have overlooked some whole aspect of the question, if something set up by human beings like ourselves seems to be entirely meaningless and mysterious. There are reformers who get over this difficulty by assuming that all their fathers were fools; but if that be so, we can only say that folly appears to be a hereditary disease. But the truth is that nobody has any business to destroy a social institution until he has really seen it as an historical institution. If he knows how it arose, and what purposes it was supposed to serve, he may really be able to say that they were bad purposes, or that they have since become bad purposes, or that they are purposes which are no longer served. But if he simply stares at the thing as a senseless monstrosity that has somehow sprung up in his path, it is he and not the traditionalist who is suffering from an illusion.

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