„It is impossible to carry the American people along with you on a program of caution to forestall a threatening position.“

The Prize (1993 Edition) by Daniel Yergin. Original source was Roosevelt's papers, as listed in The Prize's Bibliography.

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Harold L. Ickes
US-amerikanischer Politiker 1874 - 1952

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„I think all that has to be vetted in a way that errs on the side of protecting the American people. If there's a chance that someone may be inclined to be an enemy of the country, then I think you have to err on the side of caution.“

—  Ron DeSantis Florida politician 1978

Rep. Ron DeSantis on refugee debate: 'Err on side of protecting the American people' http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2015/11/27/rep-ron-desantis-on-refugee-debate-err-on-side-protecting-american-people.html (November 26, 2015)

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„We thought that the proletariat would eventually run the world. But it is the Americans who have assumed that position… The American people have changed.“

—  Mengistu Haile Mariam Former dictator of Ethiopia 1937

As quoted in "Mengistu blames Meles for helping Eritrea at UN to split Ethiopia: Mengistu Haile-Mariam speaks", in Jimma Times (30 July 2010) http://www.jimmatimes.com/article/Latest_News/Latest_News/Mengistu_blames_Meles_for_helping_Eritrea_at_UN_to_split_Ethiopia/33629

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„Killer asteroids are nature's way of asking, 'How's that space program coming along?'“

—  Michio Kaku, buch The Future of Humanity


Headline quote at the beginning of Chapter 3, "Mining the Heavens," page 54.
The Future of Humanity (2018)

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„Grief carries its own antidote along with it.“

—  Charles Brockden Brown American novelist, historian and editor 1771 - 1810

Wieland; or, the Transformation (1798)

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„I think the American people want a solemn ass as a President and I think I will go along with them.“

—  Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933

To Ethel Barrymore, as quoted in Greenberg, David (2006). Calvin Coolidge. The American Presidents Series. Times Books. ISBN 978-0-8050-6957-0, p. 60.

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„I know you didn't do this for me. You did this—you did this because you believed so deeply in the most American of ideas—that in the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Iowa Caucus Victory Speech, Delivered at the Iowa Democratic caucus on 3 January 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZaq-YKCnE

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„Earlier, I have cautioned you against an outright pragmatist approach. Now I am cautioning you against an outright populist approach.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979

Quelle: Letter to his daughter (1978), p. 78 - 79
Kontext: Earlier, I have cautioned you against an outright pragmatist approach. Now I am cautioning you against an outright populist approach. Sometimes a populist decision is, in the long run, not beneficial to the masses. Neither pragmatism nor populism are fundamental political and socio-economic doctrines. Nor do I say that you should play it by ear. I have made this melancholy analysis in anguish. My jail surroundings have not influenced my objectivity. I do not want to see the whole world in a death-cell merely because I am in a death cell. I do not say that the High Court has pronounced a death sentence on the world because a law court has pronounced a perverse death sentence on me. I would be the happiest man if the gloomy winter of mankind were to give way to a shaft of sunlight and to coloured flowers. The world is very beautiful. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever". There is the beauty of the landscape, of the tall mountain, the green plains, the humped deserts. There is the beauty of the flowers and the forests, of the azure oceans and the meandering rivers. There is the splendour of architecture, the magnificence of music, and the sparkle of the dance. Above all, there is the beauty of man and woman, the most perfect creations of God.

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„Back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said that the American people would never vote for socialism but he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_Speaks_Out_Against_Socialized_Medicine (1961 LP)

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„I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.” - Jem Carstairs“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Angel

Variante: I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.
Quelle: Clockwork Angel

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„It’s about the positing of something impossible—whether not-yet-possible or never-possible—and then taking that impossibility and granting it its own terms and systematicity.“

—  China Miéville English writer 1972

Interview with Joan Gordon
Kontext: There’s simultaneously something rigorous and something playful in genre. It’s about the positing of something impossible—whether not-yet-possible or never-possible—and then taking that impossibility and granting it its own terms and systematicity. It’s carnivalesque in its impossibility and overturning of reality, but it’s rationalist in that it pretends it is real. And it’s that second element which I think those who dip their toes in the SF pond so often forget. They think sf is “about” analogies, and metaphors, and so on. I refute that—I think that those are inevitable components, but it’s the surrendering to the impossible, the weird, that characterizes genre. Those flirting with SF don’t surrender to it; they distance themselves from it, and have a neon sub-text saying, “It’s okay, this isn’t really about spaceships or aliens, it’s about real life,” not understanding that it can be both, and would do the latter better if it was serious about the former.

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