„Swimming upon water teaches men how birds do upon the air.“

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (1938), XVII Flight

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italienischer Maler, Bildhauer, Architekt, Anatom, Mechanik… 1452 - 1519

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„A bird makes the same use of wings and tail in the air as a swimmer does of his arms and legs in the water.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (1938), XVII Flight

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„Where do purple bubbles swim,
But upon the goblet's brim?
Drink not deep, howe'er it glow
Sparkles never lie below.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

The Golden Violet - Lady Isabelle’s First Song
The Golden Violet (1827)

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„Now that man can fly through the air like a bird … and swim in the sea like a fish, wouldn't it be wonderful if he could just walk the earth like a man?“

—  Jack Paar American author, radio and television comedian and talk show host 1918 - 2004

My Saber is Bent http://books.google.com/books?id=MO-mqER9TrsC&q=%22Now+that+man+can+fly+through+the+air+like+a+bird%22+%22and+swim+in+the+sea+like+a+fish+wouldn't+it+be+wonderful+if+he+could+just+walk+the+earth+like+a+man%22&pg=PA79#v=onepage (1961)

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„Upon close inspection of the teaching of St. Paul“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

Quelle: The Sword or the Cross, Which Should be the Weapon of the Christian Militant? (1921), Ch.4 p. 65-69
Kontext: The third reference is to Matthew 22:21 and to the 13th chapter of Romans. It is said that Jesus and St. Paul accepted the authority of the state, and since the state rests upon force and war, the Christian must likewise accept these. It is quite true that Jesus recognized the sphere of the state, in the statement, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar." He paid taxes and never renounced the authority of the state. But this is only a half-truth. He likewise said, "Give God what belongs to God," and "Seek ye first the kingdom of God." St. Paul also upholds the state, especially in the thirteenth chapter of Romans. Upon close inspection of the teaching of St. Paul, however, the most that can be said in this connection is that the authority of the state is to be recognized and obeyed in so far as it does not conflict with the higher law of God.... The New Testament is filled with instances where the disciples refused to obey the government authorities, and many times they were imprisoned for disobedience. When commanded by the officials to cease their Christian activity, they replied, "We must obey God rather than man."

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„Hither, thither, masterless
Ship upon the sea,
Wandering through the ways of air,
Go the birds like me.
Bound am I by ne’er a bond,
Prisoner to no key,
Questing go I for my kind,
Find depravity.“

Feror ego veluti<br/>sine nauta navis,<br/>ut per vias aeris<br/>vaga fertur avis,<br/>non me tenent vincula,<br/>non me tenet clavis,<br/>Quęro mihi similes,<br/>et adiungor pravis.

—  Archpoet 12th century poet 1130 - 1165

Feror ego veluti
sine nauta navis,
ut per vias aeris
vaga fertur avis,
non me tenent vincula,
non me tenet clavis,
Quęro mihi similes,
et adiungor pravis.
Quelle: "Confession", Line 17

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„Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.“

—  Frank Herbert, buch Dune

Quelle: Dune

„How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand? How do you keep a wave upon the sand?“

—  L. K. Samuels American writer 1951

These words from The Sound of Music bring out the elusive nature of chaos. In life, most things cannot be captured for long. It is like trying to encapsulate time itself.
Quelle: In Defense of Chaos: The Chaology of Politics, Economics and Human Action, (2013), p. vii

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„I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22
Variante: I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

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„All flight is based upon producing air pressure, all flight energy consists in overcoming air pressure.“

—  Otto Lilienthal German aviation pioneer 1848 - 1896

Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst (1889); English edition: Birdflight As The Basis of Aviation (1911).

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„The sun is high — the birds oppress'd with heat
Fly to the shade, until refreshing airs
Lure them again to leave their cool retreat. —
The falls of water but of wearying cares“

—  Francisco de Sá de Miranda Portuguese poet 1491

The sun is high — the birds oppress'd with heat, translated by John Adamson in Lusitania Illustrata, Vol. I, 1842

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