— Joseph Addison, buch Cato
Act I, scene i.
Cato, A Tragedy (1713)
— Charlie Munger American business magnate, lawyer, investor, and philanthropist 1924
[Berkshire Hathaway VP Charlie Munger on investing, February 15, 2019, CNBC Television, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peUrLZ24GfM] (quote at 9:22 of 31:45)
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
Quelle: The Complete Poems
„It is well known that ancient Rome looked upon the ancestors of the present-day Germans and French in the same way as the representatives of the "superior race" now look upon the Slav races. It is well known that ancient Rome treated them as an "inferior race," as "barbarians," destined to live in eternal subordination to the "superior race," to "great Rome", and, between ourselves be it said, ancient Rome had some grounds for this, which cannot be said of the representatives of the "superior race" of today.“
— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953
Report to the Seventeenth Party Congress on the Work of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U. (B.) https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1934/01/26.htm (January 26, 1934)
Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews
Kontext: Still others think that war should be organised by a "superior race," say, the German "race," against an "inferior race," primarily against the Slavs; that only such a war can provide a way out of the situation, for it is the mission of the "superior race" to render the "inferior race" fruitful and to rule over it. Let us assume that this queer theory, which is as far removed from science as the sky from the earth, let us assume that this queer theory is put into practice. What may be the result of that? It is well known that ancient Rome looked upon the ancestors of the present-day Germans and French in the same way as the representatives of the "superior race" now look upon the Slav races. It is well known that ancient Rome treated them as an "inferior race," as "barbarians," destined to live in eternal subordination to the "superior race," to "great Rome", and, between ourselves be it said, ancient Rome had some grounds for this, which cannot be said of the representatives of the "superior race" of today. (Thunderous applause.) But what was the upshot of this? The upshot was that the non-Romans, i. e., all the "barbarians," united against the common enemy and brought Rome down with a crash. The question arises: What guarantee is there that the claims of the representatives of the "superior race" of today will not lead to the same lamentable results? What guarantee is there that the fascist literary politicians in Berlin will be more fortunate than the old and experienced conquerors in Rome? Would it not be more correct to assume that the opposite will be the case?
— Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing
Max, Act I, scene I.
Often misquoted as "The days of the digital watch are numbered."
The Real Thing (1982)
— Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000
Part 5, Life After Politics, p. 366
Kontext: A country, after all, is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids, and then leave standing there to defy eternity. A country is something that is built every day out of certain basic shared values.
— Brunello Cucinelli Italian entrepreneur and philanthropist 1953
Quelle: CEO Talk | Brunello Cucinelli, Founder and Chief Executive https://www.businessoffashion.com/amp/articles/ceo-talk/ceo-talk-brunello-cucinelli-founder-chief-executive-brunello-cucinelli Imran Amed, Business of Fashion, 1 July 2014
„It is certain that Ram Mandir will be constructed under the BJP rule. If it is not built today, it will be built tomorrow or the day after. We have completed just one year in power, four more years are to go.“
— Sakshi Maharaj Indian politician 1956
On the Ram Janmabhoomi issue, as quoted in " Ram temple will be built during BJP rule, says Sakshi Maharaj http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ram-temple-will-be-built-during-bjp-rule-says-sakshi-maharaj/article7291611.ece", The Hindu (7 June 2015)
— Pope John Paul II 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, saint 1920 - 2005
Message for the celebration of XXXIII World Day of Peace, 8 December 1999
Quelle: www.vatican.va http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/messages/peace/documents/hf_jp-ii_mes_08121999_xxxiii-world-day-for-peace_en.html
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The Deacon's Masterpiece; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Michael E. Uslan American film producer 1951
Investing In Batman: 30 Years Later An Executive's Gamble On The Dark Knight Pays Off https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2012/07/14/investing-in-batman-30-years-later-an-executives-gamble-on-the-dark-knight-pays-off/#4d778877ed82 (July 14, 2012)
„Paul then, in the fourteenth year of Nero on the same day with Peter, was beheaded at Rome for Christ's sake and was buried in the Ostian way, the twenty-seventh year after our Lord's passion.“
Hic ergo quarto decimo Neronis anno, eodem die quo Petrus Romae, pro Christo capite truncatur, sepultusque est in via Ostiensi, anno post passionem Domini tricesimo septimo.
— Jerome, buch De Viris Illustribus
Quelle: De Viris Illustribus, Chapter 5
„Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought nothing out but loads of dung. That was their return cargo. London turns dirt into gold. Rome turned gold into dirt.“
— William Winwood Reade British historian 1838 - 1875
Quelle: The Martyrdom of Man (1872), Chapter IV, "Intellect", pp. 383-4.
„The Predatory State is an economic system where entire sectors have been built up to feast upon public systems built originally for public purposes and largely serving the middle class. The corporate republic simply administers the spoils system. On a day-to-day basis, the business of its leadership is to deliver favors to their clients. These range from coal companies to sweatshop operators to military contractors.“
— James K. Galbraith economist 1952
Quelle: The Predatory State, 2008, p. 146-7
— Mike Godwin American attorney and author 1956
On conclusion of case Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union — cited in [Goldsmith, Jack L., Tim Wu, 2006, Who Controls the Internet?: Illusions of a Borderless World, Oxford University Press, 22, 0195152662]
„Leading from the front: It’s what built America. But these days, the federal government isn’t at the front – it’s cowering in the back corner of the room, ducking responsibility and hoping no one notices.“
— Michael Bloomberg American businessman and politician, former mayor of New York City 1942
State of America
„The Greek world will continue in almost constant cultural revolution from the time of Homer to the day Rome brings Greece to its knees in the second century B. C. …the longest trajectory of fluid development in any society known to history.“
— Thomas Cahill American scholar and writer 1940
Quelle: Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (2003), Ch. III The Poet: How to Party
„The materialist theory of knowledge amounts, then, to this statement, that the human organ of cognition radiates no metaphysical light, but is a piece of Nature which pictures other pieces of Nature whose essence is explained when we describe it and bring it in connection with the whole Universe as the one Reality and the real Unity. Such a description demands from the epistemologist or philosopher that he should treat his subject in the same precise way as the animal world is treated by the zoologist. Should I be reproached with not following this precept immediately, I would point to Rome which, too, was not built in one day.“
— Joseph Dietzgen german philosopher 1828 - 1888
Excursions of a Socialist into the Domain of Epistemology http://www.marxists.org/archive/dietzgen/1887/epistemology.htm (1887)