„The Roman state survives by its ancient customs and its manhood.“

Annals, Book V
Original: (la) Moribus antiquis res stat Romana virisque.

Original

Moribus antiquis res stat Romana virisque.

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„Patrick… understood that, though Christianity was not inextricably wedded to Roman custom, it could not survive without Roman literacy.“

—  Thomas Cahill, buch How the Irish Saved Civilization

Quelle: How the Irish Saved Civilization (1995), Ch. VI What Was Found

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„No business plan survives its first contact with customers.“

—  Steve Blank American businessman 1953

Quelle: The Startup Owner’s Manual (2012), p. 53.

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„I believe, the Constitution of the United States, in its essential spirit and intention, recognizes the essential manhood of Dred Scott“

—  George William Curtis American writer 1824 - 1892

1850s, The Present Aspect of the Slavery Question (1859)
Kontext: Our fathers, therefore, were fully alive to the scope of their words and their work; and thus, as I believe, the Constitution of the United States, in its essential spirit and intention, recognizes the essential manhood of Dred Scott as absolutely as it does that of the President, of the Chief Justice, or of any Senator of the United States. I think I have not unfairly stated the spirit of the age, the sentiments of the fathers, and the original doctrine of this government upon the question of slavery. The system was recognized by law, but it was considered an evil which Time was surely removing. And, as if to put this question at rest forever, to show that the framers of this government did not look forward to a continuance of slavery, Mr. Stephens of Georgia, the most sagacious of the living slavery leaders, says, in June of this year, 'The leading public men of the South, in our early history, were almost all against it. Jefferson was against it. This I freely admit, when the authority of their names is cited. It was a question which they did not, and perhaps could not, thoroughly understand at that time'.

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„The town is divided into various groups, which form so many little states, each with its own laws and customs, its jargon and its jokes.“

—  Jean de La Bruyère, buch Les Caractères

Aphorism 4
Les Caractères (1688), De la ville
Kontext: The town is divided into various groups, which form so many little states, each with its own laws and customs, its jargon and its jokes. While the association holds and the fashion lasts, they admit nothing well said or well done except by one of themselves, and they are incapable of appeciating anything from another source, to the point of despising those who are not initiated into their mysteries.

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„The Christian church accepted the Roman law as its own, and as such — allied to the State — it became in history the most furious enemy of all semi-communist institutions, to which Christianity appealed at Its origin.“

—  Peter Kropotkin Russian zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, scientist, revolutionary, economist, activist, geographer, writer 1842 - 1921

Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal (1896)
Kontext: Far be it from us not to recognize the importance of the second factor, moral teaching — especially that which is unconsciously transmitted in society and results from the whole of the ideas and comments emitted by each of us on facts and events of every-day life. But this force can only act on society under one condition, that of not being crossed by a mass of contradictory immoral teachings resulting from the practice of institutions.
In that case its influence is nil or baneful. Take Christian morality: what other teaching could have had more hold on minds than that spoken in the name of a crucified God, and could have acted with all its mystical force, all its poetry of martyrdom, its grandeur in forgiving executioners? And yet the institution was more powerful than the religion: soon Christianity — a revolt against imperial Rome — was conquered by that same Rome; it accepted its maxims, customs, and language. The Christian church accepted the Roman law as its own, and as such — allied to the State — it became in history the most furious enemy of all semi-communist institutions, to which Christianity appealed at Its origin.

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„On the one hand, one can attempt to trace the numerous incursions of immigrants to Greece and try to assess the extent to which the ‘blood’ of the Ancients has been diluted by outside races, Romans, barbarians, Franks, Turks, Venetians, Albanians, etc. On the other hand, one can point to the remarkable survival of ideas and customs and, in particular, to the astonishing strength of the linguistic tradition.“

—  William St Clair author 1937

Quelle: That Greece Might Still be Free (1972), p. 15-16.
Kontext: Whether the present inhabitants of Greece are descended from the Ancient Greeks is a profoundly unsatisfactory question. No method of subdividing the question makes much sense. On the one hand, one can attempt to trace the numerous incursions of immigrants to Greece and try to assess the extent to which the ‘blood’ of the Ancients has been diluted by outside races, Romans, barbarians, Franks, Turks, Venetians, Albanians, etc. On the other hand, one can point to the remarkable survival of ideas and customs and, in particular, to the astonishing strength of the linguistic tradition.

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„One judges an epoch as much by its Art as by its customs.“

—  Henri Gaudier-Brzeska French painter and sculptor 1891 - 1915

Letter to Sophie Brzeska-Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)

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„Retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.“

—  William Congreve, The Double Dealer

Act I, scene i
The Double Dealer (1694)

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„Christianity has sufficient inner strength to survive and flourish on its own. It does not need state subsidies, nor state privileges, nor state prestige. The more it obtains state support the greater it curtails human freedom.“

—  William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980

The Bible and the Schools‎ (1966), p. 58
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„Constantly at war, the tribesmen fought one another with pitiless ferocity, and only the very strong survived to manhood.“

—  David Gemmell, buch Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

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Drenai series, Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

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„The State is always, whatever be its form — primitive, ancient, medieval, modern — an invitation issued by one group of men to other human groups to carry out some enterprise in common.“

—  José Ortega Y Gasset, buch Der Aufstand der Massen

Quelle: The Revolt of the Masses (1929), Chapter XIV: Who Rules The World?
Kontext: The State is always, whatever be its form — primitive, ancient, medieval, modern — an invitation issued by one group of men to other human groups to carry out some enterprise in common. That enterprise, be its intermediate processes what they may, consists in the long run in the organisation of a certain type of common life. … [As Renan says, ] "To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together; to wish to do greater; these are the essential conditions which make up a people.… In the past, an inheritance of glories and regrets; in the future, one and the same programme to carry out.… The existence of a nation is a daily plebiscite."

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