„Whom none could overcome with iron or gold.“
As quoted by Cicero in De Re Publica, Book III, Chapter IV
Iron is a metonym for sword/warfare, and gold for money/bribery.
Original: (la) Quem nemo ferro potuit superare nec auro.
Quem nemo ferro potuit superare nec auro.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Richard Hovey American writer 1864 - 1900
"Benzaquen", p. 113.
Along the Trail (1898)
— James Howell Anglo-Welsh historian and writer 1594 - 1666
English Proverbs (1659)
— Vitruvius, buch De architectura
Quelle: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book VII, Chapter III, Sec. 5
„Not chaffering war but waging war, not with gold but with iron—thus let us of both sides make trial for our lives“
Nec cauponantes bellum sed belligerantes; Ferro non auro vitam cernamus utrique.
— Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 v.Chr
As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XII
„Ironically, it was not in his nihilistic view of Buddhism but in such ideas as amor fati and the Dionysian as the overcoming of nihilism that Nietzsche came closest to Buddhism, and especially to Mahāyāna.“
— Keiji Nishitani Japanese philosopher 1900 - 1990
Quelle: The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism (1990), p. 180
„My spell is done, my prize is won;
True love! thou hast equal none;
True love! who could choose for thee
Gold or gems or vanity?
Where is the spell whose charm will prove,
Like the spell of thy charm, true love?“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(28th February 1824) Metrical Tales. Tale I. The Three Wells - A Fairy Tale
The London Literary Gazette, 1824
„Or rather, I inherited the acquired trait of the by-product, wealth, but none of the energy, none of the strength of the steel that made it. I am sired by gold and damned by it, as they say at the race track — damned in more ways than one.“
— Eugene O'Neill, The Hairy Ape
Mildred: Scene 2
The Hairy Ape (1922)
„He now attacked the fort of Bhim, where was a temple of the Hindus. He was victorious, and obtained much wealth, including about a hundred idols of gold and silver. One of the golden images, which weighed a million mishkals, the Sultan appropriated to the decoration of the Mosque of Ghazni, so that the ornaments of the doors were of gold instead of iron.“
— Mahmud of Ghazni Sultan of Ghazni 971 - 1030
Nagarkot Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) . Hamdu’llah bin ‘Abu Bakr bin Hamd bin Nasr Mustaufi : Tarikh-i-Guzida, in Elliot and Dowson, Vol. III : Elliot and Dowson, History of India as told by its own Historians, 8 Volumes, Allahabad Reprint, 1964. p. 65
Quotes from The History of India as told by its own Historians
„If the world as a whole returned to the gold standard there would be such fluctuations in the value of gold that it would very soon prove impractical.
Today an international gold standard could only mean that a few countries would maintain a real gold standard. The other countries would hang on to the system through a gold exchange standard — where the currency isn't really redeemable in gold but the government attempts to keep a fixed rate between its currency and gold.“
— Friedrich Hayek Austrian and British economist and Nobel Prize for Economics laureate 1899 - 1992
1980s and later, Interview in Silver & Gold Report (1980)
„They wonder much to hear that gold, which in itself is so useless a thing, should be everywhere so much esteemed, that even men for whom it was made, and by whom it has its value, should yet be thought of less value than it is.“
— Thomas More, buch Utopia
Quelle: Utopia (1516), Ch. 6 : Of the Travelling of the Utopians
— Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland
Ch'un almo gaudio, un così gran contento
Non potrebbe comprare oro né argento.
Canto XXXVIII, stanza 2 (tr. W. S. Rose)
Orlando Furioso (1532)
— B. W. Powe Canadian writer 1955
Third Meditation, p. 161
Towards a Canada of Light (2006)
— Stanley Lombardo Philosopher, Classicist 1943
Book XIII, lines 355–356
Translations, Iliad (1997)
„Whether one agrees with the Communist Party or not, one must at least know the truth about it. One must not permit his ideas to be shaped by the hysteria which now passes as a "crusade against Communism."… For example, the canard that every Communist has his pockets lined with "Moscow gold." If that were true, one could be sure that there would scarcely be any room in our party for workers. The capitalists, to whom gold is god of the universe, would crowd them out.“
— Benjamin J. Davis Jr. American politician 1903 - 1964
"Why I am a Communist" (1947)
— Ichiro Suzuki Japanese baseball player 1973
Brad Lefton. <u>"Ichiro takes leadership role for Team Japan"</u> http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/ichiro-takes-leadership-role-for-team-japan/. Seattle Times. March 1 2009.
„Iron, after it is converted into gold by the touch of philosopher's stone, may be kept under the ground or thrown into a rubbish heap; it will always remain gold and will not return to its former condition. Similar is the state of the man whose soul has touched, even once, the feet of the Almighty Lord. Whether he dwells in the bustle of the world, or in the solitude of the forest, nothing ever contaminates him.“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
As quoted in Hindu Psychology : Its Meaning for the West (1946) by Swami Akhilananda, p. 204