„The Soviet Republic hands over power and land to the poor, guarantees you all your conquests in the revolution, places in your hands all the means for defending these gains.“
Quoted in "Soviet Daghestan in foreign historiography" - Page 60 - by M. A. Daniyalov - Dagestan (Russia) – 1982
„Can you imagine those poor bastards grappling their prey, leaping over the rails, swords in hand, screaming 'Your cats! Give us all your god-damned cats!“
— Scott Lynch, buch Red Seas Under Red Skies
Quelle: Red Seas Under Red Skies
„Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You didn't place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.“
— Jamie Raskin American law professor; Maryland State Senator 1962
Testifying before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on March 1, 2006 in response to a comment that marriage discrimination against homosexuals is required by "God's law".
„Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji people and I put into your hands part of the earth itself as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever.“
— Gough Whitlam Australian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia 1916 - 2014
Gurindji Land Ceremony Speech http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/speeches/whitlam.htm, 16 August 1975
„All men of genius, and all those who have gained rank in the republic of letters, are brothers, whatever may be the land of their nativity.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)
— Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 124.
— Sara Zarr American children's writer 1970
„It would be childish to think that the Stalin bureaucracy can be removed by means of a Party or Soviet Congress. Normal, constitutional means are no longer available for the removal of the ruling clique … They can be compelled to hand over power to the Proletarian vanguard only by FORCE.“
— Leon Trotsky Marxist revolutionary from Russia 1879 - 1940
Bulletin of the Opposition, October 1933. Quote from Harpal Brar's Trotskyism or Leninism? p. 625
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Aerial (2005), A Sea of Honey (Disc 1)
— Rick Riordan, buch The Red Pyramid
Quelle: The Red Pyramid
— Elizabeth Prentiss American musician, hymnwriter 1818 - 1878
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 589.
„People can go to the extreme like what we saw during the Cultural Revolution. For instance, in China, when people take everything into their own hands, then you cannot govern the place. … [It] was the people taking power into their own hands. Now that is what you mean by democracy if you take it to the full swing.“
— Donald Tsang Hong Kong politician 1944
As quoted in "HK's Tsang apologises for gaffe" at BBC News (13 October 2007) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7042941.stm
Variant transcription or translation:
If you go to the extreme you have the cultural revolution for instance in China. Then people take everything into their hands, then you cannot govern the place. … It was people taking power into their own hands. This is what we mean by democracy.
As quoted in "Hong Kong leader apologises for democracy gaffe" at AFP (14 October 2007) http://web.archive.org/web/20070609092458/http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_ytPeUlA7mXw3eMQ6WHSo_emsLw
„If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Quoted in A Lifetime of Peace : Essential Writings by and About Thich Nhat Hanh (2003) edited by Jennifer Schwamm Willis, p. 141
— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
Counsel! Good man.
Require of us our terribly excluded blue.
Constrain, repair a ripped, revolted land.
Put hand in hand land over.
the abler droughts and manias of the day
and a felicity entreat.
your pledges, reinforce your aides, renew
— Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000
The Good Man
„Often I wish this would all be over, Liesel, but then somehow you do something like walk down the basement steps with a snowman in your hands.“
— Markus Zusak, buch Die Bücherdiebin
Quelle: The Book Thief
— Henri Nouwen Dutch priest and writer 1932 - 1996
With Open Hands (1972)
Kontext: To pray means to open your hands before God. It means slowly relaxing the tension which squeezes your hands together and accepting your existence with an increasing readiness, not as a possession to defend, but as a gift to receive. Above all, prayer is a way of life which allows you to find a stillness in the midst of the world where you open your hands to God’s promises and find hope for yourself, your neighbor and your world. In prayer, you encounter God not only in the small voice and the soft breeze, but also in the midst of the turmoil of the world, in the distress and joy of your neighbor and in the loneliness of your own heart.
„Do you solemnly swear to serve the Republic in thought, in word, and in deed; to defend its citizens, resist its enemies, and champion its justice with the whole of your heart, your strength, and your mind; to foreswear all other allegiances; to obey all lawful orders of your superior officers; to uphold the highest ideals of the Republic, and at all times to conduct yourself to the credit of the Republic as its commissioned officer, by witness of, aid from, and faith in the force?“
— Matthew Stover, buch Shatterpoint
Mace Windu's Oath of Office, p. 213