„A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.“

Speech to North German Reichstag (24 September 1867)

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deutscher Politiker, Reichskanzler 1815 - 1898

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„Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will he be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632

Sunni Hadith
Quelle: Ahmad, al-Musnad 14:331 #18859, al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak 4:421-422, al-Tabarani, al-Mu`jam al-Kabir 2:38 #1216, al-Haythami 6:218-219, al-Bukhari, al-Tarikh al-Kabir 2:81 and al-Saghir 1:306, Ibn `Abd al-Barr, al-Isti`ab 8:170, al-Suyuti, al-Jami` al-Saghir http://www.sunnah.org/msaec/articles/Constantinople.htm
Quelle: https://books.google.com/books?id=XAYXAQAAIAAJ] and in [Emiralioglu, Pinar, Geographical Knowledge and Imperial Culture in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire, 2014, Ashgate Publishing, 978-1-4724-1533-2, 61, https://books.google.com/books?id=Ot2HQMwah_gC&pg=PA61]. According with Emiralioglu, it is "disputable if the hadith is accurate (sahih)".

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„You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945

Remark to his nephew about his copious profanity, quoted in The Unknown Patton (1983) by Charles M. Province, p. 184
Kontext: When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. … As for the types of comments I make, sometimes I just, By God, get carried away with my own eloquence.

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„The shortcomings of America's political leaders do not stop at our borders.“

—  Ralph Nader American consumer rights activist and corporate critic 1934

The Good Fight (2004)

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„India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.“

—  Hu Shih Chinese philosopher, essayist and diplomat 1891 - 1962

As quoted in Consolation of Mind (2004) by H. K. Suhas, p. 111

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„The Syrian Army is useless! Give me one brigade of the Basij, and I could conquer the whole country.“

—  Qasem Soleimani Iranian senior military officer 1957 - 2020

Dexter Filkins (30 September 2013). "The Shadow Commander" http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/09/30/130930fa_fact_filkins?currentPage=all. The New Yorker.

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„It's guarded by units of the British army and I can never come up to this border without experiencing deep feelings of anger and resentment.“

—  Charles Haughey Irish politician 1925 - 2006

Ex-Irish Taoiseach Haughey dies http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3001775.stm (BBC News online)
In a television documentary in the 1980s.

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„Marriage laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence. We have not yet found the right road to conquering ourselves and our environment.“

—  Dora Russell author, feminist, socialist campaigner 1894 - 1986

Quelle: The Right to Be Happy (1927), p. 241

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„We will go far away,
To nowhere,
To conquer,
To fertilize,
Until we become tired;
Then we will stop
And there will be our home.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

"Home of the Shape," p. 7
The Shape (2000), Sequence: “Home of the Shape”

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„The only salvation for us is to stop being an incoherent, loose mob and to change into a strongly organized, disciplined army.“

—  Roman Dmowski Polish politician 1864 - 1939

"Walka o prawo i organizacja narodowa", Przegląd Wszechpolski, vol. 9 (June 1903).

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„Without the elected president and if there is a freak result, within two or three years, the army would have to come in and stop it“

—  Lee Kuan Yew First Prime Minister of Singapore 1923 - 2015

MM Lee Kuan Yew on what would happen if a profligate opposition government touched Singapore's vast monetary reserves, "Lee Kuan Yew defends PAP's Political Dominance", Reuters, 16 September 2006

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„In Cabinet the important thing is to stop people from talking. Some people are loquacious, some are eloquent. I always used to point out that rhetoric is wasted on a Cabinet of hard-boiled politicians.“

—  Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967

Address to the Oxford University Law Society (14 June 1957), quoted in The Times (15 June 1957), p. 4.

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„And I'm searching for a heart,
Searching everyone.
They say love conquers all.
You can't start it like a car,
You can't stop it with a gun.“

—  Warren Zevon American singer-songwriter 1947 - 2003

"Searching For a Heart"
Mr. Bad Example (1991)

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„It was time to put a stop to the growing idea that England ought to pay tribute to India as a kind of apology for having conquered her: & you have done it effectively.“

—  Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury British politician 1830 - 1903

Quelle: Letter to Benjamin Disraeli (16 July 1875), quoted in Marvin Swartz, Politics of British Foreign Policy in the Era of Disraeli and Gladstone (1985), p. 17

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