„Honesty is the best policy; a policy is, after all, a strategy for living in the polis — in the city …“
— Samuel R. Delany American author, professor and literary critic 1942
p. 67; ellipses in the original
— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
„History teaches, perhaps, very few clear lessons. But surely one such lesson learned by the world at great cost is that aggression, unopposed, becomes a contagious disease.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Speech on Afghanistan (4 January 1980) http://millercenter.org/president/carter/speeches/speech-3403
— Jim Starlin Comic creator 1949
Silver Surfer, in Silver Surfer, Vol. 3, no. 35 "The Name is Thanos"
„Disadvantages… can be entirely removed by… the ridge-dormer. By its use space in the roof, otherwise of little value, becomes the most desirable.“
— Ernest Flagg American architect 1857 - 1947
Context: Disadvantages... can be entirely removed by... the ridge-dormer. By its use space in the roof, otherwise of little value, becomes the most desirable. Instead of being gloomy, stuffy and hot, the dormers render it perfectly ventilated, light at all times, and cool in hot weather. In frame buildings, it is not so easy, because there must be tie beams... to withstand the thrust of the roof.... Where low stone walls are used... the strength of the walls is sufficient to withstand the thrust...<!--Ch. III
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
„Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.“
— Hermann Hesse German writer 1877 - 1962
Context: Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another. Sometimes quoted in grammatically corrected form as "They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed..." but the apparent editing error here is retained in the published versions of this translation.
„Up! up! my friend, and quit your books,
Or surely you 'll grow double!
Up! up! my friend, and clear your looks!
Why all this toil and trouble?“
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
The Tables Turned.
— Zoroaster Persian prophet and founder of Zoroastrianism
Ushtavaiti Gatha; Yasna 43, 15.
— Michael E. Porter American engineer and economist 1947
Michael Porter, "The CEO as strategist," in: Henry Mintzberg, Bruce W. Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel (eds.). Strategy bites back: It is a lot more, and less, than you ever imagined. Pearson Education, 2005. p. 45