„I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.“

As quoted in Heroes of Mexico (1969) by Morris Rosenblum, p. 112
Variante: I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.

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Emiliano Zapata
mexikanischer Revolutionär 1879 - 1919

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„Good slaves are free, but bad free men are slaves of many passions.“

—  Bion of Borysthenes ancient greek philosopher -325 - -246 v.Chr

As quoted by Stobaeus, iii.1.18

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„Action men are the unvoluntary slaves of wise men.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

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„When some one boasted that at the Pythian games he had vanquished men, Diogenes replied, "Nay, I defeat men, you defeat slaves."“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 v.Chr

Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 33, 43
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

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„Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.“

—  George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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„Men will not always die quietly.“

—  John Maynard Keynes, buch The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Quelle: The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919), Chapter VI, p. 228

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„Our fathers did not say it, because they did not mean it. They were men who meant what they said, and who said what they meant, and meaning all men, they said all men. They were patriots asserting a principle and ready to die for it, not politicians pettifogging for the presidency“

—  George William Curtis American writer 1824 - 1892

1850s, The Present Aspect of the Slavery Question (1859)
Kontext: The principle of our Revolution, as defined by its leaders with sublime simplicity, was, that as Liberty is a natural right of man, every man has consequent equal rights in society, subject indeed to limitation, but not to annihilation. 'But', cries Mister Douglas, in his Memphis speech last November. I quote his words,. It would have been very easy to say this. Our fathers did not say it, because they did not mean it. They were men who meant what they said, and who said what they meant, and meaning all men, they said all men. They were patriots asserting a principle and ready to die for it, not politicians pettifogging for the presidency.

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„Men perish but principles live.“

—  James Connolly Irish republican and socialist leader 1868 - 1916

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„Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„The difference between men is in their principle of association.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), History
Kontext: The difference between men is in their principle of association. Some men classify objects by color and size and other accidents of appearance; others by intrinsic likeness, or by the relation of cause and effect. The progress of the intellect is to the clearer vision of causes, which neglects surface differences. To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine. For the eye is fastened on the life, and slights the circumstance. Every chemical substance, every plant, every animal in its growth, teaches the unity of cause, the variety of appearance.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“