„Often when looking at a mass of things for sale, he would say to himself, "How many things I have no need of!"“

—  Sókratés

Diogenes Laertius
Variante: How many things I can do without!

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„Often when he was looking on at auctions he would say, "How many things there are which I do not need!"“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

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The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 2: Socrates, his predecessors and followers

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„Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.“

—  Mark Twain, buch Following the Equator

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Variante: Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

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„What is needed in politics is not the ability to lie but rather the sensibility to know when, where, how and to whom to say things.“

—  Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011

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Variant translation: If your heart is in the right place and you have good taste, not only will you pass muster in politics, you are destined for it. If you are modest and do not lust after power, not only are you suited to politics, you absolutely belong there.
Kontext: When a man has his heart in the right place and good taste, he can not only do well in politics but is even predetermined for it. If someone is modest and does not yearn for power, he is certainly not ill-equipped to engage in politics; on the contrary, he belongs there. What is needed in politics is not the ability to lie but rather the sensibility to know when, where, how and to whom to say things.

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„Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

As quoted in Nineteen Stars : a Study in Military Character and Leadership (1971) by Edgar F. Puryear Jr., p. 289
1960s
Kontext: Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity. When you delegate something to a subordinate, for example, it is absolutely your responsibility, and he must understand this. You as a leader must take complete responsibility for what the subordinate does. I once said, as a sort of wisecrack, that leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.

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„It is reported, that some merchants, having just arrived at Rome on a certain day, exposed many things for sale in the marketplace, and abundance of people resorted thither to buy: Gregory himself went with the rest, and, among other things, some boys were set to sale, their bodies white, their countenances beautiful, and their hair very fine. Having viewed them, he asked, as is said, from what country or nation they were brought? and was told, from the island of Britain, whose inhabitants were of such personal appearance.“

—  Bede, buch Ecclesiastical History of the English People

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Bede's source for this story is an anonymous Life of Gregory the Great, written by a monk of Whitby Abbey.
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Original: (la) Dicunt quia die quadam cum, advenientibus nuper mercatoribus, multa venalia in forum fuissent conlata, multi ad emendum confluixissent, et ipsum Gregorium inter alios advenisse, ad vidisse inter alia pueros venales positos candidi corporis ac venusti vultus, capillorum quoque forma egregia. Quos cum adspiceret interrogavit, ut aiunt, de qua regione vel terra essent adlati. Dictumque est quia de Britannia insula, cuius incolae talis essent aspectus.

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„I think being a woman celebrity is the hardest thing in India…. People will ask many things, what you wear, how you speak, when you will have a baby and other things.“

—  Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986

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„Don't look pleased with yourself. When Will says 'enterprising, ' he means 'morally deficient. '" "No, I mean enterprising, " said Will. "When I mean morally deficient, I say, 'Now, that's something I would have done.“

—  Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments

Variante: When Will says 'enterprising', he means 'morally deficient.'"
"No, I mean enterprising," said Will. "When I mean morally deficient, I say, 'Now, that's something I would have done.
Quelle: The Mortal Instruments

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„I think it's important to learn boundaries for yourself and how much you have the right to place boundaries on others, I would say is a big thing.“

—  Joel Courtney American actor 1996

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