„Our policy was to provide an affluent life for the people. There were mistakes made in carrying it out. Several thousand people may have died.“

—  Pol Pot

Interview with Robert Whytman for The Guardian (11 December 1979)

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Generalsekretär der kommunistischen Partei Kambodschas 1925 - 1998

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„Perhaps you have heard that Baroness Werefkin died in February. It was a great blow to me. Yes, indeed, sooner or later we have to pay for our mistakes once made. And often so severely.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky Russian painter 1864 - 1941

Quote of Jawlensky's letter, 12 June, 1938 to P. Willibrord Verkade, as cited in Leben und Werk, 1860- 1938, Bernd Fäthke, Prestel Verlag, 1980, ISBN 9783791308869, as cited on http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/marianne-werefkin/#literatur on the website Fembio, by Luise F. Pusch - transl. Joey Horsley, p. 19
1936 - 1941

Thomas Paine Foto

„I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it.“

—  Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809

1790s, Agrarian Justice (1797)
Kontext: I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it. But it is impossible to enjoy affluence with the felicity it is capable of being enjoyed, while so much misery is mingled in the scene.

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Kit Carson Foto

„Another and several other expeditions were organized, all ending and being followed with like results, not because the troops did not bravely energetically and intelligently carry out their instructions; but because the policy adopted was erroneous.“

—  Kit Carson American frontiersman and Union Army general 1809 - 1868

Letter to General James Henry Carleton (May 17, 1864)
Kontext: The government now tried coercion and vigorous campaign reduced a portion of them [the Navajos] to apparent submission. Again a treaty was made... Another and several other expeditions were organized, all ending and being followed with like results, not because the troops did not bravely energetically and intelligently carry out their instructions; but because the policy adopted was erroneous.
The last and perhaps most successful expedition sent against them under this policy, was that of 1860-61 under command of Bvt. Col. (now Brig, Gen.) E. R. S. Canby, U. S. Army. The treaty made on this occasion was signed by twenty-two Chiefs, a greater number than on any other previous occasion. From this fact and other concurrent causes, it was believed that permanent peace and security was at last bestowed on the Territory, and commensurate to the boon was the joy of the people.

John McCain Foto

„People have come to this country from everywhere, and people from everywhere have made America great. Our immigration policy should reflect that truth, and our elected officials, including our President, should respect it.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

Twitter post https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/951892536116817921 (12 January 2018)
2010s, 2018

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Hazel Blears Foto

„Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of people have died — and that is a tragedy — I still believe that it was the right thing to do.“

—  Hazel Blears British politician 1956

Regarding the decision to invade Iraq. "Monbiot meets... Hazel Blears," http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/video/2009/apr/25/monbiot-meets-hazel-blears The Guardian (2009-05-05)

Jacob Bronowski Foto

„Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.“

—  Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974

Part 3: "The Sense of Human Dignity", §5 (p. 61)
Science and Human Values (1956, 1965)

Ramzan Kadyrov Foto

„Even if I fell sick, in the world millions of people are infected with coronavirus, tens of thousands have died, and am I not human?“

—  Ramzan Kadyrov President of Chechnya, former militia leader 1976

Quelle: "Coronavirus: Chechen leader Kadyrov 'healthy' after Covid scare" in BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52832611 (28 May 2020)

Bruce Lee Foto

„He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective. That is the real fighter.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

Quelle: The Warrior Within : The Philosophies of Bruce Lee (1996), p. 161
Kontext: You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession. For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it. He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective. That is the real fighter.

Peter Gabriel Foto

„Life carries on
In the people I meet
In everyone that’s out on the street
In all the dogs and cats
In the flies and rats
In the rot and the rust
In the ashes and the dust
Life carries on and on and on and on.“

—  Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950

I Grieve
Song lyrics, City of Angels: Music from the Motion Picture (1998)

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Norman Angell Foto

„Now, please don't misunderstand me. When I point out that all our wars for a thousand years have been fought in other people's countries, I do not mean that any of these wars was necessarily aggressive. They may well have been, everyone of them, defensive. But plainly they were not defensive of soil, territory. Of what then were they defensive? They were defensive of the nation's interests, rights; interests which may well collide with the interests of other nations in any part of the world …“

—  Norman Angell British politician 1872 - 1967

Peace and the Public Mind (1935)
Kontext: Now, please don't misunderstand me. When I point out that all our wars for a thousand years have been fought in other people's countries, I do not mean that any of these wars was necessarily aggressive. They may well have been, everyone of them, defensive. But plainly they were not defensive of soil, territory. Of what then were they defensive? They were defensive of the nation's interests, rights; interests which may well collide with the interests of other nations in any part of the world... Nations do so differ as to what their respective rights are and differ sincerely. And often the question, which of the two is right, is extremely difficult, as anyone who has attempted to disentangle rival territorial claims in the Balkans or elsewhere knows only too well.

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