„There's what we did wrong and what we did right. The mistake is that we did some things against the people — by us and also by the enemy — but the other side, as I told you, is that without our struggle there would be no Cambodia right now.“

—  Pol Pot

Nate Thayer interview (1997)

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Generalsekretär der kommunistischen Partei Kambodschas 1925 - 1998

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„Our children and their children will ask us what did you do? What did you say? For some this vote may be hard. But we have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.“

—  John Lewis (civil rights leader) American politician and civil rights leader 1940

Quelle: Twitter https://twitter.com/repjohnlewis/status/1211661167728480256, (18 December 2019)

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Euclid Tsakalotos Foto

„I made a decision that will burden me for the rest of my life. I don't know if we did the right thing, however I do know that we felt like we had no other choice but do what we did.“

—  Euclid Tsakalotos Greek economist and politician 1960

" Greek finance minister: 'I don't know if we did the right thing' http://www.theguardian.com/business/video/2015/jul/16/greek-bailout-finance-minister-vote-video" (16 July 2015)

Dick Cheney Foto

„I think what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. I still believe that.“

—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941

At the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series in Sarasota https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/1/23/dick-cheney-sarasota (January 2017)
2010s, 2017

Desmond Tutu Foto

„What has happened to us? It seems as if we have perverted our freedom, our rights into license, into being irresponsible. Perhaps we did not realise just how apartheid has damaged us so that we seem to have lost our sense of right and wrong.“

—  Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931

As quoted in " Desmond Tutu turns 75 http://www.news24.com/World/News/Desmond-Tutu-turns-75-20061006" at News24 (6 October 2006)

Jerry Springer Foto
Lulu Wang Foto

„So whatever decision you make, you're going to be able to find stories or signs to say 'I did the right thing,' because we have to believe we did the right thing in order to survive.“

—  Lulu Wang Asian-American filmmaker

As quoted in "In 'The Farewell,' The Bad News Bearers Keep A Secret" in WBUR News (13 July 2019) https://www.wbur.org/npr/741217856/in-the-farewell-the-bad-news-bearers-keep-a-secret

William Golding Foto

„We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?“

—  William Golding, buch Lord of the Flies

Quelle: Lord of the Flies

Glenn Beck Foto

„This is a moment, quite honestly, that I think we reclaim the civil rights movement. It has been so distorted and so turned upside down because we must repair honor and integrity first, I tell you right now. We are on the right side of history. We are on the side of individual freedoms and liberties, and damn it, we will reclaim the civil rights moment. We will take that movement, because we were the people that did it in the first place.“

—  Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964

The Glenn Beck Program
Premiere Radio Networks
2010-05-26
Beck says his 8-28 rally will "reclaim the civil rights movement. … We were the people that did it in the first place"
2010-05-26
Media Matters for America
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201005260024
Walsh
Joan
Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin's unholy alliance
2010-08-28
Salon
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/joan_walsh/politics/2010/08/28/beck_and_palin_religious_heroes/index.html
reacting to Bertha Lewis of ACORN singing "We Shall Overcome" at an anti Arizona SB 1070 rally
2010s, 2010

Joan Didion Foto

„I did not always think he was right nor did he always think I was right but we were each the person the other trusted.“

—  Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Quelle: The Year of Magical Thinking

Dick Cheney Foto

„What we did in Iraq was exactly the right thing to do. If I had it to recommend all over again, I would recommend exactly the same course of action.“

—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941

Vice Presidential Debate October 5, 2004 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3718956.stm http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6187803/
2000s, 2004

John Lewis (civil rights leader) Foto

„Our nation is founded on the principle that we do not have kings. We have presidents. And the Constitution is our compass. When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something. Our children and their children will ask us, ‘What did you do? What did you say?'“

—  John Lewis (civil rights leader) American politician and civil rights leader 1940

For some, he concluded, this vote may be hard. But we have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.
Quelle: Quoted in Impeachment is Over, But Don’t Despair by Diallo Brooks, CounterPunch https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/impeachment-is-over-but-dont-despair/, (7 Feb 2020)

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Joe Hill Foto

„I hope if there is another world, we will not be judged too harshly for the things we did wrong here—that we will at least be forgiven for the mistakes we made out of love.“

—  Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915

Quelle: 20th Century Ghosts

Abraham Lincoln Foto

„We, on our side, are praying Him to give us victory, because we believe we are right; but those on the other side pray to Him, look for victory, believing they are right. What must He think of us?“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Attributed in 1861, as quoted in The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources https://books.google.com/books?id=3WMDAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA124&dq=%22What+must+he+think+of+us%22 (1900), Volume 3, New York: Lincoln History Society, p. 124
Posthumous attributions

Doris Lessing Foto

„All political movements are like this — we are in the right, everyone else is in the wrong. The people on our own side who disagree with us are heretics, and they start becoming enemies.“

—  Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013

Salon interview (1997)
Kontext: All political movements are like this — we are in the right, everyone else is in the wrong. The people on our own side who disagree with us are heretics, and they start becoming enemies. With it comes an absolute conviction of your own moral superiority. There's oversimplification in everything, and a terror of flexibility.

Bono Foto

„Every era has its defining struggle and the fate of Africa is one of ours. It's not the only one, but in the history books it's easily going to make the top five, what we did or what we did not do.“

—  Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960

PENN Address (2004)
Kontext: Every era has its defining struggle and the fate of Africa is one of ours. It's not the only one, but in the history books it's easily going to make the top five, what we did or what we did not do. It's a proving ground, as I said earlier, for the idea of equality. But whether it's this or something else, I hope you'll pick a fight and get in it. Get your boots dirty, get rough, steel your courage with a final drink there at Smoky Joe's, one last primal scream and go.

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