„No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this — "devoted and obedient." This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.“

Notes on Nursing (1860)

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britische Krankenpflegerin und Erfinderin des Kriegslazaret… 1820 - 1910

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„The habit of obscurity is partly caused by a settled disinclination among public servants to give a definite refusal even where assent is out of the question; or to convey a vigorous rebuke even where, in private correspondence, any person with self-respect would feel bound to do so.“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985

Quelle: The Reader Over Your Shoulder (1943), Ch.4: "The Use and Abuse of Official English"
Kontext: The chief trouble with the official style is that it spreads far beyond the formal contexts to which it is suited. Most civil servants, having learned to write in this way, cannot throw off the habit. The obscurity of their public announcements largely accounts for the disrepute into which Departmental activities have fallen: for the public naturally supposes that Departments are as muddled and stodgy as their announcements.
The habit of obscurity is partly caused by a settled disinclination among public servants to give a definite refusal even where assent is out of the question; or to convey a vigorous rebuke even where, in private correspondence, any person with self-respect would feel bound to do so. The mood is conveyed by a polite and emasculated style — polite because, when writing to a member of the public, the public servant is, in theory at least, addressing one of his collective employers; emasculated because, as a cog in the Government machine, he must make his phrases look as mechanical as possible by stripping them of all personal feeling and opinion.

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„If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Quelle: 1910s, Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays http://archive.org/stream/mysticism00russuoft/mysticism00russuoft_djvu.txt (1918), Ch. 5: Mathematics and the Metaphysicians

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„Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.
Whatever a mother, father or other kinsman might do for you, the well-directed mind can do for you even better.“

—  Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 v.Chr

Pali Canon 42-43 Cittavagga The Mind http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.03.than.html.

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„It might be more difficult to be a President than it ever had before. Nothing less than greatness would do.“

—  Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007

Superman Comes to the Supermarket http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a3858/superman-supermarket/ (November 1960)
Superman Comes to the Supermarket (1960)

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„You should be able to do things that you wouldn't do. That's the definition of a genuinely moral person. They could do it, but they don't.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #36 [@2:32:37]

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„I would definitely not be homosexual. I have nothing against what they do and I don't deny that I've engaged in sex with males but that I'm bisexual.“

—  John Wayne Gacy American serial killer and torturer 1942 - 1994

Biography - John Wayne Gacy: Monster in Disguise. A & E Home Video, 2000.

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„What's hot needs to be served hot. What would people do looking at the butt show by John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor? Had I been given an opportunity to show my butt it would definitely have been better than John and Tusshar.“

—  Rozlyn Khan actor and model 1988

Personal quote, [hindustantimes, Rozlyn Khan Famous Quotes, http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Tabloid/Now-Rozlyn-Khan-flashes-her-butt/Article1-860037.aspx]

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„What an excellent horse do they lose, for want of address and boldness to manage him! … I could manage this horse better than others do.“

—  Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 v.Chr

Statement upon seeing Bucephalas being led away as useless and beyond training, as quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough

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„If you should put even a little on a little, and should do this often, soon this too would become big.“

—  Hesiod, buch Werke und Tage

Variant translation: If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great.
Original: (el) Εἰ γάρ κεν καὶ σμικρὸν ἐπὶ σμικρῷ καταθεῖο
καὶ θαμὰ τοῦτ᾽ ἔρδοις, τάχα κεν μέγα καὶ τὸ γένοιτο.
Quelle: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 361.

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„Even the Russians are fighting us. They've brought in Jewish pilots, nurses, and doctors. Everybody's ganging up on us. We didn't think it would happen this way.“

—  Josef Mengele Nazi officer and physician 1911 - 1979

As quoted in Defy the darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele (2000) by Joe Rosenblum and David Kohn, p. 192

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„There is one thing I know though I'm younger than you
Even Jesus would not forgive what you do“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Masters of War

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„Any person who wants to govern the world is by definition the wrong person to do it.“

—  Greg Iles, buch The Footprints of God

Quelle: The Footprints of God

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