„For my part, I love to stand foot to foot with an honest foeman. To open warfare, bold and true hearts raise no objections but the ground of quarrel. It is rather covert enmity which we have most cause to fear and best reason to loathe. That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass -- deadly to the incautious wayfarer.“

Baptismal Regeneration (1864) http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0573.htm

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englischer Baptistenpastor und Prediger 1834 - 1892

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„Ambush'd in grass, a deadly Serpent lyes.“

—  John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676

The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro (2nd ed. 1654), Virgil's Bucolicks

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„I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground“

—  Regina Spektor American singer-songwriter and pianist 1980

Begin to Hope (2006)
Kontext: I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds
I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind all this music
And it breaks my heart
It breaks my heart...

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„Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Variante: Nobody loves you when you're down and out.

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„Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part II (1615), Book III, Ch. 33, as translated by Pierre Antoine Motteux in The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (1701)
Variant translations:
I'm kind-hearted by nature, and full of compassion for the poor; there's no stealing the loaf from him who kneads and bakes; and by my faith it won't do to throw false dice with me; I am an old dog, and I know all about 'tus, tus;' I can be wide-awake if need be, and I don't let clouds come before my eyes, for I know where the shoe pinches me; I say so, because with me the good will have support and protection, and the bad neither footing nor access. And it seems to me that, in governments, to make a beginning is everything; and maybe, after having been governor a fortnight, I'll take kindly to the work and know more about it than the field labour I have been brought up to.
Honesty's the best policy.
Kontext: I was ever charitable and good to the poor, and scorn to take the bread out of another man's mouth. On the other side, by our Lady, they shall play me no foul play. I am an old cur at a crust, and can sleep dog-sleep when I list. I can look sharp as well as another, and let me alone to keep the cobwebs out of my eyes. I know where the shoe wrings me. I will know who and who is together. Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning.

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„Every ban and censorship hurt. But banishment hurts the most. Banishment took away the ground from beneath my feet. What I need now most is a firm footing to stand up somewhere to fight for the freedom of expression. I was banished from both East and West Bengal.“

—  Taslima Nasrin Poet, columnist, novelist 1962

Taslima Nasrin, Inteview with Firstpost, http://www.firstpost.com/living/taslima-nasrin-on-being-a-writer-in-exile-bans-and-censorship-hurt-but-banishment-hurt-the-most-3136796.html (2016)

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„Man is a two-footed reasoning animal.“

—  Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480


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„I would rather pass by the statue of Cervantes by car today than let my children cross by mine on foot tomorrow.“

—  Pedro Muñoz Seca Spanish writer 1879 - 1936

Said in 1923 when he was criticized by several writers due to the light style of his nonetheless extremely popular plays.
Quelle: http://curistoria.blogspot.com/2009/05/pedro-munoz-seca-las-cosas-claras.html

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„Today we need a special kind of courage. Not the kind needed in battle, but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right, everything that is true and honest. We need the kind of courage that can withstand the subtle corruption of the cynics, so that we can show the world that we are not afraid of the future.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido queen of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and head of the Commonwealth of Nations 1926

1957 Christmas Broadcast; quoted on royal website http://www.royal.gov.uk/imagesandbroadcasts/thequeenschristmasbroadcasts/christmasbroadcasts/christmasbroadcast1957.aspx (25 December 1957)

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„He plays like somebody is standing on his foot.“

—  Miles Davis American jazz musician 1926 - 1991

Alternative: He plays like somebody was standing on his foot.
In Down Beat "Blindfold Test" with Leonard Feather (13 June 1964); also in
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