„Holy shadows of the dead, I’m not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people, to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.“
Addressing the dead Hellenes (the Athenean and Thebean Greeks) of the Battle of Chaeronea, as quoted in Historiae Alexandri Magni by Quintus Curtius Rufus
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, Achtung Baby (1991)
— Maximilien Robespierre French revolutionary lawyer and politician 1758 - 1794
"Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, proposed by Maximilien Robespierre" (24 April, 1793)
Original: (fr) XXXV. Les hommes de tous les pays sont frères, et les différents peuples doivent s'entraider selon leur pouvoir comme les citoyens du même état.
— Donovan Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist 1946
Donovan: "We are all one shining Being" (1998)
Kontext: We are one, we are all brothers and sisters, but the people of the world do not know this. So this was the teaching, but how do you teach it? As young people, John Lennon, George Harrison, myself, Carlos Santana and other spiritual seekers in pop music, we wanted to know the answer but we found a question: How do you convince the rest of the western world that they are ill, they are mentally ill, that they have a sickness and that they have lost the way? How do you teach that? You cannot teach that in the normal sense. You have to encourage a spiritual call, so we devoted ourselves to making songs which would have a spiritual call inside of them, hoping to awaken an awareness with this music. And other people in the arts felt the same...
— Theodore Sturgeon American speculative fiction writer 1918 - 1985
Title of story about the incest taboo and social pathologies in the anthology Dangerous Visions (1967) by Harlan Ellison.
— Pik Botha South African politician 1932 - 2018
at the signing of the peace protocol in Brazzaville in 1988
Quoted in Shaun Johnson, Strange Days Indeed (1993), p. 39
„Bob Dylan is my brother. I love him same as Bobby Darin [deceased] is my baby. I feel Bob Dylan is my blood brother. I believe if I didn't have a place to stay, Bob Dylan would buy me a house. He sat by my bed; he didn't move for hours. I was in pain that medicine couldn't stop. My tongue was cut out, leg all tore up, bladder punctured. I was supposed to be dead. Six feet under. God resurrected me; that's the reason I have to tell the world about it.“
— Little Richard American pianist, singer and songwriter 1932
When John Waters met Little Richard http://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/nov/28/john-waters-met-little-richard.
Song lyrics, Others
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
Definitely Maybe (1994)
„All the colors of the world should be
Loving each other wholeheartedly,
Yes, it's alright,
Take my message to your brother and tell him twice,
Spread the word and try to teach the man
Who's hating his brother when hate won't do,
When we're all the same,
'Cause the blood inside me is inside of you.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Can You Feel It?
— Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000
Part 3, 1974 - 1979 Victory And Defeat, p. 224
„We will yet save the Constitution of the United States. We will do it, as the Lord liveth, and we will save this nation, every one of them that will be saved. Brother Brigham Young and brother Joseph Smith stand at our head, and will do that thing, as the Lord liveth. Yes, we, as their children, with our children to assist us, will do it. We have got that power, and so have they, and will bear the kingdom off victoriously to every nation that is upon God's footstool; and I know it.“
— Heber C. Kimball American Mormon leader 1801 - 1868
Journal of Discourses 5:213 (Sep. 6, 1856)
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
2010-, Never Sorry, 2012
„When we speak of the Rumanian nation, we refer not only to the Rumanians currently living on the same territory, with the same past and same future, the same habits, the same language, the same interests. When we speak of the Rumanian nation we refer to all Rumanians, dead or alive, who have lived on this land of ours from the beginnings of history and will live on it also in the future.“
— Corneliu Zelea Codreanu Romanian politician 1899 - 1938
For My Legionaries: The Iron Guard (1936), Nation and Culture
„It is not quite the same when we are seventy-two as when we are twenty-seven; still I am glad of what is left, and wish we might both hold out till the victory we have sought is won, but all the same the victory is coming. In the aftertime the world will be the better for it.“
— Lucy Stone American abolitionist and suffragist 1818 - 1893
Letter to Susan B. Anthony (1891); as quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (1898) by Ida Husted Harper.
„Socialism for me was never about nationalization or the power of the state, not just about economics or even politics. It is a moral purpose to life, a set of values, a belief in society, in co-operation, in achieving together what we cannot achieve alone. It is how I try to live my life, how you try to live yours—the simple truths—I am worth no more than anyone else, I am my brother’s keeper, I will not walk by on the other side. We are not simply people set in isolation from one another, face to face with eternity, but members of the same family, same community, same human race. This is my socialism and the irony of all our long years in opposition is that those values are shared by the vast majority of the British people.“
— Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
As quoted in "Socialism is So Hot Right Now" https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/socialism-hot-right-now/ (17 September 2018), by Jonah Goldberg, Commentary
— "Weird Al" Yankovic American singer-songwriter, music producer, accordionist, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist 1959
"Generic Blues" http://www.yankovic.org/WeirdAl/f_Uhf_and_Other_Stuff/index.php#09, UHF soundtrack (1989) .
„An important term for us in the church is solidarity. We are brothers and sisters first because of that shared baptism, and there’s even deep solidarity simply because we’re all created by the same God.“
— Steven Biegler 1959
Father Steve Biegler selected as ninth bishop of Diocese of Cheyenne https://www.wyomingnews.com/news/local_news/father-steven-biegler-selected-as-ninth-bishop-of-diocese-of-cheyenne/article_7b23ad10-0ad8-11e7-a803-eb2d09401e05.html (Mar 17, 2017)
„We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.“
— Katharine Hepburn film, stage, and television actress 1907 - 2003