„The publicity I have been getting, a good deal of which is untrue, and the rest of it ill considered, has done me more harm than good.“

Letter to Frederick Ayers (5 May 1943), published in The Patton Papers 1940-1945 (1996) edited by Martin Blumenson, p. 242
Kontext: The publicity I have been getting, a good deal of which is untrue, and the rest of it ill considered, has done me more harm than good. The only way you get on in this profession is to have the reputation of doing what you are told as thoroughly as possible. So far I have been able to accomplish that, and I believe I have gotten quite a reputation from not kicking at peculiar assignments.

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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George Smith Patton1
Viersterne-General der US-Army 1885 - 1945

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Samuel Butler Foto
John Constable Foto

„I am most anxious to get into my London painting-room, for I do not consider myself at work unless I am before a six-foot canvas. I have done a good deal of skying for I am determined to conquer all difficulties, and that among the rest.“

—  John Constable English Romantic painter 1776 - 1837

Quote from John Constable's letter to Rev. John Fisher (23 October 1821), as quoted in Richard Friedenthal, Letters of the great artists – from Blake to Pollock (Thames and Hudson, London, 1963), p. 41
1820s

Frederick Buechner Foto
Diane Abbott Foto

„On balance Mao did more good than harm.“

—  Diane Abbott British Labour Party politician 1953

On BBC One's This Week during a debate over who was the history's worst dictator. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/27/diane-abbott-said-on-balance-mao-did-more-good-than-harm_n_8660910.html (27/11/2015)
2010s, 2015

Victor Hugo Foto

„The harm that I have not done, what harm it has done!“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

El mal que no he hecho, ¡cuánto mal ha hecho!
Voces (1943)

Cesare Pavese Foto

„It wasn't a country where a man could settle down and rest his head and say to the others, "Here I am for good or ill. For good or ill let me leave in peace."“

—  Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950

This was what was frightening.
Quelle: The moon and the bonfire (1950), Chapter III, p. 22

Richard Cobden Foto

„I believe that the harm which Mill has done to the world by the passage in his book on Political Economy in which he favours the principle of Protection in young communities, has outweighed all the good which may have been caused by his other writings.“

—  Richard Cobden English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman 1804 - 1865

Said to Sir Louis Mallet by Cobden on his death bed within two days before his death, quoted in Richard Gowing, Richard Cobden (London: Cassell, 1890), p. 130.
1860s

Niccolo Machiavelli Foto

„That which is good for the enemy harms you, and that which is good for you harms the enemy.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, buch The Art of War

Quello che giova al nimico nuoce a te, e quel che giova a te nuoce al nimico.
Rule 1 from Machiavelli's Lord Fabrizio Colonna: libro settimo (Book 7) http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101013672561;view=1up;seq=176 (Modern Italian uses nemico instead of nimico.)
The Art of War (1520)

„The plow has probably done more harm — in the long run — than the sword.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

Quelle: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto) (1990), Ch. 11 : Money Et Cetera, p. 100

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„Such as harm is when it hurts me not, is good which avails me not.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

X Studies and Sketches for Pictures and Decorations

Tony Abbott Foto

„At least so far, it’s climate change policy that’s doing harm. Climate change itself is probably doing good; or at least, more good than harm.“

—  Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957

Quoted in "Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good'" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/10/tony-abbott-says-climate-change-is-probably-doing-good, The Guardian, October 10, 2017
2017

Calvin Coolidge Foto

„There is far more danger of harm than there is hope of good in any radical changes.“

—  Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933

1920s, Speech on the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (1926)

Iain Banks Foto
Diana Gabaldon Foto

„It would ha' been a good deal easier, if ye'd only been a witch.“

—  Diana Gabaldon American author 1952

Variante: Aye, I believe ye, Sassenach. But it would ha’ been a good deal easier if you’d only been a witch.
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„The Bellevue air [suburb outside Paris with curative waters] has done me a world of good... But Alas! Naturalist painting is more in disfavor than ever.“

—  Edouard Manet French painter 1832 - 1883

quote in a letter to Emile Zola, June 1880; as quoted by Colin B. Bailey, in The Annenberg Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-impressionism, publish. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2009, p. 16 - note 5
Manet had severe rheumatism and visited in 1879 a clinic in the same location, Bellevue, a suburb outside Paris with curative waters
1876 - 1883

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