„I don't care how precise your bombs and your weapons are, when you set them off, innocent people will die.“

At a Labour Party conference in the UK, quoted in The Independent. "Clinton urges caution over Iraq as Bush is granted war powers" (3 October 2002) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/clinton-urges-caution-over-iraq-as-bush-is-granted-war-powers-607775.html
2000s
Kontext: A preemptive action today, however well-justified, may come back with unwelcome consequences in the future. And because … I've done this. I've ordered these kinds of actions — I don't care how precise your bombs and your weapons are, when you set them off, innocent people will die.

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42. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika 1946

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„Killing innocent people by surprise is not called 'a thousand points of light.' But, as frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers. The minute somebody sets off a suicide bomb, you can be sure that person doesn't have 'career prospects.' And no matter how horrendous a terrorist attack is, it's still conducted by losers.“

—  P. J. O'Rourke American journalist 1947

"Putting Words in the President's Mouth" (12 October 2004)
Kontext: Saddam Hussein was reduced to the Unabomber — Ted Kaczynski — a nutcase hiding in the sticks. Sure, the terrorism by his supporters is frightening. Hence, its name, 'terrorism.' Killing innocent people by surprise is not called 'a thousand points of light.' But, as frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers. The minute somebody sets off a suicide bomb, you can be sure that person doesn't have 'career prospects.' And no matter how horrendous a terrorist attack is, it's still conducted by losers. Winners don't need to hijack airplanes. Winners have an Air Force.

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„And there is, I am certain, among the Iraqi people a respect for the care and the precision that went into the bombing campaign.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld U.S. Secretary of Defense 1932

DoD News Briefing April 09, 2003 http://www.defenselink.mil/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=2339
2000s

Ashraf Pahlavi Foto

„I don't care when I die, when you die, you die. What I don't want is to die in my bed. To be killed in an accident or to be shot is my preferred way to die.“

—  Ashraf Pahlavi Iranian royal 1919 - 2016

In Bitter American Exile, the Shah's Twin Sister, Ashraf, Defends Their Dynasty (1980)

Yousef Saanei Foto

„There is complete consensus on this issue. It is self-evident in Islam that it is prohibited to have nuclear bombs. It is eternal law, because the basic function of these weapons is to kill innocent people. This cannot be reversed … You cannot deliberately kill innocent people.“

—  Yousef Saanei Iranian grand ayatollah 1937

As quoted in "Nuclear weapons unholy, Iran says" in SFGate (31 October 2003) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/10/31/MNGHJ2NFRE1.DTL.
2003

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„Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Quelle: Culture and Value (1980), p. 35e

Irène Némirovsky Foto

„When you love someone as much as that, you don't believe they can die. You think your love protects them.“

—  Irène Némirovsky French novelist who died at the age of 39 in Auschwitz 1903 - 1942

Quelle: The Wine of Solitude

William M. Tweed Foto

„I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles; my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures.“

—  William M. Tweed United States politician 1823 - 1878

On the political cartoons of Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, as quoted in "Article IV: An Episode in Municipal Government" by Charles F. Wingate in The North American Review (July 1875), p. 150

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„I don't understand why I'm not dead. When your heart breaks, you should die“

—  Tony Kushner, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Quelle: Angels in America

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„It is enough to ask somebody for his weapons without saying 'I want to kill you with them', because when you have his weapons in hand, you can satisfy your desire.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, buch Discourses on Livy

Book 1, Ch 44 (as translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella)
Discourses on Livy (1517)

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„People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Variante: No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care

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