„He is formless, almost faceless, a man whose countenance is a caricature, a man whose framework seems cartilaginous, without bones.“
About Adolf Hitler, in "I Saw Hitler!" in Cosmopolitan (1931), later in I Saw Hitler! (1932)<!-- also in "Good Bye to Germany", in Harper's Magazine (December 1934), p. 12 -->
Kontext: He is formless, almost faceless, a man whose countenance is a caricature, a man whose framework seems cartilaginous, without bones. He is inconsequent and voluble, ill poised and insecure. He is the very prototype of the Little Man. … His movements are awkward. There is in his face no trace of any inner conflict or self-discipline.
And yet, he is not without a certain charm. But it is the soft almost feminine charm of the Austrian! When he talks it is with a broad Austrian dialect. The eyes alone are notable. Dark gray and hyperthyroidic, they have the peculiar shine which often distinguishes geniuses, alcoholics, and hysterics.
„Whose game was empires and whose stakes were thrones,
Whose table earth, whose dice were human bones.“
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Age of Bronze, Stanza 3, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 v.Chr
Quelle: Antigone, Lines 620-3
„Allah, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.“
— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601 - 661
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol. 60, p. 299, no.5
Regarding Knowledge & Wisdom, Religious
— David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005
Referring to former Labour Party member Peter Dunne.
Quelle: [Pryor, Nicole, Rare stumble by political chameleon, 8 June 2013, The Press, 8 June 2013, A16]
— John James Ingalls American politician 1833 - 1900
Eulogy on Benjamin Hill, United States Senate, Jan. 23, 1882.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
El hombre, cuando es solamente lo que parece ser el hombre, casi no es nada.
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
March 11, 1856
„Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence.“
— Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Father of republic India, champion of human rights, father of India's Constitution, polymath, revolutionary, social ref… 1891 - 1956
Political Science for Civil Services Main Examination (2010)
„If a philosopher is not a man, he is anything but a philosopher; he is above all a pedant, and a pedant is a caricature of a man.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), I : The Man of Flesh and Bone
Kontext: If a philosopher is not a man, he is anything but a philosopher; he is above all a pedant, and a pedant is a caricature of a man. The cultivation of any branch of science — of chemistry, of physics, of geometry, of philology — may be a work of differentiated specialization, and even so, only within very narrow limits and restrictions; but philosophy, like poetry, is a work of integration and synthesis, or else it is merely pseudo-philosophical erudition.
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
Literary Essays, vol. II (1870–1890), Rousseau and the Sentimentalists
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
(Lyrics from Justify My Love).
„A diary is more or less the work of a man of clay whose hands are clumsy and in whose eyes there is no light.“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Journal entry (26 July 1899); as published in Souvenirs and Prophecies: the Young Wallace Stevens (1977) edited by Holly Stevens, Ch. 3
„Now see what a Christian is, drawn by the hand of Christ. He is a man on whose clear and open brow God has set the stamp of truth; one whose very eye beams bright with honor; in whose very look and bearing you may see freedom, manliness, veracity; a brave man — a noble man — frank, generous, true, with, it may be, many faults; whose freedom may take the form of impetuosity or rashness, but the form of meanness never.“
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 104.
„Certainly no man can rightfully be required to join, or support, an association whose protection he does not desire.“
— Lysander Spooner Anarchist, Entrepreneur, Abolitionist 1808 - 1887
Section III, p. 7
Natural Law; or The Science of Justice (1882), Chapter I. The Science of Justice.