„I don’t know if you could prove that every theft is wrong; but I can prove to you that every theft is against the law, because I can arrest you every time.“

Sgt. Bartosek, in "Šlépeje" ["Footprints"] (1929) as translated by Norma Comrada, in Toward the Radical Center: A Karel Čapek Reader (1990), edited by Peter Kussi, p. 236
Kontext: Look, justice has to be as unquestioned as the multiplication tables. I don’t know if you could prove that every theft is wrong; but I can prove to you that every theft is against the law, because I can arrest you every time. If you scattered pearls in the street, then a policeman could give you a ticket for littering. But if you started performing miracles, we couldn’t stop you, unless we called it a public nuisance or unlawful public assembly. There must be some kind of breach of order for us to intervene.

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Karel Čapek Foto
Karel Čapek4
tschechischer Schriftsteller 1890 - 1938

Ähnliche Zitate

Algis Budrys Foto
Ta-Nehisi Coates Foto

„Murder… murder… Can you prove it was murder? […] I didn't think you could prove it was murder. She was dying in any event.“

—  John Bodkin Adams general practitionar, fraudster and suspected serial killer 1899 - 1983

To police on being charged.

Jane Austen Foto
Charlaine Harris Foto
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foto

„I do love you though — and can love you without kissing you every time I see you and I hope you understand that.“

—  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994

Letter to a boyfriend of 1947, quoted in Jacqueline Kennedy's Old Love Letters Will School You in the Art of Breaking Up" by Laura Beck, in Cosmopolitan (2 September 2015) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/news/a45821/jacqueline-kennedy-dear-john-letter/

Conor McGregor Foto

„I love proving people wrong and proving my supporters right. This is all fun and games to me. I love it. I love my job. I whoop people for truckloads of cash. How could I hate this life? I love it so much. I’m grateful every single day.“

—  Conor McGregor Irish mixed martial artist and boxer 1988

UFC 178 post-event press conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAAC34JzxS0 (September 2014), Ultimate Fighting Championship, Zuffa, LLC
2010s, 2014

Cormac McCarthy Foto
Robert Pattinson Foto
Taylor Swift Foto

„Every time you smile, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll shine for you.“

—  Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989

Jump Then Fall, Fearless: Platinum Edition (2009).
Song lyrics

Laurell K. Hamilton Foto
Kiran Desai Foto

„I don't think you can write according to a set of rules and laws; every writer is so different.“

—  Kiran Desai Indian author 1971

an interview with kiran desai http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/0599/desai/interview.html, Random House

Robert A. Heinlein Foto
Ta-Nehisi Coates Foto
Sufjan Stevens Foto

„I forgive you mother; I can hear you
And I long to be near you
But every road leads to an end“

—  Sufjan Stevens American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1975

"Death With Dignity"
Lyrics, Carrie and Lowell (2015)

Nicholas Sparks Foto
Gavin MacLeod Foto

„If you can laugh every day, you can get healthy. You get those endorphins going in the body, God’s been looking out for me. I enjoy every day.“

—  Gavin MacLeod American actor 1931 - 2021

Quelle: Gavin MacLeod on the Show That ‘Inspired a Lot of People to Get Into the News Business’ https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/gavin-macleod-show-news-business/286169/ (March 7, 2016)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Foto

„I'm going to stay with you all that I can, take the very best care of you that I can, and love you every minute until I die.“

—  Richard McKenna, buch The Sand Pebbles

Quelle: The Sand Pebbles (1962), Ch. 19; marriage ceremony of Maily and Frenchy
Kontext: He had a light in his gaunt face and his voice and manner were strangely solemn. The were all a bit afraid of him. … "We're mixing our lives together, Maily, and we'll never be able to unmix them again, and we'll never want to." His voice was strong but tender, and he was smiling down at here. "I take you for what you are, and all that you are, and mix you with all of me, and I don't hold back nothing. Nothing! When you're cold, and hungry, and afraid, so am I. When you're happy, so am I. I'm going to stay with you all that I can, take the very best care of you that I can, and love you every minute until I die." He took a deep, slow breath. "Now you say it"
"I will always love you and honor you and serve you, Frenchy, and stay as near to you as I can, and do everything for you, and live for you, and I won't have any life except our life together…" Tears welled out of her eyes but she smiled steadily up without blinking. "I will just love you, Frenchy, all of me there is just loving you forever."

Ähnliche Themen