„He could boast that he inherited it brick and left it marble.“

—  Augustus

Suetonius, of Augustus and the city of Rome, in Lives of the Caesars, Divus Augustus, XXVIII, 3.

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römischer Kaiser -63 - 14 v.Chr

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„I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.“

—  Augustus founder of Julio-Claudian dynasty and first emperor of the Roman Empire -63 - 14 v.Chr

Marmoream relinquo, quam latericiam accepi.
Quoted in Svetonius, Lives of the Cesars, Aug., XXVIII, 3

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„Aware that the city was architecturally unworthy of her position as capital of the Roman Empire, besides being vulnerable to fire and river floods, Augustus so improved her appearance that he could justifiably boast: "I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble."“
Urbem neque pro maiestate imperii ornatam et inundationibus incendiisque obnoxiam excoluit adeo, ut iure sit gloriatus marmoream se relinquere, quam latericiam accepisset.

—  Sueton, buch The Twelve Caesars

Quelle: The Twelve Caesars, Augustus, Ch. 28

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„He is a winner. He is the inheritance of Real Madrid.“

—  Raúl González Spanish footballer 1977

Fabio Capello (15/11/99)

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„You cannot take the world through inheritance and boasting, you can take it only by wielding the sword in battle.“

—  Iltutmish Sultan of Mamluk Sultanate 1210 - 1236

Iltumish. Isami, II, 221. quoted from Lal, K. S. (1994). Muslim slave system in medieval India. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan. Chapter 4

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„Keynes was an applied economist who turned to inventing theory because the theory he had inherited could not properly explain what was happening.“

—  Robert Skidelsky Economist and author 1939

Quelle: John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman (2003), Ch. 27. Portraits of an Unusual Economist

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„No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

Of Fortune
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„If a man has done evil in his life, he must not be complimented in marble.“

—  Charles Sumner American abolitionist and politician 1811 - 1874

As quoted in Simon, James F., Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney (2006), Simon and Schuster, p. 268.

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„The mossy marbles rest
On the lips that he has prest
In their bloom;
And the names he loved to hear
Have been carved for many a year
On the tomb.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

The last Leaf; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Data! data! data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle, buch The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Quelle: The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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„He saw much good in inherited institutions, and yet, at the same time, he also saw the desirability and necessity of change.“

—  Alan O. Ebenstein American political scientist, educator and author 1959

Hayek's Journey: The Mind of Friedrich Hayek (2003)
Kontext: Hayek’s approach was largely Burkean. He saw much good in inherited institutions, and yet, at the same time, he also saw the desirability and necessity of change.

„He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.“

—  James Reston Journalist, newspaper editor 1909 - 1995

Statement about Richard Nixon, as quoted in an article by Joe Sharkey in The New York Times (12 March 2000)

„He was truly after an art in which the creator could be as intelligent as he liked, but in which intelligence must be transmuted entirely into form, so that no lumps of thinking are left showing.“

—  Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011

"Ernest Hemingway" (1977), p. 240
The Good Word & Other Words (1978)

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