„I am not a man of etiquette, I don't know manners. I simply call a spade a fucking spade, because that's what it is.“

—  Osho

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indischer Philosoph und Begründer der Neo-Sannyas-Bewegung 1931 - 1990

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„I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.“

—  Menander Athenian playwright of New Comedy -342 - -291 v.Chr

Unidentified fragment 545 K (K = T. Kock, Comicorum Atticorum Fragmenta, 3 vols. (Leipzig 1880/8)), as translated in ‪Menander: The Principal Fragments‬‎ (1921) by Francis Greenleaf Allinson.
Original: (el) τὰ σῦκα σῦκα, τὴν σκάφην σκάφην...

Oscar Wilde Foto

„I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who would call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Ludwig Wittgenstein Foto

„If I have exhausted the justifications, I have reached bedrock and my spade is turned. Then I am inclined to say: "This is simply what I do."“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein, buch Philosophische Untersuchungen

§ 217
Quelle: Philosophical Investigations (1953)

„We believe that failing to call a spade a spade is not scientific.“

—  Leo Strauss, buch Thoughts on Machiavelli

Quelle: Thoughts on Machiavelli (1958), p. 50

William Stanley Jevons Foto

„What capital I give for the spade merely replaces what the manufacturer had already invested in the expectation that the spade would be needed.“

—  William Stanley Jevons, The Theory of Political Economy

Quelle: The Theory of Political Economy (1871), Chapter VII, Theory of Capital, p. 188.

Plutarch Foto

„These Macedonians," said he, "are a rude and clownish people, that call a spade a spade.“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

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„I don't say so, but my spade tells me so.“

—  B. B. Lal Indian archaeologist 1921

B.B. Lal's reply to his critics (traditional Hindus). As related and quoted in Elst, Koenraad (2012). The argumentative Hindu. New Delhi : Aditya Prakashan. Chapter: Ayodhya’s three history debates.

In the 1970s, Prof. B.B. Lal's excavation campaign “Archaeology of the Ramayana sites” [Lal 2008:15-28] found a common material culture at Ayodhya, Chitrakuta and other Ramayana sites all datable to a common period. It earned him the wrath of an audience of traditional Hindu godmen, who tend to place the Ramayana events at a far greater time-depth.

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Jonathan Swift Foto

„I'll give you leave to call me anything, if you don't call me "spade."“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

Polite Conversation (1738), Dialogue 2

William D. Leahy Foto

„I did not see Julius Caesar's return to Rome, but I am sure that in comparison it looked like a deuce of spades.“

—  William D. Leahy United States admiral, ambassador to France, Chief of Staff 1875 - 1959

Comment by Leahy on Douglas MacArthur's return to the United States after being relieved of command in Korea by President Harry S. Truman, in a 20 April 1951 letter to MacArthur's nephew Douglas MacArthur II. As quoted by Henry H. Adams in Witness to Power: The Life of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy (1985), p. 342
1950s

Johannes Grenzfurthner Foto

„Whenever I go to a botanical garden, I think of killing people with a spade.“

—  Johannes Grenzfurthner Austrian artist, writer, curator, and theatre and film director 1975

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Karl Pilkington Foto

„From someone whose dad buys him a spade for Christmas, I thought you'd be grateful!“

—  Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972

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Marsilio Ficino Foto

„In these times I don't, in a manner of speaking, know what I want; perhaps I don't want what I know and want what I don't know.“

—  Marsilio Ficino Italian philosopher 1433 - 1499

Quelle: The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. 3

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Alexander Pope Foto

„Let spades be trumps! she said, and trumps they were.“

—  Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

Canto III, line 46.
The Rape of the Lock (1712, revised 1714 and 1717)

Dennis Lehane Foto

„I'm a detective, but nuns could stonewall Sam Spade into an asylum.“

—  Dennis Lehane, buch A Drink Before the War

Quelle: A Drink Before the War (1994), Ch. 2.

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