„I'm tired of speaking for hours, so from now on, I will reduce the duration of my 'Returning Happiness to People' speech ever [sic] Friday and will have my ministers who oversee each topic to speak in the programme.“

"Returning happiness to the people" speeches
Quelle: PM to shorten 'Return to happiness' speeches but in the end happiness is never come true http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politics/PM-to-shorten-Return-to-happiness-speeches-30257143.html (31 March 2015)

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Thai military officer, junta chief, and politician 1954

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„On Friday night, I was reading my new book, but my brain got tired, so I decided to watch some television instead.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, buch Vielleicht lieber morgen

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„I want you to shake the hands of every Minister in the Provisional Government ( Irish Free State )who's responsible for my death. I forgive them and so must you, Erskine. The second will apply if ever you go into Irish politics. You must not speak of my execution in public.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers Irish nationalist and author 1870 - 1922

Robert Erskine's last jail cell words to his son, also named Erskine, in November 1922. His son would become President of Ireland 52 years later. Cited in " The Riddle of Erskine Childers " By Andrew Boyle, Hutchinson, London (1977), pg. 320.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

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„I speak from ignorance.
Who once learned much, but speaks from ignorance now.“

—  Nathaniel Tarn American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and translator 1928

Poem Last of the Chiefs published in: Nathaniel Tarn (1965) Old savage, young city. p. 18.

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„As a writer, I'm trying to capture the voice of my characters, who sometimes will speak in Spanglish…“

—  Gary Soto American poet and writer 1952

[Often my characters—a Jesus, a Hector, a Gloria—will be bilingual, or if not bilingual at least know enough Spanish to throw words and phrases into conversation.]

On his characters being bilingual in “In-depth Written Interview with Gary Soto” https://www.teachingbooks.net/interview.cgi?a=1&id=47 in Teaching Books (2007 Aug 29)

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„I speak of love for souls, of tender love for God, words pass through my words sic, lips], and I long with a deep longing to believe in them!“

—  Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997

On her dark night of spiritual desolation amidst devotion, in a letter addressed to Jesus, as quoted in Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (2007) edited by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, p. 192; regarding this quote, Fr. Kolodiejchuk writes: "...when addressing Jesus — that is, in prayer — she could express herself with ease. Fufilling her confessor's request, she sent to him a letter addressed to Jesus, enclosing it with her letter dated September 3, 1959." https://books.google.com/books?id=P4cqT0nK_joC&pg=PA192&dq=%22when+addressing+Jesus+-+that+is,+in+prayer+-+she+could+express+herself+%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk0IOm5vTOAhVF1x4KHYdRDE4Q6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22when%20addressing%20Jesus%20-%20that%20is%2C%20in%20prayer%20-%20she%20could%20express%20herself%20%22&f=false
Kontext: My own Jesus,
They say people in hell suffer eternal pain because of the loss of God – they would go through all that suffering if they had just a little hope of possessing God. In my soul I feel just that terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing (Jesus, please forgive my blasphemies, I have been told to write everything). That darkness that surrounds me on all sides. I can’t lift my soul to God – no light or inspiration enters my soul. I speak of love for souls, of tender love for God, words pass through my words sic, lips], and I long with a deep longing to believe in them! What do I labour for? If there be no God—there can be no soul.—If there is no soul then Jesus—You also are not true... Jesus don't let my soul be deceived—nor let me deceive anyone. In the call You said that I would have to suffer much.—Ten years—my Jesus, You have done to me according to Your will—and Jesus hear my prayer—if this pleases You—if my pain and suffering—my darkness and separation gives You a drop of consolation—my own Jesus, do with me as You wish—as long as You wish, without a single glance at my feelings and pain... I beg of You only one thing—please do not take the trouble to return soon.—I am ready to wait for You for all eternity.

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„I was born without muscles in my mouth, so I can't smile. But, I'm real happy. I'm super happy right now. I'm ecstatic.“

—  Joe Trohman American musician 1984

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„I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that. But I'm going to be honest.“

—  Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951

NBC's Meet The Press (3 October 1999) responding to criticism of his remarks in Playboy magazine.
Kontext: I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that. But I'm going to be honest. I'm going to continue to speak my mind, and that's who I am...

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„I speak now from my home and from my heart to you all; to men and women so cut off by the snows, the desert, or the sea, that only voices out of the air can reach them.“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

King George V's Christmas broadcast, 1932 http://www.royalinsight.gov.uk/output/Page3643.asp
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„I'm known for speaking my mind, a trait I probably inherited from my parents, Louis and Mary Leakey—neither of whom was renowned for tact.“

—  Richard Leakey Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist, and politician 1944

Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures (2001) with Virginia Morell

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„I want to see all of my people and speak to them so that we may forever be friends.“

—  John J. Pershing United States Army general in World War I 1860 - 1948

My Life Before the World War, 1860--1917: A Memoir, pp. 292-293 https://books.google.com/books?id=a74_JIbehzsC&pg=PA292
Kontext: I write you this letter because I am sorry to know that you and your people refuse to do what the government has ordered. You do not give up your arms. Soldiers were sent to Taglibi so that you could come into camp and turn in your guns. When the soldiers went to camp a Taglibi, your Moros fired into camp and tried to kill the soldiers. Then the soldiers had to shoot all Moros who fired upon them. When the soldiers marched through the country, the Moros again shot at them, so the soldiers had to kill several others. I am sorry the soldiers had to kill any Moros. All Moros are the same to me as my children and no father wants to kill his own children.... I want to see all of my people and speak to them so that we may forever be friends.

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