„There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.“

—  Bob Ross

Letzte Aktualisierung 16. April 2022. Geschichte
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Bob Ross4
US-amerikanischer Maler 1942 - 1995

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„I do not believe in communism any more than you do but there is nothing wrong with the Communists in this country; several of the best friends I have got are Communists.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

Reported by Representative Martin Dies as having been said in a conversation at the White House, in the Congressional Record (September 22, 1950), vol. 96, Appendix, p. A6832. Reported as "exceedingly dubious" in Paul F. Boller, Jr., Quotemanship: The Use and Abuse of Quotations for Polemical and Other Purposes, chapter 8, p. 361 (1967); Boller goes on to say that "it is most unlikely that FDR would have said anything like it, even flippantly, to the zealous HUAC chairman, though he may have told Dies that he was exaggerating the size of the American communist movement".

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„When the juices of trees have no means of escape, they clot and rot in them, making the trees hollow and good for nothing.“

—  Vitruvius, buch De architectura

Quelle: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II, Chapter IX, Sec. 4

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„Who taught us to be so mean, and nasty and vicious and hateful, or indifferent towards animals when they used to be our friends? These are innocent beings, who have done nothing wrong to us.“

—  Gary Yourofsky animal rights activist 1970

Part of the speech to the students of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Summer 2010)
Kontext: My goal is simple. All I want to do is re-connect people with animals. Awaken some emotions and some feelings and some logic, that is been buried and suppressed, intentionally, by our society. And the reason why I say re-connect it's because each and every person in this room used to be a real animal rights person at one time, a true animal lover, and a real friend to the animal kingdom. And it's when we were kids! When we were young... When we were kids! We used to be in awe of animals."They used to make us laugh, and giggle and smile. They made us pretty happy! And there was a time in our lives, when we would do just about anything in the world to make them happy as well. To protect them from cruelty! Or to, at least, acknowledge the cruelty they were receiving. I mean, if somebody was mean to an animal in front of us when we were little, we would have screamed and cried. And that's because we all used to understand right from wrong, when it came to the treatment of animals. Until somebody told us, and taught us differently. You better believe that somebody told us to ignore their suffering! To mock and excuse, their pain, and their misery. To make fun of their very existence. And this is something I want you to focus on - today, tomorrow and beyond... What in the hell happened along the way?! Who taught us to be so mean, and nasty and vicious and hateful, or indifferent towards animals when they used to be our friends? These are innocent beings, who have done nothing wrong to us.

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„Better to have one friend of great value, than many friends who were good for nothing.“

—  Anacharsis Scythian philosopher

As quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius, as translated by C. D. Yonge, (1853), "Anacharsis" sect. 5, p. 48

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„If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1850s, Speech at Peoria, Illinois (1854)
Kontext: The foregoing history may not be precisely accurate in every particular; but I am sure it is sufficiently so, for all the uses I shall attempt to make of it, and in it, we have before us, the chief material enabling us to correctly judge whether the repeal of the Missouri Compromise is right or wrong.
I think, and shall try to show, that it is wrong; wrong in its direct effect, letting slavery into Kansas and Nebraska — and wrong in its prospective principle, allowing it to spread to every other part of the wide world, where men can be found inclined to take it.
This declared indifference, but as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of slavery, I can not but hate. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world — enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites — causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty — criticising the Declaration of Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest.

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„No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full.“

—  Lucius Cornelius Sulla Ancient Roman general, dictator -138 - -78 v.Chr

His self-made epitaph, as quoted in Heroes of History : A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age (2001) by Will Durant; variant translation: "...nor enemy harmed me"

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„People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Quoted in Picasso on Art (1988), ed. Dore Ashton.
Attributed from posthumous publications

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„The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when the light comes, the heart of the people is always right.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

about 1900, page 429
John of the Mountains, 1938

Daniel Morgan Foto

„An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it“

—  Daniel Morgan American pioneer, soldier and politician 1736 - 1802

Letter to a Quaker (1798)
Kontext: As to war, I am and always was a great enemy, at the same time a warrior the greater part of my life, and were I young again, should still be a warrior while ever this country should be invaded and I lived — a Defensive war I think a righteous war to Defend my life & property & that of my family, in my own opinion, is right & justifiable in the sight of God.
An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man's property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything that is his. Neither does he have a right to meddle with anything that is mine, if he does I have a right to defend it by force.

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„He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

Anarcharsis, 5.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 2: Socrates, his predecessors and followers

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„There's nothing wrong with being incompetent.… It just means you don't have to do as much.“

—  Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017

NBC interview (1987)

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„A well I bless my soul
What's wrong with me?
I'm itching like a man on a fuzzy tree.
My friends say I'm actin' wild as a bug.
I'm in love,
I'm all shook up.
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!“

—  Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977

All Shook Up, written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley (1957)
Song lyrics

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