„Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.“

— John Dryden, Constantine the Great (1684), Epilogue.

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John Dryden
englischer Dichter, Dramatiker und Literaturkritiker 1631 - 1700

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— George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880
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„One man with a gun can control 100 without one.“

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„One man with a gun can control a hundred without one.“

— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924