„The best laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-gley“

To a Mouse, st. 7 (1785)
Quelle: Collected Poems of Robert Burns
Kontext: The best laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-gley;
And leave us naught but grief and pain
For promised joy.

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schottischer Schriftsteller und Poet 1759 - 1796

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„The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley.
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!“

—  Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796

To a Mouse, st. 7 (1785)
Quelle: Collected Poems of Robert Burns

„The plans of mice, men and Maureen gang aft a cock-up.“

—  Maureen Lipman British actress, columnist and comedienne 1946

How Was it For You?

William Osler Foto

„When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances fit in with them.“

—  William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919

"Internal Medicine as a Vocation" Address to the New York Academy of Medicine (1897); later published in Aequanimitas, and Other Addresses (1905).

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„O water of the river Ganges, thou rememberst the day
When our torrent flooded thy valleys...“

—  Muhammad Iqbál Urdu poet and leader of the Pakistan Movement 1877 - 1938

Quelle: quoted in Annemarie Schimmel - Gabriel's Wing_ Study into the Religious Ideas of Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1989, Iqbal Academy) also in Jain, M. (2010). Parallel pathways: Essays on Hindu-Muslim relations, 1707-1857.

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„The best scheme of finance is, to spend as little as possible; and the best tax is always the lightest.“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832

Quelle: A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book III, On Consumption, Chapter VIII, Section I, p. 449

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„O Mother of gods and men, assister and colleague of mighty Jove! O source of the Intelligible Powers!“

—  Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363

Upon The Mother Of The Gods (c. 362-363)
Kontext: !-- Who is so thick-headed as not to understand that through Hermes and Aphrodite are invoked all things in all places that contain the cause of the universality and various forms of generation, which is the proper subject of my argument? Is not this the Attis, who at first is called insane, and then sane, in consequence of his castration? Insane because he chose for himself the realm of Matter, and superintends the work of generation; but sane because he hath modelled this refuse into Beauty, and hath wrought therein so great a transformation, that no skill or craft of man can imitate the same. But what shall be the conclusion of my theme? Verily a Hymn of praise unto the goddess. --> O Mother of gods and men, assister and colleague of mighty Jove! O source of the Intelligible Powers! Thou that keepest thy course in unison with the simple essences of things intelligible; thou that hast received out of all the universal Cause, and impartest it to the Intelligible world! Goddess, giver of life, Mother, Providence, and Maker of our souls! Thou that lovest the mighty Bacchus; who didst preserve Attis when he was cast forth, and didst recall him to thyself after he had sunk down into the cave of the earth; thou that art the beginning of all Good unto the Intelligible Powers, and that fillest the world with all the objects of Sense, and grantest all good things, in all places, unto mankind! Grant unto all men happiness, of which the sum and substance is the knowledge of the gods; and to the Roman people universally, first and foremost to wash away from themselves the stain of atheism, and in addition to this, grant them propitious Fortune, that shall assist them in governing the empire for many thousands of years to come! To myself grant for the fruit of my devotion to thee — Truth in belief concerning the gods, the attainment of perfection in religious rites, and in all the undertakings which we attempt as regards warlike or military measures, valour coupled with good luck, and the termination of my life to be without pain, and happy in the good hope of a departure for your abodes!

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„All the windy ways of men
Are but dust that rises up,
And is lightly laid again.“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

" The Vision of Sin http://home.att.net/%7ETennysonPoetry/vs.htm", sec. 4 (1842)

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„[I]n Portland, Oregon, they decided to drop the gang-member designation — they don’t call gangs “gangs” anymore because it’s, yes, racist.“

—  Allen West (politician) American politician; retired United States Army officer 1961

2010s, I'd like to see MORE football player protests — NOT less (27 September 2017)

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„Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham, buch Der Menschen Hörigkeit

Quelle: Of Human Bondage (1915), Ch. 39

Adam Smith Foto

„O men! be just Give aid first and counsel afterwards.“

—  Camillo Federici Italian actor and playwright (1749-1802) 1749 - 1802

Eh! uomini, slate giusti. Prima soccorrete, e poi consigliate.
Il Delatore, Act III, Sc. I. — (Lucia).
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 298.

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„O Rāma, the noble son of Kausalyā! The Sandhyā of the morning commences. O the lion amongst men! Arise, the Vedic daily tasks are to be performed.“

—  Rāmabhadrācārya Hindu religious leader 1950

kausalyāsuprajā rāma pūrvā saṃdhyā pravartate ।
uttiṣṭha naraśārdūla karttavyaṃ daivamāhnikam ॥
Original: (sa) kausalyāsuprajā rāma pūrvā saṃdhyā pravartate ।<br/>uttiṣṭha naraśārdūla karttavyaṃ daivamāhnikam ॥

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„O Euclid, you will acquire a power of managing sophists, but not of governing men.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 v.Chr

Diogenes Laertius

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