„When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?“

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„A bore is a man who, when you ask how he is, tells you.“

—  Bert Leston Taylor American writer 1866 - 1921
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„To one who asked what was the proper time for lunch, he said, "If a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can."“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
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„In private, you got what you got in public. He treated everyone the same. He was just a very warm man, and he worked hard to impress upon his children the value of kindness. He was biologically incapable of gossip. There was no smallness in him.“

—  Ron Reagan talk radio host and political analyst 1958
On his father, Ronald Reagan, in Deborah Solomon, " The Son Also Rises http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/magazine/27QUESTIONS.html", New York Times (27 June 2004).

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„When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VII - On the Making of Music, Pictures, and Books, Writing for a Hundred Years Hence

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„He's hard to see when you look for him.“

—  Larry Watson, livro Montana 1948
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„Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

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„What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen. And when they asked him, "Why are you hanging out with prostitutes and fishermen?" he said, "Because they need me."“

—  Iggy Pop American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and actor 1947
Rolling Stone interview (2003), Context: As society has changed, what had formerly been unacceptable has become colorful, even the broken-glass thing. Although, you know, there's an archetypal element to that anyway.... It's about the blood... The Christians used that riff with Christ. What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen. And when they asked him, "Why are you hanging out with prostitutes and fishermen?" he said, "Because they need me." What a line, you know? But what your martial society really wants is blood. We need some blood. We need some suffering. Like, the individual must suffer for the good of the whole. I toy around with that. Early on, I wasn't looking at Jesus Christ, saying to myself, "What an angle." I wasn't trying to be Christ-y. But, after all, on one level, this is showbiz. On his stage performances, including acts where he would crawl and roll on broken glass.

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„It is likewise with the proud, rich man: he will never have mercy on the poor man because of his hue or his cry, but if the poor man could wreak vengeance on him, then you would see the rich man bow.“

—  Marie de France medieval poet
Si est del riche orguillus: Ja del povre n'avra merci Pur sa pleinte ne pur sun cri; Mes se cil s'en peüst vengier, Dunc le verreit l'um suzpleier. Fables, no. 10, "The Fox and the Eagle", line 18; cited from Mary Lou Martin (trans.) The Fables of Marie de France (Birmingham, Alabama: Summa, 1984) pp. 54-6. Translation from the same source, p. 55.

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