— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
No tienes nada y me darías un mundo. Te debo un mundo.
„You owe the companies nothing. You especially don't owe them any courtesy. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don't even start asking for theirs.“
— Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
taken from 'Brandalism' in the book 'Cut It Out' (inspired from Sean Tejaratchi's piece in Crap Hound No.6, July 1999.) Source http://readingfrenzy.com/ledger/2012/03/taking_the_piss_conclusion
Fonte: Wall and Piece
Contexto: People are taking the piss out of you every day. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don't owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don't even start asking for theirs.
„I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.“
— John D. Rockefeller, Jr. American financier and philanthropist 1874 - 1960
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Often attributed to Twain, but sourced to Robert J. Burdette, Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/06/06/world-owes/
Variante: Don’t believe the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
„I OWE Christianity a debt, and so, I believe, does the world we have lived in for the last 2000 years.“
— Melvyn Bragg British broadcaster and author 1939
„It is to Sir Isaac Newton's Application of Geometry to Philosophy, that we owe the routing of this Army of Goths and Vandals in the philosophical World;“
— John Theophilus Desaguliers French-born British natural philosopher and clergyman 1683 - 1744
Fonte: Course of Experimental Philosophy, 1745, p. vi: Preface
Contexto: It is to Sir Isaac Newton's Application of Geometry to Philosophy, that we owe the routing of this Army of Goths and Vandals in the philosophical World; which he has enriched with more and greater Discoveries, than all the Philosophers that went before him: And has laid such Foundations for future Acquisitions, that even after his Death, his Works still promote natural Knowledge. Before Sir Isaac, we had but wild Guesses at the Cause of the Motion of the Comets and Planets round the Sun', but now he has clearly deduced them from the universal Laws of Attraction (the Existence of which he has proved beyond Contradiction) and has shewn, that the seeming Irregularities of the Moon, which Astronomers were unable to express in Numbers, are but the just Consequences of the Actions of the Sun and Earth upon it, according to their different Positions. His Principles clear up all Difficulties of the various Phænomena of the Tides; and the true Figure of the Earth is now plainly shewn to be a flatted Spheroid higher at the Equator than the Poles, notwithstanding many Assertions and Conjectures to the contrary.
„We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war.“
— Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, livro De re militari
De Re Militari (also Epitoma Rei Militaris), Book I, "The Selection and Training of New Levies"
Original: (la) Nulla enim alia re uidemus populum Romanum orbem subegisse terrarum nisi armorum exercitio, disciplina castrorum usuque militiae.
Contexto: Victory in war does not depend entirely upon numbers or mere courage; only skill and discipline will insure it. We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war. Without these, what chance would the inconsiderable numbers of the Roman armies have had against the multitudes of the Gauls? Or with what success would their small size have been opposed to the prodigious stature of the Germans? The Spaniards surpassed us not only in numbers, but in physical strength. We were always inferior to the Africans in wealth and unequal to them in deception and stratagem. And the Greeks, indisputably, were far superior to us in skill in arts and all kinds of knowledge. (Book 1)
„You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.“
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
As quoted in Wisdom & Inspiration for the Spirit and Soul (2004) by Nancy Toussaint, p. 85
Attributed from posthumous publications
„The world is growing gentle,
But few know what she owes
To the understanding lily
And the judgment of the rose.“
— Nathalia Crane American writer 1913 - 1998
Venus Invisible and Other Poems (1928)
„Those of us born after that era (of World War II), or with little or no knowledge of those experiences, take freedom for granted. In fact, we give little thought because we are preoccupied with the here and now and yet we owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid because you (returned servicemen) paid the price in blood.“
— Joni Madraiwiwi Fijian politician 1957 - 2016
Poppy Drive speech, 21 October 2005.
„Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.“
— Maya Angelou, livro Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Fonte: Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
„To the World, the World we show
We make the World to laugh
And teach each Hemisphere to know
How lives the Other Half.“
— Lyman Hakes Howe American entertainer and filmmaker 1856 - 1923
Said in 1909, as quoted in Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture http://books.google.com/books?id=2NKmvLXbZesC&pg=PA171&dq=%22To+the+World,+the+World+we+show%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xsDvUsX4F-nNsQTInIHQDQ&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22To%20the%20World%2C%20the%20World%20we%20show%22&f=false.
„The great writers to whom the world owes what religious liberty it possesses, have mostly asserted freedom of conscience as an indefeasible right, and denied absolutely that a human being is accountable to others for his religious belief.“
— John Stuart Mill, livro A Liberdade
Fonte: On Liberty (1859), Ch. 1: Introductory
„Let us rediscover the spirituality of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and revive the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Malik and Rene Cassin. We owe it to ourselves and future generations. With God’s help we will build – together – a better world.“
— Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
„Calvin: From now on, I'm not doing anything I don't want to do! The world owes me happiness, fulfillment and success…. I'm just here to cash in.
— Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
Fonte: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
„His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Village Blacksmith
The Village Blacksmith (1842)
„The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.“
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, livro The House of the Seven Gables
Fonte: The House of the Seven Gables (1851), Ch. XX : The Flower of Eden