„The monstrous evils of the twentieth century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women, and children and brought untold suffering to a large portion of mankind.“
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1902 - 1983
In Our Time (1976), "Money" p. 37
„And Spaniards and Dutchmen, and Frenchmen and such men,
As foemen did curse them, the bowmen of England!
No other land could nurse them
But their motherland, Old England!
And on her broad bosom did they ever thrive!“
— Basil Hood British dramatist and army officer 1864 - 1917
Song The Yeomen of England
„King is probably one of three men of this century that I'll call heroic. A fantastic man as far as I'm concerned, for all that he did.“
— Ernest J. Gaines Novelist, short story writer, teacher 1933
In an interview with Patricia Rickels, as quoted in John Lowe (1995) Conversations with Ernest Gaines, University Press of Mississippi, p. 131
— Herodotus, Histories
The Histories, Book 7, Ch. 210.
„They sat for a moment, regarding one another; neither understanding. As if we were two aliens, thought Blaine. With viewpoints that did not come within a million miles of coinciding, and yet they both were men.“
— Clifford D. Simak, Time is the Simplest Thing
Time is the Simplest Thing (1961), Chapter 9 (p. 70)
„In the old times, women did not get their lives written, though I don't doubt many of them were much better worth writing than the men's.“
— Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896
The Pearl of Orr's Island : A Story of the Coast of Maine (1862).
„What people often forget, of course, is that Magneto, unlike the lovely Sir Ian McKellen, is a mad old terrorist twat. No matter how he justifies his stupid, brutal behaviour, or how anyone else tries to justify it, in the end he's just an old bastard with daft, old ideas based on violence and coercion. I really wanted to make that clear (when writing New X-Men).“
— Grant Morrison writer 1960
On The X-Men, 2004 https://web.archive.org/web/20040803001942/http://www.popimage.com/content/grant20044.html Popimage interview
„That man who is responsible for slave labor in Germany does not have my sympathy. I did not like the whole idea of what he did. After all, there are limits to what one can do with foreign populations in the forced labor business. In the first place, the whole idea is completely unproductive. One needs three or four men to watch one compulsory worker. Sauckel deserves the severest punishment.“
— Fritz Sauckel German general 1894 - 1946
Paul O. Schmidt to Leon Goldensohn, March 13, 1946.
„We have to create strength where it did not exist before; we have to change our natures, and become new men with new hearts, to be born again …“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
India's Rebirth, Context: We have to create strength where it did not exist before; we have to change our natures, and become new men with new hearts, to be born again... We need a nucleus of men in whom the Shakti is developed to its uttermost extent, in whom it fills every corner of the personality and overflows to fertilise the earth. These, having the fire of Bhawani in their hearts and brains, will go forth and carry the flame to every nook and cranny of our land. Bhawani Mandir, 1905
— Milton Mayer American journalist 1908 - 1986
They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-35 (1955), p. 62; cited in: Quotable Quotes: They Thought They Were Free http://econengineer.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/quotable-quotes-they-thought-they-were-free/ by John@EconEngineer in: The Economical Engineer (1 July 2012)
„It is ridiculous to seek to excuse Robert Lee as the most formidable agency this nation ever raised to make 4 million human beings goods instead of men. Either he knew what slavery meant when he helped maim and murder thousands in its defense, or he did not. If he did not he was a fool. If he did, Robert Lee was a traitor and a rebel–not indeed to his country, but to humanity and humanity’s God.“
— W.E.B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, activist and writer 1868 - 1963
Essay on Robert E. Lee http://inthesetimes.com/article/20447/Robert-E-Lee-WEB-DuBois-Racist-Murderer-Confederacy-Monuments (1928)
„But Shadrach was a name from the Bible. And now he wasn't sure that it was right to name a rabbit with a name from the Bible. Shadrach was one of the three young men that old Nebuchadnezzar in the old testament had tossed into the fiery furnace— Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Suddenly he thought that Shadrach must be a good black name— Shadrach must have got pretty black in that fiery furnace. He didn't smile, because it wasn't right to joke about things from the Bible, and he still didn't know whether you should name a rabbit with a name from the Bible. It worried him.“
— Meindert DeJong, livro Shadrach