„He’s almost certainly planned for the contingency of being caught. He’s rich and he’s got more lawyers than some countries have people.“
— John Scalzi, livro Lock In
Fonte: Lock In (2014), Chapter 22 (p. 301)
— Susan Cain self-help writer 1968
"The quiet strength of the introvert," The Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2012.
„I'm a Christian. I'm a South African. I'm an Afrikaner. I'm a lawyer. I love my country, and I think that this country has a great future. In that sense of the word, I`m a practical idealist.“
— F. W. de Klerk South African politician 1936
As quoted in "New S. African Leader`s Reforms Irk Left, Right" http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-01-01/news/9001010094_1_klerk-whites-only-zambian-president-kenneth-kaunda (1 January 1990), by Tom Masland, Chicago Tribune
„While I don't like to encourage nationalism, I must admit that I feel… patriotic with regard to the ideals that the Founding Fathers had and on which this country was founded. I just wish that my fellow Americans knew more of our own history and of earlier European history to know what those ideals actually were.“
— Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962
Youtube, Other, Don't Blame the Atheists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Ca88xNw_w (October 21, 2012)
„Practically the whole of the engineering establishments of this country were controlled by the State. He had seen resolutions passed by the Trades Congress about the nationalization of industry, but the Government had done it.“
— David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945
Speech to the Trades Union Congress in Bristol (9 September 1915), quoted in The Times (10 September 1915), p. 10
Minister of Munitions
„I know a lot of people wonder why an ex-footballer should seek the presidency of the country but no one asks a lawyer or a businessman why they do the same.“
— George Weah Liberian association football player and politician 1966
George Weah (2017) cited in: " George Weah: ‘Arsène Wenger showed me love when racism was at its peak’ https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/25/george-weah-arsene-wenger-chelsea-liberia-president" in The Guardian, 25 December 2017.
„I cannot see the wit of walking and talking at the same time. When I am in the country, I wish to vegetate like the country.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On Going on a Journey"
Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/TableHazIV.htm (1821-1822)
„If I had not gone into Monty Python, I probably would have stuck to my original plan to graduate and become a chartered accountant, perhaps a barrister lawyer, and gotten a nice house in the suburbs, with a nice wife and kids, and gotten a country club membership, and then I would have killed myself.“
— John Cleese actor from England 1939
On Fresh Air with Terry Gross (1997)
„…if you have so many lawyers, they have to find business, which sometimes they have to create. Sometimes nonsensical lawsuits are generated by lawyers. In this country (the United States everybody sues everybody.“
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 1999
Fonte: Made in Japan (1986), p. 174.
„Such then is the human condition, that to wish greatness for one's country is to wish harm to one's neighbors.“
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
Telle est donc la condition humaine que souhaiter la grandeur de son pays, c’est souhaiter du mal à ses voisins.
Citas, Dictionnaire philosophique (1764)
„Apart from cheese and tulips, the main product of the country is advocaat, a drink made from lawyers.“
— Alan Coren humorist and writer from the United Kingdom 1938 - 2007
"All You Need To Know About Europe", Netherlands.
The Sanity Inspector (1974)
„I wish my country were like I wanted it to be, but as it is not, I hope it will one day get to this way of living.“
— Harry Schwarz South African activist 1924 - 2010
The Mercury (17 November 2009).
„I had to prepare the mind of the country, and to educate…our party. … I had to prepare the mind of Parliament and the country on this question of Reform.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Speech on Reform Bill of 1867, Edinburgh, Scotland (29 October 1867), quoted in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p. 289.
„I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird.“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
letter to Sarah Bache (26 January 1784).
„I looked down on a quilt of clouds, bordered on the horizon by the blood-orange streaks of the setting sun. As the steady hum of the engine drowned out the chatter around me, I realized that I would probably be thinking about the implications of Watergate for the rest of my life. For the country, and for me it had been a significant point in time.“
— Fred Thompson American politician and actor 1942 - 2015
At That Point in Time, Impact of Watergate
„In this case, the United States had particular reason to consult most closely with those Caribbean countries which had called on it to help resolve the crisis. Nevertheless, their lack of consultation was regrettably less than we would have wished.“
— Geoffrey Howe British Conservative politician 1926 - 2015
"Foreign Secretary regrets lack of consultation by US", The Times, 27 October 1983; p. 4.
Remarks in the House of Commons, 26 October 1983, on the United States' decision to invade Grenada (a Commonwealth country) without consultation with the United Kingdom.
— Alexander Mackenzie 2nd Prime Minister of Canada 1822 - 1892
his lecture Sarnia April 1858 "Anglo-Saxon race" reflecting on his youthhood readings of Bruce and Wallace - Buckingham page 137
„Nobody has single-handedly done more for the US image than me, I really believe this. When I won the World Championship in '72, the United States had an image of, you know, a football country, baseball country, but nobody thought of it as an intellectual country. I turned all that around single-handedly“
— Роберт Фишер American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008
Radio Interview, September 11 2001 http://www.geocities.jp/bobbby_b/mp3/F_19_1.MP3
Contexto: Look at all I've done for the US. Nobody has single-handedly done more for the US image than me, I really believe this. When I won the World Championship in '72, the United States had an image of, you know, a football country, baseball country, but nobody thought of it as an intellectual country. I turned all that around single-handedly, right? But I was useful then because there was the Cold War, right? But now I'm not useful anymore, you see, the Cold War is over, and now they want to wipe me out, steal everything I have, put me in prison, and so on.