„Sleep peacefully people, there will not be a war.“

Narode, spavaj mirno, rata neće biti.
Quoted in Central Europe Review http://www.ce-review.org/00/36/kampschror36.html.


Narode, spavaj mirno, rata neće biti.

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Guardian obituary http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2003/dec/30/guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

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„Christianity is the war against sleep and dream.“

—  Ludwig Klages German psychologist and philosopher 1872 - 1956

Fonte: Rhythmen und Runen (1944), p. 253

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„And some aged man in homage to his ancient love will yearly place a garland on her mounded tomb, and, as he goes, will say: "Sleep well and peacefully, and above thy untroubled ashes let the earth be light."“

—  Tibullus poet and writer (0054-0019) -50 - -19 a.C.

Atque aliquis senior veteres veneratus amores
annua constructo serta dabit tumulo,
et "bene" discedens dicet "placideque quiescas,
terraque securae sit super ossa levis."
Bk. 2, no. 4, line 47.
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„I am very glad to hear this, since I come from the Ukraine. From now on I can sleep peacefully. I will immediately telegraph my daughter in Kiev.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1894 - 1971

Khrushchev's reply when the Swedish prime minister Erlander assured him that Sweden had no intention of repeating the 1709 Battle of Poltava in eastern Ukraine between Russia and Sweden. From a Swedish-Soviet summit which began on March 30, 1956, in Moscow, as quoted in Raoul Wallenberg (1985) by Eric Sjöquist, p. 125 ISBN 9153650875

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„Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than of war.“

—  Homér, Iliad

A misquotation http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2009-August/092648.html of:

Πάντων μὲν κόρος ἐστὶ καὶ ὕπνου καὶ φιλότητος
μολπῆς τε γλυκερῆς καὶ ἀμύμονος ὀρχηθμοῖο,
τῶν πέρ τις καὶ μᾶλλον ἐέλδεται ἐξ ἔρον εἷναι
ἢ πολέμου· Τρῶες δὲ μάχης ἀκόρητοι ἔασιν.

Men get
Their fill of all things, of sleep and love, sweet song
And flawless dancing, and most men like these things
Much better than war. Only Trojans are always
Thirsty for blood!

Iliad, XIII, 636–639 (tr. Ennis Rees)

The misquotation implies that an overweening love of war was the norm, whereas the real quote decries the Trojans as inhumane for keeping the war going.

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„If the countries were divided by a real opposition of interests, it would be possible to arrive at a satisfactory compromise. But when economic and political interests have no meaning apart from war, how can they be peacefully reconciled?“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

Fonte: The Power of Words (1937), p. 224
Contexto: What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war; petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. Thus when war is waged it is for the purpose of safeguarding or increasing one's capacity to make war. International politics are wholly involved in this vicious cycle. What is called national prestige consists in behaving always in such a way as to demoralize other nations by giving them the impression that, if it comes to war, one would certainly defeat them. What is called national security is an imaginary state of affairs in which one would retain the capacity to make war while depriving all other countries of it. It amounts to this, that a self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war. But why is it so essential to be able to make war? No one knows, any more than the Trojans knew why it was necessary for them to keep Helen. That is why the good intentions of peace-loving statesman are so ineffectual. If the countries were divided by a real opposition of interests, it would be possible to arrive at a satisfactory compromise. But when economic and political interests have no meaning apart from war, how can they be peacefully reconciled?

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„Utu, shepherd of the land, father of the black-headed, when you go to sleep, the people go to sleep with you; youth Utu, when you rise, the people rise with you.“

—  Lugalbanda

In Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave, Ur III Period (21st century BCE). http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.

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„Alhamdulillah, the transition of power was carried out peacefully. We are asking for the people to be patient as there will be an even better transition in store. Right now the country (Malaysia) is facing debt issues.“

—  Wan Azizah Wan Ismail Malaysian politician 1952

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (2018) cited in " Wan Azizah: Agong offered me PM post after GE14 https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/419613/wan-azizah-agong-offered-me-pm-post-after-ge14" on New Straits Times, 9 October 2018

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„As a purely mathematical fact, people who sleep less live more.“

—  Amy Chua, livro Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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„It is a saying of my people. Even Water sleeps. But Enemy never rests.“

—  Glen Cook, livro She Is the Darkness

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„God thinks in the geniuses, dreams in the poets, and sleeps in the other people.“

—  Peter Altenberg Austrian writer and poet 1859 - 1919

Gott denkt in den Genies, träumt in den Dichtern und schläft in den übrigen Menschen.
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„How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

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„When I was council president I had a rule that people could sleep on the job. I modified the rule. You could actually sleep in public if you weren't sitting down. I had three people who actually perfected the art of sleeping while standing.“

—  John F. Street American politician 1943

"Actual Excerpts from John Street's Class at Temple" by Tom Namako in Philadelphia Citypaper (27 February 2008) http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/02/28/actual-excerpts-from-john-streets-class-at-temple