„Whoever in his public services is handcuffed and shackled by the vice of consistency will be a man not free to act as various questions come before him from time to time; he will be a statesman locked in a prison house, keys to which are in the keeping of days and events that are dead. Let me quote Emerson: 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen.“
— Henry Fountain Ashurst United States Senator from Arizona 1874 - 1962
Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, University of Arizona Press. p 112.
„The quote "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple," is often attributed to Switzer but, in fact, appeared in print five years before the interview in which he is known to have said it. Ralph Keyes, author of The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, attributes the quote to to an unknown author following an investigation in his book.“
— Barry Switzer American football player and coach 1937
„[Concerning all painters] working in what is known as the abstract style: [the abstract form] is a living thing.... a carrier of the awesome feelings he felt before the unknowable [common quote of Barnett Newman, Clifford Still, and Mark Rothko, 1947]“
— Barnett Newman American artist 1905 - 1970
In: the catalogue of the 'Ideographic Picture' show, New York, 1947
— Cato the Elder politician, writer and economist (0234-0149) -234 - -149 a.C.
Moreover, I consider that Carthage should be destroyed. Cato was convinced that the security of Rome depended on the annihilation of Carthage and he urged his countrymen to the Third Punic War. Towards the end of his life he ended all of his speeches in the Roman senate with these words.
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991