„Not power not cruelty not death not winning not fighting not money not oil not war not sex not tyranny: all tyrants fall.“

"The Question Mark Inside" (2008)

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British artist and activist 1963

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„Love, money, sex or power:“

—  Preity Zinta film actress 1975

Love is most important. Least important would be power because if you have money, you automatically have power. Sex is also important because I'm a normal person.
Personal Quotes

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„Despite threats of death, I will not acquiesce to tyranny, but rather lead the fight against it.“

—  Benazir Bhutto 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1953 - 2007

"Journeying to democracy" in The Boston Globe (18 October 2007) http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/10/18/journeying_to_democracy/
Contexto: I fully understand the men behind Al Qaeda. They have tried to assassinate me twice before. The Pakistan Peoples Party and I represent everything they fear the most — moderation, democracy, equality for women, information, and technology. We represent the future of a modern Pakistan, a future that has no place in it for ignorance, intolerance, and terrorism.
The forces of moderation and democracy must, and will, prevail against extremism and dictatorship. I will not be intimidated. I will step out on the tarmac in Karachi not to complete a journey, but to begin one. Despite threats of death, I will not acquiesce to tyranny, but rather lead the fight against it.

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„Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.“

—  George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959

As quoted in A Toolbox for Humanity: More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson

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„By them one saw vividly how great it was to be their kin, and English. And we were casting them by thousands into the fire to the worst of deaths, not to win the war but that the corn and rice and oil of Mesopotamia might be ours.“

—  T. E. Lawrence, livro Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Introductory Chapter.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922)
Contexto: I am afraid that I hope so. We pay for these things too much in honour and in innocent lives. I went up the Tigris with one hundred Devon Territorials, young, clean, delightful fellows, full of the power of happiness and of making women and children glad. By them one saw vividly how great it was to be their kin, and English. And we were casting them by thousands into the fire to the worst of deaths, not to win the war but that the corn and rice and oil of Mesopotamia might be ours. The only need was to defeat our enemies (Turkey among them), and this was at last done in the wisdom of Allenby with less than four hundred killed, by turning to our uses the hands of the oppressed in Turkey. I am proudest of my thirty fights in that I did not have any of our own blood shed. All our subject provinces to me were not worth one dead Englishman.

„Power can win the body count but it cannot win this war.“

—  Gerry Spence American lawyer 1929

On the war against terrorism
Have We Already Been Defeated? (2001)
Contexto: Power can win the body count but it cannot win this war. Because the enemy is not human. This is a war against a malicious spirit. Only fools attempt to defeat a spirit with guns and rockets and bombs.

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„A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, but it proeeds from ideas.“

—  William Pfaff American journalist 1928 - 2015

Fonte: Barbarian Sentiments - How The American Century Ends (1989), Chapter 5, Nationalism, p. 149.

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„At first thought, we might say, 'our job is to win a war'…but I am sure it would be closer to the hearts of all of us to say, 'We are fighting a war to assure a peace…our kind of peace.“

—  Carole Lombard American actress 1908 - 1942

Speaking at an Indianapolis war-bond rally, 15 January 1942
Quoted in Carole Lombard, The Hoosier Tornado by Wes D. Gehring, p. 1

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„We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny…“

—  E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985

Letter to Janice White (27 April 1952)
Contexto: We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny... The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witchhunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist.

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„They stormed Oudewater, and delivered it over to all imaginable cruelties, sparing neither sex nor age.“

—  William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584

On the actions of the Spanish at Oudewater, as quoted in William the Silent (1897) by Frederic Harrison, p. 87

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„We are fighting a major internal war against terrorism in Northern Ireland, and need more troops in order to win it.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech at Kensington Town Hall ("Britain Awake") (19 January 1976) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102939
Leader of the Opposition

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„I fight on, I fight to win.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Remarks to journalists in Downing Street (21 November 1990) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=108252, following the inconclusive first ballot in the Conservative leadership election.
Third term as Prime Minister

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„When you fight – fight to win.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Thatcher, Margaret (2002). Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-095912-6.

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„The cruelty of war makes for peace.“

—  Statius Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature) 45 - 96

As quoted in Our Day of Empire (1954) by Louis Obed Renne, p. 180.
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