„No matter how high or great the throne,
What sits on it is the same as your own.“

As quoted in The Americans (1970) by David Frost, p. 181.

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American song lyricist 1896 - 1981

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„On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

Book III, Ch. 13
Essais (1595), Book III
Fonte: The Complete Essays
Contexto: No matter that we may mount on stilts, we still must walk on our own legs. And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.

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„You can build a throne with bayonets, but it's difficult to sit on it.“

—  Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007

Televised speech (4 October 1993), as quoted in A Democracy of Despots (1995) by Donald Murray. p. 8
Variant translations: You can make a throne of bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.

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„You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

...estás en tu casa, donde eres señor della, como el rey de sus alcabalas.
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„You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Quoted in Herbert V. Prochnow (1955), Speaker's Book of Epigrams and Witticisms

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„Ctrl+Alt+Del is the Rubbish King, sitting proudly on a throne of rotting meat.“

—  Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983

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„Peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.“

—  Derek Walcott Saint Lucian–Trinidadian poet and playwright 1930 - 2017

"Love after Love"
"A Far Cry from Africa" (1962), Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986)

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„In great organizations, a leader’s words and actions model what really matters, and as a result, everyone gets on the same page and pulls together.“

—  Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016

Don Soderquist “ The Wal-Mart Way: The Inside Story of the Success of the World's Largest Company https://books.google.com/books?id=mIxwVLXdyjQC&lpg=PR9&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PR9#v=onepage&q=Don%20Soderquist&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2005, p. 26.
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„To arm a hand more powerful than your own
Is an ill method to maintain the throne.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, livro Orlando Furioso

Non è la via di dominar, se vuoi
Por l'arme in mano a chi può più di noi.
Canto XX, stanza 52 (tr. W. S. Rose)
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„No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don't know what's going to happen until you do it.“

—  Matsushita Konosuke Japanese businessman 1894 - 1989

Kōnosuke Matsushita in: Cherry blossoms and robotics, 1983; Cited in: John R. Schermerhorn (1993), Management for productivity, p. 170

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„And the 24 elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God who sits on the throne and said: “Amen! Praise Jah!” Also, a voice came from the throne and said: “Be praising our God, all you his slaves, who fear him, the small ones and the great.”“

—  John the Evangelist author of the Gospel of John; traditionally identified with John the Apostle of Jesus, John of Patmos (author of Revela… 10 - 98

Revelation 19: 4-5 http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/revelation/19/, NWT

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