„The lion does not care about a monkey laughing at him from a tree.“

— Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Defiant Dictator Who Ruled Iraq With Violence and Fear, Dies http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/30/world/middleeast/30saddam.html (The New York Times, 30 December 2006, page A10) In response to guffaws from a spectator in an overhead gallery during his trial, 2006.
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