„The entire village left the next day in about thirty canoes, leaving us alone with the women and children in the abandoned houses. [Le village entier partit le lendemain dans une trentaine de pirogues, nous laissant seuls avec les femmes et les enfants dans les maisons abandonnées.]“
— Claude Lévi-Strauss French anthropologist and ethnologist 1908 - 2009
Notes in an early work, often cited as an extreme example of androcentrism, even among leading anthropologists, " Contribution à l'étude de l'organisation sociale des Indiens Bororo http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/jsa_0037-9174_1936_num_28_2_1942?_Prescripts_Search_tabs1=standard&" (1936) p. 283
„La grandeur des actions humaines se mesure à l’inspiration qui les fait naître. Heureux celui qui porte en soi un Dieu, un idéal de la beauté et qui lui obéit : idéal de l’art, idéal de la science, idéal de la patrie, idéal des vertus de l’Évangile! Ce sont là les sources vives des grandes pensées et des grandes actions. Toutes s’éclairent des reflets de l’infini.“
— Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895
— Enda Kenny Irish Fine Gael politician and Taoiseach 1951
Part of a joke told to an audience by Kenny in 2002 about Patrice Lumumba, the assassinated Congolese leader.
As quoted in "Fury at Kenny 'joke' spreads" http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/sep/15/world.race (14 September 2002), The Observer
5 things you might not know about Enda Kenny http://www.joe.ie/news/newsmakers/5-things-you-might-not-know-about-enda-kenny/ JOE.ie, June 2010
— Jean de La Bruyère, livro Les Caractères ou les Mœurs de ce siècle
Les Caractères (1688), De l'Homme
„Las ideas no necesitan ni de las armas, en la medida en que sean capaces de conquistar a las grandes masas. (Ideas do not need weapons, to the extent that they can convince the great masses.)“
— Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016
Speech at the Conference on Foreign Debt in Latin America and the Caribbean (3 August 1985) http://www.cuba.cu/gobierno/discursos/1985/esp/f030885e.html
„Si le viol, le poison, le poignard, l'incendie,
N'ont pas encor brodé de leurs plaisants dessins
Le canevas banal de nos piteux destins,
C'est que notre âme, hélas! n'est pas assez hardie.“
— Charles Baudelaire, livro Les Fleurs du mal
Les fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil) (1857)
— François Andrieux French man of letters and playwright 1759 - 1833
When he wills, the devil does all things well.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 185.
— Nicolas Chamfort French writer 1741 - 1794
Maximes et Pensées, #329
— Charles Dickens English writer and social critic and a Journalist 1812 - 1870
You know faces, when they are not brown; you know common experiences when they are not under turbans; Look at the dogs - low, treacherous, merderous, tigerous villians
I wish I were Commander in Chief over there ! I would address that Oriental character which must be powerfully spoken to, in something like the following placard, which should be vigorously translated into all native dialects, “I, The Inimitable, holding this office of mine, and firmly believing that I hold it by the permission of Heaven and not by the appointment of Satan, have the honor to inform you Hindoo gentry that it is my intention, with all possible avoidance of unnecessary cruelty and with all merciful swiftness of execution, to exterminate the Race from the face of the earth, which disfigured the earth with the late abominable atrocities"
„In quella parte del libro de la mia memoria… si trova una rubrica la quale dice: Incipit vita nova.“
— Dante Alighieri, livro Vita Nuova
In that book which is
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words...
Here begins a new life.
Fonte: La Vita Nuova (1293), Chapter I, opening lines (as reported in The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time by Leslie Pockell)
„Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point. French. Pascal. The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing.“
— Madeleine L'Engle, livro A Wrinkle in Time
Fonte: A Wrinkle in Time
„The hand that gives is above the hand that takes. (La main qui donne est au-dessus de celle qui reçoit.)“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Italian saying, quoted by Bonaparte during the first Italian campaign to highlight the financial dependence of the Directoire on the plunder from the Army of Italy, according to Lucian S. Regenbogen, Napoléon a dit : aphorismes, citations et opinions, p. 82.
„From our very first conversation in the Closerie des Lilas the day after the opening of the first exhibition of Futurist painting [in Paris, February 1912] I noticed that Fernand Léger was one of the most gifted and promising Cubists... Léger's article ('Les origins de la peinture et sa valeur representative', Mai 1913) is a true act of Futurist faith which give us great satisfaction - all the more so since the author is kind enough to mention us.“
— Umberto Boccioni Italian painter and sculptor 1882 - 1916
Quote from 'Il dinamismo futurista et la pittura francese', Boccioni, in 'Lacerba', August 1913; as quoted in Futurism, ed. Didier Ottinger; Centre Pompidou / 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2008, p. 118
— Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945
„I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live. And there are no secrets — this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it. So Vive le Tour forever!“
— Lance Armstrong professional cyclist from the USA 1971
Farewell speech at the Champs-Élysées podium, after winning his seventh Tour de France, quoted in "Paris salutes its American hero" by Caroline Wyatt in BBC News (24 July 2005) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/4713283.stm
Contexto: Finally, the last thing I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics: I'm sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream big. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. But this is one hell of a race. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it. You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people. I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live. And there are no secrets — this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it. So Vive le Tour forever!
„Yo, que me figuraba el Paraíso / Bajo la especie de una biblioteca. I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.“
— Jorge Luis Borges, Dreamtigers
"Poem of the Gifts" ["Poema de los Dones"]