„A prince should suspect everything.“

Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)

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monarca francês, militar e líder político 1769 - 1821

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„I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.“

—  Václav Havel, livro Disturbing the Peace

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„I said that wherever these people, meaning the Soviet leadership, confronted us with dangerous hostility anywhere in the world, we should do everything possible to contain it and not let them expand any further. I should have explained that I didn't suspect them of any desire to launch an attack on us.“

—  George F. Kennan American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian 1904 - 2005

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Contexto: I said that wherever these people, meaning the Soviet leadership, confronted us with dangerous hostility anywhere in the world, we should do everything possible to contain it and not let them expand any further. I should have explained that I didn't suspect them of any desire to launch an attack on us. This was right after the war, and it was absurd to suppose that they were going to turn around and attack the United States. I didn't think I needed to explain that, but I obviously should have done it.

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„Everything is as it should be.“

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„In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.“

—  Paulo Coelho, livro Na Margem do Rio Piedra Eu Sentei e Chorei

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Variante: There's nothing deeper than love. In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the princesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.
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„To understand the nature of the people it needs to be a prince, and to understand that of princes it needs to be of the people.“

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„Two princes who wish to remain on friendly terms should never see each other but send good and wise men to one another, and these should maintain their friendship and amend any faults.“

—  Philippe de Commines, livro Mémoires

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