„Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.“

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George Bernard Shaw178
1856 - 1950

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„Those who drown out the good singing –
there's many more of them
than those who want to hear it.“

—  Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
"Owê, hovelîchez singen", line 17; translation from Frederick Goldin German and Italian Lyrics of the Middle Ages (New York: Anchor, 1973) p. 127.

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„Good writers are those who keep the language efficient.“

—  Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading
Context: Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear. Chapter 3

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„Those who produced the things necessary for life, wanted them; those who did not produce them had more than enough.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
Context: Penguinia gloried in its wealth. Those who produced the things necessary for life, wanted them; those who did not produce them had more than enough. "But these," as a member of the Institute said, "are necessary economic fatalities." The great Penguin people had no longer either traditions, intellectual culture, or arts. The progress of civilisation manifested itself among them by murderous industry, infamous speculation, and hideous luxury. Its capital assumed, as did all the great cities of the time, a cosmopolitan and financial character. An immense and regular ugliness reigned within it. The country enjoyed perfect tranquillity. It had reached its zenith. Book VII : Modern Times, Ch. IX : The Final Consequences

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„But, those who did good to Allah and the people, Allah will give them reward by bestowing upon them His grace.“

—  Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah Lebanese faqih 1935 - 2010
The mutual love between Allah and His servants http://english.bayynat.org.lb/Doctrines/Themutual1.htm

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„Good things happen to those who hustle.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

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„Where is good English to be found? Not among those who might be expected to write well professionally.“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
Context: Where is good English to be found? Not among those who might be expected to write well professionally. Schoolmasters seldom write well: it is difficult for any teacher to avoid either pomposity or, in the effort not to be pompous, a jocular conversational looseness. The clergy suffer from much the same occupational disability: they can seldom decide whether to use "the language of the market-place" or Biblical rhetoric. Men of letters usually feel impelled to cultivate an individual style — less because they feel sure of themselves as individuals than because they wish to carve a niche for themselves in literature; and nowadays an individual style usually means merely a peculiar range of inaccuracies, ambiguities, logical weaknesses and stylistic extravagancies. Trained journalists use a flat, over-simplified style, based on a study of what sells a paper and what does not, which is inadequate for most literary purposes. Ch. 3: "Where Is Good English to Be Found?"

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„It is requisite to defend those who are unjustly accused of having acted injuriously, but to praise those who excel in a certain good.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 a.C.
"Pythagorean Ethical Sentences From Stobæus" (1904)

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„Intellectuals cannot be good revolutionaries; they are just good enough to be assassins.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary c... 1905 - 1980
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„I have come to the conclusion that force is right. Why is this chicken here? (pointing to his plate). Because it was not strong enough to resist those who wanted to kill it. And a very good thing too!“

—  Georges Clemenceau French politician 1841 - 1929
Quoted in Frances Stevenson's diary entry (12 December 1919), A. J. P. Taylor (ed.), Lloyd George: A Diary (London: Hutchinson, 1971), p. 192.