„If the Americans attack Iran, the world will change. …They will not dare to make such a mistake“

—  Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, (2004) Remarks on Iran's new missiles http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9630-2004Oct5.html
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„Khatami is a symptom and not the cause of change in Iran.“

—  Azar Nafisi Iranaian academic and writer 1955
"Mutually Assured Misunderstanding" at PBS.org, Interviews for Frontline (April 23 and May 2, 2002) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline//shows/tehran/axis/nafisi.html

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„If I understand Change, I shall make no great mistake in Life“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.

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„Translation: The world does not have to prove to Iran that Iran is building a nuclear bomb. Iran has to convince the world that it is not striving towards such a bomb.“

—  Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany 1954
Nicht die Welt muss dem Iran nachweisen, dass er eine Bombe baut, sondern der Iran muss die Welt überzeugen, dass er die Atombombe nicht will. At the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2007

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„We believe US threats of an approaching World War III and their use of Iran's nuclear issue as an excuse is another form of American insanity.“

—  Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah Lebanese faqih 1935 - 2010
Cleric: US threats, fruits of insanity, Press TV, October 2007 http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=28077&sectionid=351020203,

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„We thought that the proletariat would eventually run the world. But it is the Americans who have assumed that position… The American people have changed.“

—  Mengistu Haile Mariam Former dictator of Ethiopia 1937
As quoted in "Mengistu blames Meles for helping Eritrea at UN to split Ethiopia: Mengistu Haile-Mariam speaks", in Jimma Times (30 July 2010) http://www.jimmatimes.com/article/Latest_News/Latest_News/Mengistu_blames_Meles_for_helping_Eritrea_at_UN_to_split_Ethiopia/33629

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„The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Context: The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution. Illustrated London News (1924)

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„Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labelled Utopian.“

—  Emma Goldman anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches 1869 - 1940
"Socialism: Caught in the Political Trap", a lecture (c. 1912), published in Red Emma Speaks, Part 1 (1972) edited by Alix Kates Shulman

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„That decision will in history be written as the biggest mistake that American administration ever made, because Lehmans was a world investment bank. They had testicles everywhere.“

—  Bertie Ahern Irish politician, 10th Taoiseach of Ireland 1951
Speaking on the collapse of Lehman Brothers Bank. Lehmans world presence http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/1010/1224256328159.html (Subscription required). The Year in Quotes http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article6968426.ece (Subscription required)

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„Dare, and the world always yields: or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb.“

—  William Makepeace Thackeray novelist 1811 - 1863
Context: Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. Attacking is his only secret. Dare, and the world always yields: or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb. The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), Ch. 13.

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„Fortunately, President Obama and most world leaders understand that the idea that Iran's goal is not to develop nuclear weapons is ridiculous. Yet incredibly, some are prepared to accept an idea only slightly less preposterous: That we should accept a world in which the Ayatollahs have atomic bombs. Sure, they say, Iran is cruel, but it's not crazy. It's detestable but it's deterrable. Responsible leaders should not bet the security of their countries on the belief that the world's most dangerous regime won't use the world's most dangerous weapons. And I promise you that as Prime Minister, I will never gamble with the security of Israel. From the beginning, the Ayatollah regime has broken every international rule and flouted every norm. It has seized embassies, targeted diplomats and sent its own children through mine fields. It hangs gays and stones women. It supports Assad's brutal slaughter of the Syrian people. Iran is the world's foremost sponsor of terror. It sponsors Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza and terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Iran's proxies have dispatched hundreds of suicide bombers, planted thousands of roadside bombs, and fired over twenty thousand missiles at civilians. Through terror from the skies and terror on the ground, Iran is responsible for the murder of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans. In 1983, Iran's proxy Hezbollah blew up the Marine barracks in Lebanon, killing 240 American servicemen. In the last decade, its been responsible for murdering and maiming American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. Just a few months ago, it tried to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in a restaurant just a few blocks from here. The assassins didn't care that several Senators and members of Congress would have been murdered in the process. Iran accuses the American government of orchestrating 9/11, and it denies the Holocaust. Iran brazenly calls for Israel's destruction, and they work for its destruction – each day, every day. This is how Iran behaves today, without nuclear weapons. Think of how they will behave tomorrow, with nuclear weapons. Iran will be even more reckless and far more dangerous.“

—  Benjamín Netanyahu Israeli prime minister 1949
Speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference http://www.aipac.org/pc/videos/2012/monday-gala-plenary/prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu (March 2012).

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„In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Also used at his funeral (3 Sep. 2009) invitation. Quoted in "Dead stars and classic art will surround Michael Jackson " in CNN.com/entertainment (03 July 2009) http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/03/michael.jackson.funeral/index.html#cnnSTCOther1

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