„I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively, I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.“

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„... I am not prepared to build the type of wall you built in Berlin. In South Africa we only build walls for houses.“

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006
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„He's a Mexican. We're building a wall between here and Mexico.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
About American judge Gonzalo Curiel (3 June 2016), as quoted in "Trump Presses Case That 'Mexican' Judge Curiel Is Biased Against Him" http://www.npr.org/2016/06/04/480714972/trump-presses-case-that-mexican-judge-curiel-is-biased-against-him (4 June 2016), by Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio

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„Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.“

—  Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727
This became widely attributed to Isaac Newton after Dominique Pire ascribed it to "the words of Newton" in his Nobel Lecture, 11 December 1958. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1958/pire-lecture.html Pire refers not to Isaac, but to Joseph Fort Newton, who is widely reported to have said "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." This appears to be paraphrased from a longer passage found in his essays and addresses, The One Great Church: Adventures of Faith (1948), pp. 51–52: "Why are so many people shy, lonely, shut up within themselves, unequal to their tasks, unable to be happy? Because they are inhabited by fear, like the man in the Parable of the Talents, erecting walls around themselves instead of building bridges into the lives of others; shutting out life."

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„It's amazing how willpower can build walls.“

—  Yann Martel Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi 1963

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„Low walls are much less expensive to build than high ones“

—  Ernest Flagg American architect 1857 - 1947
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„Far down the street I saw the building where Vera lived. Hanging from the wall, like a man crucified, was the bed.“

—  John Fante 1909–1983; American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent 1909 - 1983
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„It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.“

—  Aristophanés Athenian playwright of Old Comedy -446 - -385 a.C.
Context: Epops: You're mistaken: men of sense often learn from their enemies. Prudence is the best safeguard. This principle cannot be learned from a friend, but an enemy extorts it immediately. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. And this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties. Chorus [leader]: It appears then that it will be better for us to hear what they have to say first; for one may learn something at times even from one's enemies. (tr. Anon. 1812 rev. in Ramage 1864, p. 45 http://books.google.com/books?id=AoUCAAAAQAAJ&pg;=PA45)

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