„Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language.“

Keywords (1983)

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„Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916

Quoted by Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance (1934), ch. 10.

„The four most expensive words in the English language are "this time it’s different."“

—  John Marks Templeton stock investor, businessman and philanthropist 1912 - 2008

As quoted in The Four Pillars of Investing : Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio (2002) by William Bernstein

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„Together — one of the most inspiring words in the English language. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.“

—  Edward Everett Hale American author and Unitarian clergyman 1822 - 1909

Attributed to Edward Everett Hale in: United States. President (1922). Addresses of the President of the U.S. and the Director of the Bureau of the Budget. p. 80

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„The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Remarks to Future Farmers of America http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/072888c.htm (28 July 1988)
1980s, Second term of office (1985–1989)

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„Harry: The most beautiful words in the English language aren't "I love you" but "it's benign."“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

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„The Latin osculum is neither very old nor frequent. It is one of three words that can be translated by the English, "kiss."“

—  Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist 1926 - 2002

The Cultivation of Conspiracy (1998)
Contexto: The Latin osculum is neither very old nor frequent. It is one of three words that can be translated by the English, "kiss." In comparison with the affectionate basium and the lascivious suavium, osculum was a latecomer into classical Latin, and was used in only one circumstance as a ritual gesture: In the second century, it became the sign given by a departing soldier to a woman, thereby recognizing her expected child as his offspring.
In the Christian liturgy of the first century, the osculum assumed a new function. It became one of two high points in the celebration of the Eucharist. Conspiratio, the mount-to-mouth kiss, became the solemn liturgical gesture by which participants in the cult-action shared their breath or spirit with one another. It came to signify their union in one Holy Spirit, the community that takes shape in God's breath. The ecclesia came to be through a public ritual action, the liturgy, and the soul of this liturgy was the conspiratio. Explicitly, corporeally, the central Christian celebration was understood as a co-breathing, a con-spiracy, the bringing about of a common atmosphere, a divine milieu.

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„A saint is one to be for two when three and you make five and two and cover.
A at most.
Saint saint a saint.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

Four Saints in Three Acts (1927)
Operas and Plays (1932)

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„The Greeks understood the mysterious power of the underside of things. They are the ones who gave us one of the most beautiful words in our language, the word enthusiasm.“

—  Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895

Εν Θεος - A God within.

Variant translation: "The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word "enthusiasm" Εν Θεος .— a God within. The grandeur of the acts of men are measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a God within." (As quoted in Spiritual Literacy : Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (1998) by Frederic Brussat and Mary Ann Brussat)

Original: Les Grecs avaient compris la mystérieuse puissance de ce dessous de choses. Ce sont eux qui nous ont légué un des plus beaux mots de notre langue, le mot enthousiasme. —Εν Θεος. — Un Dieu intérieur.

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„In the Chinese language, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one representing danger and the other, opportunity.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

Remarks at the United Negro College Fund, Indianapolis, Indiana (12 April 1959) http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx; Box 902, Senate Speech Files, Pre-Presidential Papers, John F. Kennedy Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library; also in Remarks at Valley Forge Country Club, Pennsylvania (29 October 1960), Box 914, Senate Speech Files, Pre-Presidential Papers, John F. Kennedy Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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„Because you could not translate the word apartheid into the more universal language of English, the wrong connotation was given to it.“

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006

As cited in Dictionary of South African Quotations, Jennifer Crwys-Williams, Penguin Books 1994, p. 22

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