„Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice: whereas a child can clench its fist the moment it is born.“

Essays on Men and Manners (1804)

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William Shenstone4
1714 - 1763

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„No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.“

—  George Jean Nathan American drama critic and magazine editor 1882 - 1958

" Undeveloped Notes http://books.google.com/books?id=xIEcAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA137#v=onepage," The Smart Set (August 1922)
The World in Falseface http://books.google.com/books?id=7rlEAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA21#v=onepage (1923)

„There is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist.“

—  Herbert N. Casson Canadian journalist and writer 1869 - 1951

Herbert N. Casson cited in: The International Chemical Worker Vol. 13-15 (1953). p. 192
1950s and later

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„Tightly clenched fist don’t catch blessings.“

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„Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan's spell“

—  Don McLean American Singer and songwriter 1945

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie
Contexto: So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the Devil's only friend
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan's spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died.

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„You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.“

—  Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984

Attributed
Variante: You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

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„You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.“

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„And over mastered by his choler, flies
With a clenched fist at him of Sericane.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, livro Orlando Furioso

E tratto da la colera, aventosse
Col pugno chiuso al re di Sericana.
Canto XXVII, stanza 63 (tr. W. S. Rose)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

„We hold each other’s lives in our open hands, not in clenched fists.“

—  Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain

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„When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything.“

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Fonte: Roots : The Saga of an American Family (1976), Ch. 51.

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„We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

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„India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.“

—  Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984

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„Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech to Conservative Central Council (15 March 1986) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=106348
Second term as Prime Minister
Contexto: Popular capitalism, which is the economic expression of liberty, is proving a much more attractive means for diffusing power in our society. Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean— power over people, power to the State. To us Conservatives, popular capitalism means what it says: power through ownership to the man and woman in the street, given confidently with an open hand.

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