„Hello everybody! Hey hey hey! Okay! Do you know it's not... it's not very often that we do shows in daylight. And I fucking wish we'd done before, I can see you all now. And there's some beauties here tonight, I can tell you!“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
Live at Milton Keynes Bowl (5 June 1982) http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Songs/queenonfire.htm.
— E.M.S Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer 1995
— P.C. Cast American writer 1960
„Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.“
— Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970
Attributed to de Gaulle by Romain Gary, Life, May 9, 1969
„Sometimes in my very happiest moments, I feel like crying. My eyes grow dim, my heart seems to choke me. I would like to be sure, in such times of anguish, that everybody loves me; that there is nowhere in the world a sad dog behind a closed door, that no evil will ever come...“
— Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954
Context: Toby-Dog: It seems to me that of the two of us it's you they make the most of, and yet you do all the grumbling. Kiki-The-Demure: A dog's logic, that! The more one gives the more I demand. Toby-Dog: That's wrong. It's indiscreet. Kiki-The-Demure: Not at all. I have a right to everything. Toby-Dog: To everything? And I? Kiki-The-Demure: I don't imagine you lack anything, do you? Toby-Dog: Ah, I don't know. Sometimes in my very happiest moments, I feel like crying. My eyes grow dim, my heart seems to choke me. I would like to be sure, in such times of anguish, that everybody loves me; that there is nowhere in the world a sad dog behind a closed door, that no evil will ever come... Kiki-The-Demure: And then what dreadful thing happens? Toby-Dog: You know very well! Inevitably, at that moment She appears, carrying a bottle with horrible yellow stuff floating in it — Castor Oil!
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 a.C.
This has often been attributed to Sun Tzu and sometimes to Petrarch. It comes most directly from a line spoken by Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola:<br/> My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close but your enemies closer.<br/> Also seen in the Thirty-Six Strategems, as the 28th strategem: Befriend a distant state and strike a neighbouring one (遠交近攻／远交近攻, Yuǎn jiāo jìn gōng) Niccolò Machiavelli commented at greater length on the subject in The Prince:<br/> It is easier for the prince to make friends of those men who were contented under the former government, and are therefore his enemies, than of those who, being discontented with it, were favourable to him and encouraged him to seize it.
„The blood of the heroes is closer to God than the ink of the philosophers and the prayers of the faithful.“
— Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World
„Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„I have begun to see that even my father's harshness was a kind of love. An imperfect love, to be sure, but love nonetheless. He pushed me because he loved me, because he wanted no man to ever look down at his offspring. Now with time, rather than bitterness I feel blessing.… My initial fury has slowly given way to forgiveness.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
"Heal the Kids" speech at the Oxford Union (2001)
„Your kisses lift me higher... like the sweet song of a choir. You light my morning sky, with burning love.“
— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
— Padre Pio Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic 1887 - 1968