„Pope Pius XII was meant to go and castigate Hitler for being a [air quotes] "Genocidal Fuckhead … [air quotes again] with bunny rabbit ears". But he didn't, he wimped out, and for that history has renamed that Pope as "Pope Gutless Bastard I."“

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Eddie Izzard
comediante britânico 1962

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„All is forgiven to kings and popes. History grants them immunity, even a full pardon, even when they admit their crimes and glory in them.“

—  Pierre Stephen Robert Payne British lecturer, novelist, historian, poet and biographer 1911 - 1983
Lord Acton, Nietzsche, and Dostoyevsky, p. 180

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„As quoted in Aire puro para el amor y la amistad Betancourt, Luis Fernando 7a. reim., p. 165.“

—  Alfonso X of Castile King of Castile 1221 - 1284
Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends. Literal translation. Variant translations: Old wood to burn! Old wine to drink! Old friends to trust! Old authors to read! —Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appeared to be best in these four things. As quoted in Floresta Española de Apothegmas o Sentencias, by Melchior de Santa Cruz (1576), ii. 1. 20. Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things, — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. As quoted in Apothegms (1624) by Francis Bacon, 97.

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„He's pond scum, and you can quote me on that.“

—  Howard Safir 1941
Charlie Thompson, an award-winning television producer who investigated Safir for ABC's 20/20

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„History can never be covered up. AZ Quotes“

—  Zhu Rongji former Premier of the People's Republic of China 1928
As quoted in [https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/04/23/china-org China.org in New Yorker (23 April, 2001).

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„"He who has a why, can bear any how." (quoting Victor Frankl)“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

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„No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture; but modern history is not a very satisfactory side-arm in political polemics; it grows less and less so.“

—  Learned Hand American legal scholar, Court of Appeals judge 1872 - 1961
"Sources of Tolerance" (1930); also in The Spirit of Liberty: Papers and Addresses (1952), p. 79.

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