„Eichmann was personally a cowardly man, who was at great pains to protect himself from responsibility… He was amoral and completely ice cold in his attitude.“
— Adolf Eichmann German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer 1906 - 1962
Eichmann's deputy Dieter Wisliceny, as quoted by Alan Rosenthal, "Eichmann, Revisited" in The Jerusalem Post (20 April 2011) http://m.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Jewish-World/Eichmann-Revisited.
„So long as man is protected by madness he functions and flourishes, but when he frees himself from the fruitful tyranny of fixed ideas, he is lost, ruined.“
— Emil M. Cioran, livro Breviário De Decomposição
A Short History of Decay (1949)
„I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
Speech in San Francisco (July 1871)<!-- also quoted in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, p. 276 -->
Variante: Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.
„The strong man is he who knows how and is able to become and be himself; the magnanimous man is he who, being strong, knows how and is able to issue forth from himself, as from a fortress, to guide, protect, encourage, and save others.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Fonte: Means and Ends of Education (1895), Chapter 1 "Truth and Love"
„The terms animal protection and species protection are constantly confused and mixed up with one another. Animal protection is the protection of individuals; it is about the individual, suffering creature. Species protection is the conservation of the species; it is about preventing species from becoming extinct or rare. From an ethical standpoint, animal protection is quite different from species protection.“
— Werner Kunz German biologist 1922
Species Conservation in Managed Habitats: The Myth of Pristine Nature (2016), p. 51
„The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.“
— Niccolo Machiavelli, livro O Príncipe
Fonte: The Prince (1513), Ch. 18
Variant translations of portions of this passage:
Every one admits how praiseworthy it is in a prince to keep faith, and to live with integrity and not with craft. Nevertheless our experience has been that those princes who have done great things have held good faith of little account, and have known how to circumvent the intellect of men by craft, and in the end have overcome those who have relied on their word.
Ch. 18. Concerning the Way in which Princes should keep Faith (as translated by W. K. Marriott)
A prince being thus obliged to know well how to act as a beast must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.
You must know there are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts; but because the first is frequently not sufficient, it is necessary to have recourse to the second.
Contexto: A prince being thus obliged to know well how to act as a beast must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from snares, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognise snares, and a lion to frighten wolves. Those that wish to be only lions do not understand this.
Contexto: How laudable it is for a prince to keep good faith and live with integrity, and not with astuteness, every one knows. Still the experience of our times shows those princes to have done great things who have had little regard for good faith, and have been able by astuteness to confuse men's brains, and who have ultimately overcome those who have made loyalty their foundation. You must know, then, that there are two methods of fighting, the one by law, the other by force: the first method is that of men, the second of beasts; but as the first method is often insufficient, one must have recourse to the second. It is therefore necessary to know well how to use both the beast and the man. This was covertly taught to princes by ancient writers, who relate how Achilles and many others of those princes were given to Chiron the centaur to be brought up, who kept them under his discipline; this system of having for teacher one who was half beast and half man is meant to indicate that a prince must know how to use both natures, and that the one without the other is not durable. A prince being thus obliged to know well how to act as a beast must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from snares, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognise snares, and a lion to frighten wolves. Those that wish to be only lions do not understand this. Therefore, a prudent ruler ought not to keep faith when by so doing it would be against his interest, and when the reasons which made him bind himself no longer exist. If men were all good, this precept would not be a good one; but as they are bad, and would not observe their faith with you, so you are not bound to keep faith with them.... those that have been best able to imitate the fox have succeeded best. But it is necessary to be able to disguise this character well, and to be a great feigner and dissembler.
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
„When he was Lieutenant-Governor of Pondicherry, he came into close contact with the Ashram and his association opened up opportunities for many more from Karnataka to get to know the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.“
— Basappa Danappa Jatti Indian politician 1912 - 2002
Sri Aurobindo's Ashram in: "Sri Aurobindo's Ashram"
„You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.“
— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
Address to the court in People v. Lloyd (1920)
„The feudal warranty is, doubtless derived from the ancient duty of the feudal lord to protect his liege man 'with fire and sword against all deadly'. It was of the essence of the feudal bond, that the vassal should be under his lord's protection.“
— Edward Jenks British legal scholar 1861 - 1939
Fonte: A Short History Of The English Law (First Edition) (1912), Chapter VIII, Methods Of Alienation, p. 109
„The universe is my ashram, and every heart is my house, but I manifest only in those hearts in which all other than me ceases to live.“
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
The Final Declaration (1954)
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„Laws are made with such attention to protecting women that, if a man's constitutional rights conflict with a woman's protection, his rights disintegrate before her protection disintegrates.“
— Warren Farrell, livro The Myth of Male Power
Fonte: The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part II: The Glass Cellars of the disposable sex, p. 237.
— Ali al-Rida eighth of the Twelve Imams 770 - 818
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 352.
„The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47, 52 (3 March 1919).
„The only proper, moral purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence—to protect his right to his own life, to his own liberty, to his own property and to the pursuit of his own happiness. Without property rights, no other rights are possible.“
— Ayn Rand, livro The Virtue of Selfishness
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964)
„A true woman loves a strong man because she knows his weaknesses. She protects as much as she is protected.“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Marriage
„Women will risk their lives to protect children, but rarely risk their lives to protect an adult man.“
— Warren Farrell, livro The Myth of Male Power
Fonte: The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part II: The Glass Cellars of the disposable sex, p. 230.