„Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years.“
„Now, Social Security through the years, for many many people, has been a terrible investment. It's really a tax, that's all it is. Social Security is a tax.“
— Todd Akin American politician 1947
Washington Minute, CSPAN, , quoted in * 2011-03-19 GOP Rep. Todd Akin On Social Security: ‘I Don’t Like It’ Alex Seitz-Wald Think Progress http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/19/151641/todd-akin-i-dont-like-social-security/
„America is a large country. It is a tolerant country. It has room within its borders for many races and many creeds.“
— Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933
1920s, Ordered Liberty and World Peace (1924), Context: To continue to be independent we must continue to be whole-hearted American. We must direct our policies and lay our course with the sole consideration of serving our own people. We cannot become the partisans of one nation, or the opponents of another. Our domestic affairs should be entirely free from foreign interference, whether such attempt be made by those who are without or within our own territory. America is a large country. It is a tolerant country. It has room within its borders for many races and many creeds. But it has no room for those who would place the interests of some other nation above the interests of our own nation.
„Many counterrevolutionary books have been written in favor of the Revolution. But Burke has written a revolutionary book against the Revolution.“
— Novalis German poet and writer 1772 - 1801
Blüthenstaub (1798), Fragment No. 104; on Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).
„Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.“
— George Henry Lewes British philosopher 1817 - 1878
The Spanish Drama (1846), Ch. 2
„It is a glorious destiny to be a member of the human race, though it is a race dedicated to many absurdities and one which makes many terrible mistakes“
— Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (1966), Context: It is a glorious destiny to be a member of the human race, though it is a race dedicated to many absurdities and one which makes many terrible mistakes: yet, with all that, God Himself gloried in becoming a member of the human race. A member of the human race! To think that such a commonplace realization should suddenly seem like news that one holds the winning ticket in a cosmic sweepstake.
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Post-Presidency, Speech in West Bank, Palestine. June 13, 2009. [In West Bank, Carter speaks of his love for the Palestinians, Haaretz, Haaretz, http://www.haaretz.com/news/in-west-bank-carter-speaks-of-his-love-for-the-palestinians-1.277860]
— Walter Elliot American priest 1842 - 1928
„You can’t contain an organization that is running roughshod through that much territory, causing that much havoc, displacing that many people, killing that many innocents, enslaving that many women. The goal has to be to dismantle them.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2014, When Obama was asked what's needed to really destroy ISIL, not just push back - NATO Summit Press Conference https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/05/remarks-president-obama-nato-summit-press-conference (9 September 2014)
— Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 a.C.
The Sayings of the Wise (1555), Context: Envy has been, is, and shall be, the destruction of many. What is there, that Envy hath not defamed, or Malice left undefiled? Truly, no good thing.
„I'm the boss. I'm going to continue to run things. They've been putting the roscoe on me for a good many years and I'm still healthy and happy. Don't let anybody kid you into thinking I can be run out of town. I haven't run yet and I'm not going to.“
— Al Capone American gangster 1899 - 1947