„For over the world a dim hope hovers,
The hope at the heart of all our songs —
That the banded stars are in league with lovers,
And fight against their wrongs.“
„Three coins in a fountain
Each one seeking happiness
Thrown by three hopeful lovers
Which one will the fountain bless?“
— Sammy Cahn American lyricist, songwriter, musician 1913 - 1993
Three Coins in a Fountain (1954)
— Charlotte Brontë English novelist and poet 1816 - 1855
Ch. VI: London
„I hope those who shouted "Fascist" and "Nazi" are aware that before they were born I was fighting against Fascism and Nazism.“
— Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998
Remarks to student hecklers at a speech in Cardiff (8 November 1968), from Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 489.
— Louise Rennison, Stop in the Name of Pants!
„Far from mortal cares retreating,
Sordid hopes and vain desires,
Here, our willing footsteps meeting,
Every heart to heaven aspires.“
— Jane Taylor British poet 1783 - 1824
Hymn, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
„Even Gandhi, with all his charisma, did not "melt the hearts" of his oppressors, as he had hoped. After softening, hearts harden again.“
— Theodore Zeldin English academic 1933
Context: Even Gandhi, with all his charisma, did not "melt the hearts" of his oppressors, as he had hoped. After softening, hearts harden again. Asoka too was wrong to think that he was changing the course of history, and that his righteousness would last "as long as the sun and the moon."