— Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall second wife of Prince Charles 1947
To Sharon Osbourne, after rocker Ozzy's wife caused a stir when she told Camilla "I think you're fucking great" at Queen's Golden Jubilee Concert, Buckingham Palace, June 2002. Davies, Hugh: Four letters from Ozzy's wife fail to rock Palace- The Daily Telegraph (13 July 2002) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1401255/Four-letters-from-Ozzys-wife-fail-to-rock-Palace.html
„To whom are we going to ask to be forgiven? To the one who tried to kill us? To the one who tried to destroy our country? To whom? They are the ones who must ask to be forgiven for everything they did before September 11.“
— Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006
Comments at Mass (11 September 1994), quoted in Calvin Sims (1994-10-06) "Villain or Hero? Pinochet Is Still Viewed as Both in Chile" New York Times
„“I’m hoping no one will be quite that stupid,” Sparver said. “Then again, this is baseline humans we’re dealing with.”“
— Alastair Reynolds British novelist and astronomer 1966
Chapter 6 (p. 59)
„The human mind is utterly stupid when it carries, quite willingly, the heavy burden of resentment.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
#16,575, Part 17
„On a highway in a moving automobile. I wasn't driving. It worked out quite well, but I don't know how it did. I was young and stupid.“
— Charisma Carpenter actress 1970
"The Dirty Dozen: Charisma Carpenter" http://www.playboy.com/sex/d12/charismacarpenter/02.html, Playboy.com, p. 2 (accessed 2006-04-30) When asked what was the strangest place she had sex.
„America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Context: America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America. Ours was the first nation in the history of the world to be founded explicitly on such an idea. Context: I have just been talking about forces of potential destruction that mankind has developed, and how we might control them. It is equally important that we remember the beneficial forces that we have evolved over the ages, and how to hold fast to them. One of those constructive forces is enhancement of individual human freedoms through the strengthening of democracy, and the fight against deprivation, torture, terrorism and the persecution of people throughout the world. The struggle for human rights overrides all differences of color, nation or language. Those who hunger for freedom, who thirst for human dignity, and who suffer for the sake of justice — they are the patriots of this cause. I believe with all my heart that America must always stand for these basic human rights — at home and abroad. That is both our history and our destiny. America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America. Ours was the first nation in the history of the world to be founded explicitly on such an idea. Our social and political progress has been based on one fundamental principle — the value and importance of the individual. The fundamental force that unites us is not kinship or place of origin or religious preference. The love of liberty is a common blood that flows in our American veins.
„It is not for the world to judge, but to crown them all alike. Each and all lived out their own being, did their work in their own way, and carried a reluctant, stupid humanity to greater possibilities and grander heights.“
— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
Context: Valiantly he fought on every intellectual battlefield. True he bowed and dodged and lied over and over again, that he still might live and work. Many of his admirers cannot forgive this in the great Voltaire. Rather they would have had him, like Bruno and Servetus, remain steadfast to his faith while his living body was consumed with flames. But, Voltaire was Voltaire, Bruno was Bruno, and Servetus was Servetus. It is not for the world to judge, but to crown them all alike. Each and all lived out their own being, did their work in their own way, and carried a reluctant, stupid humanity to greater possibilities and grander heights.
„And you know what else? Ted Kennedy? Forgiven. Frank Gifford? Forgiven. Marv Albert? Forgiven. Al Sharpton? Forgiven. Richard Nixon? Forgiven. Bill FUCKING Buckner? Forgiven. Everybody's forgiven. Except you, O. J.... fuck you. I hope your kids pull a Menendez on you, O. J., and then they'll be forgiven, ten times over. So go in peace, my friends, get the beer and the pizza and bring it back here. Because sin is in. Sin is in, and so we begin.“
— Denis Leary American actor and comedian 1957
„A year at the breast is quite enough; children who are suckled longer are said to grow stupid, and I am all for popular sayings.“
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Part I, ch. XXXVIII.
„Hinduism is a religion of violence. All. Now, because of this, the consciousness of worshipping the killer or worshipping violence did not give any space for human rights. So my question is the human rights discourse must start with an anti-warrior position.“
— Kancha Ilaiah Indian scholar, activist and writer 1952
"The State of Dalit Mobilization : An Interview with Kancha Ilaiah" in Ghadar Vol. 1, No. 3 (26 November 1997) http://www.proxsa.org/resources/ghadar/v1n2/ilaiah.html.