— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Walter Rauschenbusch United States Baptist theologian 1861 - 1918
Context: I have written this book to discharge a debt. For eleven years I was pastor among the working people on the West Side of New York City.... I have never ceased to feel that I owe help to the plain people who were my friends. If this book in some far-off way helps to ease the pressure that bears them down and increases the forces that bear them up, I shall meet the Master of my life with better confidence. p.xv
„I had many different assignments and I was doing things that I thought were important... no, I didn't either: I didn't think they were important. But I found out afterwards when I read up on my history that some of the things that I did were quite important.“
— Frank Buckles United States Army soldier and centenarian 1901 - 2011
Tampa Bay Online.
„I have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart. I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry this time my people were led by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge. Germany, good luck.“
— Ernst Kaltenbrunner Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany executed for war crimes 1903 - 1946
Last words, 10/16/46. Quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 564 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002
„I have met other women who were tender,
As you were cold, dear! with a grace as rare.
Think you, I turned to them, or made surrender,
I who had found you fair?“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
„Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.“
— Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931
This is presented as a statement of 1877, as quoted in From Telegraph to Light Bulb with Thomas Edison (2007) by Deborah Headstrom-Page, p. 22.
„A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
Works of Edmund Burke Volume ii, p. 117
— Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953
"On His Books"
„There were times when other people said I was on the short list, but as time passed and nothing happened, I didn’t expect the recognition would come because people who were familiar with my work were slowly dying off.“
— Leonid Hurwicz Russian-American economist and mathematician 1917 - 2008
Quoted in: William Grimes, " Leonid Hurwicz, Nobel Economist, Dies at 90 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/26/business/26hurwicz.html?_r=0" at nytimes.com, June 26, 2008.
„The Constitution they wrote was designed to protect the rights of white, male citizens. As there were no black Founding Fathers, there were no founding mothers — a great pity, on both counts.“
— Shirley Chisholm American politician 1924 - 2005
Context: The Constitution they wrote was designed to protect the rights of white, male citizens. As there were no black Founding Fathers, there were no founding mothers — a great pity, on both counts. It is not too late to complete the work they left undone. Today, here, we should start to do so. For the Equal Rights Amendment (10 August 1970).