Quotes of famous people


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Tupac Shakur159
rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
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Andrzej Majewski13
Polish writer and photographer 1966
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Sukavich Rangsitpol31
Thai politician 1935
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Lil Peep12
American rapper 1996 - 2017
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Michael Jackson98
American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
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„Although some people felt Adolf Hitler was bad, he was a great man and a real conqueror whose name would never be forgotten.“

—  Idi Amin third president of Uganda 1925 - 2003

Quoted in The Evil 100 (2004) by Martin Gilman Wolcott, p. 78.

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„Fortune favours the brave.“

—  Terence, Phormio

Variant translation: Fortune assists the brave.
Act I, scene 4, line 25 (203).
Cf. Virgil, Aeneid, Book X, line 284: "Audentes fortuna iuvat."
Original: (la) Fortis fortuna adiuvat.

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„The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.“

—  Martin Heidegger German philosopher 1889 - 1976

Das Bedenklichste in unserer bedenklichen Zeit ist, dass wir noch nicht denken.
What is Called Thinking? [Was heisst Denken?] (1951–1952), as translated by Fred D. Wieck and J. Glenn Gray (1968)

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„By being too sensitive I have wasted my life.“

—  Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891

Variant: Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
Source: Selected Poems and Letters

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„There is but one true kirk and that is the kirk of rome.“

—  Mary, Queen of Scots Scottish monarch and queen consort of France 1542 - 1587

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„When I try, I fail.
When I trust,
He succeeds.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

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„Star of resplendent front! Thy glorious eye
Shines on me still from out yon clouded sky.“

—  Sarah Helen Whitman United States poet 1803 - 1878

Arcturus (To Edgar Allan Poe).
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„Living simply makes loving simple.“

—  Bell Hooks American author, feminist, and social activist 1952

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„Even if I now saw you only once, I would long for you through worlds, worlds, worlds.“

—  Izumi Shikibu Japanese poet 976 - 1033

Source: The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan

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„Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.“

—  William Golding, book Lord of the Flies

Variant: What I mean is... maybe it's only us...
Source: Lord of the Flies

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