„It is almost certain that we will fail. But how will future history judge the German people, if not even a handful of men had the courage to put an end to that criminal?“

June 1944. Marcel Stein, Field Marshal Von Manstein, a Portrait, p. 247.

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général allemand 1901 - 1944

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„Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.“

—  George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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Source: Man and Superman

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„These hands were almost crippled digging coal so that rich men in Boston might grow even richer.“

—  Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950

Source: In the Drift (1985), Chapter 4, “Mutagen Fair” (p. 130)

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„We Americans write our own history. And the chapters of which we're proudest are the ones where we had the courage to change.“

—  Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948

Speech at the Democratic National Convention (28 August 1996) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/convention96/floor_speeches/gore_8-28.html.
Contexte: We Americans write our own history. And the chapters of which we're proudest are the ones where we had the courage to change. Time and again, Americans have seen the need for change, and have taken the initiative to bring that change to life.

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„So far no one had had enough courage and intelligence to reveal me to my dear Germans.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Letter to Carl Fuchs (14 December 1887)
Contexte: So far no one had had enough courage and intelligence to reveal me to my dear Germans. My problems are new, my psychological horizon frighteningly comprehensive, my language bold and clear; there may well be no books written in German which are richer in ideas and more independent than mine.

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„We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well.“

—  Robert H. Jackson American judge 1892 - 1954

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„I feel a certain calm. There is safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Letter to Theo van Gogh. The Hague, Thursday, 29 December 1881. p. 83; as cited in Dear Theo: the Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh (1995), edited by Irving Stone and Jean Stone -
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Contexte: I feel a certain calm. There is safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? It will be a hard pull for me; the tide rises high, almost to the lips and perhaps higher still, how can I know? But I shall fight my battle, and sell my life dearly, and try to win and get the best of it.

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„If you know these things, the question has enormous importance: who will be the judge in the future? It is not trivial, who is the judge. It's not sufficient to dress somebody in a robe, put a beret on his head and open the lawbook! It's a big difference whether a German or a negro takes place on the judgement seat. Sure, you can teach a negro the German language, the schematic application of laws and paragraphs -- and yet the negro will always judge like his blood commands!“

—  Julius Streicher German politician 1885 - 1946

Wenn man diese Dinge weiß, dann ist die Frage von ungeheurer Bedeutung: Wer soll künftig Richter sein? Es ist nicht gleichgültig, wer Richter ist. Damit, dass einer die schwarze Robe anlegt, das Barett aufsetzt und das Gesetzbuch aufschlägt, ist es nicht getan! Es ist ein großer Unterschied, ob ein Deutscher oder ein Neger auf dem Richterstuhl sitzt. Gewiß, Sie können einen Neger die deutsche Sprache, die schematische Anwendung der Gesetze und Paragraphen lehren -- trotzdem wird der Neger immer so richten, wie es ihm sein Blut gebietet!
04/20/1926, speech in the Bavarian regional parliament ("Kampf dem Weltfeind", Stürmer publishing house, Nuremberg, 1938)

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„This is our turn at the wheel, and history will judge us based on how we handle it. Decline is a choice, but so is liberty.“

—  Dinesh D'Souza Indian-American political commentator, filmmaker, author 1961

Source: Books, America: Imagine a World without Her (2014), Ch. 16

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„What the world did not deem possible the German people have achieved…. It is already war history how the German Armies defeated the legions of capitalism and plutocracy. After forty-five days this campaign in the West was equally and emphatically terminated.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

“Adolf Hitler’s Order of the Day Calling for Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece,” Berlin, (April 6, 1941), New York Times, April 7, 1941
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