„It is imperative that we restrict in every possible way the influence of neo-Stalinists in our political life.“
— Andrei Sakharov Soviet nuclear physicist and human rights activist 1921 - 1989
Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom (1968), Dangers, Police Dictatorships
„Women are unquestionably destined to exercise more and more influence upon practical politics in Australia“
— Robert Menzies Australian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia 1894 - 1978
Albury Conference, 1944
Wilderness Years (1941-1949)
Contexte: Women are unquestionably destined to exercise more and more influence upon practical politics in Australia…In the educating of the electorate in liberal ideas they have for many years been an effective force. Now we have an organisation in which all distinctions have gone, and with men and women working equally for the one body …
„He wished he could reassure his mother: a man wants many things in life, but when one of them is also the right thing, he would be a fool not to choose it.“
— Jess Walter, livre Beautiful Ruins
Source: Beautiful Ruins
„It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Source: The Great Gatsby
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions http://books.google.com/books?id=KVHmzw43TgkC&q=%22Women+may+be+the+one+group+that+grows+more+radical+with+age%22&pg=PT377#v=onepage (1983), p. 377
„I submit that religious values and political realities are so inter-linked in the origin and perpetuation of this nation that we cannot lose the influence of religion in our public life without seriously jeopardizing our freedoms.“
— Dallin H. Oaks Apostle of the LDs Church 1932
" Dallin H Oaks - Religious Liberty's Canterbury Medal http://www.deseretnews.com/topics/561/Dallin-H-Oaks.html", Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Statement
— Nayla Moawad Lebanese first lady, journalist and politician 1940
Cited in: " Lebanese politics 'not a male affair only' http://mg.co.za/article/2005-05-25-lebanese-politics-not-a-male-affair-only " at Mail&Gardian, 25 May 2005.
A reference to the way many female politicians are the widows of male politicians who have been assassinated.
„Those who control the wealth of this society have an influence over political life far in excess of their number.“
— Michael Parenti American academic 1933
Chapter 12, p. 203
Democracy for the Few (2010 ), sixth edition
„Political philosophy seems often to reside at a distance from the world. Principles are one thing, politics another, and even our best efforts to ‘live up’ to our ideals typically founder on the gap between theory and practice.But if political philosophy is unrealizable in one sense, it is unavoidable in another. This is the sense in which philosophy inhabits the world from the start; our practices and institutions are embodiments of theory.... for all our uncertainties about ultimate questions of political philosophy — of justice and value and the nature of the good life — the one thing we know is that we live some answer all the time.“
— Michael J. Sandel American political philosopher 1953
The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self, 1984
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„And when girls cannot go to school and grow up not knowing how to read or write -- that denies the world future women engineers, future women doctors, future women business owners, future women presidents -- that sets us all back. That's a bad tradition -- not providing our girls the same education as our sons.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2015, Remarks to the People of Africa (July 2015)
Contexte: And when girls cannot go to school and grow up not knowing how to read or write -- that denies the world future women engineers, future women doctors, future women business owners, future women presidents -- that sets us all back. That's a bad tradition -- not providing our girls the same education as our sons. I was saying in Kenya, nobody would put out a football team and then just play half the team. You’d lose. The same is true when it comes to getting everybody and education. You can't leave half the team off -- our young women.
„I have always believed that fashion was not made only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.“
— Yves Saint Laurent fashion designer 1936 - 2008
As quoted in "50 Days of Everyday Fashion" in Yours magazine.
„Nobody can influence me, nobody. Still less a woman. Women are important in a man's life only if they're beautiful and charming and keep their femininity.“
— Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980
Oriana Fallaci (December 30, 1973), The Mystically Divine Shah of Iran (interview), Chicago Tribune
„Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
„I hope my studies may be an encouragement to other women, especially to young women, to devote their lives to the larger interests of the mind. It matters little whether men or women have the more brains; all we women need to do to exert our proper influence is just to use all the brains we have.“
— Florence R. Sabin American medical scientist 1871 - 1953
Accepting the Pictorial Review achievement award in 1929.
On her career
„There is only one thing which I feel is worth giving one's whole strength to, and that is the binding together of all classes of our people in an effort to make life in this country better in every sense of the word. That is the main end and object of my life in politics“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Speech in Stourport (12 January 1925), quoted in On England, and Other Addresses (1926), pp. 15-16.
Contexte: If there is anything... it is my training, which has given me, whether I can use it or not, a knowledge and a sympathy very difficult for any man to attain who has had an exclusively political training I regard it as of the greatest value to myself that during the formative years of my life, and during the ten and twenty years when I first started work in the world, I worked in close contact with all classes of people in this country, and enjoyed, through no credit to myself, the goodwill which I have inherited from generations that have gone before me and left behind a name for honesty, fair play, right judgment, and kindliness to those with whom they worked. Through that, whether I succeed or not, I believe I have an understanding of the mind of the people of the country which I could have gained in no other way. It is through this that I have that ineradicable belief and faith in our people which sustains me through good times and evil, and it is because of this that I have every confidence that, whatever troubles may come to this country, or in this country at any time, the native strength and virtue of our people will overcome everything. There is only one thing which I feel is worth giving one's whole strength to, and that is the binding together of all classes of our people in an effort to make life in this country better in every sense of the word. That is the main end and object of my life in politics.
„Everything influences you in the way that you present your art to other people and the way that you create your art for yourself. Life is pretty much the influence, so growing up in Orem, Utah, and growing up in the church is obviously a huge factor in it for me. But there's a few others in my band that weren't raised in the church. So it's a combination of a lot of things.“
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
Brian Orloff (July 24, 2003) "Get Warped - AFI", St. Petersburg Times, p. 22W.
„Poor behavior reflects will upon one’s family and upon one’s station in life. Without family and station, one lacks influence. And without influence, little of consequence can be accomplished.“
— David D. Levine science fiction writer 1961
Chapter 3, “Seeking Passage” (p. 46)
Arabella and the Battle of Venus (2017)