„I wish that an English statesman might once have spoken of us as Western Europeans.“

Adenauer's remarks on an Associated Press interview (5 October 1945)

Utolsó frissítés 2020. június 18.. Történelem
Konrad Adenauer fénykép
Konrad Adenauer4
német politikus, a Német Szövetségi Köztársaság első kancel… 1876 - 1967

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John Rupert Firth fénykép

„A western scholar must de-europeanize himself, and, in view of the most universal use of English, an Englishman must de-Anglicize himself as well.“

—  John Rupert Firth English linguist 1890 - 1960

J. R. Firth, (1956). "Descriptive linguistics and the study of english." in: F.R. Palmer (ed.), Selected Papers of J.R. Firth, Indiana University Press, p. 96; As cited in: Angela Senis (2016)

James Hudson Taylor fénykép

„I wish sometimes that I had twenty bodies, that at twenty places at once I might publish the saving name of Jesus.“

—  James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905

(A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Two: Over the Treaty Wall. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1982, 362).

Plautus fénykép

„I love truth, and wish to have it always spoken to me : I hate a liar. (translated by Thornton)“

—  Plautus, Mostellaria

Mostellaria, Act I, scene 3, line 26
Mostellaria (The Haunted House)
Eredeti: (la) Ego verum amo, verum vol mihi dici : mendacem odi.

Theresa May fénykép
Jenny Han fénykép
Stephen Chbosky fénykép
Thomas Carlyle fénykép

„A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

Forrás: 1840s, Chartism (1840), Ch. 2, Statistics.

Mikhail Gorbachev fénykép
Mortimer J. Adler fénykép
Laurell K. Hamilton fénykép
Emily Brontë fénykép
Anne Frank fénykép
Thomas Edison fénykép

„It is probable that we should have had the Revolution without Tom Paine. Certainly it could not be forestalled, once he had spoken.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

The Philosophy of Paine (1925)
Kontextus: Looking back to those times we cannot, without much reading, clearly gauge the sentiment of the Colonies. Perhaps the larger number of responsible men still hoped for peace with England. They did not even venture to express the matter that way. Few men, indeed, had thought in terms of war.
Then Paine wrote 'Common Sense,' an anonymous tract which immediately stirred the fires of liberty. It flashed from hand to hand throughout the Colonies. One copy reached the New York Assembly, in session at Albany, and a night meeting was voted to answer this unknown writer with his clarion call to liberty. The Assembly met, but could find no suitable answer. Tom Paine had inscribed a document which never has been answered adversely, and never can be, so long as man esteems his priceless possession.
In 'Common Sense' Paine flared forth with a document so powerful that the Revolution became inevitable. Washington recognized the difference, and in his calm way said that matters never could be the same again.. It must be remembered that 'Common Sense' preceded the declaration and affirmed the very principles that went into the national doctrine of liberty. But that affirmation was made with more vigor, more of the fire of the patriot and was exactly suited to the hour. It is probable that we should have had the Revolution without Tom Paine. Certainly it could not be forestalled, once he had spoken.

Tony Banks fénykép

„Personally I wish the police had truncheoned the English fans to death, but I can’t really say that on the record.“

—  Tony Banks British politician 1942 - 2006

"Hopes fade for Tony Banks after holiday stroke" http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1975281,00.html, The Times Online, 8 January 2006.
comment on football hooliganism abroad after allegations of police brutality against rioting English fans.

Derren Brown fénykép
Leo Tolstoy fénykép
Paul Karl Feyerabend fénykép
Bertrand Russell fénykép

„The typical Westerner wishes to be the cause of as many changes as possible in his environment; the typical Chinaman wishes to enjoy as much and as delicately as possible.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

The Problem of China (1922), Ch. XII: The Chinese Character

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