„Once, when he was applauded by rascals, he remarked, "I am horribly afraid I have done something wrong."“

§ 5
From Lives and Opinions of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius

Utolsó frissítés 2020. május 22.. Történelem
Antiszthenész fénykép
-444 - -365 i.e.

Hasonló idézetek

Diogenes Laërtius fénykép

„When he was praised by some wicked men, he said, "I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing."“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

Antisthenes, 4.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 6: The Cynics

Arthur Rubinstein fénykép
Marcus Tullius Cicero fénykép

„He read with a charming full voice, and when everyone was applauding, "how much", he asked, "would you have applauded if you had heard the original?"“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 i.e.

De Oratorio, book 3, chapter 56.
Cicero was telling the story of Æschines' return to Rhodes, at which he was requested to deliver Demosthenes' defence of Ctesiphon.
Eredeti: (la) Quam cum suavissima et maxima voce legisset, admirantibus omnibus "quanto" inquit "magis miraremini, si audissetis ipsum!"

Abraham Lincoln fénykép

„I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right — stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Reported as an inscription quoting Lincoln in an English college in The Baptist Teacher for Sunday-school Workers : Vol. 36 (August 1905), p. 483. The portion beginning with "stand with anybody..." is from the 16 October 1854 Peoria speech..
Posthumous attributions

L. Frank Baum fénykép
David Brin fénykép
Camille Pissarro fénykép

„I have just concluded my series of paintings, I look at them constantly. I who made them often find them horrible. I understand them only at rare moments, when I have forgotten all about them, on days when I feel kindly disposed and indulgent to their poor maker. Sometimes I am horribly afraid to turn round canvases which I have piled against the wall; I am constantly afraid of finding monsters where I believed there were precious gems!... Thus it does not astonish me that the critics in London relegate me to the lowest rank. Alas! I fear that they are only too justified!“

—  Camille Pissarro French painter 1830 - 1903

However, at times I come across works of mine which are soundly done and really in my style, and at such moments I find great solace. But no more of that. Painting, art in general, enchants me. It is my life. What else matters?
Quote in a letter, 20 Nov. 1883; as quoted in Painting Outside the lines, Patterns of Creativity in Modern Art, ed. David W. Galenson, Harvard University Press, 30 Jun 2009, p. 84

Amy Chua fénykép

„Everything I've ever done that's valuable is something I was afraid to try.“

—  Amy Chua, könyv Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Forrás: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Cassandra Clare fénykép

„Don't look pleased with yourself. When Will says 'enterprising, ' he means 'morally deficient. '" "No, I mean enterprising, " said Will. "When I mean morally deficient, I say, 'Now, that's something I would have done.“

—  Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments

Változat: When Will says 'enterprising', he means 'morally deficient.'"
"No, I mean enterprising," said Will. "When I mean morally deficient, I say, 'Now, that's something I would have done.
Forrás: The Mortal Instruments

Camille Pissarro fénykép
Clarence Darrow fénykép
Oprah Winfrey fénykép
Huey P. Newton fénykép

„Many times the poorest White person is the most racist because he is afraid that he might lose something, or discover something he does not have.“

—  Huey P. Newton Co-founder of the Black Panther Party 1942 - 1989

The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements (April 15, 1970)
To Die For The People

Ayn Rand fénykép
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg fénykép
Bernie Sanders fénykép
Italo Calvino fénykép
Cassandra Clare fénykép
Mark Twain fénykép

„He is a stranger to me, but he is a most remarkable man — and I am the other one. Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known, and I know the rest.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Statement (1906) in Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events (1940) edited by Bernard DeVoto

Hermann Rauschning fénykép

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