„An army's bravest men are its cowards. The death which they would not meet at the hands of the enemy they will meet at the hands of their officers, with never a flinching.“

Forrás: What I Saw At Shiloh (1881), V

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Ambrose Bierce fénykép
Ambrose Bierce18
1842 - 1914

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Letitia Elizabeth Landon fénykép

„Then rose those deadlier sounds that tell
When foes meet hand to hand,—
The shout, the yell, the iron clang
Of meeting spear and brand.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

The Golden Violet - The Falcon
The Golden Violet (1827)

Winston S. Churchill fénykép
Josephine Bakhita fénykép

„If I were to meet those men who abducted me, or even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands, for it that hadn’t happened, I would not be a Christian and a religious today.“

—  Josephine Bakhita Italian saint and former slave 1868 - 1947

Quoted in "St. Josephine Bakhita, Virgin", Vatican News https://www.vaticannews.va/en/saints/02/08/st--josephine-bakhita--virgin.html.

Ernest King fénykép

„There is work in plenty for all hands- officers and men.“

—  Ernest King United States Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations 1878 - 1956

Excerpt from Atlantic Fleet Confidential Memorandum 2CM-41, sent on 24 March 1941. As quoted in History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume One: The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943 (1948) by Samuel Eliot Morison, p. 52

Henry David Thoreau fénykép

„It is so rare to meet with a man out-doors who cherishes a worthy thought in his mind, which is independent of the labor of his hands.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/7cncd10.txt (1849), Friday

„I define Inner Space as an imaginary realm in which on the one hand the outer world of reality, and on the other the inner world of the mind meet and merge.“

—  J. G. Ballard British writer 1930 - 2009

As quoted in ‘Interview with J. G. Ballard’, Munich Round Up, 100 (1968), with translation by Dan O’Hara http://www.ballardian.com/munich-round-up-interview-with-jg-ballard
Kontextus: I define Inner Space as an imaginary realm in which on the one hand the outer world of reality, and on the other the inner world of the mind meet and merge. Now, in the landscapes of the surrealist painters, for example, one sees the regions of Inner Space; and increasingly I believe that we will encounter in film and literature scenes which are neither solely realistic nor fantastic. In a sense, it will be a movement in the interzone between both spheres.

Thomas Browne fénykép
Bernard Cornwell fénykép
John Buchan fénykép

„[T]here was never an army that did not accuse its enemies of barbarity.“

—  John Buchan, könyv Witch Wood

Forrás: Witch Wood (1927), Ch. XIII "White Magic"

Bronisław Komorowski fénykép

„We mustn’t let our hands be bound by commitments to third parties who do not meet their own obligations.“

—  Bronisław Komorowski Polish politician, president of Poland 1952

"Polish president warns in Berlin of rebirth of 1930s nationalism" in Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-poland-president/polish-president-warns-in-berlin-of-rebirth-of-1930s-nationalism-idUSKBN0H51C420140910 (10 September 2014)

Stephen Hawking fénykép
Winston S. Churchill fénykép
Letitia Elizabeth Landon fénykép
Philip K. Dick fénykép

„It was himself, but a far-away self. A self he would never meet.“

—  Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982

The Golden Man (1954)
Kontextus: In one dim scene he saw himself lying charred and dead; he had tried to run through the line, out the exit.
But that scene was vague. One wavering, indistinct still out of many. The inflexible path along which he moved would not deviate in that direction. It would not turn him that way. The golden figure in that scene, the miniature doll in that room, was only distantly related to him. It was himself, but a far-away self. A self he would never meet. He forgot it and went on to examine the other tableau.
The myriad of tableaux that surrounded him were an elaborate maze, a web which he now considered bit by bit. He was looking down into a doll's house of infinite rooms, rooms without number, each with its furniture, its dolls, all rigid and unmoving. <!-- The same dolls and furniture were repeated in many. He, himself, appeared often. The two men on the platform. The woman. Again and again the same combinations turned up; the play was redone frequently, the same actors and props moved around in all possible ways.
Before it was time to leave the supply closet, Cris Johnson had examined each of the rooms tangent to the one he now occupied. He had consulted each, considered its contents thoroughly.
He pushed the door open and stepped calmly out into the hall. He knew exactly where he was going. And what he had to do. Crouched in the stuffy closet, he had quietly and expertly examined each miniature of himself, observed which clearly-etched configuration lay along his inflexible path, the one room of the doll house, the one set out of legions, toward which he was moving.

Paulo Coelho fénykép

„Life is a dream from which we wake only when we meet death.“

—  Paulo Coelho, könyv Aleph

Aleph (2011)

Richard Rodríguez fénykép
Pericles fénykép

„But the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.“

—  Pericles Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens -494 - -429 i.e.

Pericles' Funeral Oration
History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides fénykép

„The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Variant translations:<p>But the palm of courage will surely be adjudged most justly to those, who best know the difference between hardship and pleasure and yet are never tempted to shrink from danger. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Thuc.+2.40.3<p>And they are most rightly reputed valiant, who though they perfectly apprehend both what is dangerous and what is easy, are never the more thereby diverted from adventuring. (translation by Thomas Hobbes http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=771&chapter=90127&layout=html&Itemid=27)<p>
Book II, 2.40-[3]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book II

Conrad Aiken fénykép

„Death is a meeting place of sea and sea.“

—  Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973

The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)

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