„I intend to do what little one man can do to awaken the public conscience, and in the meantime I am not frightened by your menaces.“

Letter to the Louis D. Oaks, Los Angeles Chief of Police (17 May 1923)
Kontextus: I intend to do what little one man can do to awaken the public conscience, and in the meantime I am not frightened by your menaces. I am not a giant physically; I shrink from pain and filth and vermin and foul air, like any other man of refinement; also, I freely admit, when I see a line of a hundred policeman with drawn revolvers flung across a street to keep anyone from coming onto private property to hear my feeble voice, I am somewhat disturbed in my nerves. But I have a conscience and a religious faith, and I know that our liberties were not won without suffering, and may be lost again through our cowardice. I intend to do my duty to my country.

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Upton Sinclair fénykép
Upton Sinclair
amerikai regényíró 1878 - 1968

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Upton Sinclair fénykép
Bob Barr fénykép

„What has to do with your ability to fall asleep is not caffeine. It's having a clean conscience. I have a clean conscience so I can drink all the caffeine I want.“

—  Bob Barr Republican and Libertarian politician 1948

Los Angeles Times, (23 July 2008) He's Bob Barr, and he's running for president. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-na-barr23-2008jul23,0,7621903.story?page=1 Los Angeles Times. 23 July 2008.
2000s, 2008

Ahmed Djemal fénykép

„There is nothing in the world that could make me turn from the law. With a clear conscience, I am prepared to answer for each and every one of my political and administrative orders and actions, and to do so before the court of public opinion…“

—  Ahmed Djemal Ottoman general 1872 - 1922

Quoted in "A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility" - by Taner Akçam, Paul Bessemer - History - 2006 - Page 246.
Quotess

Bernard Landry fénykép

„I am a man of causes; I am not an individualist, and in my heart and conscience I do not think I could serve society as I would like to with this level of support.“

—  Bernard Landry Canadian politician 1937 - 2018

In Radio-Canada, ""Biographies: Bernard Landry"" http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/dossiers/tetes/landry/,retrieved August 28, 2005
quote from Landry's resignation speech, made after winning a party confidence vote by only 76.2%.

Edward Everett Hale fénykép

„I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.“

—  Edward Everett Hale American author and Unitarian clergyman 1822 - 1909

Statement published in A Year of Beautiful Thoughts‎ (1902) by Jeanie Ashley Bates Greenough, p. 172, Third statement for June 11. This has often been misattributed to Helen Keller in some published works since at least 1980, perhaps because she somewhere quoted it.
Variant:
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
The Book of Good Cheer : A Little Bundle of Cheery Thoughts‎ (1909) by Edwin Osgood Grover, p. 28; also in Masterpieces of Religious Verse (1948) by James Dalton Morrison, p. 416, where it is titled "Lend a Hand"
Változat: I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

James Branch Cabell fénykép

„I am not so wonderful but that in the hour of my triumph I am frightened by my own littleness.“

—  James Branch Cabell, könyv Figures of Earth

Miramon, in Ch. IV : In the Doubtful Palace
Figures of Earth (1921)
Kontextus: I am not so wonderful but that in the hour of my triumph I am frightened by my own littleness. Look you, Niafer, I had thought I would be changed when I had become a famous champion, but for all that I stand posturing here with this long sword, and am master of the hour and of the future, I remain the boy that last Thursday was tending pigs.

Helen Keller fénykép

„I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

Edward Everett Hale in a statement published in A Year of Beautiful Thoughts‎ (1902) by Jeanie Ashley Bates Greenough, p. 172; <!-- and perhaps as early as an edition of Ten Times One is Ten (1870) by Hale--> This has been misattributed to Keller in published works since at least 1980. Keller and Hale were good friends, and letters to Hale can be found in her youthful autobiography The Story of My Life (1902). In 1910 Keller dedicated her poem "The Song of the Stone Wall" to Hale who had died in 1909.
Misattributed
Változat: I am only one, but I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.

Mignon McLaughlin fénykép

„I am as I am" is another way of saying "I can do without your love.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Love

Laurence Sterne fénykép

„I believe in my conscience I intercept many a thought which heaven intended for another man.“

—  Laurence Sterne, könyv The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Book VIII, Ch. 2.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767)

Patrick Rothfuss fénykép
Brandon Sanderson fénykép
John Prescott fénykép
Paul of Tarsus fénykép
Charles Bukowski fénykép
Wernher von Braun fénykép

„Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.“

—  Wernher von Braun German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect 1912 - 1977

In an interview in the New York Times (16 December 1957), cited in a footnote on page 32 of "Work, Society, and Culture" by Yves Reni Marie Simon, and also in a footnote (in German) on page 360 of "Vita activa oder Vom taetigen Leben" by Hannah Arend (1981)

Variants:

Basic research is when I'm doing what I don't know I'm doing.

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.

Ronald David Laing fénykép
William the Silent fénykép
Diane Ackerman fénykép

„What would dawn have been like, had you awakened? It would have sung through your bones. All I can do this morning is let it sing through mine.“

—  Diane Ackerman Author, poet, naturalist 1948

Silence and Awakening
The Inevitable: Contemporary Writer Confront Death (2011) Edited by David Shields & Bradford Morrow

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