„He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.“

Source: Henry V

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English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616

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Original: (la) Marcet sine adversario virtus.

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„Valor consists in the power of self-recovery,“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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Context: Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands.

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„Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.“

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„It is above all the valorizing of the present that requires emphasizing.“

—  Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher 1907 - 1986

As quoted in Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade (2002) by Douglas Allen, p. 90.
Context: It is above all the valorizing of the present that requires emphasizing. The simple fact of existing, of living in time, can comprise a religious dimension. This dimension is not always obvious, since sacrality is in a sense camouflaged in the immediate, in the "natural" and the everyday. The joy of life discovered by the Greeks is not a profane type of enjoyment: it reveals the bliss of existing, of sharing — even fugitively — in the spontaneity of life and the majesty of the world. Like so many others before and after them, the Greeks learned that the surest way to escape from time is to exploit the wealth, at first sight impossible to suspect, of the lived instant.

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„Béranger represents the modern man. He is a victim of totalitarianism — of both kinds of totalitarianism, of the Right and of the Left.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco Romanian playwright 1909 - 1994

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Context: Béranger represents the modern man. He is a victim of totalitarianism — of both kinds of totalitarianism, of the Right and of the Left. When Rhinoceros was produced in Germany, it had fifty curtain calls. The next day the papers wrote, “Ionesco shows us how we became Nazis.” But in Moscow, they wanted me to rewrite it and make sure that it dealt with Nazism and not with their kind of totalitarianism. In Buenos Aires, the military government thought it was an attack on Perónism.

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„Therefore a wise prince ought to adopt such a course that his citizens will always in every sort and kind of circumstance have need of the state and of him, and then he will always find them faithful.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, book The Prince

Original: (it) E però un principe savio deve pensare un modo per il quale i suoi cittadini sempre ed in ogni modo e qualità di tempo abbiano bisogno dello Stato di lui, e sempre poi gli saranno fedeli.
Source: The Prince (1513), Ch. 9; translated by W. K. Marriot

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„M. I. A.: If he were a pop star, he’d be, like, Prince or something.“

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„A prince is just
a conceit until he does something with generosity.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

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exist, but it can't be described. Why try! Solomon goes there every morning and gives guidance
with words, with musical harmonies, and in actions,
which are the deepest teaching. A prince is just
a conceit until he does something with generosity.

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