„Everytime I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.“

—  Mark Twain

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American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

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„I do feel this: that it is better to be rash than timid, for Fortune is a woman, and the man who wants to hold her down must beat and bully her.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, book The Prince

Source: The Prince (1513), Ch. 25 (as translated by RM Adams)
Context: I conclude, then, that so long as Fortune varies and men stand still, they will prosper while they suit the times, and fail when they do not. But I do feel this: that it is better to be rash than timid, for Fortune is a woman, and the man who wants to hold her down must beat and bully her. We see that she yields more often to men of this stripe than to those who come coldly toward her.

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„I wanted to kill her and make her eat her fringe. And her knickers.“

—  Louise Rennison British writer 1951 - 2016

Source: Away Laughing on a Fast Camel

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