— E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937
— Walter Model German field marshal 1891 - 1945
Quoted in "Hitler's Generals" - Page 323 - by Correlli Barnett - History - 2003
„That monarch does not have the right to commit wrongdoing, not even one ounce of it. He only has the right to lead and to the basic necessities of life, or a little more, not to do whatever he pleases or to tyrannize the people.“
— Subh-i-Azal Persian religious leader 1831 - 1912
Treatise on Kingship
„If a man be gloomy, let him keep to himself. No one has a right to go croaking about society, or, what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Book V, Chapter 1.
Books, Coningsby (1844), The Young Duke (1831)
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008
Source: The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
„It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
„In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the State has undertaken to provide it, is a right that must be made available to all on equal terms.“
— Earl Warren United States federal judge 1891 - 1974
Writing for the court, Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
„A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed — I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.“
— Georges Clemenceau French politician 1841 - 1929
Conversation with Jean Martet (1 June 1928), Ch. 30
„When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.“
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
1990s, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
„God has given to Man an absolute right to take the lives of other animals, for any reasonable cause, such as the supply of food; but He has not given to Man the right to inflict pain, unless where necessary.“
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893)
„Without good-will, no man has any presumptive right, except the right or opportunity to change his will, so long as there is hope of it.“
— William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966
Source: Present Status of the Philosophy of Law and of Rights (1926), Ch. VII, Natural Right, § 32, p. 73.
„Yeah. Everybody has the right to defend himself, but by attacking headquarter of President Arafat, this will lead to -- to the security of Israel? I doubt that.“
— Rafic Hariri Lebanese businessman and politician 1944 - 2005
Answering to the question that if Israel has right to defend themselves, 29 march 2002. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0203/29/lt.12.html
L'homme d'entendement n'a rien perdu, s'il a soi-même.
Book I, Ch. 39
Essais (1595), Book I
— John Holt (Lord Chief Justice) English lawyer and Lord Chief Justice of England 1642 - 1710
2 Raym. Rep. 954.
Ashby v. White (1703)
— Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944
Den Kampf Mann gegen Mann gewinnt bei gleichwertigen Gegnern, wer eine Patrone mehr im Lauf hat.
Source: Infanterie greift an (1937), p. 62.
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„Senator Douglas holds, we know, that a man may rightfully be wiser today than he was yesterday — that he may rightfully change when he finds himself wrong. But can we, for that reason, run ahead, and infer that he will make any particular change, of which he, himself, has given no intimation?“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
1850s, The House Divided speech (1858)
„Washington was the right man at the right time – sometimes he was the first man, but sometimes he simply knew when to ride the crest of a wave or the leading edge of a trend.“
— Alan Axelrod American historian 1952
Alan Axelrod in an interview with Frank R. Shaw, Aug 23, 2007 http://www.electricscotland.com/familytree/frank/axelrod.htm.