„I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!“

Source: Henry V

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English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616

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„Yonder stands your orphan with his gun, crying like a fire in the sun.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

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„I have made up my mind that if there is a God, he will be merciful to the merciful.
Upon that rock I stand.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

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„Build your nest upon no tree here, for ye see that God hath sold the forest to death.“

—  Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661

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„I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.“

—  Genghis Khan founder and first emperor of the Mongol Empire 1162 - 1227

As quoted in Ta'Rikh-i-Jahan Gusha [History of the World Conqueror] by 'Ala-ad-Din 'Ata-Malik Juvaini (ca. 1252-1260), translated by J.A. Boyle (1958), p. 105
Context: O people, know that you have committed great sins, and that the great ones among you have committed these sins. If you ask me what proof I have for these words, I say it is because I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.

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„When I went there, I did not think to have done this. But perceiving the spirit of God so strong upon me, I would not consult flesh and blood.“

—  Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658

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„And I cry – I who am a son of the land of Poland and who am also Pope John Paul II – I cry from all the depths of this Millennium, I cry on the vigil of Pentecost: Let your Spirit descend! Let your Spirit descend! And renew the face of the earth. The face of this land!“

—  Pope John Paul II 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, saint 1920 - 2005

I wołam, ja, syn polskiej ziemi, a zarazem ja: Jan Paweł II papież, wołam z całej głębi tego tysiąclecia, wołam w przeddzień święta Zesłania, wołam wraz z wami wszystkimi: Niech zstąpi Duch Twój! Niech zstąpi Duch Twój! I odnowi oblicze ziemi. Tej ziemi!
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„To be in politics is to be misjudged. But the moment I flourish the axe, murder the hog, look at the brains of the hog sloshing around in the bucket, I anoint my face with the blood, the offal, and I give out a mighty cry to the Gods upon Olympus.“

—  Steve Hilton British political consultant 1969

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—  Joseph Smith, Jr. American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement 1805 - 1844

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