The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)
Act 3, sc. 5
The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)
— Lala Sukuna Chief of Lau and civil servant in Fiji 1888 - 1958
Original: (fj) Eda na sega ni kilai na i Taukei kevaka ena sega mada ni dave e liu na noda dra.
— Mahmud Tarzi Afghan writer 1865 - 1933
An Afghan Intellect By Yama Atta & Hashmat Haidari http://www.afghanmagazine.com/articles/tarzi.html Link
— Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Lakota medicine man and holy man 1831 - 1890
Recorded by the Jesuit priest Pierre-Jean De Smet after a council with Sitting Bull on June 19, 1868. Published in Utley, Robert M. The Lance and the Shield. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1993. p. 79-80.
Context: I hardly sustain myself beneath the weight of white men's blood that I have shed. The whites provoked the war; their injustices, their indignities to our families, the cruel, unheard of and wholly unprovoked massacre at Fort Lyon … shook all the veins which bind and support me. I rose, tomahawk in hand, and I have done all the hurt to the whites that I could.
„This is exactly how minds are opened: through honest, frank dialogue. Tears may be shed, but not blood.“
— Ayaan Hirsi Ali Dutch feminist, author 1969
Nomad: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations (2010)
„I am inclined to believe that the sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that without the shedding of blood there is no remission.“
— James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881
Diary (8 June 1881)
„The heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives on this country's soil! You are in the soil of a friendly country now. Therefore rest in peace.“
— Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey 1881 - 1938
A tribute to those ANZACs who died in Gallipoli (1934), this is inscribed on the Atatürk Memorial in Turakena Bay, Gallipoli http://www.mch.govt.nz/emblems/monuments/ataturk.html and at the Kemal Atatürk Memorial, Canberra
Original: (tr) Bu memleketin toprakları üstünde kanlarını döken kahramanlar! Burada dost bir vatanın toprağındasınız. Huzur ve sükun içinde uyuyunuz. Sizler Mehmetçiklerle yan yana koyun koyunasınız. Uzak diyarlardan evlatlarını harbe gönderen analar! Gözyaşlarınızı dindiriniz. Evlatlarınız bizim bağrımızdadır, huzur içindedirler ve huzur içinde rahat rahat uyuyacaklardır. Onlar bu toprakta canlarını verdikten sonra artık bizim evlatlarımız olmuşlardır.
Context: The heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives on this country's soil! You are in the soil of a friendly country now. Therefore rest in peace. You are side by side with the little Mehmets. The mothers who send their sons to the war! Wipe your tears away. Your sons are in our bosom, are in peace and will be sleeping in peace comfortably. From now on, they have became our sons since they have lost their lives on this land.
„The moral ambivalence of the great mother goddesses has been conveniently forgotten by those American feminists who have resurrected them. We cannot grasp nature's bare blade without shedding our own blood.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990), p. 8
„We have fought for our land, we have fought for our sovereignty, small as we are we have won our independence and we are prepared to shed our blood…. So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.“
— Robert Mugabe former President of Zimbabwe 1924 - 2019
Speech at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg (2 September 2002), quoted in John Battersby and Andrew Grice, "Anti-West anger at summit as Mugabe rounds on Blair", The Independent, 3 September 2002, p. 1.
„I have the consolation to reflect that during the period of my administration not a drop of the blood of a single fellow citizen was shed by the sword of war or of the law.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
Letter to papal nuncio Count Dugnani (14 February 1818)
„We have no proverbial tea to dump, should we instead sink a ship full of Japanese imports? Is a Civil War Imminent? Do we have to shed blood to reform the current system? I hope it doesn't come to that. But it might.“
— Timothy McVeigh American army soldier, security guard, terrorist 1968 - 2001
1990s, Letter to the Union-Sun & Journal (1992)
„What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760–1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.“
— John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826
Letter to Thomas Jefferson (24 August 1815), The Works of John Adams; he later expressed similar sentiments in a letter to Hezekiah Niles (13 February 1818)
Context: As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar, perhaps singular. What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760–1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.
„To retreat from any of the principles handed down by our forefathers, who shed their blood for the ideals we still embrace, would be a complete victory for those who would destroy liberty and justice for the individual.“
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
Deeds Rather Than Words (1963)
Context: To me, today, at age sixty-one, all prayer, by the humble or highly placed, has one thing in common: supplication for strength and inspiration to carry on the best human impulses which should bind us together for a better world. Without such inspiration, we would rapidly deteriorate and finally perish. But in our troubled time, the right of men to think and worship as their conscience dictates is being sorely pressed. We can retain these privileges only by being constantly on guard and fighting off any encroachment on these precepts. To retreat from any of the principles handed down by our forefathers, who shed their blood for the ideals we still embrace, would be a complete victory for those who would destroy liberty and justice for the individual.
„The Jews caused us a great injustice, the greatest injustice. They have expelled our people, stolen our land, shed our brothers' blood, and are still shedding blood, and there should be no contact between them and us…. we will not agree to meet with them until our problem with the Zionist entity and those Westerners and Christians who support them, is solved.“
— Yusuf Qaradawi Egyptian imam 1926
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi against Including Jews in Dialogue between Religions http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/94.htm May 2004.
Diaglogue among religions with Jews
„Today, all of us, Turks, Bulgarians, Greeks, Albanians, Jews and others, we have all sworn that we will work for our dear Fatherland and will be inseparable, and we will all sacrifice ourselves for it, and, if necessary, we will even shed our blood.“
— Yane Sandanski Bulgarian revolutionary 1872 - 1915
Speech held in Nevrokop during the Young Turk Revolution, July 1908 ; Republished by Ivan Diviziev. Istoricheski Pregled, 1964, Book 4