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„I am not antagonistic to the rightful claims of capital; I am far from wanting to flourish a hostile flag; but I am of opinion that the masses, too, have rights which should be considered.“

—  Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898
1880s, Speech to the Reichstag (14 June 1882), quoted in W. H. Dawson, Bismarck and State Socialism: An Exposition of the Social and Economic Legislation of Germany since 1870 (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1891), p. 32

Otto von Bismarck photo

„In the domain of political economy the abstract doctrines of science leave me perfectly cold, my only standard of judgment being experience.“

—  Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898
Undated, As quoted in W. H. Dawson, Bismarck and State Socialism: An Exposition of the Social and Economic Legislation of Germany since 1870 (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1891), p. 54

Rodrigo Duterte photo

„Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you’re a son of a bitch.“

—  Rodrigo Duterte Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines 1945
Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/788543/duterte-endorses-killing-corrupt-journalists

Rodrigo Duterte photo

„Mr. Obama, you can go to hell.“

—  Rodrigo Duterte Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines 1945
Targeted remarks to personalities and institutions, Philippine President to Obama: 'Go to Hell' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXN2dU28LCE&t=9

Rodrigo Duterte photo

„New York Times… Asshole, asshole. You cannot even criticize your own mistake. Invading a country, making up excuses before the world that is not true, then you have the gall to say stop. You better stop your publishing.“

—  Rodrigo Duterte Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines 1945
Targeted remarks to personalities and institutions, Duterte to New York Times: ‘You better stop your publishing’ https://globalnation.inquirer.net/155506/duterte-new-york-times-better-stop-publishing

Rodrigo Duterte photo

„Do not hesistate to attack me, criticize me, if I do wrong in my job. It is your duty.“

—  Rodrigo Duterte Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines 1945
On criticism, Philstar, Duterte to media: You can criticize me as long as it’s true https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/09/11/1622603/duterte-media-you-can-criticize-me-long-its-true (September 2016)

Rodrigo Duterte photo

„Anybody can criticize me, except for foreigners.“

—  Rodrigo Duterte Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines 1945
On criticism, The Manila Times, Duterte: ‘Anybody can criticize me, except foreigners’ https://www.manilatimes.net/2018/05/03/news/latest-stories/duterte-anybody-can-criticize-me-except-foreigners/396588/ (May 2018)

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Norman Solomon photo
Norman Solomon photo

„Activists have been encouraged by his ability to listen, learn and change...“

—  Norman Solomon American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist 1951
Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape (29 Jan 2019)

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„If there is going to be class warfare in this country, it’s time that the working class of this country won that war and not just the corporate elite.“

—  Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941
2020, Senator Sanders was speaking to the Iowa AFL-CIO convention summer 2019 Quoted by Norman Solomon in The Escalating Class War Against Bernie Sanders https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/02/18/the-escalating-class-war-against-bernie-sanders/ (18 Feb 2020)

„The average man is happier in the wrong with a crowd, than he is in the right with only one or two companions.“

—  Chapman Cohen British atheist and secularist writer and lecturer 1868 - 1954
[God and the Universe: Eddington, Jeans, Huxley, & Einstein, 128, 1931, Pioneer Press, https://books.google.com/books?id=QmBHAAAAIAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=happier]

„Of the four terms ... Praise, Blame, Punishment, and Responsibility, the cardinal and governing one is the last.“

—  Chapman Cohen British atheist and secularist writer and lecturer 1868 - 1954
Determinism or Free-will? (1912), p. 68 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89009314162&view=1up&seq=72

„Facts are more insistent than theories, and in the last resort it is the nature of things which determine the course of our actions.“

—  Chapman Cohen British atheist and secularist writer and lecturer 1868 - 1954
Determinism or Free-will? (1912), p. 77 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89009314162&view=1up&seq=81

„Granting that an illusion may have its uses, it can only be of service so long as we do not know it to be an illusion.“

—  Chapman Cohen British atheist and secularist writer and lecturer 1868 - 1954
Determinism or Free-will? (1912), p. 96 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89009314162&view=1up&seq=100

Cao Xueqin photo

„Words on the paper mix with blood,
The extraordinary labor of ten years!“

—  Cao Xueqin Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty 1724 - 1763
Misattributed, (zh-TW) 字字看來皆是血,十年辛苦不尋常 。 Red Inkstone, couplet in the preface to Dream of the Red Chamber, 1754 Jiaxu manuscript (甲戌本); quoted in Zhou Ruchang's Between Noble and Humble, trans. Liangmei Bao (New York: Peter Lang, 2009), p. 181.

„Words on the paper mix with blood,
The extraordinary labor of ten years!“

—  Zhiyanzhai
(zh-TW) 字字看來皆是血,十年辛苦不尋常 。 Poem in the preface to Dream of the Red Chamber, present in its 1754 jiaxu manuscript (甲戌本), quoted in Zhou Ruchang's Between Noble and Humble, trans. Liangmei Bao (New York: Peter Lang, 2009), p. 181

„I think... therefore I am annoyed.“

—  Darby Conley American cartoonist 1970
Bucky Katt, Daily strip for November 17, 2007

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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