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Vincent Van Gogh photo

„The sadness will last forever.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Attributed to Vincent, as quoted by Theo van gogh in his letter from Paris, to Elisabeth van Gogh, 5 August 1890 http://www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/21/etc-Theo-Lies.htm
Some of the last words Vincent said to Theo, while dying
1890s

Tom Hiddleston photo

„We all have two lives. The second begins when you realize you only have one.“

—  Tom Hiddleston English actor, producer and musical performer 1981

Samuel Beckett photo

„Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.“

—  Samuel Beckett, libro Worstward Ho

Worstward Ho (1983)
Variante: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Contesto: All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Bob Marley photo
Tupac Shakur photo

„Don't live to fight, fight to live.“

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

Origine: Resurrection, 1971-1996

Tupac Shakur photo
Erwin Rommel photo
Zayn Malik photo
Albert Einstein photo

„Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

As quoted by LIFE magazine (2 May 1955)
1950s
Variante: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Aristotle photo

„Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 a.C.

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Andrzej Majewski photo

„A slave dreams of freedom, a free man dreams of wealth, the wealthy dream of power, and the powerful dream of freedom.“

—  Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966

Niewolnik marzy o wolności, człowiek wolny o bogactwie, bogacz o władzy, a władca o wolności.
Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry photo

„Here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.“

—  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, libro Il piccolo principe

Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
Variant translations: Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.
The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.
Le Petit Prince (1943)

Milkha Singh photo

„You can achieve anything in life. It just depends on how desperate you are to achieve it.“

—  Milkha Singh Indian track and field athlete 1935

The Race of My Life: An Autobiography Milkha Singh (2013)

Kurt Cobain photo
Orson Welles photo
Vincent Van Gogh photo
Kurt Cobain photo

„Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don't speak bird.“

—  Kurt Cobain, libro Diari

Journals (2002)
Contesto: Birds... scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don't speak bird. [p. 224]

Stephen Hawking photo

„Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.“
L’intelligenza è la capacità di adattarsi al cambiamento.

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

Citát „What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.“
Claude Monet photo
Johnny Depp photo
Charlie Chaplin photo

„Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.“
Il tuo corpo nudo dovrebbe appartenere solo a chi si innamora della tua anima nuda.

—  Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977

Thomas Aquinas photo

„There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.“

—  Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274

Confucius photo

„Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.“
La vita è davvero semplice, ma noi insistiamo a renderla complicata.

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.

Attributed on the internet but not found in print prior to an attribution in Aero Digest, Vols. 58–59, 1949, p. 115 https://books.google.com/books?id=q2ofAQAAMAAJ&dq=%22Life+is+simple%22+but+we+insist+on+making+it+complicated&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Life+is+simple%22+
Misattributed, Not Chinese

John Lennon photo

„You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.“
Potresti dire che sono un sognatore | ma non sono il solo | spero che un giorno ti unirai a noi | e che il mondo sarà una cosa sola.

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Lyrics, Imagine (1971 album)

Yoko Ono photo

„A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.“
Se solo tu hai un sogno, esso rimane tale. Se il sogno è comune diventa realtà.

—  Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933

A line written by Ono many years before, and quoted by Lennon in December 1980, as quoted in All We Are Saying : The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono (2000) by John Lennon, Yōko Ono, David Sheff, p. 16.
Origine: Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings

Vincent Van Gogh photo
C.G. Jung photo

„I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Variante: I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become.

John Lennon photo

„As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.“
come al solito, c'è una grande donna dietro ad ogni idiota.

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Jordan Peterson photo

„When you have something to say, silence is a lie.“
Quando hai qualcosa da dire, il silenzio è una bugia.

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation, where they won´t be judged by the color of their skin, but by the contente of their character.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Variante: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Adolf Hitler photo

„Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

William James photo
Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.“
L'oscurità non può scacciare l'oscurità: solo la luce può farlo. L'odio non può scacciare l'odio: solo l'amore può farlo.

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62; many statements in this book, or slight variants of them, were also part of his address Where Do We Go From Here?" which has a section below. A common variant appearing at least as early as 1968 has "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence..." An early version of the speech as published in A Martin Luther King Treasury (1964), p. 173, has : "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate..."
1960s
Origine: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Contesto: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Citát „Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.“
Charles Bukowski photo

„Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.“
Alcune persone non impazziscono mai. Che vite davvero orribili devono condurre.

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Variante: Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.

Johnny Depp photo
Citát „All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.“
Joseph Campbell photo
Citát „My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.“
Johnny Depp photo

„My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.“
Il mio corpo è il mio diario e i miei tatuaggi sono la mia storia.

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

Martin Heidegger photo
Bob Marley photo

„One love, one heart, one destiny.“
Un amore, un cuore, un destino.

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Johnny Depp photo
Nikola Tesla photo

„I don't care that they stole my idea.. I care that they don't have any of their own“
Non mi interessa che abbiano rubato la mia idea .. Mi interessa che loro non ne abbiano una

—  Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943

Jane Austen photo

„It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.“

—  Jane Austen, libro Ragione e sentimento

Variante: It is not what we think or feel that makes us who we are. It is what we do. Or fail to do...
Origine: Sense and Sensibility

Citát „Music is the strongest form of magic.“
Marilyn Manson photo
Albert Einstein photo

„Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Variante: A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Emily Dickinson photo
Rumi photo

„Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51

Johnny Depp photo
Adolf Hitler photo

„I can fight only for something that I love. I can love only what I respect. And in order to respect a thing I must at least have some knowledge of it.“

—  Adolf Hitler, libro Mein Kampf

Variante: And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know.
Origine: Mein Kampf

Kurt Cobain photo

„Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are“
Voler essere qualcun altro è uno spreco di quello che sei

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variante: Wanting to be someone else is the waste of who you are

Tupac Shakur photo

„If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day.“
Se riesci ad attraversare la notte, c'è un giorno più luminoso.

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

Variante: For every dark night, there's a brighter day.

John Dewey photo

„The only way to abolish war is to make peace heroic.“

—  John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952

James Hinton, Philosophy and Religion: Selections from the Manuscripts of the Late James Hinton, ed. Caroline Haddon, (2nd ed., London: 1884), [//books.google.com/books?id=DpxRAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA267 p. 267].
Widely misattributed on the internet to Dewey, who actually attributes it to Hinton in Human Nature and Conduct: An Introduction to Social Psychology (New York: 1922), [//books.google.com/books?id=Ws0RAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA115 p. 115].
Misattributed

Stephen Hawking photo

„Quiet people have the loudest minds.“
Le persone silenziose sono quelle che hanno le menti più rumorose.

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

Arthur Ashe photo
Kurt Cobain photo
John Lennon photo
Hermann Hesse photo

„If I know what love is, it is because of you.“

—  Hermann Hesse, libro Narciso e Boccadoro

Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)

Oprah Winfrey photo

„Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Variante: Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

T.S. Eliot photo

„Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.“
Soltanto coloro che rischiano di andare troppo lontano possono scoprire quanto lontano si possa andare.

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

Preface to Transit of Venus: Poems by Harry Crosby (1931)

Thich Nhat Hanh photo
Arthur Conan Doyle photo

„You see, but you do not observe.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle, Uno scandalo in Boemia

Origine: A Scandal in Bohemia

Bob Marley photo

„Overcome the devils with a thing called love.“
Supera i tuoi demoni con una cosa chiamata amore.

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Citát „The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.“
Joseph Campbell photo
Marilyn Monroe photo

„Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.“
Continua a sorridere, perché la vita è una cosa meravigliosa e c'è così tanto da sorridere.

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Tennessee Williams photo

„If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.“

—  Tennessee Williams American playwright 1911 - 1983

Origine: Conversations with Tennessee Williams

Theodore Roosevelt photo

„To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.“
Educare una persona nella mente ma non nella morale è educare una minaccia alla società.

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Citát „Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.“
Rudolf Steiner photo
Audre Lorde photo

„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“

—  Audre Lorde, libro The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.

Carl R. Rogers photo

„The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.“
L'unica persona che si può ritenere istruita è quella che ha imparato come si fa ad imparare - e a cambiare.

—  Carl R. Rogers American psychologist 1902 - 1987

„Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.“

—  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Origine: How to Win Friends and Influence People

George Sand photo

„There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

Paul McCartney photo
Albert Einstein photo

„There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

As quoted in Journal of France and Germany (1942–1944) by Gilbert Fowler White, in excerpt published in Living with Nature's Extremes: The Life of Gilbert Fowler White (2006) by Robert E. Hinshaw, p. 62. From the context http://books.google.com/books?id=_2qfZRp9SeEC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=false it seems that White did not specify whether he had heard Einstein himself say this or whether he was repeating a quote that had been passed along by someone else, so without a primary source the validity of this quote should be considered questionable.
Some have argued that elsewhere Einstein defined a "miracle" as a type of event he did not believe was possible—Einstein on Religion by Max Jammer (1999) quotes on p. 89 from a 1931 conversation Einstein had with David Reichinstein, where Reichinstein brought up philosopher Arthur Liebert's argument that the indeterminism of quantum mechanics might allow for the possibility of miracles, and Einstein replied that Liebert's argument dealt "with a domain in which lawful rationality [determinism] does not exist. A 'miracle,' however, is an exception from lawfulness; hence, there where lawfulness does not exist, also its exception, i.e., a miracle, cannot exist." ("Dort, wo eine Gesetzmässigkeit nicht vorhanden ist, kann auch ihre Ausnahme, d.h. ein Wunder, nicht existieren." D. Reichenstein, Die Religion der Gebildeten (1941), p. 21). However, it is clear from the context that Einstein was stating only that miracles cannot exist in a domain (quantum mechanics) where lawful rationality does not exist. He did not claim that miracles could never exist in any domain. Indeed, Einstein clearly believed, as seen in many quotations above, that the universe was comprehensible and rational, but he also described this characteristic of the universe as a "miracle". In another example, he is quoted as claiming belief in a God, "Who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world."
As quoted in From Yale to Jail: The Life Story of a Moral Dissenter (1993) by David T. Dellinger, p. 418
Disputed
Variante: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Variante: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Rumi photo
Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Variante: Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien photo
Francis of Assisi photo

„All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.“
Tutta l'oscurità del mondo non può spegnere la luce di una singola candela.

—  Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226

Paramahansa Yogananda photo
Viktor E. Frankl photo

„What is to give light must endure burning.“
Ciò che dà luce deve sopportare il bruciore.

—  Viktor E. Frankl Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor 1905 - 1997

Citát „Practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?“
Kurt Cobain photo
William Shakespeare photo

„Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.“

—  William Shakespeare, Tutto è bene quel che finisce bene

Variante: Love all, trust a few.
Origine: All's Well That Ends Well

Citát „In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.“
Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, The Trumpet of Conscience (1967)
Variante: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

William Golding photo

„The greatest ideas are the simplest.“
Le più grandi idee sono le più semplici.

—  William Golding, libro Il signore delle mosche

Origine: Lord of the Flies

James Baldwin photo

„Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.“

—  James Baldwin, libro Nobody Knows My Name

"In Search of a Majority: An Address" (Feb 1960); reprinted in Baldwin, "Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody_Knows_My_Name (1961)

Theodore Roosevelt photo

„Believe you can and you're halfway there.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Richard Bach photo

„Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.“

—  Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936

Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
Origine: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Citát „Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.“
James Baldwin photo
Aristotle photo

„It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.“

—  Aristotle, libro Metafisica

Attributed to Aristotle in Lowell L. Bennion, Religion and the Pursuit of Truth http://books.google.gr/books?id=2HPUAAAAMAAJ&q=, Deseret Book Company, 1959, p. 52, and in American Opinion, Volume 24 http://books.google.gr/books?id=irofAQAAMAAJ&q=, Robert Welch, Inc., 1981, p. 23. Possibly a discombobulation http://publicnoises.blogspot.fi/2009/02/aristotle-and-accuracy.html of the Nicomachean Ethics Book I, 1094b.24 quote above.
Disputed
Origine: Metaphysics

Jane Austen photo

„I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.“
Avrei potuto perdonare la sua Vanità se non avesse mortificato la mia.

—  Jane Austen, libro Orgoglio e pregiudizio

Origine: Pride and Prejudice

Bob Marley photo

„Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.“
È meglio morire combattendo per la libertà, piuttosto che essere un prigioniero per tutti i giorni della vita.

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Citát „If you're going through hell, keep going.“
Winston S. Churchill photo

„If you're going through hell, keep going.“
Se stai passando per l'inferno, vai avanti.

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

True origin unknown. Finest Hour described it as "not verifiable in any of the 50 million published words by and about him" ( Finest Hour, The Journal of Winston Churchill, Number 145, Winter 2009–10, p. 9 https://www.winstonchurchill.org/images/finesthour/vol.01%20no.145.pdf). A similar quotation: "If you're going through hell, don't stop!" is "plausibly attributed" to Oregon self-help author and counselor Douglas Bloch (1990), according to Quote Investigator.
Misattributed
Variante: If you're going through hell, keep going
Origine: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/09/14/keep-going/

Martin Heidegger photo
Sigmund Freud photo

„Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939

Stephen Hawking photo

„Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

As quoted in "The Science of Second-Guessing", The New York Times (12 December 2004)

George Orwell photo

„Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.“

—  George Orwell, libro Politics and the English Language

"Politics and the English Language" (1946)
Contesto: Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

Franz Kafka photo
Marilyn Monroe photo

„I just want to be wonderful.“
Non sono interessata al denaro. Voglio solo essere meravigliosa.

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

As quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p. 41
Variante: I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.

Joseph Stalin photo

„A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

Variants: One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is just a statistic.
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
When one dies, it is a tragedy. When a million die, it is a statistic.
In Портрет тирана (1981) (Portrait of a Tyrant), Soviet historian Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko attributes the following version to Stalin: "When one man dies it's a tragedy. When thousands die it's statistics." This is the alleged response of Stalin during the 1943 Tehran conference when Churchill objected to an early opening of a second front in France.<!-- The book appears to have a footnote sourceing the claim, but I couldn't access it. Could someone please try to scare up a paper copy and have a look at footnote 188? -->
In her review "Mustering Most Memorable Quips" of Konstantin Dushenko's 1997 Dictionary of Modern Quotations (Словарь современных цитат: 4300 ходячих цитат и выражений ХХ века, их источники, авторы, датировка), Julia Solovyova states: "Russian historians have no record of the lines, 'Death of one man is a tragedy. Death of a million is a statistic,' commonly attributed by English-language dictionaries to Josef Stalin."
This quotation may originate from "Französischer Witz" (1925) by Kurt Tucholsky: "Darauf sagt ein Diplomat vom Quai d'Orsay: «Der Krieg? Ich kann das nicht so schrecklich finden! Der Tod eines Menschen: das ist eine Katastrophe. Hunderttausend Tote: das ist eine Statistik!»" ("To which a Quai d'Orsay diplomat replies: «The war? I can't find it so terrible! The death of one man: that is a catastrophe. One hundred thousand deaths: that is a statistic!»")
Another possible source or intermediary may be the concluding words of chapter 8 of the 1956 novel The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque: "Aber das ist wohl so, weil ein einzelner immer der Tod ist — und zwei Millionen immer nur eine Statistik." ("But probably the reason is that one dead man is death—and two million are only a statistic." 1958 Crest Book reprint)
Mary Soames (daughter of Churchill) claims to have overheard Stalin deliver a variant of the quote in immediate postwar Berlin (Remembrance Sunday Andrew Marr interview BBC 2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hP2tpw9XEw
See also Jean Rostand, Thoughts of a Biologist, 1939: "Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god."
In an interview given for the 1983 three-part documentary Der Prozeß by Norddeutscher Rundfunk on the Third Majdanek trial, Simon Wiesenthal attributes the quote to the unpublished auto-biography of Adolf Eichmann. According to Wiesenthal, Eichmann had been asked by another member of the Reich Main Security Office during WWII what they should answer would they be questioned after the war about the millions of dead Jews they were responsible for, to which Eichmann according to his own testimony had replied with the quote.
Misattributed
Variante: The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.

Marcus Aurelius photo

„You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.“
Hai potere sulla tua mente, non sugli eventi esterni. Realizza questo e troverai forza.bello chichi

—  Marcus Aurelius, libro Meditations

Origine: Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book VII

John Lennon photo

„War is over… If you want it.“
La guerra e 'finita se lo vuoi.

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Johnny Depp photo

„We're all damaged in our own way. Nobody's perfect. I think we're all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.“
Siamo tutti danneggiati a modo nostro. Nessuno è perfetto. Penso che siamo tutti un po’ confusi. Ognuno di noi.

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

Quoted in Bernard Weintraub, "Playboy Interview: Johnny Depp," Playboy (May 2004)
Contesto: I do have an affinity for damaged people, in life, in roles. I don't know why. We're all damaged in our own way. Nobody's perfect. I think we are all somewhat screwy, every single one of us.

Paulo Coelho photo
Paul McCartney photo
Citát „It's easier to build strong children then repair broken men.“
Frederick Douglass photo

„It's easier to build strong children then repair broken men.“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895

Variante: It is easier to build strong men, than to repair broken ones.
Origine: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Alfred Adler photo

„Follow your heart but take your brain with you.“

—  Alfred Adler Medical Doctor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Personality Theorist 1870 - 1937

John Nash photo
Tupac Shakur photo

„I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.“
Non sto dicendo che cambierò il mondo, ma garantisco che scatenerò il cervello che cambierà il mondo.

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

Posthumous attributions, Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Citát „I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“
Emile Zola photo

„I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“

—  Emile Zola, libro Au Bonheur des Dames

Origine: The Ladies' Paradise

Epictetus photo

„First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Book III, ch. 23.
Discourses
Originale: (el) Τίς εἶναι θέλεις, σαυτῷ πρῶτον εἰπέ: εἶθ' οὕτως ποίει ἃ ποιεῖς.

George Eliot photo

„It is never too late to be what you might have been.“
Non è mai troppo tardi per essere ciò che avresti potuto essere.

—  George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880

Mark Twain photo