„No ally is better than one’s own race.“
As quoted in "What the West gets wrong about North Korea’s motives, and why some South Koreans admire the North" http://theconversation.com/what-the-west-gets-wrong-about-north-koreas-motives-and-why-some-south-koreans-admire-the-north-83639 (8 September 2017), The Conversation
„The race is long. It is better to drive within oneself and finish the race behind the other than it is to drive too hard and crash.“
— Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Origine: The Art of Racing in the Rain
— David Lane (white nationalist), libro 88 Precepts
„Better and safer is an assured peace than a victory hoped for. The one is in your own power, the other is in the hands of the gods.“
— Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 a.C.
Book XXX, sec. 30
History of Rome
„The Prophet said: Prayer in congregation is twenty-five levels better than a prayer offered on one’s own.“
— Aisha Muhammad's wife 605 - 678
Nasai hadith 840
— Ralph Ellison, libro Invisible Man
Variante: And I knew that it was better to live out one's own absurdity than to die for that of others.
Origine: Invisible Man (1952), Chapter 25.
„Preferring members of any one group for no reason other than race or ethnic origin is discrimination for its own sake. This the Constitution forbids.“
— Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American judge 1907 - 1998
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978).
— Aesop ancient Greek storyteller -620 - -564 a.C.
The Lion, The Ass, And The Fox Hunting.
„Races didn't bother the Americans. They were something a lot better than any race. They were a People. They were the first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created People in the history of the world. And their manners were their own business. And so were their politics. And so, but ten times so, were their souls.“
— Archibald Macleish American poet and Librarian of Congress 1892 - 1982
"The American Cause", address delivered at Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts (November 20, 1940); reported in MacLeish, A Time to Act; Selected Addresses (1943), p. 115
„He, who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth, will proceed by loving his own Sect or Church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
Aids to Reflection, "Moral and Religious Aphorisms," Aphorism 25 http://books.google.com/books?id=hEbwXNWXoBoC&q=%22He+who+begins+by+loving+Christianity+better+than+truth+will+proceed+by+loving+his+own+sect+or+church+better+than+Christianity+and+end+in+loving+himself+better+than+all%22&pg=PA74#v=onepage (1873)
„We must respect our own dignity as rational beings and thus diminish the power of fraud. It is better to be free than be a slave, better to know than to be ignorant.“
— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
Eminent Indians (1947)
Contesto: We must respect our own dignity as rational beings and thus diminish the power of fraud. It is better to be free than be a slave, better to know than to be ignorant. It is reason that helps us to reject what is falsely taught and believed about God, that He is a detective officer or a capricious despot or a glorified schoolmaster. It is essential that we should subject religious beliefs to the scrutiny of reason.
— Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory
Source Book in Ancient Philosophy (1907)
— Leslie Marmon Silko, libro Ceremony
— Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Indian independence activist 1890 - 1988
As quoted by Governor Barnett's Declaration to the Profile of Mississippi Broadcast via TV and Radio. Sep. 13, 1962 http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/olemiss/controversy/doc2.html without citation and in An unknown legend of India: A bharat ratna By Gaurav Pundeer https://books.google.com/books?isbn=3736889569
„If your opponent is better armed and has longer reach, then surprise is your only ally. And then you'd better hope he's half asleep.“
— Sherwood Smith, libro Crown Duel
Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1 - 2, 1997)
„A little in one's own pocket is better than much in another man's purse. 'Tis good to keep a nest egg. Every little makes a mickle.“
— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
Origine: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part II (1615), Book III, Ch. 7.
„War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.“
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, The Vor Game (1990)
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
My Heart's in the Highlands (1939)
„Without enemies around us, we grow lazy. An enemy at our heels sharpens our wits, keeping us focused and alert. It is sometimes better, then, to use enemies as enemies rather than transforming them into friends or allies.“
— Robert Greene, libro The 48 Laws of Power
Origine: The 48 Laws of Power
„The real menace, the disease eating away at the heart of Western society, is white ethnomasochism: hatred of one’s own type, one’s own race, one’s own ancestors, one’s own parents, one’s own fellow citizens who do not share a bizarrely unreal and idealistic view of human nature.“
— John Derbyshire writer 1945
After the Atrocity In Nice http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/after-the-atrocity-in-nice/, The Unz Review, July 17, 2016.