„I sometimes think that rich men belong to another nationality entirely, no matter what their actual nationality happens to be. The nationality of the rich.“

"The Armenian Writers : A Short Story" (1954)

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scrittore statunitense 1908 - 1981

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„Rightness is what matters in vertical thinking. Richness is what matters in lateral thinking.“

—  Edward de Bono Maltese physician 1933

Origine: Lateral Thinking : Creativity Step by Step (1970), p. 29.
Contesto: Rightness is what matters in vertical thinking. Richness is what matters in lateral thinking. Vertical thinking selects a pathway by excluding other pathways. Lateral thinking does not select but seeks to open up other pathways. With vertical thinking one selects the most promising approach to a problem, the best way of looking at a situation. With lateral thinking one generates as many alternative approaches as one can.

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„I think there is a case for opening a national debate on these matters.“

—  James Callaghan Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; 1976-1979 1912 - 2005

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„I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

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—  Laura Bush First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 1946

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„If anyone thinks we have become tired, let me say that we are a struggling nation, a fighting nation, a patient nation.“

—  Gamal Abdel Nasser second president of Egypt 1918 - 1970

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„National Socialism did not make men unfree; unfreedom made men National Socialists.“

—  Milton Mayer American journalist 1908 - 1986

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„We're a nation that speaks English. I think that, while we're in this nation, we should be speaking English… that's how we assimilate.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

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„Some men who are not real men love other things about themselves, but the real man believes that his honor is dearer than his life; and a nation is merely all of us put together, and the nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort and the nation's peace and the nation's life itself.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

Speech in Cleveland http://books.google.com/books?id=o3j10P6YFZIC&pg=PA1090&dq=%22nation's+honor+is+dearer+than+the+nation's+comfort%22 (January 1916)
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Remaking the world, The Speeches of Frank N.D. Buchman, Blandford Presss 1947, revised 1958, p. 187
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„Men are now proud of belonging to a conquering nation, and without a murmur they lay down their persons and their wealth, if by so doing they may fend off subjection.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

1900s, The Moral Equivalent of War (1906)
Contesto: The war-party is assuredly right in affirming and reaffirming that the martial virtues, although originally gained by the race through war, are absolute and permanent human goods. Patriotic pride and ambition in their military form are, after all, only specifications of a more general competitive passion. They are its first form, but that is no reason for supposing them to be its last form. Men are now proud of belonging to a conquering nation, and without a murmur they lay down their persons and their wealth, if by so doing they may fend off subjection. But who can be sure that other aspects of one's country may not, with time and education and suggestion enough, come to be regarded with similarly effective feelings of pride and shame? Why should men not some day feel that is it worth a blood-tax to belong to a collectivity superior in any respect? Why should they not blush with indignant shame if the community that owns them is vile in any way whatsoever? Individuals, daily more numerous, now feel this civic passion. It is only a question of blowing on the spark until the whole population gets incandescent, and on the ruins of the old morals of military honor, a stable system of morals of civic honor builds itself up. What the whole community comes to believe in grasps the individual as in a vise. The war-function has grasped us so far; but the constructive interests may some day seem no less imperative, and impose on the individual a hardly lighter burden.

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„The current use of the National Guard is wrong… These are men who did not sign up to go occupy foreign nations.“

—  Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951

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„We fancy it rhetoric, when we speak of eminent virtue. We do not yet see that virtue is Height, and that a man or a company of men, plastic and permeable to principles, by the law of nature must overpower and ride all cities, nations, kings, rich men, poets, who are not.“

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

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Contesto: Inasmuch as the soul is present, there will be power not confident but agent. To talk of reliance is a poor external way of speaking. Speak rather of that which relies, because it works and is. Who has more obedience than I masters me, though he should not raise his finger. Round him I must revolve by the gravitation of spirits. We fancy it rhetoric, when we speak of eminent virtue. We do not yet see that virtue is Height, and that a man or a company of men, plastic and permeable to principles, by the law of nature must overpower and ride all cities, nations, kings, rich men, poets, who are not.
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„Think, ladies and gentlemen, of your "Men of Harlech". In my judgment, for the purpose of a national air… and without disparagement of old "God save the Queen" or anything else, it is perhaps the finest national air in the world.“

—  William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898

Speech to the Eisteddfod in Wrexham (8 September 1888), quoted in A. W. Hutton and H. J. Cohen (eds.), The Speeches of The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone on Home Rule, Criminal Law, Welsh and Irish Nationality, National Debt and the Queen's Reign. 1888–1891 (London: Methuen, 1902), p. 56.
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