„Our enemies have always made the same mistake.“
1960s, Inaugural address (1965)
Контексте: Our enemies have always made the same mistake. In my lifetime—in depression and in war—they have awaited our defeat. Each time, from the secret places of the American heart, came forth the faith they could not see or that they could not even imagine. It brought us victory. And it will again. For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground. Is our world gone? We say "Farewell." Is a new world coming? We welcome it—and we will bend it to the hopes of man.
— Mary Pickford Canadian-American actress 1892 - 1979
— Josip Broz Tito Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman 1892 - 1980
Jasper Ridley, Tito: A Biography (Constable and Company Ltd., 1994), p. 323.
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
J'ai toujours fait une prière à Dieu, qui est fort courte. La voici: Mon Dieu, rendez nos ennemis bien ridicules! Dieu m'a exaucé.
Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville (16 May 1767)
— Edward Heath Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970–1974) 1916 - 2005
On Margaret Thatcher's election to the leadership of the Tory Party, 1975.
„If the government can round up someone and never be required to explain why, then it's no longer the United States of America as you and I always understood it. Our enemies have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They have made us become like them.“
— Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942
"Congress's Shameful Retreat From American Values" in The Chicago Tribune (4 October 2006)
— Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 до н.э.
As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, "Pythagoras", Sect. 23, as translated in Dictionary of Quotations http://archive.org/details/dictionaryquota02harbgoog (1906) by Thomas Benfield Harbottle, p. 320
Добавить примечание: (el) ἀλλήλοις θ᾽ ὁμιλεῖν, ὡς τοὺς μὲν φίλους ἐχθροὺς μὴ ποιῆσαι, τοὺς δ᾽ ἐχθροὺς φίλους ἐργάσασθαι. ἴδιόν τε μηδὲν ἡγεῖσθαι.
— Pol Pot former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea 1925 - 1998
Interview with Robert Whytman for The Guardian (11 December 1979)
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 1999
Akio Morita, cited in: Nick Lyons (1976) The Sony vision. p. 101.
— G. I. Gurdjieff influential spiritual teacher, Armenian philosopher, composer and writer 1866 - 1949
In Search of the Miraculous (1949)
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Quotes 1990s, 1990-1994, Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent, 1992
Контексте: I never criticized United States planners for mistakes in Vietnam. True, they made some mistakes, but my criticism was always aimed at what they aimed to do and largely achieved. The Russians doubtless made mistakes in Afghanistan, but my condemnation of their aggression and atrocities never mentioned those mistakes, which are irrelevant to the matter -- though not for the commissars. Within our ideological system, it is impossible to perceive that anyone might criticize anything but "mistakes" (I suspect that totalitarian Russia was more open in that regard).
— Anthony the Great Christian saint, monk, and hermit 251 - 357
Book II, Chapter 10
From St. Athanasius' Life of St. Antony
— William J. Crowe United States admiral 1925 - 2007
After being caught smoking a Havana cigar in the embassy, he was accused of breaking his country's strict embargo on all things Cuban.
The Times Obituary http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article2718310.ece (23 October 2007).
„Michael smiled at me a little. “You’re a good man, Harry. But you’re making the same mistake Nicodemus always has—and the same one Karrin did.” “What mistake?” “You all think the critical word in the phrase ‘Sword of Faith’ is ‘sword.“
— Jim Butcher, книга Skin Game
Источник: Skin Game
„Stalin made mistakes. He made mistakes towards us, for example, in 1927. He made mistakes towards the Yugoslavs too. One cannot advance without mistakes… It is necessary to make mistakes. The party cannot be educated without learning from mistakes. This has great significance.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
Said to Enver Hoxha, on his visit to China in 1956, as quoted in Hoxha's (1986) The Artful Albanian, (Chatto & Windus, London), ISBN 0701129700
— Charles Evans Hughes American judge 1862 - 1948
Conditions of Progress in Democratic Government (1909).
Контексте: No greater mistake can be made than to think that our institutions are fixed or may not be changed for the worse. … Increasing prosperity tends to breed indifference and to corrupt moral soundness. Glaring inequalities in condition create discontent and strain the democratic relation. The vicious are the willing, and the ignorant are unconscious instruments of political artifice. Selfishness and demagoguery take advantage of liberty. The selfish hand constantly seeks to control government, and every increase of governmental power, even to meet just needs, furnishes opportunity for abuse and stimulates the effort to bend it to improper uses... The peril of this Nation is not in any foreign foe! We, the people, are its power, its peril, and its hope!
„In our modern world, we look unkindly on mistakes and imperfection. But this is far from the samurai ideal. Mistakes are part of the learning process and if you haven't made them then you are, indeed, dangerous because it means you have never learned anything. Mistakes, to a samurai, are the proof of your learning.“
— Alexei Maxim Russell Canadian writer 1976
from Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai.
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
Speech made on the campaign trail in Portland, Oregon (21 September 1932)