„Nobody can guarantee a company or a concept of eternal life, but no one can accuse me of not having tried to.“

Quoted by Richard Milne in " Ikea’s fiendishly complex construction http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b9682882-2d9f-11e2-9988-00144feabdc0.html," Financial Times, November 13, 2012.

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Ingvar Kamprad fotka
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zakladateľ bytového reťazca IKEA 1926 - 2018

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„Nobody ever accused me of being objective.“

—  Paul Conrad German theologian 1924 - 2010

As quoted in Multer-Wellin, B. (2006). Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire http://www.hulu.com/watch/55119. Documentary, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Henrik Ibsen fotka

„Neither moral conceptions nor art-forms have an eternity before them. How much are we really in duty bound to pin our faith to? Who will guarantee me that on Jupiter two and two do not make five?“

—  Henrik Ibsen Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet 1828 - 1906

Letter to Georg Brandes (17 February 1871), as translated in Henrik Ibsen : Björnstjerne Björnson. Critical Studies (1899) by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes
Variant translation: The quality of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands still in the midst of the struggle and says: "I have it," merely shows by so doing that he has lost it. Now this very contentedness in the possession of a dead liberty is a characteristic of the so-called state; and it is worthless.
As translated in Ibsen : The Man, His Art & His Significance (1907) by Haldane Macfall, p. 238
Variant translation: Neither moral concepts nor art forms can expect to live forever. How much are we obliged to hold on to? Who can guarantee that 2 plus 2 don't add up to 5 on Jupiter?
Kontext: He who possesses liberty otherwise than as an aspiration possesses it soulless, dead. One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands still in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by so doing that he has just lost it. Now this very contentedness in the possession of a dead liberty is characteristic of the so-called State, and, as I have said, it is not a good characteristic. No doubt the franchise, self-taxation, etc., are benefits — but to whom? To the citizen, not to the individual. Now, reason does not imperatively demand that the individual should be a citizen. Far from it. The State is the curse of the individual. With what is Prussia's political strength bought? With the absorption of the individual in the political and geographical idea. The waiter is the best soldier. And on the other hand, take the Jewish people, the aristocracy of the human race — how is it they have kept their place apart, their poetical halo, amid surroundings of coarse cruelty? By having no State to burden them. Had they remained in Palestine, they would long ago have lost their individuality in the process of their State's construction, like all other nations. Away with the State! I will take part in that revolution. Undermine the whole conception of a State, declare free choice and spiritual kinship to be the only all-important conditions of any union, and you will have the commencement of a liberty that is worth something. Changes in forms of government are pettifogging affairs — a degree less or a degree more, mere foolishness. The State has its root in time, and will ripe and rot in time. Greater things than it will fall — religion, for example. Neither moral conceptions nor art-forms have an eternity before them. How much are we really in duty bound to pin our faith to? Who will guarantee me that on Jupiter two and two do not make five?

Owen Lovejoy fotka

„Nobody can intimidate me.“

—  Owen Lovejoy American politician 1811 - 1864

In response to threats by Democrats who were incensed by his anti-slavery remarks, as quoted in His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838–64 https://books.google.com/books?id=qMEv8DNXVbIC&pg=PA193&lpg=PA194e (2004), edited by William Frederick Moore and Jane Ann Moore, p. 194
1860s, Speech to the U.S. House of Representatives (April 1860)

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi fotka

„Nobody can influence me, nobody. Still less a woman. Women are important in a man's life only if they're beautiful and charming and keep their femininity.“

—  Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980

Oriana Fallaci (December 30, 1973), The Mystically Divine Shah of Iran (interview), Chicago Tribune
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Chinua Achebe fotka

„Nobody can teach me who I am.“

—  Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic 1930 - 2013

Philip Pullman fotka
Anne Brontë fotka

„No one can be happy in eternal solitude.“

—  Anne Brontë, kniha The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Zdroj: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Ch. VII : The Excursion; Helen to Fergus

Jay-Z fotka

„All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me.“

—  Jay-Z American rapper, businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor 1969

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Julian (emperor) fotka

„Can anyone be proved innocent, if it be enough to have accused him?“

—  Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363

Julian, at the trial of Numerius, governor of Gallia Narbonensis, who was accused of embezzlement. Numerius had successfully defended himself against the prosecutor Delphidius, who in his exasperation, declared whether anyone could be found guilty if they only denied the charges, which provoked Julian's response. As quoted in Book XVIII of Ammianus's History.
General sources

Donald J. Trump fotka

„Believe me: She [one of the women accusing him of sexual assault] would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.“

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

at a rally in Greensboro, N.C. http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-appearance-debate/ Also quoted in Donald Trump's Barrage of Heated Rhetoric Has Little Precedent http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/us/politics/trump-speech-highlights.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news (October 14, 2016)
2010s, 2016, October

Woody Guthrie fotka

„Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway
Nobody living can make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.“

—  Woody Guthrie American singer-songwriter and folk musician 1912 - 1967

The last line of this last stanza is also sometimes rendered "This land is made for you and me."
This Land Is Your Land (1940; 1944)

François-René de Chateaubriand fotka

„An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.“

—  François-René de Chateaubriand French writer, politician, diplomat and historian 1768 - 1848

Zdroj: The Genius of Christianity or the Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion

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George Bernard Shaw fotka

„I had patience with them for many ages: they tried me very sorely. They did terrible things: they embraced death, and said that eternal life was a fable.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

Lilith, in Pt. V
1920s, Back to Methuselah (1921)
Kontext: I had patience with them for many ages: they tried me very sorely. They did terrible things: they embraced death, and said that eternal life was a fable. I stood amazed at the malice and destructiveness of the things I had made...

„Nobody ever said that capitalism guarantees profit.“

—  Andrew Zimbalist American economist 1947

Zdroj: Baseball And Billions - Updated edition - (1992), Chapter 3, Franchise Finances, p. 69.

Fulton J. Sheen fotka

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