— Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Indian pro-independence activist,lawyer, politician, poet, writer and playwright 1883 - 1966
Quoted from Elst, Koenraad (2014). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p. 256
„This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Radio and television report to the American people on civil rights (11 June 1963)]
1963, Civil Rights Address
„The man of flesh and bone; the man who is born, suffers, and dies—above all, who dies; the man who eats and drinks and plays and sleeps and thinks and wills; the man who is seen and heard; the brother, the real brother.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913)
„Nature, body, mind go to death, not we. We neither go nor come. The man Vivekananda is in nature, is born and dies; but the Self we see as Vivekananda is never born and never dies. It is the eternal and unchangeable Reality.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
„Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
Zdroj: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part II (1615), Book IV, Ch. 73.
„Twenty men crossing a bridge,
Into a village,
Are twenty men crossing twenty bridges,
Into twenty villages,
Or one man
Crossing a single bridge into a village.“
— Wallace Stevens, kniha Harmonium
"Metaphors of a Magnifico"
— Happy Rhodes American singer-songwriter 1965
"One And Many"
Find Me (2007)
„I can't help it. I was born a miscarriage. I had so many insults I died. I was born dead. I can't help it…. I'm tired.“
— Ken Kesey, kniha One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Zdroj: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962), Ch. 5
„In my Cabinet at the time there were men of English and French, German, Irish, and Dutch blood, men born on this side and men born in Germany and Scotland; but they were all Americans and nothing else; and every one of them was incapable of thinking of himself or of his fellow-countrymen, excepting in terms of American citizenship.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1910s, Address to the Knights of Columbus (1915)
Kontext: In my Cabinet at the time there were men of English and French, German, Irish, and Dutch blood, men born on this side and men born in Germany and Scotland; but they were all Americans and nothing else; and every one of them was incapable of thinking of himself or of his fellow-countrymen, excepting in terms of American citizenship. If any one of them had anything in the nature of a dual or divided allegiance in his soul, he never would have been appointed to serve under me, and he would have been instantly removed when the discovery was made. There wasn't one of them who was capable of desiring that the policy of the United States should be shaped with reference to the interests of any foreign country or with consideration for anything, outside of the general welfare of humanity, save the honor and interest of the United States, and each was incapable of making any discrimination whatsoever among the citizens of the country he served, of our common country, save discrimination based on conduct and on conduct alone.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha Human, All Too Human
Zdroj: Human, All Too Human
„Man is one name belonging to every nation upon earth. In them all is one soul though many tongues.“
— Tertullian Christian theologian 155 - 220
De Testimonio Animae (The Testimony of the Soul), 6.3
Originál: (la) Omnium gentium unus homo, uarium nomen est, una anima, uaria uox, unus spiritus, uarius sonus, propria cuique genti loquella, sed loquellae materia communis.
Kontext: Man is one name belonging to every nation upon earth. In them all is one soul though many tongues. Every country has its own language, yet the subjects of which the untutored soul speaks are the same everywhere.
— John Buchan, kniha The Power-House
Zdroj: The Power-House (1916), Ch. 2 "I First Hear Of Mr Andrew Lumley"
„There are no perfectly honorable men; but every true man has one main point of honor and a few minor ones.“
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1900s, Maxims for Revolutionists (1903)
„Every man having been born free and master of himself, no one else may under any pretext whatever subject him without his consent. To assert that the son of a slave is born a slave is to assert that he is not born a man.“
— Jean Jacques Rousseau, kniha O společenské smlouvě
Zdroj: The Social Contract
„It was true. Men died and civilization died, but before they died they lived. It was not altogether futile.“
— Poul Anderson American science fiction and fantasy writer 1926 - 2001
Cold Victory, in Scithers & Schweitzer (eds.) Another Round at the Spaceport Bar, p. 181. Originally appeared in Venture Science Fiction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venture_Science_Fiction, May 1957