„Never in the history of this country have so few people done so much for so many without acknowledgement by the international community.“
As state president, referring to the ruling National Party House of Assembly, 17 August 1987, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 28
— Aldous Huxley, kniha Brave New World Revisited
Zdroj: Brave New World Revisited (1958), Chapter 3 (pp. 19-20)
— Anthony Eden British Conservative politician, prime minister 1897 - 1977
4 Jan 1941 https://winstonchurchill.org/publications/finest-hour/finest-hour-128/churchill-and-the-western-desert-campaign-1940-43/, after Operation Compass and the Italian surrender at Bardia in the Western Desert.
Quoted in B. H. Liddell Hart's A History of the Second World War (Cassell, 1970), p. 117
„Never in the history of the world have so many people been so rich; never in the history off the world have so many of those same people felt themselves so poor.“
— Lewis H. Lapham American journalist 1935
Preamble, p. 8
Money And Class In America (1989)
„While democracy has advanced, the part we ordinary citizens have played in the making and sustaining of the places and communities we live in has diminished. Never has so much been decided for so many by so few.“
— David Fleming British activist 1940 - 2010
Lean Logic, (2016), p. xx, Introduction http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/
„Not all countries have succeeded through protection and subsidies, but few have done so without them.“
— Ha-Joon Chang, kniha Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
Prologue, p. 17
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2008)
Kontext: Britain and the US are not the homes of free trade; in fact, for a long time they were the most protectionist countries in the world. Not all countries have succeeded through protection and subsidies, but few have done so without them. For developing countries, free trade has a rarely been a matter of choice; it was often an imposition from outside, sometimes even through military power. Most of them did very poorly under free trade; they did much better when they used protection and subsidies. The best-performing economies have been those that opened up their economies selectively and gradually. Neo-liberal free-trade free-market policy claims to sacrifice equity for growth, but in fact it achieves neither; growth has slowed down in the past two and a half decades when markets were freed and borders opened.
— Winston S. Churchill, kniha The Second World War
Speech in the House of Commons, also known as "The Few", made on 20 August 1940. However Churchill first made his comment, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" to General Hastings Ismay as they got into their car to leave RAF Uxbridge on 16 August 1940 after monitoring the battle from the Operations Room.
The Second World War (1939–1945)
Kontext: The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. All hearts go out to the fighter pilots, whose brilliant actions we see with our own eyes day after day; but we must never forget that all the time, night after night, month after month, our bomber squadrons travel far into Germany, find their targets in the darkness by the highest navigational skill, aim their attacks, often under the heaviest fire, often with serious loss, with deliberate careful discrimination, and inflict shattering blows upon the whole of the technical and war-making structure of the Nazi power.
— James Burke (science historian) British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer 1936
Connections (1979), 10 - Yesterday, Tomorrow and You
„Our bill does what the American people want by substantially increasing the estate tax on the wealthiest families in this country and dramatically reducing wealth inequality. From a moral, economic, and political perspective our nation will not thrive when so few have so much and so many have so little.“
— Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941
Bernie Sanders Has a Plan to Tax the Rich That’s About As Radical as What Teddy Roosevelt Proposed, by John Nichols, The Nation https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-progressive-estate-tax-teddy-roosevelt/ (12 February 2019)
2010s, 2019, February 2019
„So many people have done things this year for me, and it’s… I don’t know.
It’s not embarrassing. It’s just gratifying, and it has helped me to see so much so clearly about the goodness of people and their decency.“
— Rush Limbaugh U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, author, and television personality 1951
2020s, I’ve Had a Year to Think About What’s Important (2020)
„What do you think of J. M. Keynes's book? … The condemnation of the work of the Conference as a whole is none too severe. I remember few cases in history where negotiators might have done so much good, and have done so much evil.“
— James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician 1838 - 1922
Letter to C. P. Scott (20 January 1920), in Trevor Wilson (ed.), The Political Diaries of C. P. Scott, 1911-1928 (London: Collins, 1970), p. 380
„No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic.“
— Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994
No More Vietnams (1987).
„There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.“
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified
— Mark Kingwell Canadian philosopher 1963
Zdroj: The World We Want (2000), Chapter 5, The World We Want, p. 209.
„I often said that never in the history of the world did one man receive so much faith and trust as Hitler. Similary, no one has ever betrayed so many people and abused so much good faith as he did.“
— Hans Fritzsche German Nazi official 1900 - 1953
To Leon Goldensohn, May 24, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 71
„There are so many ways of being wrong and so few ways of being right that it is much more economical to study successes.“
— Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998
Methods of Mathematics Applied to Calculus, Probability, and Statistics (1985)
„I think it's a disgrace for the international community that we have allowed so many conflicts to become frozen, and we are not making a serious effort to solve them.“
— Martti Ahtisaari Finnish politician and former President of Finland 1937
Telephone interview with Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org (10 October 2008) http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2008/ahtisaari-telephone.html
„A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated.“
— Robert Benchley American comedian 1889 - 1945
"How to Get Things Done", Chips off the old Benchley (1949)
„A people's memory is history; and as a man without a memory, so a people without a history cannot grow wiser, better.“
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
Vegn Geshichte, 1890. Alle Verk, xii. 35.