„I cannot, if I am in the field for glory, be kept out of sight.“
„Behr, I cannot imagine that I, as a Field Marshal, the one who out of conviction in victory for my country am responsible for the deaths of hundreds of my soldiers, should now emerge from these woods to approach Montgomery, or the Americans, with my hands in the air and say 'Here I am. Field Marshal Model, I Surrender.“
— Walter Model German field marshal 1891 - 1945
To Major Winrich Behr in the early morning hours of April 21, 1945. Quoted in "Battle for the Ruhr" - Page 378 - by Derek S. Zumbro - 2006
„That there were 'weeds' in the Bible requiring to be kept out of sight was to me... a new revelation“
— John Tyndall British scientist 1820 - 1893
Context: That there were 'weeds' in the Bible requiring to be kept out of sight was to me... a new revelation. I take little pleasure in dwelling upon the errors and blemishes of a book rendered venerable to me by intrinsic wisdom and imperishable associations. But... when its passages are invoked to justify the imposition of a yoke, irksome because unnatural, we are driven in self-defence to be critical.<!--p. 14
„India is for me a difficult country. It isn’t my home and cannot be my home; and yet I cannot reject it or be indifferent to it; I cannot travel only for the sights. I am at once too close and too far.“
— V.S. Naipaul Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Nepalese ancestry 1932
„I am always in the picture somewhere. The amount of space I use I am always in, I seem to move around in it. And there seems to be a time when I lose sight of what I wanted to do, and then I am out of it. If the picture has a countenance I keep it. If it hasn't, I throw it away.“
— Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
Quote of de Kooning, in: Modern Artists in America, First Series, R. Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt and B. Karpel eds., 1952 p. 12.
„I confess to my Lord and do not blush in his sight, because I am not lying; from the time when I came to know him in my youth, the love of God and fear of him increased in me, and right up until now, by God's favour, I have kept the faith.“
— Saint Patrick 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland 385 - 461
Context: So I hope that I did as I ought, but I do not trust myself as long as I am in this mortal body, for he is strong who strives daily to turn me away from the faith and true holiness to which I aspire until the end of my life for Christ my Lord, but the hostile flesh is always dragging one down to death, that is, to unlawful attractions. And I know in part why I did not lead a perfect life like other believers, but I confess to my Lord and do not blush in his sight, because I am not lying; from the time when I came to know him in my youth, the love of God and fear of him increased in me, and right up until now, by God's favour, I have kept the faith.
— Muammar Gaddafi Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist 1942 - 2011
Televised address to the nation
— Propertius Latin elegiac poet -47 - -14 p. n. e.
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„My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.“
— Horatio Nelson Royal Navy Admiral 1758 - 1805
Letter to his mistress, Lady Hamilton (1800) ; derived from "But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive." by William Shakespeare, in Henry V
„I shall return the same, once again joyful, risen, fearless
... I will be proud as you once knew me on glory-gilded fields.“
— Milutin Bojić Serbian playwright and poet (1892-1917) 1892 - 1917
Attributed to Milutin Bojić in: Andrej Mitrović (2007) Serbia's Great War, 1914-1918. p. 149
— William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891
Context: I am a damned sight smarter man than Grant. I know more about military history, strategy, and grand tactics than he does. I know more about supply, administration, and everything else than he does. I'll tell you where he beats me though and where he beats the world. He doesn't give a damn about what the enemy does out of his sight, but it scares me like hell. … I am more nervous than he is. I am more likely to change my orders or to countermarch my command than he is. He uses such information as he has according to his best judgment; he issues his orders and does his level best to carry them out without much reference to what is going on about him and, so far, experience seems to have fully justified him. Comments to James H. Wilson (22 October 1864), as quoted in Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the Union, the Spanish War, the Boxer Rebellion, etc Vol. 2 (1912) by James Harrison Wilson, p. 17.