„Every tub must stand upon its bottom.“

—  Charles Macklin, The Man of the World (1781), Act i. Sc. 2. Compare: "Every fat must stand upon his bottom", John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, Part i.
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„Every fat must stand upon its own bottom.“

—  John Bunyan English Christian writer and preacher 1628 - 1688
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„The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment stands, in my opinion, on its own bottom.“

—  John Marshall Harlan II American judge and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1899-1971) 1899 - 1971
Concurring in Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965).

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„Truth disdains the aid of the law for its defence–it will stand upon its own merit.“

—  John Leland (Baptist) American Baptist minister 1754 - 1841
Context: Truth disdains the aid of the law for its defence–it will stand upon its own merit. … It is error, and error alone, that needs human support; and whenever men fly to the law or sword to protect their system of religion, and force it upon others, it is evident that they have something in their system that will not bear the light, and stand upon the basis of truth. (p. 185)

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„At the bottom of the fall we were able to stand again on dry land.“

—  Ernest Shackleton Anglo-Irish polar explorer 1874 - 1922
Context: At the bottom of the fall we were able to stand again on dry land. The rope could not be recovered. We had flung down the adze from the top of the fall and also the logbook and the cooker wrapped in one of our blouses. That was all, except our wet clothes, that we brought out of the Antarctic, which we had entered a year and a half before with well-found ship, full equipment, and high hopes. That was all of tangible things; but in memories we were rich. We had pierced the veneer of outside things. We had "suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled down yet grasped at glory, grown bigger in the bigness of the whole. We had seen God in His splendours, heard the text that Nature renders." We had reached the naked soul of man. Ch 10 : Across South Georgia; in this extract, Shackleton was paraphrasing the poem "The Call of the Wild" by Robert Service, published in 1907.

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„In fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same. They both rest at bottom upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924
“Socialism and Democracy,” essay published in The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Arthur S. Link, ed., Vol. 5, Princeton University Press, 1968, pp. 559-62, (first published, August 22, 1887)

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„The bottom line is that these agreements must be revised, modified or terminated.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
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„I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.“

—  Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
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„The principle must rest upon its own proper basis.“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895

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„The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

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