„Holy shadows of the dead, I’m not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people, to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.“
Addressing the dead Hellenes (the Athenean and Thebean Greeks) of the Battle of Chaeronea, as quoted in Historiae Alexandri Magni by Quintus Curtius Rufus
„Men of all countries are brothers, and the different peoples should help one another to the best of their ability, like citizens of the same state.“
— Maximilien Robespierre French revolutionary lawyer and politician 1758 - 1794
"Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, proposed by Maximilien Robespierre" (24 April, 1793)
Original: (fr) XXXV. Les hommes de tous les pays sont frères, et les différents peuples doivent s'entraider selon leur pouvoir comme les citoyens du même état.
— Donovan Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist 1946
Contexto: We are one, we are all brothers and sisters, but the people of the world do not know this. So this was the teaching, but how do you teach it? As young people, John Lennon, George Harrison, myself, Carlos Santana and other spiritual seekers in pop music, we wanted to know the answer but we found a question: How do you convince the rest of the western world that they are ill, they are mentally ill, that they have a sickness and that they have lost the way? How do you teach that? You cannot teach that in the normal sense. You have to encourage a spiritual call, so we devoted ourselves to making songs which would have a spiritual call inside of them, hoping to awaken an awareness with this music. And other people in the arts felt the same...
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
2010-, Never Sorry, 2012
„One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life, with each other
One life, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other“
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, Achtung Baby (1991)
„There we were / Now here we are / All this confusion / Nothing's the same to me
I can't tell you the way I feel / because the way I feel is also new to me“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
Definitely Maybe (1994)
— "Weird Al" Yankovic American singer-songwriter, music producer, accordionist, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist 1959
"Generic Blues" http://www.yankovic.org/WeirdAl/f_Uhf_and_Other_Stuff/index.php#09, UHF soundtrack (1989) .
— Theodore Sturgeon American speculative fiction writer 1918 - 1985
Title of story about the incest taboo and social pathologies in the anthology Dangerous Visions (1967) by Harlan Ellison.
„All the people that were rooting for me to fail… at the end of the day, tomorrow they have to wake up and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. … They got the same personal problems they had today. And I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things I want to do.“
— LeBron James American basketball player 1984
James not bothered by those rooting for him to fail, Steve Ginsburg, Reuters, June 13, 2011 http://ca.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idCATRE75C0T420110613,
James addressing fans after losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.
„‘These ambassadors are all the same. They have the eyes of Anubis. And they make me feel like a servant. Like a shabti in a tomb. “Here I am. I will do it!”’“
— Nick Drake (poet) British writer 1961
The Rahotep series, Book 3: Egypt: The Book of Chaos (2011)
„We will yet save the Constitution of the United States. We will do it, as the Lord liveth, and we will save this nation, every one of them that will be saved. Brother Brigham Young and brother Joseph Smith stand at our head, and will do that thing, as the Lord liveth. Yes, we, as their children, with our children to assist us, will do it. We have got that power, and so have they, and will bear the kingdom off victoriously to every nation that is upon God's footstool; and I know it.“
— Heber C. Kimball American Mormon leader 1801 - 1868
Journal of Discourses 5:213 (Sep. 6, 1856)
„I don’t really distinguish between Linux and things that are more or less direct descendants of Unix. I think they’re all the same at some level. Often, people ask me, "Do you feel jealous about Linux being the big thing." And the answer is no, for the same reason. I think they’re the same.“
— Dennis M. Ritchie American computer scientist 1941 - 2011
On Unix, Linux, and open-source (2001)
„It is not quite the same when we are seventy-two as when we are twenty-seven; still I am glad of what is left, and wish we might both hold out till the victory we have sought is won, but all the same the victory is coming. In the aftertime the world will be the better for it.“
— Lucy Stone American abolitionist and suffragist 1818 - 1893
Letter to Susan B. Anthony (1891); as quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (1898) by Ida Husted Harper.
„All in the world I have is yours; Next to God, you are the one I love best, and if I did not know that your love for me is the same, I could not be so happy as I am: May God give us both the grace to live always in this affection without any guile.“
— William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584
To his first wife while she was dying (1558), as quoted William the Silent (1897) by Frederic Harrison, p. 28
„Bob Dylan is my brother. I love him same as Bobby Darin [deceased] is my baby. I feel Bob Dylan is my blood brother. I believe if I didn't have a place to stay, Bob Dylan would buy me a house. He sat by my bed; he didn't move for hours. I was in pain that medicine couldn't stop. My tongue was cut out, leg all tore up, bladder punctured. I was supposed to be dead. Six feet under. God resurrected me; that's the reason I have to tell the world about it.“
— Little Richard American pianist, singer and songwriter 1932
When John Waters met Little Richard http://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/nov/28/john-waters-met-little-richard.
Song lyrics, Others
„Dear friends, on 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions. But nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. And my dreams are the same. Dear sisters and brothers, I am not against anyone. Neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorist group. I am here to speak for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me.“
— Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997
UN speech, June 2013
„I think Marilyn is bound to make an almost overwhelming impression on the people who meet her for the first time. It is not that she is pretty, although she is of course almost incredibly pretty, but she radiates, at the same time, unbounded vitality and a kind of unbelievable innocence. I have met the same in a lion-cub, which my native servants in Africa brought me. I would not keep her, since I felt that it would in some way be wrong…I shall never forget the almost overpowering feeling of unconquerable strength and sweetness which she conveyed. I had all the wild nature of Africa amicably gazing at me with mighty playfulness.“
— Karen Blixen Danish writer 1885 - 1962
Written of her experience with actress Marilyn Monroe in a letter to the American author, Fleur Cowles Meyer, in 1961. As quoted in Fragments, by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment (2010)
„When I was younger I got into fights with my brother. Now I’m older, I can’t get into any bother… now if I explode, I’m the one who’s going to die. I’m an old man.“
— Tom Jones Welsh singer 1940
"Tom Jones: 'I have a temper that frightens me'" http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-04-28/tom-jones-i-have-a-temper-that-frightens-me, Radio Times, 28 April 2012.