„We should not only use all the brains we have but all that we can borrow.“

Speech to the National Press Club http://books.google.com/books?id=8gLmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA439 (20 March 1914)<!--PWW 29:364-->
1910s
Variante: I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow
Contexto: I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow, and I have borrowed a lot since I read it to you first.

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Woodrow Wilson16
vigésimo octavo Presidente de los Estados Unidos 1856 - 1924

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„Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers.“

—  Wendell Phillips American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator and lawyer 1811 - 1884

Lecture: The Lost Arts, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Care for us and accept us - we are all human beings. We are normal. We have hands. We have feet. We can walk, we can talk, we have needs just like everyone else - don't be afraid of us - we are all the same!“

—  Nkosi Johnson South African child AIDS activist 1989 - 2001

Closing lines of his address to the 13th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in July 2000.
Fuente: Nkosi's speech at Nkosi's Haven http://www.nkosi.iafrica.com/index.html

Theodore Dalrymple Foto

„If we can sympathise only with the utterly blameless, then we can sympathise with no one, for all of us have contributed to our own misfortunes - it is a consequence of the human condition that we should. But it does nobody any favours to disguise from him the origins of his misfortunes, and pretend that they are all external to him in circumstances in which they are not.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949

Addiction and the Ipswich Murders: Theodore Dalrymple argues that the five murdered women were driven on to the streets not by addiction itself, but by myths about addiction http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001306.php (December 14, 2006).
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008)

Rod McKuen Foto

„If we only have love
We can reach those in pain
We can heal all our wounds
We can use our own names.“

—  Rod McKuen American poet, songwriter, composer, and singer 1933 - 2015

Translations and adaptations, If We Only Have Love (1968)

Abraham Lincoln Foto

„We can succeed only by concert. It is not "Can any of us imagine better?" but "Can we all do better?"“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, Second State of the Union address (1862)
Contexto: I do not forget the gravity which should characterize a paper addressed to the Congress of the nation by the Chief Magistrate of the nation, nor do I forget that some of you are my seniors, nor that many of you have more experience than I in the conduct of public affairs. Yet I trust that in view of the great responsibility resting upon me you will perceive no want of respect to yourselves in any undue earnestness I may seem to display. Is it doubted, then, that the plan I propose, if adopted, would shorten the war, and thus lessen its expenditure of money and of blood? Is it doubted that it would restore the national authority and national prosperity and perpetuate both indefinitely? Is it doubted that we here — Congress and Executive can secure its adoption? Will not the good people respond to a united and earnest appeal from us? Can we, can they, by any other means so certainly or so speedily assure these vital objects? We can succeed only by concert. It is not "Can any of us imagine better?" but "Can we all do better?" Object whatsoever is possible, still the question recurs, "Can we do better?"

Mao Zedong Foto

„All the rest of the world uses the word "electricity." They've borrowed the word from English. But we Chinese have our own word for it!“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

Quoted in Khrushchev Remembers (1970), p. 474

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„Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor. We must not tamper with the organic motion of the soul.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1870s, Society and Solitude (1870), Quotation and Originality
Contexto: We cannot overstate our debt to the Past, but the moment has the supreme claim. The Past is for us; but the sole terms on which it can become ours are its subordination to the Present. Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor. We must not tamper with the organic motion of the soul.

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„It truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we all will work together so we all can rise together.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), 2016 Democratic National Convention (July 28, 2016)
Contexto: My friends, we've come to Philadelphia – the birthplace of our nation – because what happened in this city 240 years ago still has something to teach us today. We all know the story. But we usually focus on how it turned out - and not enough on how close that story came to never being written at all. When representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the King. Some wanted to stick it to the king, and go their own way. The revolution hung in the balance. Then somehow they began listening to each other … compromising … finding common purpose. And by the time they left Philadelphia, they had begun to see themselves as one nation. That's what made it possible to stand up to a King. That took courage. They had courage. Our Founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together. America is once again at a moment of reckoning. Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. It truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we all will work together so we all can rise together.

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Euripidés Foto

„Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.“

—  Euripidés, Orestes

Fuente: Orestes (408 BC), l. 298, as translated by William Arrowsmith

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„What shall we do, all of us? All of us oassionate girls who fear crushing the boys we love with our mouths like caverns of teeth, our mushrooming brains, our watermelon hearts?“

—  Francesca Lia Block American children's writer 1962

Variante: What shall we do? All of us passionate girls who fear crushing the boys we love with our mouths like caverns of teeth, our mushrooming brains, and watermelon hearts?
Fuente: Blood Roses

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„We all can be only who we are, no more, no less.“

—  Terry Goodkind, libro Stone of Tears

Variante: We all can be no more, or less, than who we are.
Fuente: Stone of Tears

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