Alles

Man kann nicht alles haben, z.B. eine dicke Frau und Platz im Bett.

Umweltschützer

Vater und Sohn gehen spazieren, als plötzlich der Sohn einen fremden Mann recht herzlich grüßt ...

Wise man

A wise man fills his brain before emptying his mouth.

Yuval Noah Harari

Self-made gods with only the laws of physics to keep us company, we are accountable to no one. We are consequently wreaking havoc on our fellow animals and on the surrounding ecosystem, seeking little more than our own comfort and amusement, yet never finding satisfaction.

Manfred Lütz

Der Skandal der Skandale: Die geheime Geschichte des Christentums (2018)

Stefan Weidner

Jenseits des Westens - Für ein neues kosmopolitisches Denken (2018)

Sweetheart like you

Well the pressure's down, the boss ain't here
He's gone North, for a while
They say that vanity got the best of him
But he sure left here in style
By the way, that's a cute hat
And that smile's so hard to resist
But what's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?

You know, I once knew a woman who looked like you
She wanted a whole man, not just a half
She used to call me sweet daddy when I was only a child
You kind of remind me of her when you laugh
In order to deal in this game, got to make the queen disappear
It's done with a flick of the wrist
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?

You know a woman like you should be at home
That's where you belong
Taking care for somebody nice
Who don't know how to do you wrong
Just how much abuse will you be able to take?
Well, there's no way to tell by that first kiss
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?

You know you can make a name for yourself
You can hear them tires squeal
You could be known as the most beautiful woman
Who ever crawled across cut glass to make a deal

You know, news of you has come down the line
Even before ya came in the door
They say in your father's house, there's many a mansions
Each one of them got a fireproof floor
Snap out of it baby, people are jealous of you
They smile to your face, but behind your back they hiss
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?

Got to be an important person to be in here, honey
Got to have done some evil deed
Got to have your own harem when you come in the door
Got to play your harp until your lips bleed
They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you king
There's only one step down from here, baby
It's called the land of permanent bliss
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Es gibt verschiedene Kulturen, aber nur eine Zivilisation, die europäische.

Chirurgie

"Sie dürfen sich aussuchen, wer die OP bei Ihnen machen soll." ...

Zu spät

Wenn man bereits nach einem Vornamen sucht, ist es zu spät, sich noch ein Kondom überzustreifen.

Altiero Spinelli

Im Prinzip wissen sie, daß sie europäische Ziele anstreben sollten, die mehr und anders sind als die Gesamtsumme der verschiedenen nationalen Ziele. Sie erkennen an, daß, um sie zu erreichen, europäische Institutionen nötig sind, um einen Consensus der Meinungen zu sichern, Politiken auszuarbeiten, verbindliche Entscheidungen zu treffen und diese wirksam auszuführen. Aber sie verschieben so lange wie möglich die Schaffung solcher politischer Institutionen, und wenn sie zum Handeln gezwungen sind, schaffen sie sie in so bescheidener und begrenzter Form wie möglich; es gibt die Neigung, mit der einen Hand wegzunehmen, was mit der anderen gegeben wird.

Jürgen Wiebicke

Zehn Regeln für Demokratie-Retter (2017)

Jürgen Wiebicke

Wir haben lange Zeit bequem auf der Tribüne gesessen und daran mitgewirkt, dass aus unserer Demokratie eine Talkshow-Demokratie geworden ist.

Dignity

She asked him, "How much are you selling the eggs for?"
The old seller replied, "Rs.5/- an egg, Madam."
She said to him, "I will take 6 eggs for Rs.25/- or I will leave."

...

Ralf Dahrendorf

Die Frage nach den Motiven führt in der Politik ohnehin meistens in Peinlichkeiten, sei es, weil die Handelnden darüber nicht nachgedacht haben, sei es, weil sie nicht preisgeben wollen, was sie bewegt.

Living

The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without mesure.

Ralf Dahrendorf

Wenn für viele Probleme keine Lösung erkennbar ist, neigen Menschen dazu, für alle Probleme eine Lösung zu suchen.

Slow burn

Here shall we live in this terrible town
Where the price for our eyes shall squeeze them tight like a fist
And the walls shall have eyes
And the doors shall have ears
But we’ll dance in the dark
And they’ll play with our lives
Like a slow burn
Leading us on and on and on
Like a slow burn
Turning us round and round and round
But who are we
So small in times such as these
Slow burn
Slow burn
Oh, these are the days
These are the strangest of all
These are the nights
These are the darkest to fall
But who knows?
Echoes in tenement halls
Who knows?
Though the years snare them all
Like a slow burn
Leading us on and on and on
Like a slow burn
Twirling us round and round and upside down
There’s fear overhead
There’s fear overground
Slow burn
Slow burn
Like a slow burn
Leading us on and on and on
Like a slow burn
Turning us round and round and round
And here are we
At the center of it all
Slow burn
Slow burn
Slow burn

Friedrich List

Das höchste Ziel der rationalen Politik ist die Vereinigung der Nationen unter dem Rechtsgesetz!

Jacques Le Goff

Europa wird ein Europa der Werte sein, oder es wird nichts sein!

Bostich

Standing at the machine every day for all my life
I'm used to do it and I need it
It's the only thing I want
It's just a rush, push, cash

Standing at the machine every day for all my life
I'm used to do it and I need it
It's the only thing I want
It's just a rush, push, cash

Rush, push, rush, push, rush, push, rush, push
Standing at the machine every day for all my life
I'm used to do it and I need it
It's the only thing I want

 

Water

Den wahren Geschmack des Wassers erkennt man in der Wüste.

The ocean

 

You lead me down to the ocean
So lead me down, by the ocean
You know it's been a long time
You always leave me tongue tied
And all this time's for us
I love you just because
You lead me down to the ocean

The world is fine, by the ocean
You know this time's for real
It helps the heart to heal
You know it breaks the seal of the talisman that harms
And so you look at me and need
The space that means as much to me

So lead me down to the ocean
Our world is fine, by the ocean
You know the way it is in life, it's so hard to live up to
So why are you still dressed in your mourning suit I assume
I assume
You'll lead me down to the ocean
Don't leave me down, by the ocean
The ocean

Here comes the wave, here comes the wave
Here comes the wave, down by the ocean
The ocean
The ocean
The ocean
...

 
 

Substitute

Sam
You've been waiting much too long
Now it looks like she's not coming home
Sam

You've been loyal
True and faithful
All this time with being alone
If I could get that same dedication
I'd give you everything in creation
If she doesn't come back

If she doesn't come back
I'll be your substitute
Whenever you want me
Don't you know I'll be your substitute
Whenever you need me

Sam
Every day you waited for her
I've been waiting here for you
Sam
All this time I've been lonely

I know what you've been going through
I'll wait until ain't chances will come
'cause you can't keep playing on her
If she doesn't come back

If she doesn't come back
I'll be your substitute
Whenever you want me
Don't you know I'll be your substitute
Whenever you need me

Each day by your window you sit and sigh hoping to see her face
Ay
You might as well forget about her and find someone to take
Her place

If she doesn't come back
I'll be your substitute
Whenever you want me
Don't you know I'll be your substitute
Whenever you need me

Don't you know I'll be your substitute ... 

 
 

Someday (You'll want me to want you)

I know that someday you'll want me to want you
When I'm in love with somebody else
You expect me to be true, and keep on loving you
Tho' I'm feeling blue - you think that I know how to forget about you

Until someday, you'll want me to want you
When I'm strong for somebody new
Tho' you don't want me now, I'll get along somehow
And then I won't want you

I know that someday you'll want me to want you
When I'm strong for somebody new
And tho' you don't want me now, I'll get along somehow
And then I won't want you

And although you don't want me now, I'll get along somehow
And then I won't want you

And although you don't want me now, I'm gonna get along somehow
And then I won't want you
I won't want you
And then I won't want you

 
 
 

Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein

Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness (2009)

Thucydides

Das Geheimnis des Glücks ist die Freiheit, das Geheimnis der Freiheit aber ist der Mut

Max Weber

Denn nichts ist für den Menschen als Menschen etwas wert, was er nicht mit Leidenschaft tun kann.

Avishai Margalit

Ideale können uns etwas Wichtiges darüber sagen, was wir gern wären. KOmpromisse aber verraten uns, wer wir sind.

Neulich im Supermarkt

"Sammeln Sie Punkte?" ...