EDL.ECML.AT/QUOTES

Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!

Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!
1 
4 quote(s)
Pages count: 1

8

Pravda a láska musí zvítězit nad lží a nenávistí. Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred.

By Václav Havel
Spoken by Václav Havel to the crowd on Wenceslas Square in Prague, 10 December 1989, amid the “Velvet Revolution”. On 29 December he was elected president of what was still officially known as the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.


47

Jsou skvrny které nelze vyčistit bez porušení podstaty látky. There are stains that cannot be cleaned without damaging the underlying material.

By Bohumil Hrabal, novelist


82

Buďte na lidi hodní, nebo vám nepůjdou na pohřeb. Be nice to people, or they won't come to your funeral.

By Bohumil Hrabal. novelist


25

Nade vším vítězí pravda. Truth conquers all.

By Jan Hus, Catholic reformer and scholar