Zitate und Sprüche von T. E. Lawrence

Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO, bekannt als Lawrence von Arabien, war britischer Offizier, Archäologe, Geheimagent und Schriftsteller. Bekannt wurde Lawrence vor allem durch seine Beteiligung an dem von den Briten forcierten Aufstand der Araber gegen das Osmanische Reich während des Ersten Weltkrieges.

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It seemed that rebellion must have an unassailable base, something guarded not merely from attack, but from the fear of it: such a base as we had in the Red Sea Parts, the desert, or in the minds of the men we converted to our creed.

T. E. Lawrence
 
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Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression.

T. E. Lawrence
 
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When I am angry, I pray God to swing our globe into the fiery sun and prevent the sorrows of the not-yet-born: but when I am content, I want to lie forever in the shade, till I become a shade myself.

T. E. Lawrence
 
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All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

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This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.

T. E. Lawrence
 
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