One is most duplicitous toward one's god: he is not allowed to sin.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 65 (1886).)
Your damned nonsense can I stand twice or once, but sometimes always, by God, never.
(Hans Richter (1843-1916), German conductor. Quoted in The Fine Art of Political Wit, ch. 12, Leon Harris (1964).
spoken to the second flute in the Covent Garden orchestra; quoted by British MP J.E.S. Simon in the House of Commons, Feb. 13, 1958.)