Silvio Berlusconi Quote
“We must be aware of the superiority of our civilization, a system that has guaranteed well-being, respect for human rights and — in contrast with Islamic countries — respect for religious and political rights, a system that has as its value understanding of diversity and tolerance ... The West will continue to conquer peoples, even if it means a confrontation with another civilization, Islam, firmly entrenched where it was 1,400 years ago.”
In response to the September 11 attacks. From: "Attacco mirato senza vittime fra i civili", in la Repubblica (26 September 2001)
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
Poor Relations. - Last Essays of Elia (1833)
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
―David Herbert Lawrence
Self-Pity (1929). Also in: The complete poems of D. H. Lawrence (1971 edition)
Born: September 29, 1936 (age 82)
Bio: Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian politician and media tycoon who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011. Berlusconi is also the controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owner of A.C. Milan.