Words matter. These are the best Poles Quotes from famous people such as Andrzej Duda, Eskinder Nega, Carl Hiaasen, Ban Ki-moon, Erica Fernandes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I am the president of Poland, and I will never accept Poles being insulted or humiliated or facts being distorted that hurt our dignity.
In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly.
I think in the old days, the nexus of weirdness ran through Southern California, and to a degree New York City. I think it’s changed so that every bizarre story in the country now has a Florida connection. I don’t know why, except it must be some inversion of magnetic poles or something.
In the Andes and the Alps, I have seen melting glaciers. At both of the Earth’s Poles, I have seen open sea where ice once dominated the horizon.
Doing a film and doing a TV show are poles apart. They are two different things, cannot be compared, but I enjoy doing both, as I love what I do.
In ultralight backpacking, modified gear pieces come into play, like a tent you hoist with your trekking poles.
Many of their lodges remained as perfect as when occupied. They were made of poles two or three inches in diameter, set up in circular form, and covered with cedar bark.
When I ski, I take both of my legs off and get into a sit ski: a ski with a custom seat that has been molded for me. I use my core and arms to propel myself on snow with help from ski poles.
Clearly, the qualities Poles admire in a secretary of state – foreign languages, diplomatic experience, even sense of humor – are emphatically not those desired in a head of state: So be it.
Regardless of whether they voted for me or not, I would like Poles to say after those five years that I really tried to be the president of all Poles, that I tried to answer their needs, that I was such a person.
History must give the Poles the principal credit for bringing the Soviet bloc to its knees.
It’s a product of two poles – there’s the pole of the one who makes the work, and the pole of the one who looks at it. I give the latter as much importance as the one who makes it.
The positive and negative poles of a battery create an electrical flow. The masculine and feminine poles between people create a flow of sexual energy in motion.
But the fact is we did have colonies in the east of Poland, we did have a slave economy there. But this is not common knowledge – or part of our national myth. It goes against the current romanticised view of the government, and much of the country, that Poles have always been victims, never oppressors.
My alter egos have changed a lot over the years. When I was a child, I was a black horse called Storm. Whinnying and jumping over bamboo poles in the garden took up pretty much my entire childhood.
There are Jews who were born in Poland before World War II and survived the Holocaust, who think Poland and the Poles deserve an apology.
The Earth has been lawned with life for something over 3.5 billion years. That’s a span of time great enough to encompass some honest-to-goodness catastrophe. For example, 700 million years ago, Earth underwent a planet-wide deep freeze, with ice covering the oceans from the poles to the equator.
I will never agree with statements that Poles as a nation participated in the Holocaust or Poland participated in the Holocaust. It humiliates us and hurts us.
I have never said I would adopt the euro. Not today, not tomorrow, not in five years. We will introduce the euro when it will benefit Poles and Poland.
I rode fire trucks, slid down fire poles, wore a lot of red, and made a lot of appearances. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for fire fighters.
I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there’s no doubt that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics.
State television, from which a significant number of Poles get their news, consistently smears, in aggressive and defamatory language, the political opposition and anyone who thinks differently from the ruling party.
I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns.
Poles have a mistrust of the West and an even deeper mistrust of the East.
I think politics is always about dialogue. I think journalism ranges from dialogue to monologue, and there are times when different poles are necessary.
Brussels’ stance against Poland is not just… they should give more respect to the Poles.
I did not expect to have, at the end of my first season, seven poles and two wins. This is crazy. I did not expect it.
I’ve managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, ‘Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles.’
I don’t think opposites attract. I think like attracts like. So I don’t think that they do attract, opposites. Only when you’re talking about magnetic poles.
Today, no less than in the past, the tetrahedral form of the earth and the relation of the tetrahedron to the poles and to the equator preserve the conditions that favor rapid evolution.
Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.
I was quite emotional when I finished my lap, but had to wait for other drivers to cross the line to hear whether I’d actually done it. It feels very special, but I acknowledge that the old master, Nigel Mansell, took his 14 poles from only 16 races.
Come September, the middle of September when the first frost comes, that’s hunting season. Fishing poles are hung up and the hunting season starts. You’ve got to be careful, if you’re a hunter, that it doesn’t become an obsession.
The band is built on fire and venom, as is the energy that goes into racing – but it is a completely different discipline. They are very similar in a lot of ways but poles apart in others.
We studied the light source in the direction of the magnetic force, we perforated the poles of the magnet; but even in the direction of the magnetic lines of force we found that our result was confirmed.
I choose my work very carefully, always for the script and the director, and I don’t think that’s going to change. My work is like a house. It’s built on very strong poles.
There are amateurs who have seen that one of Uranus’ poles is brighter than the other, or who have seen cloud formations on the planet. For all we know, interesting things are happening there all the time.
We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.
My observation is that after one hundred and twenty years of modernisation since the opening of the country, present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.
Our experiences of the Solstice depends entirely upon where we are when it occurs. Neither Solstice encompasses everyone. Neither can. The Solstices stand forever opposed, literally at the two poles of our Earth and experiences.
Everything about me is a contradiction, and so is everything about everybody else. We are made out of oppositions; we live between two poles. There’s a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don’t reconcile the poles. You just recognize them.
Like everybody else, I love a good pop song. You know, there’s nothing like it. I also just really like music that goes off on extended forays of extrapolation into different areas. So it’s kind of nice to be able to move between those two poles.
In a healthy, normal society, people can disagree with one another, even have diametrically opposing views, and this does not at all mean that they must hate one another. The Polish authorities, however, have made the division of Poles their primary task.
The thorniest business problems will surface at the board meetings, and the different, sharp opinions help to better explore the poles of the arguments to make better decisions.