Saturday, August 1, 2015

Here I stand

Hier stehe ich und kann nicht anders!
Gott helfe mir,

I cannot and will not recant anything,
for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.
Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God.
Martin Luther
Here I stand
April 2, 1521, If you're Martin Luther, appearing before the Imperial Diet and the Holy Roman Emperor, saying "Here I stand," you're making history. If you are a white egret standing on a post in Galveston Bay, taking a poop, you are just pooping. 

So context makes all the difference.

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