M22 Morarul si Regele

M22 Morarul si Regele 

Frederic al II-lea, regele Prusiei (1712–1786), voia sa-si mareasca parcul castelului sau de la Sans-Souci. Pe locul insa unde suveranul intentiona sa-si extinda gradina se afla o moara. Frederic l-a chemat pe morar si i-a propus sa i-o cumpere. Morarul n-a vrut sa i-o vanda. si atunci regele l-a avertizat ca i-o poate lua cu forta.
La care morarul i-a raspuns cu o dulce naivitate:
„Da, daca n-ar mai exista judecatori la Berlin”.
Prescurtata, fraza a devenit celebra si e invocata ori de cate ori cineva vrea sa sustina ca totusi forta nu va putea incalca dreptul sau.
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Exclamatia “Mai sunt judecatori la Berlin!”, facuta celebra in Romania de I.L. Caragiale in tableta “Greu, de azi pe miine…”, este atribuita proprietarului unei mori, ca replica taioasa adresata regelului Prusiei, Frederic al ll-lea, zis “cel Mare” (1740-1786).
Regele dorea sa-i cumpere moara, oferind un pret foarte bun, insa omul se incapatina sa-l refuze. In cele din urma, militarosul rege i-a sugerat ca poate, la o adica, sa i-l ia pur si simplu. La care proprietarul i-a spus:”Mai sunt judecatori la Berlin!”, sugerind ca nici macar regele nu este mai presus de lege iar judecatorii de la Berlin sunt intangibili.
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One of Germany’s greatest rulers, Friedrich the Great, was building the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. However, there was a mill within the land. For this reason, the construction stopped, because the owner of the mill, a village woman, rejected all offers of money.
Finally the king came to talk to the woman.
King: We are going to give you whatever money you want. Why are you still resisting?
Miller: I don’t want to sell it. It has been handed down to me from my ancestors.
King: You see the construction of the palace. It will be built. If you don’t sell it, we will take it from you by force.
Miller: You are the ruler; you may be able to take it, but there are still judges in Berlin.
Today, those who have visited the Sanssouci palace in Potsdam know it. That mill is still there.
Besides, now it is not producing flour; it is generating the memory of justice in the German tradition
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